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The Buzz: A week's worth of Buzz

Staff Reports • Feb 15, 2014 at 4:24 PM

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

  • Valuable missing ring returned to owner by student A few hours before a local doctor reported her diamond engagement ring lost earlier this month, an unsuspecting college student found an interesting piece of jewelry in a parking lot.
  • ETSU professor: Opposition to Darwin’s work continues to evolve On his 205th birthday, naturalist Charles Darwin might have directed a tip of the cap to the East Tennessee State University and General Shale Brick Natural History Museum for its annual Darwin Day celebration Saturday.
  • UPDATE: King University leader resigns; students, faculty celebrate The campus of King University erupted with triumphant jubilation Friday evening, when the school’s president announced his immediate resignation.
  • UPDATE: Mother, four children unharmed after SUV crashes through hotel room Though they were given a scare, a woman and her four children emerged from their hotel room unharmed after an SUV crashed through their front door.
  • In speech attacking Obamacare, Roe says he, wife ‘fixed’ U.S. Rep. Phil Roe, R-1st, said Monday the Affordable Care Act should not force insurance companies to cover pregnancies, citing as a very personal example in that he and his wife were “fixed.”
  • Raffle winner donates $25,000 gala winnings to several local causes When Joe Herman’s numbers came up the winner in the recent Mountain States Foundation Spirit Gala raffle, he sidestepped a chance at his choice of three brand new automobiles and went for the optional $25,000 cash prize to help his community.
  • Meth lab explodes in car in Hampton Dollar General parking lot The Carter County Sheriff's Department and the Hampton/Valley Forge Volunteer Fire Department responded to a suspected methamphetamine lab fire at 11 p.m. Thursday. Sheriff Chris Mathes said those operating the lab could have been burned in an explosion during a "shake and bake" method of producing methamphetamine.
  • Update: Son-in-law charged with murder in deaths of former Johnson City couple Days after former Johnson City residents Jon and Marion Setzer lost their lives to an exploding package at their home in Middle Tennessee, childhood friends and Science Hill classmates remembered them as kind, talented and well-respected people.
  • Candidate says Unicoi Co. Sheriff's Dept. revoked his badge, gun same day he announced intentions to run against current sheriff The latest potential candidate for the office of Unicoi County sheriff said he received a letter from the Unicoi County Sheriff’s Department ordering him to return his badge and other equipment on the same day his interest in the post became publicly known, leading him to question the timing and intent of the letter.
  • Economic board says losing water line not harmful The Joint Economic Development Board of Unicoi County has answered a complaint filed last month by the Unicoi Water Utility District Board and is seeking its dismissal as a defendant in the case.
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