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Robinson Middle collects more than 14,000 cans for food drive

Robinson Middle collects more than 14,000 cans for food drive

December 15th, 2013 10:00 am by Rick Wagner

The city’s Robinson Middle School collected more than 14,000 cans in its recent food drive, which works out to almost 20 cans per student.

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Late D-B graduate to be honored in Rose Parade for organ donation

Late D-B graduate to be honored in Rose Parade for organ donation

December 15th, 2013 7:25 am by Staff Reports

Adam Fletch Lively's wishes that lead to donation of his organs after a car crash to be honored in Jan. 1 parade.

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Roosevelt students release trout they grew in classroom

Roosevelt students release trout they grew in classroom

December 13th, 2013 10:40 pm by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT — The South Fork of the Holston River will have about 20 future inhabitants thanks to a city elementary class and Trout Unlimited. The fish were released into Kendrick Creek, which flows into the Holston near the Fort Patrick Henry Dam.

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Reunion of student and her solidier brother garners standing ovation at UT graduation Friday

Reunion of student and her solidier brother garners standing ovation at UT graduation Friday

December 13th, 2013 6:35 pm by Staff Reports

Marvyl Cockrell was surprised when younger brother Dale Cockrell, who serves in the Navy, came on stage when she graduated.

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KCS officials meet with parents of  IA students

KCS officials meet with parents of IA students

December 13th, 2013 12:08 am by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT — City school system officials are urging parents to support city leaders maintaining current STEM teacher funding for the city system, although the city system is pulling out of a joint STEM program at the school year’s end.

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RCS officials want more explanation for bus bill

RCS officials want more explanation for bus bill

December 11th, 2013 11:03 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE — Rogersville City School officials aren’t ready to pay a $90,349 bus bill to the Hawkins County School System for 2012-13 student transportation until they understand why the bill increased $12,000 over the previous year.

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Resolution seeks adjustment to Tennessee’s school funding formula

Resolution seeks adjustment to Tennessee’s school funding formula

December 11th, 2013 7:37 pm by Staff Report

NASHVILLE (AP) — The Metro Nashville school district says the Basic Education Program, or BEP, hasn’t been fully funded since it was overhauled six years ago under then-Gov. Phil Bredesen. It claims Nashville, in particular, has been shorted millions.

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Wise school administrators believe $700,000 can be given back to supervisors

Wise school administrators believe $700,000 can be given back to supervisors

December 10th, 2013 10:41 pm by Staff Report

WISE — Of $2.5 million provided by the Wise County Board of Supervisors toward two high school construction projects, the school board should be able to return $700,000 to supervisors because projects are coming in under budget.

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600 coats donated to Jackson students

December 10th, 2013 10:23 pm by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT — A box truck carrying 600 Hamrick's coats in colors and sizes chosen earlier this year rolled into the school Tuesday.

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Walters State commencement set for Friday

Walters State commencement set for Friday

December 10th, 2013 9:31 pm by Rick Wagner

MORRISTOWN — The college will confer more than 700 technical certificates, academic certificates, associate of applied science, associate of science, associate of arts and associate of teaching degrees.

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