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Scott County SOL scores lower, but still beat state average

Scott County SOL scores lower, but still beat state average

August 24th, 2013 10:08 pm by Wes Bunch

GATE CITY — More rigorous questions and mandated changes in how tests are taken combined to have a negative impact on Standards of Learning scores for schools in Scott County, according to preliminary figures.

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Dobyns-Bennett grad following  his dream in Coast Guard

Dobyns-Bennett grad following his dream in Coast Guard

August 24th, 2013 8:58 pm by Pat Kenney

KINGSPORT — Decisions, decisions, decisions. Kingsport’s Hunter Holt, a 2012 graduate of Dobyns-Bennett, had a tough decision to make when it came time to choose the college he would attend.

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Buzzworthy: Murfreesboro elementary students busy with bees

Buzzworthy: Murfreesboro elementary students busy with bees

August 24th, 2013 2:20 pm by MEALAND RAGLAND-HUDGINS, Daily News Journal

There's a buzz in the air at McFadden School of Excellence, and it has little to do with students starting a new academic year.

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Tournament of Roses president helps raise funds  to get D-B band to parade

Tournament of Roses president helps raise funds to get D-B band to parade

August 23rd, 2013 9:46 pm by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT — So far, the Dobyns-Bennett High School Marching Indian Band has enough money to get to South Dakota in late December. The problem is, it needs to be in Pasadena, Calif., for the 2014 Rose Bowl Parade Jan. 1.

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Smart Spending: Finding deals for college students

Smart Spending: Finding deals for college students

August 23rd, 2013 2:31 pm by JOSEPH PISANI, AP Business Writer

That plastic college ID card is worth more than you think. Flashing the card at stores and restaurants can get you major savings. But many of the deals are not advertised, so it never hurts to ask.

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GED  seekers urged to complete exam before 2014 format change

GED seekers urged to complete exam before 2014 format change

August 22nd, 2013 10:30 pm by Wes Bunch

GATE CITY — If you’ve been putting off getting your GED exam, now is the time to get it done. That’s the message Adult Education of Lee, Wise and Scott counties and the city of Norton hopes to communicate to those who have not yet completed their exam.

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Civil War battle re-enactment an economic engine

Civil War battle re-enactment an economic engine

August 22nd, 2013 10:26 pm by Rick Wagner

BLOUNTVILLE — What do an 1863 Civil War battle reenactment and flea market have it common? Both are economic development activities. And both were topics of discussions at Thursday’s NETWORKS — Sullivan Partnership meeting.

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Enrollment up  in Kingsport, Sullivan County schools

Enrollment up in Kingsport, Sullivan County schools

August 22nd, 2013 7:50 pm by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT — Dobyns-Bennett High School has topped 2,000 students and Kingsport City Schools as a whole has surpassed 7,000. Meanwhile, enrollment of about 10,500 in Sullivan County is above the enrollment at the end of last school year.

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Gun discharges in Memphis kindergartener's backpack

Gun discharges in Memphis kindergartener's backpack

August 22nd, 2013 3:01 pm by Associated Press

A gun discharged inside a 5-year-old kindergartener's backpack at a Tennessee elementary school cafeteria on Thursday, though no one was hurt, officials said.

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Tennessee's ACT scores improve

Tennessee's ACT scores improve

August 21st, 2013 11:25 pm by Rick Wagner

Tennessee public high school graduates slightly increased their performance on the ACT test in 2013, earning an average score of 19.3 out of 36, up from 19.2 in 2012, according to state-by-state results released by ACT Wednesday.

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