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The Buzz: Local news worth talking about

Staff Report • Aug 6, 2013 at 7:16 AM

Here's a surefire way to catch up on local news. Ten local stories you may have missed from JohnsonCityPress.com:

By the numbers: A breakdown of proposed Unicoi Co. expenditures prior to possible tax hike. ERWIN — As it stands today, Unicoi County is facing a shortfall of more than $360,000 and the county’s residents could again be facing a double-digit property tax rate increase in the 2013-14 fiscal year.

Police say 3 men chased down auto burglar. Three men chased down a man seen burglarizing a vehicle in Johnson City early Sunday morning, resulting in his arrest after police found stolen items in his backpack, Johnson City police said in a news release.

ETSU buildings, sites get new addresses; roads get new names. East Tennessee State University has a new address — actually, many new addresses.

The great deluge: One year after flooding rains hit Johnson City/Wash. Co. recovery nearly complete for most. Muriel Perry Jr. tells people he meets that this past year has been both the best and worst year of his life.

Meet Your Neighbors: Johnson City couple embraces DIY culture and eco-friendliness through creative endeavors. With their do-it-yourself powers combined, one Johnson City couple buys up neglected and forgotten records that have been wasting away in thrift store basements and turns them into unique and custom time pieces.

Swartz, Baggett, Dempsey help area baseball get an edge. Ron Dempsey, Dean Baggett and Gary Swartz have coached some of the biggest names in area baseball during the past three decades.

Annual Back 2 School Bash a smash with children, parents. Back-to-school shopping can be a lot of fun, but after purchasing a few three-ring binders, stocking up on mechanical pencils and not to mention buying the stacks of wide-rule paper that seem to run out almost instantly, the cost of just the supplies can definitely start to add up.

N.C. woman charged with theft from mall store, contributing to delinquency of minor. A North Carolina woman was arrested Saturday in Johnson City on accusations that she stole from a mall store and placed some items in her child's bag.

City man charged with July auto theft. A Johnson City man was charged with auto theft Friday after a member of the victim’s family saw him driving the stolen vehicle, police said.

James welcomed back at Johnson County. MOUNTAIN CITY — With one change of address, Johnson County's football and basketball programs got quite a bit bigger.

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