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Sullivan North principal eyes upgrades to facility

Sullivan North principal eyes upgrades to facility

January 1st, 2014 8:30 pm by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT — From the removal of metal lockers to plans for an academic hall of fame and repurposing the old pool area, Sullivan North High School Principal Brent Palmer has some ideas in mind for the school he’s headed since August.

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Critical Darlings: Northeast State shows earn regional acclaim

Critical Darlings: Northeast State shows earn regional acclaim

January 1st, 2014 10:00 am by Entertainment Staff

Two Northeast State Theatre productions have earned a slew of nominations to the Region IV Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival.

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Sullivan County students to begin classes on how to make mobile apps

Sullivan County students to begin classes on how to make mobile apps

December 29th, 2013 1:30 pm by Rick Wagner

Thanks to a federal grant and two “nerd”-certified teachers, students at two Sullivan County high schools will be learning how to make mobile apps starting in January.

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Sprinkler malfunction damages Sullivan North band equipment

Sprinkler malfunction damages Sullivan North band equipment

December 28th, 2013 9:42 pm by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT — When it rains, it pours, and when a sprinkler malfunctions and spews out thousands of gallons of water that has been in metal pipes for years, it leaves some stains.

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Tennessee education officials face curriculum, textbook fight

Tennessee education officials face curriculum, textbook fight

December 28th, 2013 1:57 pm by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

Tennessee education officials trying to implement the federal government's new Common Core academic standards face opposition from a tea party-linked group that also objects to what it considers biased passages in some state-approved textbooks.

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Active year full of high notes for Dobyns-Bennett band

Active year full of high notes for Dobyns-Bennett band

December 27th, 2013 8:31 pm by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT — The Dobyns-Bennett High School Marching Band’s Rose Parade performance Jan. 1 tops off an active 2013-14 school year for the band department, including winning or placing in local, regional and national competitions.

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Dobyns-Bennett band heading to Pasadena for Rose Bowl Parade

Dobyns-Bennett band heading to Pasadena for Rose Bowl Parade

December 27th, 2013 8:23 pm by Rick Wagner

BLOUNTVILLE — D-B is among 12 high school bands scheduled to be in this edition of the parade and also marched in 2002 and 2007. High school bands are limited to performing no more than once every four years.

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Scottish Rite Masons help Hawkins students put best foot forward with shoe donation

Scottish Rite Masons help Hawkins students put best foot forward with shoe donation

December 26th, 2013 7:17 pm by Jeff Bobo

The Scottish Rite Masons of Knoxville made a pre-Christmas delivery of 287 pairs of athletic shoes for elementary and middle school students in Hawkins County.

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Mississippi children learn with blues curriculum

Mississippi children learn with blues curriculum

December 26th, 2013 1:18 pm by EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS, Associated Press

In cotton country a couple miles east of the Mississippi River, just off a road known as the blues highway, fourth graders at Tunica Elementary School are exploring the Delta's homegrown music to learn about rhythm, rhyme and chord progression.

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Big changes coming for GED exams

Big changes coming for GED exams

December 25th, 2013 10:09 pm by Wes Bunch

GATE CITY — According to Norton and Scott County GED Examiner Rebecca Ramsey, the test will move from its current paper-and-pencil format to an all computer-based exam that is more in line with current career and college readiness standards.

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