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Should advertising be on public school buses?

June 29th, 2015 11:38 am by Johnson City Press

The Washington County School System has contracted with an Atlanta-based company to place advertising on its school buses.

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Senate, House look to update Bush-era education law

Senate, House look to update Bush-era education law

July 7th, 2015 10:34 am by Jennifer C. Kerr, Associated Press

It's something most Democrats and Republicans in Congress can agree on - an update to the Bush-era No Child Left Behind education law is much needed and long overdue.

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Tennessee Promise: Northeast State ready for record-breaking class

Tennessee Promise: Northeast State ready for record-breaking class

July 2nd, 2015 11:07 am by Nathan Baker

Nearly all of the state's eligible students indicated on their student aid applications they were interested in receiving the new scholarship, but only a quarter have kept up with the deadlines and requirements to receive it.

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Family sues after California fraternity pledge died on hazing hike

Family sues after California fraternity pledge died on hazing hike

July 1st, 2015 5:38 pm by AMANDA LEE MYERS, Associated Press

The group was hiking in hot temperatures with little water and inadequate shoes, a school investigation found. The investigation concluded that hazing was to blame.

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UPDATE: When two become one: Emmanuel Christian Seminary officially becomes part of Milligan College - PHOTOS/VIDEO

UPDATE: When two become one: Emmanuel Christian Seminary officially becomes part of Milligan College - PHOTOS/VIDEO

July 1st, 2015 11:42 am by Tony Casey

As Milligan College President Dr. Bill Greer said, Wednesday was a "momentous" occasion when it was announced that Emmanuel Christian Seminary would become part of Milligan College.

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Shooter drill at Science Hill tests school staff, emergency responses

Shooter drill at Science Hill tests school staff, emergency responses

June 30th, 2015 4:59 pm by Becky Campbell & David Floyd, Press Staff Writers

"The objective was to see how we can utilize a tasked system while maintaining all the other calls in the city and county" - Washington County/Johnson City EMS Capt. Mike Skowronski.

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Little buddies getting muddy at ETSU

Little buddies getting muddy at ETSU

June 30th, 2015 9:09 am by Dylan Chesser

This muddy display Monday at the playground behind Warf-Pickel Hall at East Tennessee State University was the Little Buccaneers' version of an international celebration called Mud Day.

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Great Golden Gathering set to join alumni of region's segregated black schools

Great Golden Gathering set to join alumni of region's segregated black schools

June 29th, 2015 1:21 pm by Holly Nelms, NET News Service

When the schools closed, much of their histories died with them, but their heritage is still alive.

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Sycamore Shoals' living history celebrates early Independence Day

Sycamore Shoals' living history celebrates early Independence Day

June 27th, 2015 10:17 pm by Jessica Fuller

While fireworks will rock the nation next weekend, gunshots from historic muskets rang through the walls of Fort Watauga on Saturday as a reminder of why Americans celebrate Independence Day.

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Will Sullivan South continue to fly the Confederate battle flag?

Will Sullivan South continue to fly the Confederate battle flag?

June 26th, 2015 11:03 am by Rick Wagner, NET News Service

The flag has been an increasingly hot topic since Dylann Roof, a white 21-year-old man, on June 17 allegedly murdered nine black people in a Charleston, S.C., church.

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Medical officials: everyone age 13-64 should be tested for HIV at least annually

Medical officials: everyone age 13-64 should be tested for HIV at least annually

June 26th, 2015 8:48 am by Dylan Chesser

Those interested in getting tested for HIV can do so at the Washington County Health Department, Carter County Health Department or Planned Parenthood. They can also take over-the-counter tests.

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