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Foundation gives $2 million to Mountain Empire Community College

Foundation gives $2 million to Mountain Empire Community College

July 24th, 2014 7:00 pm by Stephen Igo

On Thursday the MECC Foundation celebrated a $2 million gift from the Slemp Foundation, long one of Southwest Virginia's major philanthropic organizations.

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D-B, stadium switching to Pepsi

D-B, stadium switching to Pepsi

July 23rd, 2014 5:06 pm by Rick Wagner

After a decade of being a Coca-Cola operation, J. Fred Johnson Stadium and Dobyns-Bennett High School are switching to Pepsi-Cola for at least three years.

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New principals appointed in Church Hill and Rogersville

New principals appointed in Church Hill and Rogersville

July 16th, 2014 12:00 pm by Jeff Bobo

There were two new Hawkins County school principal appointments this week, including the transfer of Teresa Drinnon from Joseph Rogers Primary to Church Hill Elementary.

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HARDTACK and HARD TIMES: Skirmish at Brooks Farm July 26-27

July 15th, 2014 7:01 pm by Ned Jilton

Battalion drill helps set stage for skirmish. Photos by Ned Jilton II

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Hawkins County BOE revises fighting policy to permit self defense

Hawkins County BOE revises fighting policy to permit self defense

July 14th, 2014 1:20 pm by Jeff Bobo

Hawkins County principals will have the option of not punishing students who defend themselves in a fight, but that option still won't exist for 'third party' students who come to the aid of another.

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Stepping up: Scott implements first step increase for teachers in six years

Stepping up: Scott implements first step increase for teachers in six years

July 14th, 2014 8:13 am by Wes Bunch

Despite having to trim an unexpected $300,000 from its budget, the Scott County School Board was recently able to bring back all non-tenured teachers while at the same time implementing a salary increase and hiring new teachers.

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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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