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The Buzz: Local news worth talking about

Staff Report • Jul 16, 2013 at 4:54 PM

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

Mouse’s Ear owner plans to rebuild. Ralph Browning, owner of the Mouse’s Ear Exotic Sports Bar that burned in January, said he would like to start by taking what is left of the existing structure down and rebuilding it completely.

Two charged with robbing woman. Johnson City police arrested two men early Monday on a robbery charge after a woman flagged down an officer for help.

Police seek information about nearly two dozen vandalized cars. Nearly two dozen automobiles were vandalized over a three-day period last week in Johnson City, Washington County and Carter County, according to police reports.

Bucs’ move to Freedom Hall ‘less than 50/50’. The chances of East Tennessee State playing its home basketball schedule at Freedom Hall this season are getting slimmer as time and logistical concerns come to bear.

Rock Creek once home to whiskey distillery. A whiskey distiller’s need for a place to peddle his potables led to the brief incorporation of a small municipality in Unicoi County in the late 19th century.

Solid summer has Science Hill's Cutlip looking ahead. It was a pretty big change this summer for Science Hill’s basketball team, but head coach Ken Cutlip saw signs of promise.

Update: Carter County Commission approves 18-cent increase over last year's tax rate. ELIZABETHTON — Near the end of one of the longest meetings the Carter County Commission has held in recent years, a property tax rate of $2.33 per $100 of assessed value was finally approved Monday.

Kingsport police: Robber found with counterfeit money after fleeing arrest. KINGSPORT — A Kingsport man faces multiple charges after allegedly fleeing police shortly after he committed armed robbery, then being located the next day at a city business with nearly $1,200 in counterfeit bills.

Meet Your Neighbor: Gray Fossil Site preparator Haugrud has his dream job. While most kids dream up and explore career options and goals throughout their childhood, Shawn Haugrud had everything figured out by the time he was in the second grade.

Tree Streets neighbors invite all to Music in the Park. Locust Street resident Betty Moore decided Sunday afternoon to take a short stroll with her Basset hound, Belle, to the season’s first Historic Tree Streets Music in the Park concert.

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