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Buzzworthy: Local news stories from the past week

Staff Reports • Oct 13, 2013 at 8:43 PM

Did you miss something this week? We've got a Buzz-filled collection of the week's stories.

ETSU football stadium down to two locations The field of sites contending to be the location of the future football stadium at East Tennessee State University is now down to two.

Veterans Monument celebrates 100, veterans of all wars While the Fourth of July and Memorial Day may have already passed this year, Elizabethton and Carter County residents continued the patriotism Saturday as they made their way to downtown Elizabethton Saturday afternoon to honor veterans and to hold a centennial celebration for the city’s Veterans Monument.

Elizabethton school board likely limited to two projects Given the $5 million available, it looks like two out of three big capital projects will carried out by the Elizabethton City School Board.

Drug-addicted babies on rise in Tennessee A local neonatologist said prescription medication use is the likely cause of a jump in the number of babies born addicted to drugs, and the state is on track for the highest number ever.

VA, community stand down for homeless vets Nearly 150 veterans from across Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia and 47 federal-, state- and community-based service agencies converged in downtown Johnson City on Friday for a Homeless Veterans Community Stand Down organized by the Veterans Affairs Medical Center at Mountain Home.

Famous Johnson City Sessions to be celebrated in weekend festival Starting out as a set of old recordings that were virtually forgotten and overshadowed through the years, the Johnson City Sessions of 1928 and 1929 will soon be reintroduced to the region through a weekend celebration.

Washington County jury finds Potter guilty in slayings A Washington County jury found Marvin Enoch “Buddy” Potter Jr. guilty Friday of two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of Billy Payne, 36 and Billie Jean Hayworth. 23.

Pigeon Forge nurse enters Republican primary against Roe Dan Hartley knows he will face an uphill battle next year in his bid to unseat three-term incumbent U.S. Rep. Phil Roe, R-1st, in the Tennessee Republican primary for the House of Representatives seat.

Vols, Hokies to play at BMS Speedway Motorsports chairman Bruton Smith’s decade-long dream is finally becoming a reality.

Laughs abound at star-studded ETSU fundraiser East Tennessee State basketball experienced October Madness on Tuesday at the Carnegie Hotel.

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