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The Buzz: Local stories you should know today

Staff Report • Aug 13, 2013 at 7:06 AM

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Police: Body found with shotgun in Johnson City cemetery. A Kingsport man found a man's body in a Johnson City cemetery with a shotgun lying next to it on Saturday, Johnson City police said in a report.

Owner of downtown Johnson City restaurant Freiberg’s about to become U.S. citizen. After 12 years of living in East Tennessee, Freiberg’s German Restaurant owner Andreas Herholz will receive United States citizenship Friday.

McGue has the jersey, shoes to fill. Malik McGue has Steve Spurrier’s jersey to wear and Reed Hayes’ shoes to fill.

Fundraising campaign to bring water back to Lady of the Fountain. Local officials say downtown Johnson City’s cup will runneth over once the funding spigots are opened for an historic landmark.

Washington County’s oldest newspapers: entertaining, off-the-wall. Johnson City’s earliest newspaper on record was the Johnson City Times, founded in 1874.

Yesteryear — A history mystery: What happened to Powell County? Recently, I read an interesting entry from Jeff Fleming’s impressive (www.kingsportblogger.com) website, written in 2008 about a Powell County being located in East Tennessee in 1839.

Severe storm rakes area; Umoja Festival features memorial box-off event. Far from its days as a J.C. Penney department store, the open space next to Hands On! Regional Museum in downtown Johnson City was temporarily transformed into a boxing arena Saturday night complete with a ring, judges, referees and spectators for the 1st annual “Jazz” Akins Memorial Box-Off during the 17th annual Umoja Festival.

Best foot forward: City police set to host reaccreditation team. The Johnson City Police Department will host a team of international law enforcement professionals next week in its sixth bid for reaccreditation in an effort to provide what department leaders say is a valuable service to the community.

Rambo to strive for fairness as judge. Newly appointed Judge John Rambo said his humble goal is to uphold justice for the people who stand before him in the Chancery Courtroom.

Devine, Bucs gain global experience. When the East Tennessee State volleyball team opens preseason practice today, it will have an international flair it didn’t possess when it last played.

‘Expert’ look at who should be your QB. Yes, it's still baseball season. However, it's close enough to September to start thinking about Fantasy Football.

National search being conducted for ETSU medical, clinical rehab deans. There are currently openings at East Tennessee State University for two key health sciences positions.

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