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The Week in Review: Local stories that made headlines

Staff Reports • Dec 1, 2013 at 2:54 PM

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

Special Report: What to do with weed? A former state prosecutor pushing to decriminalize marijuana says archaic laws and unfounded fears have stifled individual liberties, filled jails and wasted taxpayer money on what he considers a victimless crime.

Bucs stay perfect at Freedom Hall That special connection that roommates share translated nicely to the basketball court Saturday for Kinard Gadsden-Gilliard and Hunter Harris.

Official says meth ‘super lab’ may be largest in state history It was a major effort, but Carter County Sheriff Chris Mathes said a clandestine methamphetamine “super lab” was cleaned up and cleared in time for officers and agents to enjoy their Thanksgiving.

Bond-reduction requests in child abuse case get no traction A Jonesborough couple charged with aggravated child abuse of their newborn daughter asked a judge Friday to reduce their bonds, but those requests were delayed until later this year.

One ACRE Cafe grand opening set In advance of next week’s grand opening of Johnson City’s new nonprofit One ACRE Cafe, the West Walnut Street restaurant opened Thursday and Friday for couple of trial runs.

Two bound over on pot-flying charge A federal grand jury will consider the case of two men who allegedly used a private plane to transport more than 70 pounds of high-grade marijuana and were arrested early last week upon landing at the Johnson City Airport.

Science Hill's Forbush earned his stripes at Clemson After one final run from the top of the hill at Clemson last week, Science Hill alumnus Wes Forbush hopes to finally top a Hilltopper.

Should horses be allowed on Tweetsie Trail? A great amount of recent progress has members of the Rails-to-Trail task force excited about the months ahead. But one issue — allowing horses on the 10-mile recreational trail starting in Johnson City — will have to be determined at a later date.

Bishop: Noland involved in ETSU decisions during recovery from crash injuries East Tennessee State University President Brian Noland was released from a local hospital Friday, but likely won’t return to his campus duties until December, while he recovers from injuries suffered in a vehicle crash last week, a college spokeswoman said Monday.

Shopping dollars kept close to home on Small Business Saturday While maybe not as hectic as Black Friday doorbusters, the shop-til-you-drop attitude was still alive as area residents set out to find that “something different” gift at local businesses during Small Business Saturday.

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