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Science Hill subtracting foreign exchange program

Science Hill subtracting foreign exchange program

February 18th, 2014 9:31 pm by Nathan Baker

Fearing negative impacts of Tennessees increasing reliance on statistical data, Science Hill will not host students from other countries as part of its foreign exchange program.

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King University may reject $1M in alumni pledges

King University may reject $1M in alumni pledges

February 18th, 2014 9:28 am by Nathan Baker

A group representing the alumni of King University released a statement Monday saying its members still plan to live up to the organization's promise to raise $1 million for the school if President Gregory Jordan voluntarily left or was removed from offic

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Social Security gaffe a $12,000 mistake

Social Security gaffe a $12,000 mistake

February 17th, 2014 9:16 pm by Nathan Baker

A mix-up at Johnson City's Woodland Elementary School could cost the city's insurance as much as $12,480 to provide identity protection to students whose Social Security numbers may have been sent home to the wrong families.

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SHHS Sparkle Squad stirs up school spirit from home, visiting fans alike

SHHS Sparkle Squad stirs up school spirit from home, visiting fans alike

February 16th, 2014 9:27 pm by Tony Casey

It often takes a special situation for an opposing team's fans to cheer for their opponents, but a situation exactly like that occurred in Science Hill's gym on the night of Jan. 14.

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Schools plan to tackle football concussions

Schools plan to tackle football concussions

February 16th, 2014 9:03 pm by Nathan Baker

Local school districts are in the process of implementing a new state law designed to protect student-athletes from traumatic brain injuries.

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UPDATE: King University leader resigns; students, faculty celebrate

UPDATE: King University leader resigns; students, faculty celebrate

February 14th, 2014 4:57 pm by Nathan Baker

The campus of King University erupted with triumphant jubilation Friday evening, when the schools president announced his immediate resignation.

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King University faculty speak publicly about president's leadership

King University faculty speak publicly about president's leadership

February 13th, 2014 12:10 pm by Nathan Baker

After months of quiet unrest on King University’s Bristol campus, faculty and alumni members are speaking out against what they say is a failure of leadership at the private college.

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7 Elizabethton students charged with bus vandalism that halted fleet

7 Elizabethton students charged with bus vandalism that halted fleet

February 12th, 2014 3:08 pm by John Thompson

The boys are accused of placing sugar in the fuel tanks of 14 school buses and puncturing seven tires on the buses on the early morning hours of Feb. 3.

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King University alumni fundraiser pledges $1M if president is removed

King University alumni fundraiser pledges $1M if president is removed

February 12th, 2014 12:49 pm by Nathan Baker

An organized group of former King University students have raised more than $200,000 in three days, hoping to use their dollars to depose President Gregory Jordan from his position at the private college.

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Unicoi County school board approves pay plan to submit to Tennessee Board of Education

Unicoi County school board approves pay plan to submit to Tennessee Board of Education

February 12th, 2014 8:43 am by Brad Hicks

Intent of the differentiated pay plans is to give local control to districts in regard to salary schedule and to “create another level for districts to attract and retain teachers based on a flexible set of potential criteria.”

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