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

Staff Reports • Sep 10, 2013 at 10:55 AM

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

High-tech surgery wing nearing opening at JCMC. With construction complete on Johnson City Medical Center’s $69 million surgery tower, staff are preparing to move into the expanded and updated operating facility.

ETSU fall enrollment down by 400-plus students. Enrollment for the fall 2013 semester at East Tennessee State University stands at 14,957 students, according to preliminary figures released today.

Hand Up to quadruple assistance through end of year. Directors of the nonprofit Heisse Johnson Hand Up emergency assistance program for low-income utility customers at risk of cutoff voted Monday to more than triple the annual limit on the amount of assistance the agency provides to an individual household.

Lack of action costs Wash. Co. $250K; Commissioners to review, vote on $128 million 2014 fiscal budget tonight. Disagreements, amendments and an unproductive rerouting of Washington County’s plan to pay for capital projects within its nearly $128 million 2014 fiscal budget has cost the county time, and time is money.

The doctor is in: Home delivery takes Dr. Enuf back to past. Dr. Enuf has long been a soft drink that capitalizes on fierce brand loyalty and nostalgia for bygone years to boost sales.

Jonesborough approves construction budget, finally gets its senior center. Aldermen for the town of Jonesborough happily approved plans to move forward with construction of a new seniors center Monday night.

Fourth man charged in Johnson City attempted rape, home invasion and assault case. A fourth man accused in a Johnson City sexual assault case and home invasion was arrested over the weekend.

Big Seven golf: Science Hill girls prevail; boys second. UNICOI — With an expected result from a senior and a surprise performance from a freshman, the Science Hill girls rolled to a 16-stroke victory Monday in the Big Seven Conference championship at Buffalo Valley Golf Course.

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