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The Buzz: Stories you should know about today

Staff Report • Jul 31, 2013 at 3:52 PM

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

Police cruisers rammed in high-speed chase through Carter Co.; man faces numerous charges. ELIZABETHTON — A high-speed pursuit in which police reported two cruisers were struck and a head-on collision narrowly avoided ended in a crash and several charges for the driver.

Rails-to-Trails Task Force sets pace for new 10-mile recreational trail between Johnson City, Elizabethton. The Rails-to-Trails Task Force has taken its assignment very seriously and has been hard at work to reshape a 10-mile section of the old Tweetsie Railroad System into a biking, hiking and recreational reality.

Women coal miners to gather in Jonesborough this weekend Archives of Appalachia to document their stories. Women coal miners from across the United States, Canada and England will gather in Jonesborough this weekend for a reunion at which their stories will be documented by the Archives of Appalachia at East Tennessee State University.

Community Voices: Top 12 movies of all time according to Larry French. As summer passes rapidly through July, and each day becomes hotter than the previous, we reluctantly find ourselves heading toward those dreaded sweltering days of August, where yard work suddenly takes a backseat to air-conditioned homes, and as if to rush the season, we eagerly await the arrival of autumn.

Bowmans recall Carrier aiding ’Toppers’ title. Billy Joe Bowman visited with his brother Ferrell after watching him throw out the first pitch at the Johnson City Cardinals game Friday, but also learned he’d lost a brother in arms.

Luxury student housing to move onto former Mullican property. A new housing development hopes to bring resort-style living to students on the former site of a Johnson City manufacturer.

Hearing set for Aug. 6 for 2 accused in robbery; more sought. Two Unicoi County residents were arraigned Monday in Jonesborough on an aggravated robbery charge involving a woman’s morphine prescription, but Washington County investigators are looking for two others also involved, according to court documents.

Attorneys try to plant doubt in testimony during Johnson City robbery case proceedings. A woman testified that two men robbed her of $35 and threatened to “slice my throat” when they approached her car July 15 after she pulled over to pick up a lighter she’d dropped in her floorboard.

Unicoi County hospital board OKs latest credit line extension. ERWIN — As the Unicoi County Memorial Hospital Board of Control continues work to rectify several concerns from the state attorney general’s office that delayed UCMH’s sale to Mountain States Health Alliance, the board made a move Monday to accept MSHA’s latest offer for financial support.

Happy Valley looking for better season in 2013. Perhaps Larry Shively will get a little better sleep before this year's season opener against Volunteer.

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