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Sullivan schools hire fired Hawkins County finance director for interim job

Sullivan schools hire fired Hawkins County finance director for interim job premium content

August 1st, 2013 11:22 pm by Rick Wagner

BLOUNTVILLE — Former Hawkins County school system finance director Myron Dale, fired June 17 after IRS payments for that school system went unpaid, is working for the Sullivan County school system in an interim capacity.

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Kingsport schools add Chinese instructor, telemedicine

Kingsport schools add Chinese instructor, telemedicine

August 1st, 2013 11:14 pm by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT — Chinese classes and in-school medical care are last-minute additions to the offerings at Dobyns-Bennett High School for the 2013-14 school year. The city Board of Education approved contracts and agreements for both ventures Thursday night.

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2013-2014 calendars for local school systems

2013-2014 calendars for local school systems

August 1st, 2013 9:10 pm by Staff report

August means back to school for students throughout Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. Many will be going back to the classroom as early as next week.

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Got your back: Kingsport church gives students backpacks

Got your back: Kingsport church gives students backpacks

August 1st, 2013 1:40 pm by Jessica Fischer

On Sunday church staff and volunteers will give away backpacks and school supplies, popcorn and slushies, and provide free haircuts and manicures to Kingsport City School students in grades K-5.

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'A win for students and taxpayers:' House approves lower rates on student loans

'A win for students and taxpayers:' House approves lower rates on student loans

July 31st, 2013 6:41 pm by PHILIP ELLIOTT, Associated Press

A bipartisan bill that would reduce the costs of borrowing for millions of students passed the House on Wednesday and was heading to President Barack Obama for his signature.

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Mountain Empire Community College upgrades security team

Mountain Empire Community College upgrades security team

July 31st, 2013 3:13 pm by Stephen Igo

The MECC Police Force's duties will include monitoring traffic on campus, providing security during special events, responding to calls for assistance and investigating crimes. Two officers will also have the authority to make arrests and carry a firearm.

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Tenn. county bans paddling at school

Tenn. county bans paddling at school

July 31st, 2013 8:00 am by Associated Press

According to The Commercial Appeal, the school board spent minimal time debating the issue Tuesday before voting 13-2 to eliminate corporal punishment.

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Back-to-school jitters? Planning, positive attitude can reduce stress and anxiety of first days

Back-to-school jitters? Planning, positive attitude can reduce stress and anxiety of first days

July 30th, 2013 8:56 pm by Marci Gore

As students head back to the classroom, both parents and children may experience a bit of stress and anxiety. However, Dr. Dwain Arnold says with some planning and a positive attitude, those first days of school can actually be exciting.

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Happy Snaps Photo Booth @ 2013 Kingsport Back to School Expo

July 30th, 2013 2:23 pm by Staff Report

The Fourth Annual Back to School Expo will be held today (Tuesday, July 30) from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Kingsport Town Center, formerly the Fort Henry Mall. Sponsored by Kingsport City Schools

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97 Dobyns-Bennett Students Earn AP Scholar Awards

97 Dobyns-Bennett Students Earn AP Scholar Awards

July 30th, 2013 9:15 am by Marybeth McLain, community contributor

97 students at Dobyns-Bennett High School have earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on AP Exams.

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