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Governors group skirts 'radioactive' Common Core

Governors group skirts 'radioactive' Common Core

July 13th, 2014 6:33 pm by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

NASHVILLE — Reviled by staunch conservatives, the common education standards designed to improve schools and student competitiveness are being modified by some Republican governors.

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PHOTO GALLERY: Farm Fest visitors get a glimpse back at 1850s frontier life

July 13th, 2014 3:56 pm by Jeff Bobo

The 30th annual Hamlett-Dobson Farm Fest on Sunday afternoon included many of the original rustic 1850s farm games, food, crafts and frontier lifestyle demonstrations.

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Hawkins BOE member wants tobacco free policy strictly enforced at games

Hawkins BOE member wants tobacco free policy strictly enforced at games

July 13th, 2014 11:29 am by Jeff Bobo

Anyone who regularly attends outdoor Hawkins County school sporting events knows that tobacco chewing is fairly common among adults, and isn't unheard of among students.

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New principal named at Mount Carmel Elementary

New principal named at Mount Carmel Elementary

July 12th, 2014 7:00 pm by Jeff Bobo

Kelli Campbell, who most recently served as an academic intervention consultant for the Tennessee Department of Education, and spent extensive time in Hawkins County, has been named the new principal at Mount Carmel Elementary School.

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Alumni football game OK'd despite BOE member concerns about player injury, death

Alumni football game OK'd despite BOE member concerns about player injury, death

July 11th, 2014 5:00 pm by Jeff Bobo

As the Hawkins County BOE was preparing to take its vote, board member Bob Larkins interjected some concerns about the game, and whether it is something the board should be involved in.

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PHOTO GALLERY: Despite new cuts, Hawkins BOE still has $4 million budget deficit

PHOTO GALLERY: Despite new cuts, Hawkins BOE still has $4 million budget deficit

July 11th, 2014 7:00 am by Jeff Bobo

Director of schools Steve Starnes told the Board of Education Thursday that the overall proposed 2014-15 budget deficit has been reduced from nearly $4.5 million to $4.067 million.

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Two Kingsport school board members resign

Two Kingsport school board members resign

July 10th, 2014 4:08 pm by Rick Wagner

City school board members Andy King and Betsy Cooper have resigned, leaving the Board of Mayor and Aldermen to appoint two to take their places.

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Scott school board OKs drug, alcohol policy for faculty

Scott school board OKs drug, alcohol policy for faculty

July 9th, 2014 10:49 pm by Wes Bunch

Scott County Schools Superintendent John Ferguson said during the meeting that he wanted to emphasize the fact that "reasonable suspicion" is needed to trigger a drug test under the new policy.

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Sullivan BOE approves $82.1 million budget

Sullivan BOE approves $82.1 million budget

July 9th, 2014 10:19 pm by Rick Wagner

The budget was balanced by strategies that included eliminating at least 18 positions through attrition and using more than $1.8 million in fund balance. It also counts on savings from convincing employees to switch to a limited PPO health plan.

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Kingsport school system makes number of administrative appointments

Kingsport school system makes number of administrative appointments

July 9th, 2014 4:00 pm by Rick Wagner

The city school system has appointed a new principal at one elementary school and made an interim principal at another elementary permanent. The system has also appointed new people over school nutrition and maintenance.

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