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The Buzz: A week's worth of Buzz

Staff Reports • Feb 3, 2014 at 7:54 PM

Miss something? Here's a 10-pack of local news and sports stories from The Buzz to keep you in the loop:

Hoops takes Crowder around the world Professional basketball player Nick Crowder doesn’t remember playing double-digit minutes on his seventh-grade team at Indian Trail – for the entire season.

Red light traffic cameras draw mixed reactions Some motorists still despise the rigid red light traffic cameras in place in Johnson City and Jonesborough; others welcome their lurking yet useful purpose.

Hill's bill seeks teacher license policy reversal Teachers believe a bill filed Thursday by Jonesborough state Rep. Matthew Hill seeking to reverse a recent State Board of Education policy change will be passed easily by the legislature.

Chase ends in arrest after Washington County deputy narrowly escapes serious injury A patch of ice and a Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputy’s quick movement likely saved him from serious injury when a motorist sped away from a traffic stop Friday, according to news release from Sheriff Ed Graybeal.

Meth smurfing: 13 more charges placed against Carter Co. woman A Carter County woman who appeared in Sessions Court on Tuesday on a charge of promotion of methamphetamine manufacturing is now facing 13 additional charges after she was arrested on a grand jury indictment.

Propane crisis: Dealers say patience will help situation Propane supply problems have caused shortages of the liquefied fuel across much of the country, but local dealers and dispensers say a little patience will see the region through the worst of this winter’s cold snaps.

Workshop held to address capital project priorities in Elizabethton The Elizabethton City Council and the Elizabethton City School Board met in a two-hour workshop session Friday night in an effort to address concerns over the school system’s capital project priorities of building a new athletic complex and music room at Elizabethton High School and to get the council to release the proceeds of a $5 million bond issue to begin work on two of the three top projects.

Unicoi sheriff says he needs storage building, but commissioners not happy about footing bill Although the official end of the winter is still some time away, mowing season is not far from Unicoi County Sheriff Mike Hensley’s mind.

Farm bill may bring greater cry for food aid The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday approved a revised version of the long-debated farm bill that will cut $8.6 billion from the federal food stamps program.

UPDATE: Body of man found dead near Boone Lake identified The body of a man who was found dead near Boone Lake Saturday evening has been identified.

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