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Local blood center honors 47 sponsors

Local blood center honors 47 sponsors

April 3rd, 2014 8:30 am by Staff Report

Marsh Regional recently held its seventh annual awards luncheon at Bristol Motor Speedway to honor the top 47 blood drive sponsors for 2013.

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Kingsport City Schools to host Early Literacy and School Readiness Training Event

Kingsport City Schools to host Early Literacy and School Readiness Training Event

April 2nd, 2014 10:53 am by Marybeth McLain

The training event will focus on key school readiness practices in early literacy; family, community and school.

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Director of Sullivan County Schools applies for Middle Tenn. job

Director of Sullivan County Schools applies for Middle Tenn. job

March 31st, 2014 11:46 am by Rick Wagner

Sullivan County Director of Schools Jubal Yennie is among 17 applicants to become Wilson County director of schools. Yennie is a former assistant director of schools in Williamson County, which like Wilson is also near Nashville.

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Students' jobs help pay tuition at 'Work Colleges'

Students' jobs help pay tuition at 'Work Colleges'

March 31st, 2014 12:45 am by LISA RATHKE, Associated Press

At seven "Work Colleges" around the country — including Alice Lloyd and Berea in Kentucky and Warren Wilson in Asheville, N.C. — students are required to work on campus as part of their studies to pay off at least some of their tuition before graduation.

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Sullivan County BOE crunching numbers on bus service

Sullivan County BOE crunching numbers on bus service

March 30th, 2014 8:52 pm by Rick Wagner

The song says the wheels on the bus go round and round, round and round. But it doesn't mention the cost of the bus, fuel, drivers' and mechanics' pay, parts and bus depreciation, all of which keep the circular motion going.

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Sullivan County BOE mulls closing schools for election days

Sullivan County BOE mulls closing schools for election days

March 29th, 2014 7:59 pm by Rick Wagner

BLOUNTVILLE — Sullivan County's school board appears split on the issue of having polling places at schools open on election day.

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Board of Regents: Higher ed budget in limbo

Board of Regents: Higher ed budget in limbo

March 28th, 2014 7:20 pm by Associated Press

Members of the Tennessee Board of Regents said Friday that they don't know how much money the state's universities and community colleges are going to receive in the budget because of a shortfall in tax collections.

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Sullivan BOE wants some answers before April 7 action on Innovation Academy budget

Sullivan BOE wants some answers before April 7 action on Innovation Academy budget

March 28th, 2014 8:42 am by Rick Wagner

BOE members say they want answers to some questions before they vote to proceed with a proposed IA STEM platform school budget of $1.47 million for its first year without support from Kingsport City Schools.

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Ramsey: Pay raises, higher ed funding face cuts

Ramsey: Pay raises, higher ed funding face cuts

March 28th, 2014 7:57 am by Associated Press

Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey says worse-than-expected revenue collections could force Tennessee to cancel planned pay raises for state employees and reduce planned investments in higher education.

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Haslam: 'Ways to go' on voucher consensus

Haslam: 'Ways to go' on voucher consensus

March 27th, 2014 5:24 pm by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

Vouchers — or so-called "opportunity scholarships" — give parents the option to move a child from a failing public school to a private school, with the state providing funds for tuition.

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