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Governor signs school security bill

May 16th, 2013 2:15 pm by Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Bill Haslam has signed a bill that allows school districts to let people with police training be armed in schools.

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VIDEO & PHOTO GALLERY: Moving 'eyesore' solar panels behind Surgoinsville Middle will cost $20,000 - VIDEO

May 15th, 2013 10:11 pm by Jeff Bobo

Several Surgoinsville residents and members of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen met Hawkins County school officials at Surgoinsville Middle School Wednesday afternoon to discuss their objections to new solar panels installed in front of the school.

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Court denies US asylum to German home-schoolers

Court denies US asylum to German home-schoolers

May 15th, 2013 3:43 pm by TRAVIS LOLLER, Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal appeals court has denied asylum to a Christian family that fled Germany so they could home-school their children.

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Perry: ACA will cost Wise schools more than $100K

May 15th, 2013 12:17 am by STEVE IGO

WISE — After grappling with ever rising employee health insurance costs in order to cobble together a budget in the face of a projected $3.5 million shortfall for next fiscal year, the Wise County School Board on Tuesday confronted the next health insur

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Sullivan East students take top honors for seat belt usage

Sullivan East students take top honors for seat belt usage

May 14th, 2013 7:00 pm by Rick Wagner

A partnership between the trauma team at Bristol Regional Medical Center and a group of Sullivan East High School students resulted in the students taking top honors in a statewide competition to increase seat belt usage among teenagers.

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UPDATE: City manager offers no recommendation on school funding request, but proposes water, sewer hikes

UPDATE: City manager offers no recommendation on school funding request, but proposes water, sewer hikes

May 14th, 2013 4:02 pm by Matthew Lane

KINGSPORT — “If there’s an increase for schools, there has to be a reduction of city services or payroll or a tax increase,” Mayor Dennis Phillips said.

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Public meeting to address issue of solar panels at Surgoinsville Middle School

Public meeting to address issue of solar panels at Surgoinsville Middle School

May 14th, 2013 12:42 am by Jeff Bobo

SURGOINSVILLE — The public is invited to attend a meeting at Surgoinsville Middle School Wednesday after school to express opinions regarding the new solar panels that were installed earlier this year.

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South student gets by with a little help from his friends

South student gets by with a little help from his friends

May 13th, 2013 9:55 pm by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT — Over the past four years, Sullivan South High School senior Kenny Oaks has become close friends with the students of automotive technology instructor Darrell Johnson.

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Memphis test fraud ringleader sentenced to seven years

May 13th, 2013 6:04 pm by Associated Press

MEMPHIS — A longtime Memphis educator who helped teachers cheat on certification exams over a 15 year period was sentenced Monday to seven years in federal prison.

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