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Yennie on list of prospects for new state education commissioner

Yennie on list of prospects for new state education commissioner

November 23rd, 2014 10:00 am by Rick Wagner

Sullivan County Director of Schools Jubal Yennie and at least one other Northeast Tennessee school chief, Greene County Director of Schools Vicki Kirk, have made at least one list of potential replacements for Kevin Huffman.

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Facilities studies now on snow schedule

Facilities studies now on snow schedule

November 23rd, 2014 1:35 am by Rick Wagner

Wintry weather the week of Nov. 17 has delayed by a month the schedule for the parallel but separate facilities studies for Kingsport and Sullivan County schools.

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Triplets hope online video cooks up money for school cafeteria

Triplets hope online video cooks up money for school cafeteria

November 20th, 2014 8:00 pm by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT — The 9-year-old Adams Elementary students are one of 25 finalists in the Ben's Beginners Cooking Contest, as in Uncle Ben's Rice. They could win a $30,000 noise-reducing cafeteria makeover, along with $15,000 for their family.

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A generation on stage: Sevier teacher marks 25 years at helm of theater program

A generation on stage: Sevier teacher marks 25 years at helm of theater program

November 20th, 2014 12:40 pm by Rick Wagner

The longtime music director of the production said it is important the play is "100 percent inclusive" because for some children, it may be the only time their name is on a program and they get recognition.

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Energy efficiency discussions put spotlight on stadium's daytime lighting

Energy efficiency discussions put spotlight on stadium's daytime lighting

November 20th, 2014 8:20 am by Rick Wagner

A move to hire an energy efficiency company for the city school system has brought to the forefront lighting systems that are on during the day at D-B's football stadium. According to Mayor Dennis Phillips, "Nobody knows how to turn them off."

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Bonus busted: BMA votes down KCS employee gift

Bonus busted: BMA votes down KCS employee gift

November 19th, 2014 8:00 pm by Matthew Lane

The Board of Mayor and Aldermen shot down a recommendation from Kingsport City Schools this week to spend nearly half a million dollars on one-time bonuses for all school employees, saying it would not be the best use of taxpayer dollars.

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Speakers say Common Core contains spiritual set-up

Speakers say Common Core contains spiritual set-up

November 19th, 2014 12:36 am by MAX HRENDA, NET News Service

On Tuesday evening at Fountain of Life Bible Church, more than 100 people were in attendance as community and religious leaders denounced the standards as harmful and seditious to the American way of life.

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Photos: Roosevelt students collect food for neighborhood church

November 18th, 2014 10:00 pm by David Grace

Students help pack up more than 1,200 pounds of food collected by the school's students for the West View Baptist Church food pantry.

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Judge hands Wise School Board vacancies to voters

Judge hands Wise School Board vacancies to voters

November 18th, 2014 9:53 pm by Stephen Igo

In separate court decrees issued Monday, Dotson issued separate writs of election for seats left vacant by the recent death of one board member and resignation of another.

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Still giving back: Scott County Retired Teachers Association awards scholarships yearly

Still giving back: Scott County Retired Teachers Association awards scholarships yearly

November 18th, 2014 12:16 pm by Marci Gore

Each year, the association awards $2,000 to a graduating high school senior at each of county's three high schools — Gate City, Rye Cove and Twin Springs.

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