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IA Q&A offers some answers for parents, but other questions remain

IA Q&A offers some answers for parents, but other questions remain

June 15th, 2014 10:00 am by Rick Wagner

Current and prospective parents and students of Innovation Academy got a glimpse of IA's new home earlier this week. They also got answers to frequently asked questions from the Sullivan County director of schools concerning the STEM school.

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Yennie: Innovation Academy shuttle buses likely to be Central, North activity buses

Yennie: Innovation Academy shuttle buses likely to be Central, North activity buses

June 14th, 2014 7:23 pm by Rick Wagner

BLOUNTVILLE — Innovation Academy of Northeast Tennessee shuttle buses for the 2014-15 school year likely will be activity buses from Sullivan Central or North high schools.

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From prevention to response, Hawkins leaders prepare for school attacks

From prevention to response, Hawkins leaders prepare for school attacks

June 13th, 2014 8:52 pm by Jeff Bobo

The fact that last year's alleged Volunteer High School massacre plot was foiled by a mental health professional hasn't been lost on leaders in the Hawkins County School System.

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Sullivan commissioner broaches idea of consolidating county, Kingsport, Bristol school systems

Sullivan commissioner broaches idea of consolidating county, Kingsport, Bristol school systems

June 12th, 2014 10:55 pm by J. H. Osborne

Sullivan County Commissioner Moe Brotherton, whose district includes the Colonial Heights area, said Thursday that it's time to consider consolidation of Sullivan County, Kingsport and Bristol school systems.

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Ethics complaints against two Hawkins BOE members dismissed

Ethics complaints against two Hawkins BOE members dismissed

June 12th, 2014 10:40 pm by Jeff Bobo

Ethics complaints filed earlier this month against Hawkins County Board of Education Chairman Randy Collier and board member Chris Christian were dismissed Thursday during a hearing that lasted about five minutes.

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Eastman, UT College of Engineering teaming up

Eastman, UT College of Engineering teaming up

June 12th, 2014 9:23 pm by Rick Wagner

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Engineering and Eastman Chemical Co. have announced plans to provide for three new professor of practice positions, improve and renovate lab space, and construct a new student lounge.

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A shoe-in for Wall of Fame: D-B's Adriana Watkins wins second state triple jump title despite loss of footwear

A shoe-in for Wall of Fame: D-B's Adriana Watkins wins second state triple jump title despite loss of footwear

June 12th, 2014 9:39 am by Pat Kenney

"My shoes were muddy and so I just set them down by the door to our room when we went to the lobby," Watkins said. "When we came back they were gone."

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Sullivan  school board 'getting closer' to balancing budget

Sullivan school board 'getting closer' to balancing budget

June 11th, 2014 11:42 pm by Rick Wagner

Sullivan County school leaders may have come up with a workable plan to bridge a $3.2 million budget shortfall for 2014-15 without additional revenue beyond the projected $79.6 million.

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Sullivan commission to consider funding for schools study

Sullivan commission to consider funding for schools study

June 11th, 2014 9:14 pm by J. H. Osborne

The commission is being asked to OK spending $270,000 in taxpayer funding for the study — with that amount split 50/50 between the county's general fund surplus and the county's general purpose school fund "restricted for education" surplus.

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House considers bill to waive school meal rules

House considers bill to waive school meal rules

June 11th, 2014 3:15 pm by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press

The House considered legislation on Wednesday that would allow some schools to opt out of healthier meal standards — a proposal that has drawn a veto threat from the White House.

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