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

Staff Report • Aug 8, 2013 at 9:41 PM

In case you missed these items, here are 10 local news stories that will get you talking today:

Carter man facing meth charges for third time. A Carter County man twice arrested on meth-related charges was served Tuesday with an arrest warrant in a new drug case.

Limestone man charged with multiple counts of statutory rape, exploiting 15-year-old girl. A Limestone man was arrested Tuesday on a multiple charges of sexual exploitation of a minor and statutory rape for allegedly having sex with a teenage juvenile and having explicit photos of her on his phone.

Teen charged after "shank" found at Science Hill Alternative Center. A screwdriver altered to be a “shank” was found in a bathroom at the Science Hill High School Alternative Center Wednesday morning, resulting in a felony citation for a teenager.

2 more arrested in Dry Creek robbery. Two more people were arrested this week in connection with a robbery of two women along Dry Creek Road last month.

ETSU's young hoops team somewhat of a mystery. They’ve been on campus for only a year, but Hunter Harris and Kinard Gadsden-Gilliard qualify as seasoned veterans on the East Tennessee State basketball team.

“Jazz” Akins Memorial Box-Off to debut at 17th Umoja Festival. Those closest to James “Jazz” Akins, former charter member of the Umoja Festival committee, said he loved boxing.

Good Neighbor: Shelia needs your help as she continues her cancer battle. Fighting cancer is a long and draining process. It is also very expensive.

Woman charged with carving epithet into car parked at Johnson City Walmart. Police arrested a Johnson City woman Wednesday with vandalizing a vehicle parked at a local Walmart.

Unicoi County Commission members pick Rice to fill vacant seat. ERWIN — After the results of the Unicoi County Commission’s vote became visible on the projection screen Tuesday evening, the crowd gathered in the large courtroom of the Unicoi County Courthouse to support Marie Rice broke into applause.

Bristol, Va., woman charged after allegedly pulling in front of car intentionally. ELIZABETHTON — A woman was arrested Saturday after a Carter County deputy said he witnessed her drive her car in a reckless manner that nearly resulted in a collision with a Hummer H3 occupied by the woman’s mother, sister and daughter.

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