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UT researcher: Tooth evidence of 220 million-year-old attack

UT researcher: Tooth evidence of 220 million-year-old attack

September 29th, 2014 9:33 am by Contributed - University of Tennessee

The evidence? A tooth of a semi-aquatic phytosaur lodged in the thigh bone of a terrestrial rauisuchid.

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Nearly 23K students register for Tennessee's free tuition plan

Nearly 23K students register for Tennessee's free tuition plan

September 29th, 2014 9:00 am by Associated Press

Under the program, students who choose to attend a four-year school after graduation will be able to do so as juniors.

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Teacher paycheck delay avoided after 43 votes needed to elect Unicoi Co. school board chairwoman

Teacher paycheck delay avoided after 43 votes needed to elect Unicoi Co. school board chairwoman

September 26th, 2014 9:16 am by Brad Hicks

After failing to elect a chairman last week, the board adjourned and opted to call Thursday's meeting for that sole purpose.

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Updated: All a joke? Two 17-year-old Science Hill students wanted to "mess with" another student

Updated: All a joke? Two 17-year-old Science Hill students wanted to "mess with" another student

September 25th, 2014 2:02 pm by Becky Campbell

One student claimed he purchased weapon for $40 and was being paid $100 for a "hit."

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Survey shows decreasing Tennessee teacher support for Common Core standards

Survey shows decreasing Tennessee teacher support for Common Core standards

September 25th, 2014 11:51 am by Associated Press

According to the survey, 39 percent of the 27,000 Tennessee teachers who responded to the survey believe that teaching to the standards will improve student learning, compared with 60 percent who said the same in a similar survey last year.

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Sound Off! Science Hill's lockdown policy needs a review

Sound Off! Science Hill's lockdown policy needs a review

September 25th, 2014 9:06 am by Johnson City Press

Tell us what you think about Science Hill's lockdown policy. What changes would you suggest?

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Very fine house: SHHS field house construction ahead of schedule

Very fine house: SHHS field house construction ahead of schedule

September 23rd, 2014 10:31 pm by Gary B. Gray

Construction of Science Hill's new $2.1 million field house is ahead of schedule and expected to be complete well before next football season.

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Middle school students walk mile in ancestors' shoes

Middle school students walk mile in ancestors' shoes

September 23rd, 2014 10:08 pm by John Thompson

For the past 30 years, the eighth-graders from T.A. Dugger Jr. High School have marched along the route some of the Overmountain Men took from Rocky Mount to Sycamore Shoals.

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Colleges forge transfer agreement

Colleges forge transfer agreement

September 23rd, 2014 9:11 am by Nathan Baker

A new agreement penned by the leaders of two of the state's institution of higher education should make attaining degrees easier for hundreds of local students.

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Lockdown rundown: School system investigating SHHS threat response

Lockdown rundown: School system investigating SHHS threat response

September 22nd, 2014 9:08 pm by Nathan Baker

A lockdown triggered by perceived threats against a student at Science High School made for 90 tense minutes Friday, both for students secured in classrooms and their parents, growing more anxious with each passing minute on the outside.

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