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

Staff Report • Aug 23, 2013 at 9:05 PM

No such thing as a slow news day for The Buzz. Check out these recent posts from JohnsonCityPress.com:

Flood damaged Buffalo Mountain Camp to close. Financial struggles caused by last year’s devastating flood have forced Buffalo Mountain Camp to close, the camp’s Board of Directors announced Thursday, but leaders are hopeful a feasibility study will reveal a future for the facility.

Good Neighbor: Bone marrow drive to honor teen. The Cooperative Appalachian Marrow Program will conduct a bone marrow donor-recruitment drive in honor of 15-year-old Triston Smith on Sunday at Grace Freewill Baptist Church.

Off the Wall News — Police: Burglar stripped after breaking into Tennessee homes, causing school lockdowns. JACKSON — Police in West Tennessee have caught a man charged with breaking into two houses where women were home and taking off his clothes.

Update: Former U.S. Senate candidate accused of trying to have Carter Co. deputy killed. A former U.S. Senate candidate and local television reporter was charged Friday with trying to have a Carter County Sheriff’s Office deputy — his own uncle — killed.

ESPN’s Little all about racing. Over the years, ESPN motorsports reporters have proven to be versatile in covering other sports.

Kentucky fugitive arrested in Johnson City. A Kentucky man wanted in his home state was arrested early this morning in Johnson City.

Crockett opens Bosken era by shutting down Patriots. David Crockett began the Jeremy Bosken era with fireworks – on and off the field.

Jonesborough woman facing tampering charge for allegedly wiping blood, fingerprints from knife used in stabbing. Washington County sheriff’s deputies arrested a Jonesborough woman Tuesday who they say wiped blood and fingerprints from a knife her boyfriend used to stab his uncle — over who would take a shower first — earlier this month.

King Springs Road repairs under way. Residents, businesses and motorists who rely on Johnson City’s King Springs Road should know a contractor has begun work to repair a stretch of the throughway made impassable in January when it fell into Sinking Creek after extensive flooding.

Son convicted of 1st degree murder for killing policeman father, sentenced to life. ROGERSVILLE — A Greene County man who shot and killed his policeman father was found guilty of first-degree murder today in a Hawkins County courtroom, Assistant District Attorney General Dennis Brooks said.

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