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Air Force Junior ROTC programs ‘too valuable to cut back on’

May 7th, 2013 9:31 pm by Rick Wagner

BLOUNTVILLE — Despite federal sequestration, Air Force Junior ROTC instructors at Sullivan South and Dobyns-Bennett high schools will remain 12-month teachers at least another school year.

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Equalization plan calls for all Sullivan County high schools to lose teachers-updated with staffing comparison document

Equalization plan calls for all Sullivan County high schools to lose teachers-updated with staffing comparison document

May 6th, 2013 11:52 pm by Rick Wagner

BLOUNTVILLE — Sullivan County’s four high schools would see a reduction of from three to about seven teachers each, under a Monday night school board vote to equalize pupil-teacher ratios.

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Kingsport BOE seeks $1.8 million more from city premium content

May 6th, 2013 11:15 pm by Matthew Lane

KINGSPORT — Kingsport City Schools made its official request for $1.8 million in new funding from the city Monday afternoon, calling the request “reasonable” and just enough money to maintain the current level of service within the school system.

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Volunteer High RAIN Club to host Earth Day event for third-graders

May 6th, 2013 12:30 am by Jeff Bobo

CHURCH HILL — Hawkins County third-graders will have an opportunity to spend a day at Laurel Run Park on Friday while learning about recycling and the environment from a group of Volunteer High School students.

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Kingsport schools ban all forms of smoking, tobacco

May 5th, 2013 11:45 pm by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT — There’ll be no more blowing smoke at Dobyns-Bennett High School football games, even if it is water vapor from an electronic cigarette.

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Cherokee robotics team built Frisbee-throwing robot for competition

Cherokee robotics team built Frisbee-throwing robot for competition - VIDEO

May 5th, 2013 11:12 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE — A group of Hawkins County high school students demonstrated for the Board of Education last week that aside from learning “Reading, Writing and ’Rithmetic” — their education over the past school year also encompassed robots.

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Sullivan County’s monthly sales tax collections down

May 5th, 2013 12:48 am by J. H. Osborne

BLOUNTVILLE — Monthly sales tax collections across Sullivan County, and the subsequent revenue to local school systems and governments, remain down for the fiscal year to date, according to a report prepared by the county’s budget office.

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U.S. News & World Report gives Sullivan South bronze ranking, researching D-B

May 5th, 2013 12:41 am by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT — Sullivan South High School has brought home the academic bronze.

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City BOE endorses bid for Jackson Elementary secure entrance

May 4th, 2013 8:05 am by Rick Wagner

Jackson Elementary School’s new secure entrance is a step closer to construction, as are repairs to the cracked tennis court surface at Dobyns-Bennett High School.

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School budget request to BMA now at $11.6 million premium content

May 3rd, 2013 1:01 pm by Rick Wagner

City school leaders have cut a 2013-14 budget shortfall from $3.2 million to about $1.8 million.

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