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Buzzworthy: 10 local news stories that will get you talking today

Staff Report • Jul 6, 2013 at 7:07 AM

In case you missed these posts, here are 10 items worth knowing today on JohnsonCityPress.com:

Cycling has led Erwin's Nolan Tankersley across country, beyond. Bicycle racing got in Nolan Tankersley’s blood, and now it’s fueling him across the country and beyond.

Police say man forced way into Johnson City apartment. An investigation by Johnson City police into an alleged assault led to the arrest of a man Thursday on an aggravated burglary charge.

Minister’s visit to help connect Johnson City, Liberian churches. In celebration of the accomplishments of two former slaves, both of whom were founding fathers of Baptist congregations, a local church has plans to follow in the footsteps of one of the founders while creating permanent connections to a church in Liberia.

Drug Task Force seeking to recoup more than $2,000 missing funds. The 1st Judicial District Drug Task Force will attempt to recoup more than $2,000 in missing funds from its insurance company, but participating agencies might end up paying it.

K-Mets’ hit parade lights up JC Cards. The Johnson City Cardinals saw Kingsport’s Pedro Perez launch a pair of three-run home runs in Thursday’s 20-4 setback that also included a late offensive outburst by the visiting Mets.

Jonesborough Days kicks off tonight. The annual Jonesborough Days celebration will get under way tonight with a kickoff dinner from 5 to 7 at International Storytelling Center and a full night of live music on the main stage at the Washington County Courthouse, locally brewed beverages on tap in the beer garden at the Storytelling Plaza and arts and crafts on display throughout the town.

Freedom Hall fireworks bring crowd back for show. When it came to setting up camp to watch the annual fireworks show, the folks at Freedom Hall Civic Center Thursday evening seemed to be old pros.

Johnson City man charged with stealing vehicle from W. Market car lot. A man was charged Wednesday with stealing a vehicle from a West Market Street car lot.

Vacationing Tennessee woman dies in balcony fall. A 22-year-old Tennessee woman died when she fell from a 10th floor balcony of a Panama City Beach condominium.

2nd phase of common core training for Tennessee teachers starts July 9. State education officials are kicking off the second phase of training teachers on how to implement a new set of common core benchmarks for math and reading.

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