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The Buzz: Today's look at local news worth knowing

Staff Report • Jul 17, 2013 at 4:54 PM

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

Grant gives back. At only 5 years old, Grant Stout is already giving back to the community and doing so in his own way — giving away lemonade.

Four former Johnson City nursing home employees enter guilty pleas to abusing elderly patients. Three former CNAs accused of spraying Appalachian Christian Village nursing home patients with water just for kicks, and another who failed to report the incidents, pleaded guilty to their charges Tuesday in a Washington County courtroom and face sentencing in September.

Animal control officer finds emaciated horses in Jonesborough field. Four horses were removed from a Jonesborough field on Tuesday afternoon after Washington County/Johnson City Animal Control Officer Wayne Thomas found four emaciated animals out of a total of five involved in a cruelty case initiated on July 9, according to court documents.

Family shocked by vehicular homicide sentence. The family of a young woman killed by a drunken driver more than two years ago was shocked when a judge sentenced the man who killed her to serve only 90 days of a nine year prison sentence at a hearing in Jonesborough Tuesday.

Carter Co. Sheriff's Office charging teen with reckless homicide in BB shooting death of 4-year-old. In two unrelated cases, the Carter County Sheriff's Department will be charging a 13-year-old with the BB-gun shooting death of a 4-year-old and a county woman has been arrested on charges related to severe sexual and child abuse.

4 charged in Boones Creek auto burglary spree. Three adults and a teenager have been charged in connection with 20 auto burglaries in the Boones Creek area dating back several months.

Johnson City demolishes Johnson City Furniture Store to make culvert repairs, add parking. Another piece of the downtown revitalization process got under way early this week when Johnson City’s E. Luke Green Co. began asbestos abatement and demolition of the city-owned Johnson City Furniture Store.

Wolf dies at Bays Mountain Park. KINGSPORT — One of Bays Mountain Park’s oldest wolves has died.

Jarrett: BMS should host All-Star race. BRISTOL — Bigger is not always better, according to Dale Jarrett.

Wellmont announces concerns over legality of UCMH process. ERWIN — Wellmont Health System has fired the latest salvo in the nearly yearlong battle between the health care organization and rival Mountain States Health Alliance to acquire financially-struggling Unicoi County Memorial Hospital.

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