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Buzzworthy: Local news stories from the past week

Staff Reports • Nov 17, 2013 at 5:19 PM

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

Science Hill Percussion Ensemble drums up worldwide honor The Science Hill High School Percussion Ensemble is the recipient of one of the highest honors in the world of percussion music, and months of practice and rehearsal will culminate today in a performance that will be seen by percussion peers from around the world.

Living in Downtown Johnson City: Investments beginning to pay off with residential growth As cities seek to re-enliven their long-dormant downtown areas, they’re looking to young professionals and small families to take up residence in trendy apartments in newly rehabilitated buildings, hoping the influx of tenants and disposable income will help kick-start investment.

Bid & Buy online holiday auction rolls out The Johnson City Press and Kingsport Times News online holiday Bid & Buy Gift Card Auction, the largest locally produced online auction ever offered in the Tri-Cities region, is up and available for preview at the sister newspapers’ websites.

Nearby escapes Even though summer’s come and gone, there are still plenty of things left to do and see this fall.

Students learn math of accidents If Connie Williams’ students had conducted themselves in real life like they did in class Friday, the 13- and 14-year-olds would likely end up in juvenile detention.

Devine times: ETSU volleyball enjoys spotlight These are high times for East Tennessee State volleyball and the family at the center of it.

Sculptor constructs Stickwork structure on ETSU campus Patrick Dougherty is a tree hugger and a tree bender.

Fledgling Owls up first for revived ETSU program Call it a match made in football heaven.

Republican veteran to run for brother’s state House seat Judy Veeneman kicked off her campaign Friday to win the Republican nomination for the 4th State House of Representatives District. She held a well-attended rally at Creekers Restaurant in Elizabethton at noon and a second one in Unicoi later in the day.

States’ refusal to accept federal Medicaid money frustrates MSHA leaders The leadership transition at Mountain States Health Alliance reveals no loose threads when it comes to solidarity of thought, especially federal and state legislation and its effect on hospitals and patients.

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