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The Buzz: Local and regional articles worth knowing today

Staff Report • Jul 9, 2013 at 7:05 AM

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

Duck fat, maple bourbon ice cream wins Jonesborough Days ice cream contest. As Jonesborough Days was winding down its third and final day Sunday, winners of two separate competitions were jumping up to receive their awards.

11 rescued from Little River in Smokeys. Crews in East Tennessee have safely performed swift-water rescues of 11 people who got stranded on the Little River.

One killed, nine injured in four-vehicle accident involving ambulance. One person was killed and nine people were injured Saturday night after an ambulance carrying a burn patient from Mooresburg to the Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport struck a vehicle at a Church Hill intersection.

New system allows Tennessee offenders to pay fines, fees online or by phone. The Tennessee Department of Correction has added an automated fee payment system for court-ordered fines, fees and restitution.

Meet Your Neighbors: Jason Worley Snyder. There are a lot of proud Masons in the Tri-Cities, but not many have the credentials of 102-year-old Jason Worley Snyder.

Armstrong has his way at East Tennessee Amateur. Lucas Armstrong rained supreme at the 19th annual Carter County Bank East Tennessee Amateur golf tournament.

Lunch Express program to feed more in second year. Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee has expanded its daily Lunch Express deliveries to nearly 500 low-income children who are at a greater risk of hunger during the summer recess.

Reducing drug abuse: ETSU researchers get $2.2 million grant to learn how communication between doctors affects prescription abuse. "We want this place to be the place that people think about when they think about prescription drug abuse research and prevention,” said Dr. Nick Hagemeier in reference to ETSU.

Community Voices: Learning to understand the politics of resentment. A psychologist friend and I often have lunch and talk politics. Nice guy, with insights on the human mind that my engineer brain skipped right by in my formative years. Engineers are trained to be logical, to follow the scientific method and to believe in what works, so people who spout nonsense in conflict with human experience befuddle me.

Autopsy says BB killed 4-year-old boy in Carter County. The autopsy conducted on a 4-year-old boy who died last week revealed a BB had penetrated his skull.

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