Johnson City Press Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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Work on new Elizabethton football field still on schedule

Work on new Elizabethton football field still on schedule

March 25th, 2015 9:07 am by John Thompson

A milestone was reached in the construction of the new football field at Elizabethton High School on Tuesday. Assistant Superintendent Richard VanHuss said the final truss was placed on one of the two concession stands.

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Middle school football consolidation plan well received by parents

Middle school football consolidation plan well received by parents

March 24th, 2015 10:01 pm by Nathan Baker

Though some parents may have entered the meeting Tuesday evening hoping to block the proposal, a plan to consolidate the county's eight middle school football teams was met with cheers from the sidelines by the end.

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7 East Tennessee school systems sue the state over funding

7 East Tennessee school systems sue the state over funding

March 24th, 2015 3:51 pm by Associated Press

The lawsuit names Gov. Bill Haslam, Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey, House Speaker Beth Harwell and other officials who serve on the Tennessee Board of Education.

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Tennessee school voucher bill continuing to advance in House

Tennessee school voucher bill continuing to advance in House

March 24th, 2015 2:02 pm by Associated Press

The measure sponsored by Republican Rep. Bill Dunn of Knoxville was approved 8-5 in a House education committee on Tuesday.

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Washington County Commission not ready to join Board of Education in liquor revenue suit against city

Washington County Commission not ready to join Board of Education in liquor revenue suit against city

March 23rd, 2015 9:59 pm by Gary B. Gray

Ten months after filing suit against Johnson City to retrieve millions of dollars derived from liquor-by-the-drink tax collections, an attorney representing the Washington County Board of Education unsuccessfully made a pitch to bring the County Commissio

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Haslam meets with urban districts about school funding

Haslam meets with urban districts about school funding

March 23rd, 2015 9:38 pm by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

Gov. Bill Haslam met Monday with representatives of the school districts in Tennessee's four largest cities to discuss their grievances about state funding and told them that he's working on short-term and long-term plans to address their concerns.

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Bill would allow guns in off-campus areas

Bill would allow guns in off-campus areas

March 23rd, 2015 9:33 pm by Associated Press

A proposal that would allow guns in off-campus areas used by schools has passed the Senate.

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Sex assault, drinking push colleges to moment of reckoning

Sex assault, drinking push colleges to moment of reckoning

March 22nd, 2015 2:16 pm by HOLLY RAMER, Associated Press

On college campuses nationwide, the intertwined problems of sexual assault and alcohol are under intense scrutiny as students increasingly speak up and the federal government cracks down. Pushed to a collective moment of reckoning, colleges and universiti

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ETSU medical students begin new season in careers

ETSU medical students begin new season in careers

March 20th, 2015 9:53 pm by Sue Guinn Legg

The first day of spring opened a new season in the careers of 68 members of the East Tennessee State University Quillen College of Medicine's class of 2015, as the graduating student doctors learned their residency program assignments in a National Match

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Engineer buffs now welcome to Milligan College

Engineer buffs now welcome to Milligan College

March 20th, 2015 9:07 pm by John Thompson

Friday was the first "Engineering Buff Day" at Milligan College. That meant the college debuted its brand-new engineering program to prospective students and their families.

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