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Scott, Lee schools receive grants from state for security upgrades

Scott, Lee schools receive grants from state for security upgrades

September 7th, 2013 11:16 pm by Wes Bunch

GATE CITY — Two Southwest Virginia school systems were among 86 across the state that were awarded grant funds last week to make security improvements at various campuses.

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PHOTO GALLERY: Action at the Battle of Blountville.

September 7th, 2013 5:28 pm by Ned Jilton

The event continues Sunday as the camps open to the public at 9 am with an old-time worship service at 10 am by Chaplain Alan Farley followed by a second day of battle at 2 pm. Photos by Ned Jilton II

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Sullivan school officials question Kingsport city website information as inaccurate or at least outdated

Sullivan school officials question Kingsport city website information as inaccurate or at least outdated

September 7th, 2013 2:00 pm by Rick Wagner

Sullivan County Board of Education member Robyn Ivester, who represents part of the Colonial Heights area, said some constituents there recently showed her a city website — www.kingsporttn.gov — that incorrectly indicates annexation eventually makes it

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Curricula, enrollment on Wise County School Board’s slate

Curricula, enrollment on Wise County School Board’s slate

September 6th, 2013 10:16 pm by Stephen Igo

WISE — A range of discussion items will highlight Tuesday’s regular session of the Wise County School Board, including initial school year enrollment numbers and a presentation on academic plans.

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PHOTO GALLERY: Civil War Heritage Day at Battle of Blountville.

September 6th, 2013 3:09 pm by Staff Report

The Battle of Blountville Civil War Re-Enactment is this weekend on the Old Hawley Farm in Blountville. "Civil War Heritage Day" was held for local school children Friday. Re-enactments and skirmishes will be held Saturday and Sunday

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Sullivan BOE set to oppose teacher license policy

Sullivan BOE set to oppose teacher license policy

September 5th, 2013 11:40 pm by Rick Wagner

BLOUNTVILLE — Sullivan County’s school board is poised to go on record opposing the state's recent teacher licensure vote. “If a doctor can’t cure me, he doesn’t lose his license,” Sullivan County BOE member Robyn Ivester of Piney Flats said.

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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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