Kingsport — Rickles the chocolate Lab, left without a home last year when his military member owner was deployed overseas, now has a forever home with room to roam, six dog buddies and a pond to boot.
The team of graduated seniors Amanda Meadows, Rachel Moody and Ethan Plummer was first among 32 entries nationwide and got a 99 percent score.
Most recently chief information officer at Mountain Empire Community College, Robinson is to start with KCS July 29.
Kingsport’s two new school board members took oaths of office Tuesday and had their first board meeting, during which the board approved the last year of the current hard-to-explain differentiated pay plan for teachers.
KINGSPORT — With a combined school board experience of 20 years, former Kingsport Board of Education President Susan Lodal and former Vice President Karen Reed-Wright are leaving the board, to be replaced by new board members Jim Welch and Julie Byers.
KINGSPORT — Saint Dominic Catholic School Principal Tucker Davis is retiring after five years, but he prefers to call it stepping aside. In his place, veteran educator Darlene Lyons will take the wheel of the parochial school Aug. 1.
New laws cover everything from a mandatory civics test for graduation to parent access to on-bus video cameras, as well as awareness of women’s suffrage and human trafficking.
From visiting dinosaurs in Bluff City to carefully examining the contents of owl pellets in Kingsport, 90 Kingsport City Schools students participated in the Read to be Ready Camp based at Lincoln Elementary School.
Communities throughout Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia are celebrating Independence Day with parades, fireworks, food and music. Some Fourth of July events are limited to Thursday, while others last multiple days.
Classes are scheduled for Tuesday evenings from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Casa de Restauración, 200 High Point Drive, Johnson City. The course continues six weeks from July 16 through Aug. 20. The Fee for the course is $50 and the deadline to register is July 8