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A Life Well Lived: J.C. 'Lefty' Akard embodied love

A Life Well Lived: J.C. 'Lefty' Akard embodied love

May 27th, 2015 8:00 pm by Tanja Moody

James Craft "Lefty" Akard Jr. was a lot of things to a lot of people: athlete, coach, teacher, principal, public servant. But to his family, he simply embodied "love."

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Five local students receive National Merit college scholarships

May 27th, 2015 4:00 pm by Rick Wagner

The students are from Science Hill, Dobyns-Bennett, University School and Providence Academy.

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Rising D-B senior scores 36 on ACT

Rising D-B senior scores 36 on ACT

May 27th, 2015 12:07 am by Rick Wagner

A local student still has a year of high school left, but his resume already includes making the best possible score on the ACT exam and performing with his school's orchestra in Ireland in an iconic cathedral.

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More than swings and slides

More than swings and slides

May 26th, 2015 10:00 pm by Marci Gore

GATE CITY - A ribbon-cutting ceremony was recently held to unveil the completely upgraded playground for Head Start students at Shoemaker Elementary.

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Sullivan BOE plans to ask for $4.8 million in additional funding

Sullivan BOE plans to ask for $4.8 million in additional funding

May 26th, 2015 8:30 pm by Rick Wagner

If Sullivan County's school board asks the County Commission for more funding this year, board members acknowledge they may not get all or any of their request. But if the Board of Education doesn't ask, it won't get any.

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Code Camps set at ETSU, Tusculum and Walters State this summer

Code Camps set at ETSU, Tusculum and Walters State this summer

May 26th, 2015 2:55 pm by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT - Almost 40 female Tri-Cities students ages 10 through 18 attended a one-day 100 Girls of Code event at Sevier Middle School over the weekend, making it the largest such event to date in Tennessee.

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Number of KCS homeless students registers slight dip

Number of KCS homeless students registers slight dip

May 26th, 2015 9:31 am by Rick Wagner

Compare to 2014-15 numbers of 309 homeless student, 61 siblings and 189 families, in 2012-13, the program served 320 Kingsport students and 65 siblings from 197 families identified as homeless in the system. For 2013-14, the count was 325 students with 54

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Free Meals for Kids starts Tuesday in Kingsport

Free Meals for Kids starts Tuesday in Kingsport

May 25th, 2015 2:00 pm by Rick Wagner

Meals will be provided to all children without charge. Acceptance and participation requirements for the program and all activities are the same for all regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.

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D-B's AFROTC program 'distinguished' once again

D-B's AFROTC program 'distinguished' once again

May 23rd, 2015 10:47 pm by Rick Wagner

The D-B Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps instructors and cadets have earned the Air Force JROTC Distinguished Unit Award or DUA for the 2014-2015 school year, the eighth consecutive year.

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Northeast wins $75,000 Tennessee Promise Program grant

Northeast wins $75,000 Tennessee Promise Program grant

May 23rd, 2015 4:00 pm by Rick Wagner

Northeast State Community College has won a $75,000 grant to help implement the Tennessee Promise Program, one of seven community colleges across the state to do so.

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