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Nearby gunshots prompt lockdown at Bulls Gap School

Nearby gunshots prompt lockdown at Bulls Gap School

December 2nd, 2014 10:57 pm by Jeff Bobo

Hawkins County Sheriff Ronnie Lawson said that a man who resides in an unincorporated neighborhood near the school was test firing a new high-powered rifle.

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Sullivan BOE approves school year calendar

Sullivan BOE approves school year calendar

December 2nd, 2014 10:45 pm by Rick Wagner

The Board of Education this week voted 6-0 with one absent to approve a 2015-16 school year calendar that starts school Aug. 3, and unless all banked snow days are used, will end May 19.

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Celebrate My Win: Southwest Virginia schools win big in safe driving campaign

Celebrate My Win: Southwest Virginia schools win big in safe driving campaign

December 2nd, 2014 7:30 pm by Marci Gore

GATE CITY — Thanks to the $175,000 coming to four area high schools from the Celebrate My Drive campaign, the students, teachers and staff at these schools may feel like Christmas came a few weeks early.

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Kingsport BMA will consider $150 gift cards for school employees

Kingsport BMA will consider $150 gift cards for school employees

December 2nd, 2014 12:22 am by Matthew Lane

Fewer things have created more misunderstanding than the BMA's decision two weeks ago to deny a request from the school system, Mayor Dennis Phillips said on Monday.

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Sullivan BOE OKs response to state concerns about funds' 'deficiencies'

Sullivan BOE OKs response to state concerns about funds' 'deficiencies'

December 1st, 2014 11:47 pm by Rick Wagner

In a nutshell, the Yennie-Wells letter points out that the school system has the required 3 percent of general purpose school budget money in the fund balance and also meets state law in three other instances the comptroller questioned.

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No Child Left Behind gets renewed focus

No Child Left Behind gets renewed focus

December 1st, 2014 7:39 pm by KIMBERLY HEFLING, AP Education Writer

WASHINGTON — The No Child Left Behind education law could be making a political comeback.

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D-B senior in running to be Presidential Scholar

D-B senior in running to be Presidential Scholar

December 1st, 2014 2:11 pm by Rick Wagner

Alex Strasser among 10 in Tennessee and 550 nationwide in the competition.

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Sullivan BOE to take up teacher salary scale, employee health insurance issues

Sullivan BOE to take up teacher salary scale, employee health insurance issues

November 30th, 2014 10:00 pm by Rick Wagner

Sullivan County's school board is to consider two memorandums of understanding from collaborative conferencing Monday, one pertaining to a new teacher salary scale, the other on employee health insurance.

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Cherokee H.S. NJROTC wins 'Rebel Challenge' fitness contest

Cherokee H.S. NJROTC wins 'Rebel Challenge' fitness contest

November 29th, 2014 10:00 pm by Jeff Bobo

The Cherokee NJROTC Varsity cadets won the overall varsity competition, and the junior varsity cadets placed second overall in their age group.

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Cherokee sophomore chosen for Congress of Future Medical Leaders

Cherokee sophomore chosen for Congress of Future Medical Leaders

November 29th, 2014 6:00 pm by Jeff Bobo

Ian Frazier was nominated to represent Cherokee on his academic achievement, leadership potential and determination to serve humanity in the field of medicine.

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