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Child dies in ATV mishap, new Kingsport ballfield complex and other stories you may have missed last week

September 8th, 2013 10:05 am by Staff Report

Child dies in ATV mishap, new Kingsport ballfield complex and other stories you may have missed last week

Mishap involving ATV claims life of 4-year-old in Kingsport
A 4-year-old boy died Tuesday afternoon from injuries he sustained in an accident involving an all-terrain vehicle, Kingsport police said.

Sullivan BOE set to oppose teacher license policy
Sullivan County’s school board is poised to go on record next week opposing the Tennessee Board of Education’s recent teacher licensure vote.

‘Coup’ tells inside story of ‘impeachment, Tennessee style’It was a political action unlike any other then or since in Tennessee or even in the United States.
Described by political insiders as “impeachment, Tennessee style,” the event has now been documented in the newly released “Coup: The Day the Democrats Ousted Their Governor, Put Republican Lamar Alexander in Office Early, and Stopped a Pardon Scandal.”

Bloomingdale commissioners want to reject bids for Cedar Grove and start over
Sullivan County’s plan to sell the old Cedar Grove Elementary School property might be held back instead of skipping ahead later this month.

Local radio newsman Charlie Stuchell dies at 64
Tri-Cities radio listeners lost a familiar voice Sunday with the death of longtime radio newsman Charlie Stuchell, who died at 64 after a lengthy illness.

Gov. Haslam stands behind teacher licensure change, but acknowledges teacher angst and possible reversal by lawmakers
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam Tuesday said he understands why teachers are upset about a state school board teacher licensure change, one that would remove teacher licenses based, in part, on student test scores.

Local school systems sticking with federal healthier lunch program
Although some school districts across the United States are leaving or considering withdrawing from the federal healthier lunch program, officials in three local systems said they have no plans to do that.

Kingsport may build ballfields on General Shale site
Kingsport may have found a site for its new baseball and softball complex.

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