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Hawkins BOE turns to Ailshie in director search after declining to meet Bowen's salary request

Hawkins BOE turns to Ailshie in director search after declining to meet Bowen's salary request

May 12th, 2014 11:59 pm by Jeff Bobo

The BOE voted unanimously to decline an offer by Dr. Dixie Bowen for an overall salary of $118,000. The BOE was only willing to offer an overall salary of $103,700, which is $4,000 more than retiring director Charlotte Britton's overall salary.

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Kingsport BMA facing tough choices on 2015 budget

Kingsport BMA facing tough choices on 2015 budget

May 12th, 2014 11:16 pm by Matthew Lane

In order to balance next year's city budget, the members of the Kingsport Board of Mayor and Aldermen were presented with a number of options Monday evening. None of them good.

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Hawkins Board of Education postpones approving art project

Hawkins Board of Education postpones approving art project - VIDEO

May 12th, 2014 10:54 pm by Jeff Bobo

Approval of a plan that would allow art students to paint murals on a high visibility water tank in Church Hill was put on hold by the Hawkins County Board of Education last week until more information becomes available.

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Deadline to participate in lottery for Innovation Academy sixth-grade slots is May 15

Deadline to participate in lottery for Innovation Academy sixth-grade slots is May 15

May 12th, 2014 9:19 pm by Rick Wagner

Parents of rising sixth-graders who want their children to attend Innovation Academy of Northeast Tennessee and haven't already applied have until Thursday to get into a lottery for 75 available slots.

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Weber City Elementary students turn teachers into 'Human Pizzas'

May 12th, 2014 10:42 am by Staff Report

Weber City Elementary School students turn teachers Kari White and Cindy Fields into "human pizzas" as part of a program to raise funds for improvements to the school's cafeteria.

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Scott Co. school officials unveil new drug testing policy

Scott Co. school officials unveil new drug testing policy

May 12th, 2014 10:22 am by Wes Bunch

Scott County Public Schools officials have unveiled a new random drug testing policy that, if passed, would involve all students participating in high school athletics beginning in the fall.

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Wise County School Board  mulls change to driver's education

Wise County School Board mulls change to driver's education

May 11th, 2014 9:18 pm by Staff Report

The Wise County School Board on Tuesday will consider a change in how the school division manages driver's education for students, and it will review its closed session policy as it relates to third party inclusion in the sessions.

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$68.4 million Kingsport City Schools budget to go before BMA on Monday

$68.4 million Kingsport City Schools budget to go before BMA on Monday

May 11th, 2014 7:22 pm by Rick Wagner

A more than $68.4 million Kingsport City Schools budget proposal for 2014-15 is to go before the Board of Mayor and Aldermen on Monday at a 4:30 p.m. work session.

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Photo Gallery: 50-year-old Bluff City mural gets face lift thanks to Sullivan East students

Photo Gallery: 50-year-old Bluff City mural gets face lift thanks to Sullivan East students

May 10th, 2014 10:00 am by Nick Shepherd

A 50-year-old mural in Bluff City recently underwent a face lift with the help of some local high school students, and members of the board of Mayor and Alderman gathered on Friday to show their appreciation.

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North, Sevier student councils reap top state awards

North, Sevier student councils reap top state awards

May 9th, 2014 11:57 pm by Rick Wagner

It marked the 11th straight year Sullivan County's North has won the Four-Star Council Award from the Tennessee Association of Student Councils and the first time in nine years Kingsport's Sevier has won.

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