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The Buzz: Local news worth talking about

Staff Report • Aug 10, 2013 at 10:20 PM

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

Man dies from Piney Flats crash injuries; charges pending against Johnson City woman. BLUFF CITY — Charges were pending against a Johnson City woman after a man died in a two-vehicle crash last weekend.

Overflowing Cobb Creek has damaged local woman's home numerous times. Shirley Crowe’s basement used to have a furnished bedroom, a treadmill, paneled walls and a pool table in it, but after constantly getting hit with high waters from Cobb Creek entering her home on East Brook Lane, she’s since stripped that area down to just the basics.

Kingsport family's brawl leads to stabbing. An argument between a Kingsport woman and her daughter allegedly escalated to attempted murder early Friday morning, when a Rutledge man stabbed his girlfriend's brother in the stomach.

Johnson City veteran recalls scenes in Nagasaki, Hiroshima after U.S. atomic bombings. Nearly 70 years later they are images not easily forgotten, and sometimes Calvin Garland sees them in his mind’s eye late at night when he wakes.

Attrition to take out 200 jobs at Mountain States Health Alliance. Mountain States Health Alliance CEO Dennis Vonderfecht stressed Thursday that the 200 positions slated for elimination from the system’s facilities in Tennessee and Virginia in the coming months will be achieved through natural attrition instead of layoffs, but said the failure of state and federal officials to reach an agreement on Medicaid expansion could deal a significant blow to the health care industry in the future.

Tennessee, Kentucky snake-handling preachers get TV show. NASHVILLE — Serpent-handling preachers in Tennessee and Kentucky are getting a television reality show.

Elizabethton council OKs issuing bonds for new stadium, more. ELIZABETHTON — The Elizabethton City Council gave its approval Thursday night to an upcoming issue of General Obligation School Bonds in an amount not to exceed $6.6 million.

40 ounces of crack cocaine found in Unicoi Co. traffic stop; 2 from Kingsport charged. FLAG POND — Two Kingsport residents have been charged with possession of more than a kilogram of crack cocaine following a traffic stop that occurred earlier this week along Interstate 26 in Unicoi County.

Judge gives Roan Mountain man 466-day sentence for multiple probation violations. ELIZABETHTON — Brady Nathaniel Hill, 22, 137 Paul Blevins Road, has a record of convictions for minor crimes that goes back to 2011 and his convictions have been mostly for non-violent and less serious offenses, such as marijuana possession, possession of drug paraphernalia, trespassing and public intoxication.

Mystery Diner: Red Chili offers uncompromising quality in an unassuming setting. Elizabethton’s Red Chili restaurant is unique in a number of ways. First, it is located in downtown Elizabethton, home to music shops, furniture stores, the famous Covered Bridge, a superb hardware store and a lot of antique stores.

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