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Tennessee education officials face curriculum, textbook fight

Tennessee education officials face curriculum, textbook fight

December 28th, 2013 1:57 pm by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

Tennessee education officials trying to implement the federal government's new Common Core academic standards face opposition from a tea party-linked group that also objects to what it considers biased passages in some state-approved textbooks.

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Boy Scouts open ranks to gay youth on Jan. 1

Boy Scouts open ranks to gay youth on Jan. 1

December 28th, 2013 1:37 pm by DAVID CRARY and NOMAAN MERCHANT, Associated Press

The Boy Scouts will accept openly gay youths starting on Jan. 1, a historic change that has prompted the BSA to ponder a host of potential complications. Despite their be-prepared approach, BSA leaders are rooting for the change to be a non-event.

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Volunteer R.A.I.N. Club creates mats for the homeless

Volunteer R.A.I.N. Club creates mats for the homeless

December 28th, 2013 12:30 pm by Amanda J. Vicars

Through their latest service project called Mats for Homeless, R.A.I.N. members collect and recycle plastic shopping bags throughout the greater Church Hill region and use them to crochet plastic, weather-resistant sleeping mats for the homeless.

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Active year full of high notes for Dobyns-Bennett band

Active year full of high notes for Dobyns-Bennett band

December 27th, 2013 8:31 pm by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT — The Dobyns-Bennett High School Marching Band’s Rose Parade performance Jan. 1 tops off an active 2013-14 school year for the band department, including winning or placing in local, regional and national competitions.

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Parks & Rec Winter Tennis Camp coming up

Parks & Rec Winter Tennis Camp coming up

December 27th, 2013 1:26 pm by tommy wolterman, community contributor

Kingsport Parks and Recreation's Winter Break Tennis Camp will be held Jan. 2-3 at the Kingsport Civic Auditorium.

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Rock Springs students make wishes come true

Rock Springs students make wishes come true

December 26th, 2013 4:29 pm by Katina Rose

No matter your age or size, anyone can a difference when they put their minds to it. This is certainly the case for the compassionate second-graders at Rock Springs Elementary School, and their Christmas mission to help the Kingsport Animal Shelter.

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Frumpy Middle-Aged Mom: What do parents want for Christmas?

Frumpy Middle-Aged Mom: What do parents want for Christmas?

December 26th, 2013 1:15 pm by Marla Jo Fisher

What about Mom and Dad? If they could sit on Santa’s lap and make a wish, what would it be? They have simpler wants. I have categorized them for you, based on the age of the child.

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Hot Topics: 3 real life, real people money resolutions

Hot Topics: 3 real life, real people money resolutions

December 26th, 2013 1:07 pm by Paula Sirois

Face it, we’re all going to overspend during the holidays. Just accept it and move on. But this year, when New Year’s Day strikes be prepared to answer the proverbial question about your New Year’s resolutions.

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Family Meals Matter: Appetizing

Family Meals Matter: Appetizing

December 26th, 2013 12:58 pm by Staff Report

Choosing several appetizer-size portions to share with a salad in place of one large entrée is a healthy eating strategy for dining out. So why not use the same strategy at home?

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Letters to Santa

Letters to Santa

December 24th, 2013 12:50 pm by Staff Report

Times-News sources at the North Pole have shared some of the letters written to Santa from local children.

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