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Eastman, UT College of Engineering teaming up

Eastman, UT College of Engineering teaming up

June 12th, 2014 9:23 pm by Rick Wagner

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Engineering and Eastman Chemical Co. have announced plans to provide for three new professor of practice positions, improve and renovate lab space, and construct a new student lounge.

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A shoe-in for Wall of Fame: D-B's Adriana Watkins wins second state triple jump title despite loss of footwear

A shoe-in for Wall of Fame: D-B's Adriana Watkins wins second state triple jump title despite loss of footwear

June 12th, 2014 9:39 am by Pat Kenney

"My shoes were muddy and so I just set them down by the door to our room when we went to the lobby," Watkins said. "When we came back they were gone."

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Sullivan  school board 'getting closer' to balancing budget

Sullivan school board 'getting closer' to balancing budget

June 11th, 2014 11:42 pm by Rick Wagner

Sullivan County school leaders may have come up with a workable plan to bridge a $3.2 million budget shortfall for 2014-15 without additional revenue beyond the projected $79.6 million.

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Sullivan commission to consider funding for schools study

Sullivan commission to consider funding for schools study

June 11th, 2014 9:14 pm by J. H. Osborne

The commission is being asked to OK spending $270,000 in taxpayer funding for the study — with that amount split 50/50 between the county's general fund surplus and the county's general purpose school fund "restricted for education" surplus.

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House considers bill to waive school meal rules

House considers bill to waive school meal rules

June 11th, 2014 3:15 pm by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press

The House considered legislation on Wednesday that would allow some schools to opt out of healthier meal standards — a proposal that has drawn a veto threat from the White House.

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Senate Republicans block student loan bill

Senate Republicans block student loan bill

June 11th, 2014 1:13 pm by ERICA WERNER, Associated Press

Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked legislation aimed at letting people refinance their student loans at lower rates, a pre-ordained outcome that gave Democrats a fresh election-year talking point against the GOP.

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Wise School Board discusses tobacco use at football games, closed session policies

Wise School Board discusses tobacco use at football games, closed session policies

June 10th, 2014 10:54 pm by Stephen Igo

The days of lighting up at Wise County high school football games may be a thing of the past if deliberations of the county school board result in adoption of a tobacco free policy toward that end.

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Photo Gallery: Teens Tangling with Tough Tasks.

June 10th, 2014 7:21 pm by Ned Jilton

S.H.O.U.T. (Students Helping Others Understand Tomorrow) Youth Leadership Program takes to the ropes on Bays Mountain. Photos by Ned Jilton II

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Obama moves to extend student loan payment relief

Obama moves to extend student loan payment relief

June 9th, 2014 2:42 pm by JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press

President Barack Obama says the rising costs of college have left America's middle class feeling trapped. He says no hard-working youngster in America should be priced out of a higher education.

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Summer reading programs offer scientific fun for children and teens

Summer reading programs offer scientific fun for children and teens

June 9th, 2014 9:30 am by Amanda Marsh

The Kingsport Public Library and others across the Tri-Cities have designed summer programming with a science theme called 'Fizz, Boom, Read!' The Teen Summer Reading Program theme is 'Spark a Reaction!'

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