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Sullivan school board sets 2014-15 calendar much like that of current year

Sullivan school board sets 2014-15 calendar much like that of current year

December 2nd, 2013 11:50 pm by Rick Wagner

BLOUNTVILLE — The 7-0 vote Monday night was based on the results of an online survey split 55.5 percent for that calendar to 44.5 percent for one starting later in August.

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Scott County elementary school to participate in "DVDs for troops" campaign

Scott County elementary school to participate in "DVDs for troops" campaign

December 2nd, 2013 6:00 am by Wes Bunch

Students at Scott County’s Shoemaker Elementary School are hoping to bring a glimpse of home to soldiers overseas by joining in the History Channel and Charter Media’s “DVDs for Troop” campaign.

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Sign-ups begin for American Legion oratorical contest

Sign-ups begin for American Legion oratorical contest

December 1st, 2013 11:42 pm by Jeff Bobo

The Northeast Tennessee district Oratorical Contest, which focuses on the Constitution of the United States, will be held at Post 21, 1924 E. Main St., Rogersville, in February.

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Best Buy, Eastman Credit Union teaming up with Kingsport City Schools

Best Buy, Eastman Credit Union teaming up with Kingsport City Schools

December 1st, 2013 10:55 pm by Rick Wagner

“The reality is that teachers and other students in our classrooms have access to laptops and tablets, but the kids who don’t have access to these devices get left behind. We wanted to help bridge that gap,” said Olan O. Jones, ECU CEO.

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Kingsport schools set to spend nearly $1 million on laptops for students

Kingsport schools set to spend nearly $1 million on laptops for students

December 1st, 2013 9:10 pm by Rick Wagner

School officials are also making plans to put Wi-Fi on five of the city's school buses with the longest routes.

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Shoemaker Elementary students joining campaign to collect ‘DVDs for Troops’

Shoemaker Elementary students joining campaign to collect ‘DVDs for Troops’

December 1st, 2013 6:40 pm by Wes Bunch

Anyone who knows a student attending Shoemaker can send a DVD with the child to be dropped off.

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Applying to colleges can be intimidating process

Applying to colleges can be intimidating process

December 1st, 2013 1:00 am by KIMBERLY HEFLING, AP Education Writer

Even as a larger percentage of students from every income go to college compared to the late 1980s, some don't even consider it. Cost is a huge factor, as is a lack of understanding about scholarships and student loans.

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Bus bill dispute between Hawkins, RCS  might be resolved at Dec. 5 meeting

Bus bill dispute between Hawkins, RCS might be resolved at Dec. 5 meeting

November 29th, 2013 9:18 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE — For at least the past five school years, the Hawkins County School System has used the same formula to calculate the student transportation bill it sends the Rogersville City School System every year.

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Fire marshal calls for safety study due to Volunteer High vocational building violations

Fire marshal calls for safety study due to Volunteer High vocational building violations

November 28th, 2013 11:14 pm by Jeff Bobo

CHURCH HILL — Volunteer High School’s vocational building recently received bad marks during a fire marshal inspection due to some walls and doors that were installed after the facility was originally constructed in 1980.

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Hawkins County Board of Education votes to eliminate teacher fees for refrigerators, microwaves

Hawkins County Board of Education votes to eliminate teacher fees for refrigerators, microwaves

November 27th, 2013 6:55 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE — It will cost Hawkins County Schools between $7,000 and $8,000 each school year to eliminate the annual $40 fee charged to teachers who keep refrigerators and/or microwaves in their classrooms.

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