ELIZABETHTON — The best teachers from the Carter County School System have traditionally obtained substantial pay increases by getting hired by other school districts in the area.
UNICOI — With construction of the new Mountain Harvest Kitchen at Unicoi now only three months away, the town’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen on Monday turned its attention to efforts to equip, staff and develop programming for the new regional agri-business incubator.
Speaking at the Memphis church where Martin Luther King Jr. gave his final speech, a Tennessee congressman said Monday that he will boycott President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration in support of his colleague and civil rights icon John Lewis.
A gunman suspected of killing 39 people during a New Year’s attack on an Istanbul nightclub has been caught in a police operation, Turkish media reports said early Tuesday.
Days before taking office, President-elect Donald Trump attempted to navigate the fallout of his flap with a civil rights leader and colleague of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. while also losing a member of his incoming administration to accusations of plagiarism.
At a church in Montgomery, Alabama in 1957, civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. said, ”Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?’”
The weather was fine, especially for mid-January, creating the perfect climate for hundreds of marchers to take part in a Unity Walk Cummings and other religious leaders throughout the city helped organize to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Recently added to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s endangered species list — a first for a bee in the continental U.S. — the rusty patched bumblebee will now gain some protections, but needs all the help it can get.
Former Johnson City Mayor Clayton Stout, former City Commissioner Phil Carriger, former Washington County Commissioner Phil McPeak and retired 1st Judicial District Chancellor Richard Johnson confirmed Monday they are interested in filling the two vacant Washington County Commission seats.
Now two years old, the five female calves Unicoi Mayor Johnny Lynch brought to his Farmhouse Gallery and Gardens last spring have grown a foot taller and gained several hundred pounds over the past nine months. Their family has grown as well, increased by one young bison bull who joined the herd in December.
WASHINGTON — Charter school advocate Betsy DeVos is widely expected to push for expanding school choice programs if confirmed as education secretary, prompting pushback from teachers unions. But Democrats and activists also are raising concerns
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WASHINGTON — Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to clog the nation’s capital for Donald Trump’s inauguration and a major demonstration the day after. How many will actually arrive to party or protest is an open question.
WASHINGTON — Thousands of women take to the streets of Washington, demanding a greater voice for women in American political life as a new president takes power.
BEIJING — President-elect Donald Trump “speaks like a rookie,” China’s state-run media said Monday, describing his suggested use of America’s position on Taiwan as a bargaining chip as “despicable.”
CANCUN, Mexico — A gunman killed at least five people and wounded more than a dozen others Monday at a nightclub in the Caribbean coast resort of Playa del Carmen, police said.