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MOU x 2: Kingsport BOE approves  dual enrollment with King, J. Fred renovation

MOU x 2: Kingsport BOE approves dual enrollment with King, J. Fred renovation

September 5th, 2013 11:31 pm by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT — The King dual enrollment program, approved 5-0, will allow junior and senior students with a weighted grade point average of 3.0 to earn college credits while attending Dobyns-Bennett High School.

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Johnson City school board goes on record against teacher licensure change

September 5th, 2013 9:38 am by Nathan Baker, NET News Service

It’s just appalling to me,” member Richard Manahan said after the vote. “If this board was to do that, we’d all be run out of office.”

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Tennessee governor formally launches Drive to 55 program

Tennessee governor formally launches Drive to 55 program

September 4th, 2013 9:07 pm by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT — Drive to 55 at first blush might sound like a highway speed-limit program left over from the 1970s. But it is actually Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam’s effort to help more state residents earn degrees and certificates.

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Action already under way to support Drive to 55 initiative

Action already under way to support Drive to 55 initiative premium content

September 4th, 2013 9:05 pm by Rick Wagner

KINGPSORT — The program has a goal of getting 55 percent of Tennesseans with a college degree or certificate by 2025.

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KPD: Driver hits school bus after running red light

KPD: Driver hits school bus after running red light

September 4th, 2013 2:45 pm by Staff Report

KINGSPORT — A Church Hill man has been cited by police after allegedly running a red light Wednesday morning and striking a Kingsport city school bus loaded with children.

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Gov. Haslam stands behind teacher licensure change, but acknowledges teacher angst and possible reversal by lawmakers

Gov. Haslam stands behind teacher licensure change, but acknowledges teacher angst and possible reversal by lawmakers

September 4th, 2013 12:31 am by Rick Wagner

Because of licensure concerns, the governor said it is good the state Board of Education’s recent 6-3 vote included a provision to delay implementation of the change.

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Kingsport man appointed to Tennessee Board of Regents

Kingsport man appointed to Tennessee Board of Regents

September 3rd, 2013 10:23 pm by Hank Hayes

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam named Kingsport’s J. Parker Smith Tuesday to the Tennessee Board of Regents as the representative of the First Congressional District. “I am grateful to Parker for serving our state in this important way,” Haslam said.

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Dobyns-Bennett Alumni Board Announces 2013 Hall of Fame Inductees

Dobyns-Bennett Alumni Board Announces 2013 Hall of Fame Inductees

September 3rd, 2013 10:02 am by Marybeth McLain, community contributor

The Dobyns-Bennett High School Alumni Association Board is proud to announce the Dobyns-Bennett Alumni Hall of Fame Class of 2013: Eddie Durham, Barbara Goodlett, Beryl Shipley, Vince Staten, Dickie Warren and Bruce Wilder.

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MECC offers hands-on institute to help counselors help students

MECC offers hands-on institute to help counselors help students

September 3rd, 2013 9:22 am by Staff Report

Guidance counselors are tasked with the difficult responsibility of helping youth discover and develop their interests into potential career paths.

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Ned Jilton

"Hardtack and Hard Times": Battle of Blountville, the Writers Cut.

September 3rd, 2013 5:00 am by Ned Jilton

In movies you have the directors cut in which scenes cut from the original version are put back in. That's why I am calling this the writers cut of the Battle of Blountville story.

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