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Sullivan BOE selects Red Chair for facilities study

Sullivan BOE selects Red Chair for facilities study

January 18th, 2014 12:11 am by Rick Wagner

BLOUNTVILLE — Sullivan County’s school board has voted 6-1 to choose Knoxville-based Red Chair Architects to oversee a master facilities planning process, which Kingsport City Schools could join.

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Surplus Powell Valley items going on the block

Surplus Powell Valley items going on the block

January 17th, 2014 9:28 am by Stephen Igo

One final time come Saturday, the folks of Big Stone Gap can prowl the halls of the old Powell Valley High School, and perhaps take a little — or not so little — piece of it home with them.

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Community Education

Kingsport City Schools Sets Budget Committee Meetings

January 17th, 2014 8:35 am by Marybeth McLain, community contributor

Kingsport City Schools Budget Committee has scheduled a series of meetings to review budget items for the 2014-2015 fiscal year.

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State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE) to Honor Kingsport City Schools

January 17th, 2014 8:30 am by Andy True, community contributor

The State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE) will honor Kingsport City Schools with a proclamation and banner presentation for being named a 2013 Tennessee SCORE Prize finalist.

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Reporter's notebook: Beloved teacher has found a brand new pair of wings

Reporter's notebook: Beloved teacher has found a brand new pair of wings

January 16th, 2014 10:32 pm by Carmen Musick

Students, parents and teachers throughout Hawkins County are mourning the death of Church Hill Intermediate School teacher Crystal Davenport. She died Monday at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center in Knoxville following a brain aneurysm.

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Haslam to bring back school voucher bill

Haslam to bring back school voucher bill

January 16th, 2014 9:49 pm by Associated Press

NASHVILLE (AP) — The governor told reporters that his proposal again will be limited to students from low-income families attending failing schools. Haslam had that measure withdrawn when Senate Republicans sought to expand to a larger number of children.

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Telemedicine to give all Hawkins schools access to  nurse practitioner

Telemedicine to give all Hawkins schools access to nurse practitioner

January 15th, 2014 11:37 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE — If a Mooresburg student is sick and the school system’s lone traveling nurse practitioner is in Mount Carmel, it’s simply not practical to travel the length of the county for that one case.

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Postal Service shreds misdirected Imagination Library books

Postal Service shreds misdirected Imagination Library books

January 15th, 2014 11:03 pm by Nick Shepherd

For years, the Postal Service would allow volunteers with Imagination Library to reclaim the books. That started to change about a year ago. The USPS said setting the books aside was a service it was not being paid for and therefore had to stop.

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Hawkins County schools receive $2,000 from solar panel revenue

Hawkins County schools receive $2,000 from solar panel revenue

January 14th, 2014 10:48 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE — When Hawkins County Schools approved the solar panel installation project in 2012, the plan was to use the new revenue to help offset expenses that the individual schools pay for themselves.

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Sullivan County officials support  effort to make all elections school holidays

Sullivan County officials support effort to make all elections school holidays

January 14th, 2014 10:13 pm by J. H. Osborne

BLOUNTVILLE — Some schools nationwide want to end their traditional role as polling places due to security concerns since the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut, leaving their communities without easy alternatives for voting sites.

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