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The Buzz: Today's look at local news worth knowing

The Buzz: Today's look at local news worth knowing

July 18th, 2013 10:04 am by Staff Report

In case you missed these posts, here are 10 local and regional items that will get you talking today from JohnsonCityPress.com.

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Process for filling Unicoi County Commission vacancy to be decided Monday

Process for filling Unicoi County Commission vacancy to be decided Monday

July 18th, 2013 8:00 am by Brad Hicks

A vacancy on the Unicoi County Commission must be filled before upcoming business, some very important, will be considered.

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Carter County authorities investigating shooting

Carter County authorities investigating shooting

July 17th, 2013 9:42 pm by Staff Reports

The Carter County Sheriff’s Department was investigating a report of man being shot in the chest Wednesday night.

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Community critical of 90-day vehicular homicide sentence

Community critical of 90-day vehicular homicide sentence

July 17th, 2013 9:36 pm by Becky Campbell

Community reaction to a 90-day jail sentence — implemented by a visiting judge in a vehicular homicide case on Tuesday — has been harsh not only toward the judge but also one of the man’s attorneys.

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City Commission begins process to host 29-acre retail development

City Commission begins process to host 29-acre retail development

July 17th, 2013 9:33 pm by Gary B. Gray

Brentwood’s GBT Realty Corp. has proposed a new retail development that would sit on a roughly 29-acre parcel off North State of Franklin Road.

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6 months after landslide, King Springs Road still impassable

6 months after landslide, King Springs Road still impassable

July 17th, 2013 9:30 pm by Gary B. Gray

On Jan. 16, following a natural mishap in which a stretch of King Springs Road was made impassable when it fell into Sinking Creek.

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Flash Flooding

July 17th, 2013 8:09 pm by Lee Talbert

Flash Flooding

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Flooding in east Johnson City

July 17th, 2013 6:40 pm by Sam Watson

Wednesday afternoon flooding along East Watauga Avenue in Johnson City.

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Flooded roads and power outages sweep city

Flooded roads and power outages sweep city

July 17th, 2013 6:27 pm by Jennifer Sprouse

Marking the third consecutive Wednesday the area has seen heavy rain and severe storms, yesterday’s thunderstorm, this time with severe lightning, hit fast and hard, which caused flooding and power outages throughout Johnson City and the region.

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Former Carter County sheriff Henson takes Alford plea in sexual battery case

Former Carter County sheriff Henson takes Alford plea in sexual battery case

July 17th, 2013 4:57 pm by John Thompson

ELIZABETHTON – Former Carter County Sheriff John Henson, 67, who served as sheriff for over a decade and was a member of the sheriff's department for over four decades entered an Alford plea of guilty in Criminal Court on Wednesday to a charge of sexual b

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