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School board expansion effort fails on split vote

January 27th, 2015 9:47 pm by Brad Hicks

The consideration of a measure intended to help prevent split votes from the Unicoi County Board of Education received a split vote of its own from the Unicoi County Commission.

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Bomb threat causes Sullivan Co. high school evacuation

Bomb threat causes Sullivan Co. high school evacuation

January 29th, 2015 10:34 am by NET News Service

The Sullivan County Sheriff's Office reports that a note had been found inside the facility, claiming explosives were present.

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Two NE Tennessee school bus drivers fired for incidents on same route

Two NE Tennessee school bus drivers fired for incidents on same route

January 29th, 2015 10:13 am by Jeff Bobo, NET News Service

On Jan. 13, a bus driver reportedly completed her route and parked her bus at her residence without realizing there was a sleeping child still on board.

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Women encouraged to get involved at ETSU women's issues talk

Women encouraged to get involved at ETSU women's issues talk

January 28th, 2015 6:53 pm by Tony Casey

Washington County Commissioner and public health professor Katie Baker and Donna Noland, a women's health nurse practitioner and the first lady of ETSU, spoke about ways to improve the quality of life for all Tennesseans at the school's Women on Wednesday

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ETSU announces fall dean's list

ETSU announces fall dean's list

January 28th, 2015 1:30 pm by Contributed to the Press

To receive this honor, students must successfully complete a minimum of 12 hours of undergraduate coursework with a grade point average of at least 3.7 on a 4.0 scale.

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Sullivan Co. residents say build 2 new high schools, turn 4 into middle schools

Sullivan Co. residents say build 2 new high schools, turn 4 into middle schools

January 28th, 2015 11:25 am by Rick Wagner, NET News Service

A slew of existing middle schools would close.

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ETSU's Mary B. Martin spring season rich in regional culture, issues, music, drama

ETSU's Mary B. Martin spring season rich in regional culture, issues, music, drama

January 27th, 2015 9:17 am by Lise Cutshaw, Special to the Press

While fall took audiences on a world tour of cultures, the spring season at Mary B. Martin School of the Arts features a patchwork of arts events, many of which reflect a more regional perspective - traditional, historic and contemporary.

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Being active instead of passive: ETSU speaker says men not big enough part of conversation about gender issues

Being active instead of passive: ETSU speaker says men not big enough part of conversation about gender issues

January 26th, 2015 9:54 pm by Jessica Fuller

Seats were hard to come by Monday night in East Tennessee State University's D.P. Culp Center Auditorium as students and faculty welcomed the first speaker of the semester.

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Darwin's work to be honored, explained at ETSU fossil site

Darwin's work to be honored, explained at ETSU fossil site

January 26th, 2015 4:41 pm by Tony Casey

For someone who died in 1882, naturalist Charles Darwin is still a hotly debated historical person

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Tennessee college officials meet in Nashville to fight sex assaults

Tennessee college officials meet in Nashville to fight sex assaults

January 26th, 2015 4:25 pm by Associated Press

It is being held in the midst of a high-profile rape trial against two former Vanderbilt football players.

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Twin education bills could deflate public education funding

Twin education bills could deflate public education funding

January 24th, 2015 9:45 pm by Nathan Baker

Two education bills filed this month in the state Legislature could allow parents to choose to divert funding away from public schools toward their private counterparts, if approved.

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