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Source says Cherokee High girls basketball coaches suspended after texting students

Source says Cherokee High girls basketball coaches suspended after texting students

January 26th, 2014 6:58 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE — The Cherokee High School girls basketball team, which was suffering through a 1-25 season, was dealt another blow last week when the head coach and assistant coach were suspended for the rest of the season.

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Timeline calls for new Hawkins school director in place April 14

Timeline calls for new Hawkins school director in place April 14

January 26th, 2014 2:16 pm by Jeff Bobo

The Tennessee School Board Association will advertise the job opening, screen the initial applicants and provide the BOE with a list of up to six finalists.

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Cell phones going in all Kingsport classrooms

Cell phones going in all Kingsport classrooms

January 25th, 2014 8:13 pm by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT — Every classroom in Kingsport City Schools soon will have a cell phone, part of a safety upgrade the city school board recently learned about.

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Colonial Heights Middle teacher a finalist for McGlothlin Award

Colonial Heights Middle teacher a finalist for McGlothlin Award

January 25th, 2014 7:45 pm by Rick Wagner

Three Tri-Cities teachers, including Stephanie Miller from Sullivan County’s Colonial Heights Middle School, remain among finalists for the 2014 McGlothlin Awards for Teaching Excellence.

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Tennessee Chamber of Commerce and Industry: Lack of skilled workers a concern

Tennessee Chamber of Commerce and Industry: Lack of skilled workers a concern

January 25th, 2014 6:33 pm by Hank Hayes

Tennessee’s lack of a qualified and skilled workforce is becoming the business community’s “strongest concern,” the state Chamber of Commerce and Industry (TCCI) advised lawmakers during a regional legislative breakfast on Friday.

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Kilgore bill would let local school  workers buy state’s health insurance

Kilgore bill would let local school workers buy state’s health insurance

January 24th, 2014 10:45 pm by Wes Bunch

RICHMOND — Delegate Terry Kilgore, R-Gate City, said, “With the passage of Obamacare, healthcare costs continue to rise and anything the state can do to reduce that burden should be a welcomed move.”

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Niswonger Foundation selects five new scholars

Niswonger Foundation selects five new scholars

January 23rd, 2014 4:00 pm by Staff Report

The Niswonger Foundation, founded by Greeneville, Tenn., businessman and philanthropist Scott M. Niswonger, has selected five high school seniors to join the Niswonger Scholars program.

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Dobyns-Bennett students earn college credits

Dobyns-Bennett students earn college credits

January 23rd, 2014 2:50 pm by Andy True, community contributor

Students graduating from Dobyns-Bennett High School in 2013 earned over 3,300 college credits prior to graduation, according to a recently released report on credit attainment.

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Wise County School Board considering change to sick leave policy

Wise County School Board considering change to sick leave policy

January 22nd, 2014 8:46 pm by Stephen Igo

WISE — The changes are driven by the needs of the Virginia Retirement System (VRS) in the process of seeking long-term financial stability. The VRS rates school divisions and employees pay are also likely to increase in 2014-15 by around 15 percent.

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D-B’s Sparkle Squad brings students and community together

D-B’s Sparkle Squad brings students and community together

January 22nd, 2014 4:00 pm by Katherine Scoggins

Building friendships while breaking down barriers. This is the idea behind one of the newest and most innovative programs to hit local schools.

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