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The Buzz: Local news worth talking about

Staff Reports • Aug 18, 2013 at 7:10 AM

In case you missed these posts, here are seven items worth reading today on JohnsonCityPress.com:

Update: Double shooting deaths in Leesburg area believed to be a murder-suicide. Washington County Sheriff Ed Graybeal said Friday that marital problems are believed to be the cause of an alleged murder-suicide in Jonesborough.

Jonesborough landmark Five Points coming down. Five Points Grocery, a Jonesborough landmark dating back to the 1920s, is coming down.

Downtown median, sidewalk improvements approved for State of Franklin Road. The City Commission on Thursday voted to defer five projects and instead place the funding of median and sidewalk improvements on State of Franklin Road between Roan and Buffalo street at the top of its priority list.

Attorney appointed in Carter Co. murder case. ELIZABETHTON — Gene Scott, one of the region’s most experienced defense attorneys in murder cases, was appointed Thursday to defend Whitney Kristina Harris in her first-degree murder trial.

New Mountain States CEO will face steep learning curve. Local officials have refused to reveal the identity of the person chosen to take over for Mountain States Health Alliance CEO Dennis Vonderfecht in advance of the official announcement Monday, but most agree the new leader will have big, influential shoes to fill.

2nd arrest made in Roan Mountain meth probe. ELIZABETHTON — A second person has been arrested in the investigation of methamphetamine promotion in Roan Mountain.

Three Rivers debut goes well for South. ELIZABETHTON — Sullivan South was welcomed into the Three Rivers Conference, and Elizabethton was the doormat.

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