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The Week in Review: Local Buzzworthy stories that made headlines

Staff Reports • Dec 15, 2013 at 3:01 PM

A glance at the week's top local stories on JohnsonCityPress.com:

Ex-Carter Co. teacher pleads guilty to statutory rape of 16-year-old former student A former teacher in the Carter County School Department pleaded guilty Thursday on one count of aggravated statutory rape and two counts solicitation of a minor.

County strips Mouse’s Ear owner of right to rebuild Washington County Zoning Administrator Mike Rutherford has determined that Mouse’s Ear Exotic Sports Bar owner Ralph Browning will not be allowed to rebuild the Gray strip club consumed by fire early this year.

Officer has sleepless night after rescuing woman Washington County sheriff’s Deputy Darrell Collins didn’t get much sleep Thursday after his overnight shift because the adrenaline from his last call of the night had his blood pumping.

META team takes national championship To be the best in Tennessee in any athletic event is quite an accomplishment.

Lady Bucs' Mitchell out for season Brittney Ezell’s first team at East Tennessee State will not be a team of Destiny.

Blountville 7-year-old receives heart, double lung transplant in Philadelphia Seven-year-old Weston Keeton of Blountville successfully underwent his long awaited heart and double lung transplant Thursday at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Window wonderland: Local real estate agent paints snowy scenes for creative outlet Debra Lewis vividly remembers going into town as a girl with her parents and seeing the big Christmas paintings displayed, hand-painted in local storefront windows. She remembers being fascinated at the possibilities in front of her.

Four ETSU ROTC seniors commissioned in ceremony A dark cloud that was once hanging over East Tennessee State University’s ROTC program saw a bit of light peek through Friday morning as four cadets became the newest members of the Army during a Commissioning Ceremony at the Carnegie Hotel.

2 charged in Johnson City Airport marijuana shipment agree to plea deals The two men arrested last month after law enforcement officials said they arrived at the Johnson City Airport in a private plane used to transport more than 70 pounds of marijuana to the area have each agreed to plea agreements in U.S. District Court in Greeneville.

ETSU masters student to reunite with daughter in Ghana after two-year separation The scores of graduates crossing the stage today to receive their diplomas will face a world of possibility once their degrees are conferred.

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