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The Buzz: A week's worth of Buzz

Staff Reports • Nov 10, 2013 at 2:58 PM

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

Ten Commandments among eight approved 'historical documents' for use in school system The Ten Commandments tops a list of eight “historically significant documents related to the American and Tennessee Jurisprudence” that now are part of a portable display to be used to educate Washington County students.

Alexander says he won’t lean farther right Facing charges from his primary opponents that he’s not conservative enough to represent the Republican Party in the 2014 midterm elections, Sen. Lamar Alexander said he’s not going to try an end-run to the right to avoid an upset from a Tea Party movement challenger.

Carter County deputy reportedly assaulted, man charged A Carter County sheriff’s deputy responding to a domestic disturbance call on Tuesday night arrested a man he said assaulted him.

Unicoi County, Erwin each receive $750K as part of hospital deal The contributions from Mountain States Health Alliance are in Unicoi County’s and the town of Erwin’s coffers, and while Erwin Mayor Doris Hensley said the town already has ideas on how some of this funding may be used, Unicoi County Mayor Greg Lynch is urging the county’s governing body to take a measured approach when it comes to utilization of the money.

Gravel drug turns up in Washington County Washington County sheriff’s investigators seized what they thought was the first evidence of a new, more potent form of the synthetic drug bath salts this week, but as it turns out an officer had found it in another arrest months ago.

Anti-Obama overpass protesters well within their rights “Stop Him Now,” “Stop Obamacare,” “Impeach Obama” and “Wake Up America” are some of the signs displayed on the Princeton Road overpass over Interstate 26.

Former Press sports editor has seen it all in 103 years The first Johnson City Press sports editor wasn’t around long, but Earl Nidiffer is happy to report on sports memories he’s made for more than 100 years.

Johnia Berry Memorial Toy Drive under way at Food City locations The eighth annual Johnia Berry Memorial Toy Drive kicked off Monday and will run through Dec. 5 at Food City stores from Knoxville to Marion, Va.

New ball cleared for takeoff at college diamonds Those defensive-minded pitchers’ duels that have become more frequent in college baseball the last couple of years are apparently on their way back out.

Sullivan Central High School students, more lose hair to support student with cancer When it comes to taking caring of their own, Sullivan Central High School students know just what to do.

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