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The Buzz: A week's worth of Buzz

Staff Reports • Oct 21, 2013 at 7:17 AM

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

Judgement House performance raises questions about Biblical imagery An eternity of torture, pain and damnation await the vast majority of the Earth’s population.

Calling all artists: City may want your work While Founders Park remains under construction, members of the Public Art Committee of Johnson City are already making plans to incorporate art in the finished product.

Spay/neuter ordinance approved by City Commission Johnson City Mayor Ralph Van Brocklin said decreasing the euthanasia of animals is an effort that takes on “multiple fronts,” which include construction of the new Washington County/Johnson City Animal Shelter, low-cost spay/neuter programs, education on the importance of spaying and neutering and the spay/neuter ordinance up for the City Commission’s consideration Thursday evening.

Roe says vote against budget deal reflected true goal Despite insisting two months ago that it would not work, U.S. Rep. Phil Roe said Thursday he voted with Republican House members to defund portions of the Affordable Care Act, which contributed to a 16-day government shutdown at an estimated $24 bill ion loss to the U.S. economy, knowing that the measure was likely to fail.

Update: Johnson City couple accused of selling kids into porn ring A couple convicted in Washington County of child neglect for failure to care properly for their four children are now indicted in federal court on allegations they sold three of their four girls for pornographic purposes.

One Acre Cafe zeroing in on soft opening One Acre Cafe, the nonprofit, farm-to-table restaurant where everyone will be invited to eat, volunteer and contribute, has hired an executive chef and is on track for a soft opening in late October.

Alf Peoples: Railroading in the blood for Erwin man While many people in the area have their own stories and memories associated with the Clinchfield Railroad No. 1, for A.J. “Alf” Peoples, the railroad’s history is in many ways his own.

DISH files complaint against Media General DISH Network asked for federal help Friday to force an end to the blackout of affiliate stations across the Southeast.

Carter budget group suggests buying defibrillators Although the Budget Committee of the Carter County Commission is watching the county’s reserves closely in this tight budget year, the committee saw the value of purchasing two automatic defibrillators for placement in the principal county buildings.

Jericho Shriners Circus gives a lot of everything This year’s Jericho Shriners Circus will have everything circus-goers could ever want.

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