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Upscale housing for Supermarket Row, "Tennessee Promise" unveiled, expert money-saving advice and more stories you may have missed

Staff Report • Feb 7, 2014 at 9:53 AM

Developer wants to build upscale housing on Supermarket Row siteThe Kingsport Economic Development Board (KEDB) on Tuesday entered into a letter of intent with a Knoxville developer who wants to build an upscale downtown housing complex on the old Supermarket Row property.Haslam touts his ‘Tennessee Promise’ initiativeTennessee Gov. Bill Haslam insisted his “Tennessee Promise” — a proposal to give graduating high school seniors two years of free tuition at a community college or a college of applied technology (TCAT) — will “move the needle” in his initiative to generate more higher education degrees in the state.Attorneys disagree on issues surrounding firing of Sullivan Highway Department workersThe attorney for the highway workers says the firings were in retaliation for most of the fired workers having cooperated with the TBI investigation of the department.Couponing 101: Expert Savings with Money-Saving Expert Andrea Woroch: Part IRead the first installment of Coupon Diva Amanda Arnold-Drinnon's interview with nationally-recognized consumer and money-saving expert Andrea Woroch.Prices charged for meals at Sullivan schools going upSullivan County schools regular paid meals are going up roughly a dime per meal because of a federal mandate, the head of school nutrition said.New Surgoinsville bridge to be paved FridayThe new Longs Bend Road bridge in Surgoinsville is scheduled to be paved Friday, which means the bridge could be open as soon as Friday evening.Surgoinsville Elementary principal hopes space shortage puts school atop ‘Phase 4’ priority listTo make up for a classroom shortage, Surgoinsville Elementary School is using closets, storage rooms, teachers’ lounges and even the hallways for teaching space.App could be lifesaver for beloved four-legged companionsFor pet owners, few things are more frightening than when their beloved four-legged companions have a medical emergency. ut now, thanks to the American Red Cross Pet First Aid app, available for 99 cents on Apple and Android mobile devices, pet owners have instant access to lifesaving information so they can provide emergency care until veterinary assistance is available.New ETSU women's basketball coach pushes team toward greater goalsWebster’s Dictionary defines coach simply: to instruct and train. East Tennessee State women’s basketball coach Brittney Ezell feels that the instruction and training should come both on and off the court for her players.After recent deaths of students, teacher, Volunteer community comes together in prayer vigilIn the face of so much death this school year, some members of the community surrounding Volunteer High School are putting their faith in God’s plan.

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