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Gate City Middle students raise money to aid typhoon victims

Gate City Middle students raise money to aid typhoon victims

December 21st, 2013 9:01 pm by Wes Bunch

GATE CITY — The category 5 storm packed winds of 195 mph when it hit the coast of the Philippines in early November. The storm, which was the deadliest ever to hit the island nation, caused approximately $5.8 billion in damage and killed 6,128 people.

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Photos: Mary Hughes Students Give Back to the Community

December 20th, 2013 1:20 pm by David Grace

Instead of exchanging gifts to one another the students chose to give back to their community. Starting before Thanksgiving students collected dog and cat food, cat litter, treats, toys, leashes, and cleaning supplies.

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Alternative plans: Kingsport’s Cora Cox Academy set to split into three programs

Alternative plans: Kingsport’s Cora Cox Academy set to split into three programs

December 20th, 2013 12:58 pm by Rick Wagner

The city school system’s alternative school is not just about addressing disciplinary issues any more. New programs mean that one of the oldest structures in the system could house tech savvy non-traditional high school programs.

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Sullivan asked to fund seven new school resource officers

Sullivan asked to fund seven new school resource officers

December 18th, 2013 11:18 pm by J. H. Osborne

BLOUNTVILLE — The new SROs — including one sergeant — would be assigned to each of the county’s seven middle schools: Blountville; Bluff City; Colonial Heights; Holston; Holston Valley; Mary Hughes; and Sullivan.

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Wise school officials worry that animosity on social media affects safety

Wise school officials worry that animosity on social media affects safety

December 18th, 2013 9:47 pm by Stephen Igo

WISE — Schools Superintendent Jeff Perry said ill-chosen words implanted in anger or frustration by folks using social media to share those remarks have answered the door to officers of the law investigating a potential threat.

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Mayor: J. Fred Johnson Stadium renovations, expansion result of community support

Mayor: J. Fred Johnson Stadium renovations, expansion result of community support

December 18th, 2013 5:28 pm by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT — "Fifteen months ago, renovating this stadium was not on our radar," Mayor Dennis Phillips said. When the public train comes rolling down the track, don’t stand in front of it. This is something the public stood behind and wanted to happen."

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Program teaches alternative responses to school shootings

Program teaches alternative responses to school shootings

December 17th, 2013 8:36 am by By Dave Scott, Akron Beacon Journal (MCT)

ALICE, which stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate, is a controversial program that instructs teachers, administrators and even students how to pro-actively protect themselves from intruders.

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Sullivan County Commission accepts bid for Cedar Grove site

Sullivan County Commission accepts bid for Cedar Grove site

December 16th, 2013 9:12 pm by J. H. Osborne

BLOUNTVILLE — The Sullivan County Commission voted Monday to accept a bid of $97,000 for the former Cedar Grove Elementary School in the Bloomingdale community near Kingsport.

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Two Hawkins schools to host celebrations for SCORE honors

Two Hawkins schools to host celebrations for SCORE honors - VIDEO

December 15th, 2013 2:54 pm by Jeff Bobo

McPheeters Bend Elementary and Mount Carmel Elementary will host celebrations Monday at their respective school for each being named SCORE top three finalists for academic growth in the elementary school category.

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Lipscomb holds special graduation inside women's prison

Lipscomb holds special graduation inside women's prison

December 15th, 2013 12:25 pm by TRAVIS LOLLER, Associated Press

When Lipscomb University professor Richard Goode first had the idea of offering basic college classes to prisoners, he had no idea how popular the program would become.

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