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Ten Commandments among historical documents to be used in Washington County schools

November 2nd, 2013 10:50 pm by Gary B. Gray, NET News Service

Ten Commandments among historical documents to be used in Washington County schools

The Ten Commandments tops a list of eight “historically significant documents related to the American and Tennessee Jurisprudence” that now are part of a portable display to be used to educate Washington County students.

County commissioners this week unanimously voted to change the name and purpose of the Historical Documents Display Study Committee, which initially was tasked with choosing documents for permanent display in the George P. Jaynes Justice Center.

About one month after the County Commission unanimously approved the list of documents — more specifically, reproductions — the committee was renamed the Washington County Heritage Committee and will “continue their work by going into the schools with presentations and portable displays to be used to educate students regarding the rich history of our region and state.” The new name best reflects the committee’s “continued purpose,” according to a resolution introduced by the County Commission’s Public Safety Committee.

Read the full report on the Johnson City Press website.


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