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Anderson  cites two  SROs who made a difference

Anderson cites two SROs who made a difference

August 17th, 2013 6:02 pm by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT — When Sullivan County Sheriff Wayne Anderson thinks of school resource officers, he thinks about the late Dutch Coward, an officer of the Kingsport Police Department, and Sullivan County SRO Carolyn Gudger.

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Sullivan County schools  look to sheriff’s  office for SROs

Sullivan County schools look to sheriff’s office for SROs

August 17th, 2013 5:45 pm by Rick Wagner

BLOUNTVILLE — Sullivan County school leaders are calling on Sheriff Wayne Anderson to hire additional school resource officers or other officers to be in county schools.

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Sullivan County paid pre-K enrollment deadline pushed back to Sept. 15

Sullivan County paid pre-K enrollment deadline pushed back to Sept. 15

August 15th, 2013 10:31 pm by Rick Wagner

BLOUNTVILLE — The merger of a new parent-paid pre-kindergarten program at Miller Perry Elementary School into one at Rock Springs Elementary got an 11th hour reprieve Thursday.

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City, school board work on plan for debt, revenues from D-B stadium renovations

City, school board work on plan for debt, revenues from D-B stadium renovations premium content

August 15th, 2013 10:27 pm by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT — A proposed draft agreement between the school system and city of Kingsport lays out the school system’s vision of future debt repayment for the J. Fred Johnson Stadium project.

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Lawmaker's bill aimed at holiday greeting

Lawmaker's bill aimed at holiday greeting

August 15th, 2013 9:45 am by Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — State Representative Stacey Campfield has filed a bill that he says would assure students and teachers they could wish others Merry Christmas.

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TEA opposes teacher licensure proposal

TEA opposes teacher licensure proposal

August 14th, 2013 5:31 pm by Associated Press

NASHVILLE (AP) — The state’s largest teachers’ union is challenging a proposal to tie teacher licensure to student test data. The TEA held a press conference on Wednesday to voice its opposition to using the Tennessee Value-Added Assessment System.

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Entertaining and educational: There's lots to learn at the Appalachian Fair

Entertaining and educational: There's lots to learn at the Appalachian Fair

August 14th, 2013 1:00 pm by Amanda J. Vicars

The word “fair” is synonymous with carnival rides, games, concerts, and an assortment of deep fried foods and sugary confections. What most people don't realize, however, is that fairs began as a means to educate — as well entertain — attendees.

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Today's Sullivan County 4-H Club teaches life skills

Today's Sullivan County 4-H Club teaches life skills

August 14th, 2013 12:38 pm by Amanda J. Vicars

The 4-H of today has transitioned into a leadership-focused program encompassing a child's full spectrum of needs in order to mold productive citizens for the future.

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Schools, old courthouse among buildings flooded in Blountville

Schools, old courthouse among buildings flooded in Blountville

August 13th, 2013 9:57 pm by Staff Report

BLOUNTVILLE —At least one motorist was caught in a stalled-out car in high water. “It must have rained four to five inches here in about three or four hours,” said Claude Smith, construction manager and maintenance supervisor for the county.

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Enrollment higher in Wise County schools

Enrollment higher in Wise County schools

August 13th, 2013 9:34 pm by Stephen Igo

WISE — Wise County’s school division is off to a great start for the 2013-14 school year, according to reports received by the School Board on Tuesday, including an upward bump in enrollment — at least from initial numbers — after decades of declines.

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