In case you missed these posts, here are eight local items that will get you talking today:
• Mountain States names former Louisiana health secretary as president/CEO. Mountain States Health Alliance has named a former Louisiana health secretary as its new CEO. Alan Levine will join the local health care system Jan. 6.
• Tree Streets resident charged with shooting up South Roan garage. Johnson City police have charged a Locust Street man with shooting up a South Roan Street business near his residence last week.
• ETSU releases parking update as garage opening set for October. East Tennessee State University's new 1,200-space parking garage will not open until mid-October, and with numerous projects on campus as the new school year begins this week, officials have released a status update on parking.
• Roe says House will not be rushed on immigration. With Congress on its summer break, U.S. Rep. Phil Roe, R-1st, took time Wednesday to stop by the Press to discuss important issues and talk a little politics. One of the issues was immigration reform.
• Joe Castillo shares artistic storytelling abilities at local church. Grace Fellowship Church found itself operating at near capacity Sunday afternoon with a familiar face, artist Joe Castillo, performing for around 600 people.
• Sears sales associate charged with embezzlement. Johnson City police arrested a Sears sales associate Saturday and charged him with embezzlement over $500.
• Johnson City Country Club holds off Blackthorn. No lead is safe in the City Cup golf tournament, but the Johnson City Country Club’s advantage was just big enough.
• Little's league: Local ump gets a taste of the majors. ATLANTA — Will Little says it was just another baseball game, yet when he found himself standing behind third base at Camden Yards, he was admittedly excited.