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

Staff Report • Jul 30, 2013 at 6:45 AM

In case you missed these posts, here are 10 local and regional items that will get you talking today:

2 injured when car hits concrete wall on West Walnut. A Telford man and his passenger were hospitalized Saturday after a car struck a concrete wall on West Walnut Street in Johnson City.

Tennessee mother forgives the drunk driver who killed her son. CHATTANOOGA — Before the crushed left side of his face was fixed by a mortician and the matted blood was combed from his hair, Tiki Finlayson already had decided to forgive the woman who killed her son.

Youth skeet team from Unaka Rod & Gun brings home state title. Junior varsity members of the Unaka Rod & Gun Club won best in the state for skeet shooting at the Tennessee Scholastic Clay Target Program State Championship recently.

Demolition takes away much of Johnson City man’s history. Lynn Taylor slowly strolled back and forth on West Main Street last week, peering up from time to time and reminiscing about the now-demolished Johnson City Furniture Co. — a location he and his family had basically called home since the 1930s.

Gunman robs Kingsport pharmacy. A man wielding a pistol reportedly entered a Kingsport pharmacy Sunday night and made away with medication.

Crews making steady progress on Erwin railway overpass. ERWIN — Despite the recent wet weather, construction on the railroad overpass project in Erwin is still set to be completed in the fall of 2014.

Altercation fueled by alcohol and news of pregnancy results in two arrests. CHURCH HILL — News of a recently discovered pregnancy between a Hawkins County couple apparently didn’t go over very well last week, resulting in a domestic altercation that sent a man and woman to jail.

Depot renovations in full swing as Tupelo Honey targets spring opening. A long-awaited restaurant is moving closer to occupying its targeted historic downtown Johnson City site, but hungry patrons will have to endure at least at least eight more months before sitting down to a meal of farm-fresh Southern cuisine.

Johnson City fight leads to fugitive's arrest. A West Holston Avenue fight on Sunday led Johnson City police to a man wanted in Louisiana for multiple DUI convictions.

Should law enforcement use equipment to collect plate info?Officials from local police and sheriff’s departments say they are not among law enforcement agencies now using automatic readers to collect data from the license plates of motorists their officers encounter.

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