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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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Irate man triggers brief shelter-in-place order at Sulphur Springs School

Irate man triggers brief shelter-in-place order at Sulphur Springs School

January 14th, 2014 6:27 pm by NATHAN BAKER, NET News Service

The man allegedly claimed he was sent by a student's mother to pick up the child in order to prevent the boy's father from transporting him to Alabama.

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Some schools want to end role as polling places because of security concerns

Some schools want to end role as polling places because of security concerns

January 12th, 2014 9:07 pm by Rick Wagner

BLOUNTVILLE — Two area school systems continue to have schools serve double duty as polling places, despite ramped-up security concerns following the elementary school shootings in Connecticut just over a year ago.

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Hawkins County Board of Education recognizes Church Hill officials

Hawkins County Board of Education recognizes Church Hill officials - VIDEO

January 12th, 2014 8:49 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE — Church Hill officials were honored by the Hawkins County Board of Education on Thursday evening for what BOE member Chris Christian described as a lot of “little things” it does for local schools.

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Tennessee program to benefit community college transfers

Tennessee program to benefit community college transfers

January 12th, 2014 5:19 pm by Associated Press

NASHVILLE — State higher education officials are hoping to boost college graduation rates in Tennessee by helping students who transfer from community colleges to four-year institutions get the associate degrees they may still lack.

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Hawkins BOE to pay TSBA $8,500 for director of schools search

Hawkins BOE to pay TSBA $8,500 for director of schools search

January 12th, 2014 3:41 pm by Jeff Bobo

By a vote of 6-1 the BOE agreed to take advantage of a Tennessee School Board Association service to help find a replacement for director Charlotte Britton who retires at the end of June.

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Wise County students, staffs thrilled with new schools

Wise County students, staffs thrilled with new schools

January 11th, 2014 8:08 pm by Stephen Igo

WISE COUNTY — Off-the-scale school pride riding a tsunami of joy and excitement pumps through the halls of two brand new Wise County high schools.

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City, county schools overlap on three facilities studies applicants

City, county schools overlap on three facilities studies applicants

January 10th, 2014 11:16 pm by Rick Wagner

BLOUNTVILLE — The three that overlapped are Olympia, Wash.-based MGT of America partnering with Studio Four Design of Knoxville; Red Chair Architects of Knoxville; and Cope Architects of Knoxville.

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Haslam to decide on school vouchers next week

Haslam to decide on school vouchers next week

January 10th, 2014 4:29 pm by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

Gov. Bill Haslam won't announce his decision about whether to support school voucher legislation until next week, when state lawmakers return into session.

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Middle schools to dismiss from D-B Friday due to game

Middle schools to dismiss from D-B Friday due to game

January 9th, 2014 1:16 pm by Rick Wagner

Because the annual Robinson vs. Sevier middle schools Varsity Basketball Game will be held at Dobyns-Bennett High School’s Buck Van Huss Dome, the entire student body of both middle schools will be transported to D-B Friday afternoon.

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