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Alexander successor Gardenhour says Elizabethton school director leaves 'big shoes to fill'

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Alexander successor Gardenhour says Elizabethton school director leaves 'big shoes to fill'

December 17th, 2014 10:00 pm by John Thompson

The man selected by the Elizabethton City School Board to serve as interim director of schools when Ed Alexander retires on Jan. 5 has not always had a passion for education and meeting the academic needs of children.

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No more Sullivan East? Committee calls for new Sullivan County high schools, mergers

No more Sullivan East? Committee calls for new Sullivan County high schools, mergers

December 19th, 2014 4:11 pm by Rick Wagner, NET News Service

The days of Sullivan County's Rebels and Raiders could be coming to a close, and the Cougars and Patriots could enter the history books, too.

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Unicoi Commission votes to meet on vacant school board position Jan. 5

Unicoi Commission votes to meet on vacant school board position Jan. 5

December 18th, 2014 10:39 pm by Brad Hicks

Two days after a petition signed by the majority of the Unicoi County Commission requesting a special-called meeting of the commission to discuss the vacancy on the Unicoi County Board of Education was submitted to the county mayor's office, it was made o

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Local organization hands out $15K to county classrooms

Local organization hands out $15K to county classrooms

December 18th, 2014 10:51 am by Staff Report

Eight grants worth a total $15,000 were awarded to classrooms in Washington County schools through a nonprofit created to help bridge the funding gap between available public dollars and education needs.

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Candice McQueen named new Tennessee education commissioner

Candice McQueen named new Tennessee education commissioner

December 17th, 2014 2:48 pm by Joey Garrison, The Tennessean

Lipscomb University Senior Vice President Candice McQueen is Gov. Bill Haslam's pick to fill Tennessee's high-profile education commissioner position at a time when public schools has never been more debated here.

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Gardenhour voted in to succeed Alexander as head of Elizabethton City Schools

Gardenhour voted in to succeed Alexander as head of Elizabethton City Schools

December 15th, 2014 10:13 pm by John Thompson

The process of transitioning from Superintendent Ed Alexander to a new director of schools began Monday night when the Elizabethton City School Board voted unanimously to place Corey Gardenhour as interim director.

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Sous chef makes cut at nonprofit cafe

Sous chef makes cut at nonprofit cafe

December 15th, 2014 9:30 pm by Jessica Fuller

Johnson City has gained a new chef, and she's cooking for the hungry.

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Website ranks Milligan high in value among Christian colleges

Website ranks Milligan high in value among Christian colleges

December 15th, 2014 10:30 am by Contributed to the Press

The total cost of a Milligan education is $6,500 below the national average for private colleges.

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Updated with video: 1,337 new East Tennessee State University graduates launch dreams

Updated with video: 1,337 new East Tennessee State University graduates launch dreams - VIDEO

December 13th, 2014 11:28 pm by Jessica Fuller

More than 1,000 East Tennessee State University students began a new chapter in their lives Saturday with a roll of paper in their hand.For some, it was a long time coming.

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After 50 years at Milligan, retired alumna returns to give graduation speech

After 50 years at Milligan, retired alumna returns to give graduation speech

December 12th, 2014 10:16 pm by Jessica Fuller

Seeger Chapel filled with cheering family and friends Friday night as 113 students strode across the stage to receive their degrees.

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Incomplete Unicoi school board likely to determine director's fate

Incomplete Unicoi school board likely to determine director's fate

December 11th, 2014 9:31 pm by Brad Hicks

Dwight Bennett's death left an open seat on the six-member Unicoi County Board of Education, and it appears unlikely that seat will be filled before the board meets next month to decide whether Unicoi County Director of Schools Denise Brown will continue

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