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Kingsport school officials warn of dire effects of funding shortage

May 18th, 2013 9:34 pm by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT — As city school officials await the fate of an operational funding increase request to the Board of Mayor and Aldermen, their talk is of dire consequences if the request is not granted.

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First lady to graduates of high school in Tennessee:  Live your dreams

First lady to graduates of high school in Tennessee: Live your dreams

May 18th, 2013 7:22 pm by Associated Press

NASHVILLE — First lady Michelle Obama has some advice for some Tennessee high school graduates: Strike your own path in college and life and work to overcome inevitable failures with determination and grit.

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Kids will dig this summer camp

Kids will dig this summer camp

May 17th, 2013 11:59 pm by Staff Report

Children interested in paleontology, science, art and nature are invited to participate in the annual Paleo-Camp at the East Tennessee State University and General Shale Brick Natural History Museum and Visitors Center at the Gray Fossil Site.

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UT President Joe DiPietro, Stacey Campfield spar over 'Sex Week'

UT President Joe DiPietro, Stacey Campfield spar over 'Sex Week'

May 17th, 2013 8:04 am by Tom Humphrey, Knoxville News-Sentinel

NASHVILLE — University of Tennessee President Joe DiPietro defended the Knoxville campus’s spring “Sex Week” program under critical questioning Thursday from state Sen. Stacey Campfield in a legislative hearing.

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IA sets hours for next school year, when program expands to grades 6-8

IA sets hours for next school year, when program expands to grades 6-8

May 17th, 2013 12:30 am by Rick Wagner

Innovation Academy of Northeast Tennessee will have a school day that runs from 7:25 a.m. to 2:25 p.m., city school officials said. They also said efforts are under way that might lead to orchestra joining the STEM school's new band program.

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BMA discusses options to raise cash for paving fund, Kingsport City Schools

BMA discusses options to raise cash for paving fund, Kingsport City Schools

May 16th, 2013 10:49 pm by Matthew Lane

The Kingsport Board of Mayor and Aldermen heard options Thursday afternoon on how the city could generate additional revenue for its paving fund and Kingsport City Schools.

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Moving ‘eyesore’ solar panels to back of Surgoinsville Middle would cost $20K

Moving ‘eyesore’ solar panels to back of Surgoinsville Middle would cost $20K

May 16th, 2013 8:38 pm by Jeff Bobo

It would cost an estimated $20,000 to move Surgoinsville Middle School’s solar panels — described by locals as an eyesore and school security hindrance — to the rear of the school.

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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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