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The Buzz: Local news worth talking about

August 3rd, 2013 8:40 pm by Staff Reports

In case you missed these posts, here are seven items worth reading today on JohnsonCityPress.com:

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Man charged after car runs down embankment

Man charged after car runs down embankment

August 3rd, 2013 8:23 pm by Staff Reports

An Elizabethton man escaped injury but faces several charges after his car ran off U.S. Highway 19E and went down an embankment early Saturday afternoon, police said.

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City man charged with July auto theft

City man charged with July auto theft

August 3rd, 2013 8:11 pm by Staff Reports

A Johnson City man was charged with auto theft Friday after a member of the victim’s family saw him driving the stolen vehicle, police said.

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Digging into history: Local students help uncover ancient mosaic in Israel

Digging into history: Local students help uncover ancient mosaic in Israel

August 3rd, 2013 8:09 pm by Jennifer Sprouse

Four Wofford College students participated in an archaeological dig in Israel this summer, where Palmer Cantler, of Johnson City and Ethan Todd, of Kingsport, helped unearth an ancient mosaic.

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Umoja Festival to host musical entertainment, vendors in downtown Johnson City this weekend

Umoja Festival to host musical entertainment, vendors in downtown Johnson City this weekend

August 3rd, 2013 8:07 pm by Jennifer Sprouse

The 17th annual Umoja Festival will be held Friday and Saturday in downtown Johnson City.

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Unicoi 911 board reaches funding agreement with governments

Unicoi 911 board reaches funding agreement with governments

August 3rd, 2013 8:04 am by Staff Report

The state Emergency Communications Board recommended an interlocal agreement after the agency classified the county’s 911 Service as being “at risk” financially.

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Washington County schools face expensive security upgrades

Washington County schools face expensive security upgrades

August 2nd, 2013 10:07 pm by Nathan Baker

Washington County schools need millions of dollars in upgrades to meet today’s security standards, Director of Schools Ron Dykes said Friday.

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Attorney: Federal investigation result of denial of license to operate to methadone clinic in Johnson City

Attorney: Federal investigation result of denial of license to operate to methadone clinic in Johnson City

August 2nd, 2013 9:56 pm by Becky Campbell

The attorney for a Georgia-based company recently denied a certificate of need to open a methadone clinic in Johnson City claims the city is now subject of a federal investigation.

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Farmers market site for downtown Johnson City approved, design still in works

Farmers market site for downtown Johnson City approved, design still in works

August 2nd, 2013 9:53 pm by Gary B. Gray

The City Commission voted Thursday to make the new downtown farmers market site official and to cap the project’s cost at between $1.5 million and $2 million.

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Flood victim gets new home one year later

Flood victim gets new home one year later

August 2nd, 2013 9:50 pm by Sue Guinn Legg

One year after floodwaters destroyed her home of 70 years, 89-year-old Annabelle King of Cash Hollow was presented the keys to a newly constructed house Friday, one of 22 new homes built through the Washington County New Build project launched by Johnson

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