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State BOE chairman defends teacher licensure decision

State BOE chairman defends teacher licensure decision

September 8th, 2013 6:51 pm by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT — One Tri-Cities school board went on record against the Tennessee school board’s teacher licensure decision this past Tuesday, and a second will consider doing so Monday.

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Scott County school enrollment, student-teacher ratios only slightly changed

Scott County school enrollment, student-teacher ratios only slightly changed premium content

September 8th, 2013 6:46 pm by Wes Bunch

GATE CITY — Enrollment figures for the first 10 days of class released this week by Scott County Public Schools show little change in student population and student-teacher ratios when compared to the previous school year.

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Nyad’s team responds to skeptics doubting her swim

Nyad’s team responds to skeptics doubting her swim

September 8th, 2013 6:02 pm by JENNIFER KAY, Associated Press

MIAMI — Diana Nyad’s 110-mile swim from Cuba to Florida has generated positive publicity and adoration for the 64-year-old endurance athlete — along with skepticism from some members of the small community of marathon swimmers.

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No end in sight for decade-long Connecticut divorce case

No end in sight for decade-long Connecticut divorce case

September 8th, 2013 6:01 pm by DAVE COLLINS, Associated Press

STAMFORD, Conn. — It’s a divorce and child visitation case that already has produced nearly 600 motions and rulings and evidence of insider trading that brought down a multibillion-dollar hedge fund.

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U.S.: Proven link of Assad to chemical attack lacking

U.S.: Proven link of Assad to chemical attack lacking

September 8th, 2013 5:19 pm by PHILIP ELLIOTT, Associated Press

WASHINGTON — The White House asserted Sunday that a “common-sense test” dictates the Syrian government is responsible for a chemical weapons attack that President Barack Obama says demands a U.S. military response.

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Yenni's evaluation just short of 'exceptional'

Yenni's evaluation just short of 'exceptional'

September 8th, 2013 5:00 pm by Rick Wagner

Sullivan County Director of Schools Jubal Yennie is just short of “exceptional,” according to the county school board.

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SWAT officers kill 107-year-old Arkansas man in standoff

SWAT officers kill 107-year-old Arkansas man in standoff

September 8th, 2013 4:27 pm by Associated Press

A 107-year-old man was killed after SWAT officers shot back at him during a standoff at a home, police in the southeastern Arkansas city of Pine Bluff said Sunday.

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Child dies in ATV mishap, new Kingsport ballfield complex and other stories you may have missed last week

Child dies in ATV mishap, new Kingsport ballfield complex and other stories you may have missed last week

September 8th, 2013 10:05 am by Staff Report

Child dies in ATV mishap, Kingsport finds site for new ballfield complex and other stories you may have missed last week.

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Eight siblings of Kelly clan in Lee County to renew marriage vows

Eight siblings of Kelly clan in Lee County to renew marriage vows

September 8th, 2013 8:52 am by Stephen Igo

A ceremony to renew marriage vows isn’t all that unusual, but soars deep into the wow zone when multiplied by a factor of eight.

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Work under way to redistrict Sullivan school board seats

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September 7th, 2013 11:44 pm by J. H. Osborne

BLOUNTVILLE — Work has started to redistrict seats on the Sullivan County Board of Education. A group of Sullivan County commissioners met last week for a preliminary discussion and plans to meet again as soon as some key data is gathered.

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