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Buzzworthy: Local news stories sure to get you talking today

Staff Reports • Aug 31, 2013 at 9:24 PM

In case you missed these items, here are seven posts from JohnsonCityPress.com that will get you talking:

State lawmakers pondering reversal of teaching policy. State legislators are poised to take action to reverse a state Board of Education policy that they say goes too far and could cost Tennessee hundreds of dedicated educators.

Sheriff's deputy says Telford man allowed three children to live in filth. A Telford man wanted on a driving charge was arrested Thursday, but with additional charges of child neglect after a sheriff's deputy found three children living in filth in his home, according to records.

Johnson City man charged with murder has probation revoked in earlier case. A Johnson City man charged with murder had his previous probation revoked in a hearing Friday in Washington County Criminal Court.

'Toppers escape Cyclones, stop Thomas at 1 on final play. Elizabethton’s Ethan Thomas rushed for 214 yards and two touchdowns Friday night at Science Hill, but came up about a yard and a half short of what would’ve been a stunning Cyclones victory.

Ribbon cutting conducted for Veterans Park, Doughboy. Veterans and members of several civic groups turned out Friday afternoon for the ribbon-cutting ceremony for Veterans Plaza and the the refurbished Doughboy statue on the grounds of Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St.

David Crockett High School's TVAAS score announced during school pep rally. Friday morning’s pep rally at David Crockett High School garnered a lot of school spirit, as various faculty members dressed up as DCHS cheerleaders and celebrity favorites from the TV show “Duck Dynasty” to help the students cheer on the football team for its game against Unicoi County that night.

Crocheted gifts donated to Niswonger Children's Hospital in honor of girl who died in July storm. Cards attached to 28 crocheted baby blankets and booties donated to Niswonger Children’s Hospital on Friday each were decorated with a gold butterfly, the same image that adorns Shelby Ann McCamy’s tombstone.

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