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Energy efficiency discussions put spotlight on stadium's daytime lighting

Energy efficiency discussions put spotlight on stadium's daytime lighting

November 20th, 2014 8:20 am by Rick Wagner

A move to hire an energy efficiency company for the city school system has brought to the forefront lighting systems that are on during the day at D-B's football stadium. According to Mayor Dennis Phillips, "Nobody knows how to turn them off."

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Bonus busted: BMA votes down KCS employee gift

Bonus busted: BMA votes down KCS employee gift

November 19th, 2014 8:00 pm by Matthew Lane

The Board of Mayor and Aldermen shot down a recommendation from Kingsport City Schools this week to spend nearly half a million dollars on one-time bonuses for all school employees, saying it would not be the best use of taxpayer dollars.

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Speakers say Common Core contains spiritual set-up

Speakers say Common Core contains spiritual set-up

November 19th, 2014 12:36 am by MAX HRENDA, NET News Service

On Tuesday evening at Fountain of Life Bible Church, more than 100 people were in attendance as community and religious leaders denounced the standards as harmful and seditious to the American way of life.

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Photos: Roosevelt students collect food for neighborhood church

November 18th, 2014 10:00 pm by David Grace

Students help pack up more than 1,200 pounds of food collected by the school's students for the West View Baptist Church food pantry.

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Judge hands Wise School Board vacancies to voters

Judge hands Wise School Board vacancies to voters

November 18th, 2014 9:53 pm by Stephen Igo

In separate court decrees issued Monday, Dotson issued separate writs of election for seats left vacant by the recent death of one board member and resignation of another.

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Still giving back: Scott County Retired Teachers Association awards scholarships yearly

Still giving back: Scott County Retired Teachers Association awards scholarships yearly

November 18th, 2014 12:16 pm by Marci Gore

Each year, the association awards $2,000 to a graduating high school senior at each of county's three high schools — Gate City, Rye Cove and Twin Springs.

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Sullivan seeks input on new school calendar

Sullivan seeks input on new school calendar

November 18th, 2014 11:49 am by Staff Reports

Options include fall break or no fall break.

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Latest chill closes some SW Va. schools

Latest chill closes some SW Va. schools

November 18th, 2014 11:11 am by Stephen Igo

Snow accumulations overnight Monday into Tuesday morning weren't much, but enough to cover many secondary route. Bitter temperatures were the greater problem.

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Bill would repeal Common Core in Tennessee

Bill would repeal Common Core in Tennessee

November 17th, 2014 8:00 pm by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

Two Republican state senators filed legislation Monday to repeal the state's Common Core standards even though Gov. Bill Haslam has called for a public review of the higher benchmarks in English and math.

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Local student finds capital fascinating — including the imperfections

Local student finds capital fascinating — including the imperfections

November 17th, 2014 7:14 pm by Rick Wagner

Was mistake in text on the Lincoln Memorial intentional?

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