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Sullivan commissioner clarifies estimate on taxes to ‘equalize education’

Sullivan commissioner clarifies estimate on taxes to ‘equalize education’

July 15th, 2013 8:55 pm by J. H. Osborne

BLOUNTVILLE — Sullivan County Commissioner Eddie Williams clarified to the Times-News on Monday comments he made last week regarding his estimate that it would take a 72-cent property tax increase to “equalize education” in the county.

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Sullivan County Commission defers action on cities/county schools panel

Sullivan County Commission defers action on cities/county schools panel

July 15th, 2013 8:42 pm by J. H. Osborne

BLOUNTVILLE — Sullivan County Commissioner Baxter Hood deferred action on two resolutions Monday, postponing their consideration by the Sullivan County Commission.

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UPDATE: Trent appointed new Surgoinsville Middle School principal

UPDATE: Trent appointed new Surgoinsville Middle School principal

July 14th, 2013 11:27 am by Jeff Bobo

Dr. Scott Trent replaces former principal Shane Bailey who resigned at the end of this past school year to accept a position as assistant principal at the independent K-12 Rogersville City School.

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Sullivan commissioner says 72-cent property tax increase needed to ‘equalize education’

Sullivan commissioner says 72-cent property tax increase needed to ‘equalize education’ premium content

July 13th, 2013 11:06 pm by Staff Report

BLOUNTVILLE — Commissioner Eddie Williams made the comment as the Budget Committee discussed a proposal to create a joint study committee to look at how to best use all the educational resources currently being used by the county, Kingsport and Bristol.

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Some city and county slots still open for Innovation Academy

Some city and county slots still open for Innovation Academy

July 11th, 2013 11:11 pm by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT — A day after the deadline for chosen students to confirm their plans to attend Innovation Academy of Northeast Tennessee, it appears some Kingsport students who didn’t get a slot in last month’s lottery may be in luck.

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Kingsport school system names four associate principals

Kingsport school system names four associate principals

July 11th, 2013 10:24 pm by Staff Report

KINGSPORT — Kingsport City Schools has announced the appointment of four associate principals. “I am excited that we have such quality educators that strive to serve students, parents, and teachers as school leaders,” Superintendent Lyle Ailshie said.

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Letter to the editor: Ousting Yennie won't fix problems

Letter to the editor: Ousting Yennie won't fix problems

July 11th, 2013 3:00 am by JOSEPH LINGERFELT

I see that Todd Broughton has presented a petition to the Sullivan County School Board to remove Dr. Yennie, and a similar petition has been started in the South zone.

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Kingsport BOE recommends buying lot, donating another

Kingsport BOE recommends buying lot, donating another

July 10th, 2013 8:35 pm by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT — The difference between giving up city school property as surplus and acquiring more property can be summed up in those three magic real estate words: location, location and location.

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Kingsport schools may move to self-insured health care plan premium content

July 9th, 2013 11:29 pm by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT — City school leaders are setting the wheels in motion for a possible move to a self-insured health care plan by Jan. 1, a move that would mean abandoning state of Tennessee health insurance offerings.

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New principal named for Sullivan North High School

New principal named for Sullivan North High School

July 9th, 2013 5:21 pm by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT — An assistant principal at Sullivan South High School will fill the top spot at Sullivan North High School, the county school system has announced.

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