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Lower state revenues hit ETSU fine arts, stadium funding this year

Lower state revenues hit ETSU fine arts, stadium funding this year

February 4th, 2014 9:32 pm by Nathan Baker

Gov. Bill Haslam said Tuesday that an expected decline in state revenues will mean East Tennessee State University’s fine and performing arts center and football stadium projects will not be funded this year.

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Neighboring schools help Elizabethton as vandalized buses get repaired

Neighboring schools help Elizabethton as vandalized buses get repaired

February 4th, 2014 9:25 pm by John Thompson

While the Elizabethton City School System had the misfortune of suffering vandalism to nine of its 13 buses on Monday morning, the school system had the good fortune of being surrounded by school systems who were generous and willing to help.

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Haslam calls his free community college initiative a Tennessee game-changer

Haslam calls his free community college initiative a Tennessee game-changer

February 4th, 2014 9:14 pm by Nathan Baker

Gov. Bill Haslam said his new education initiative to provide two free years of tuition and fees to graduating seniors at Tennessee’s community colleges and technical schools would be “a game-changer for the state.”

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Haslam wants free community college tuition for high school seniors

Haslam wants free community college tuition for high school seniors

February 4th, 2014 10:24 am by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

The new proposal would lower the current $4,000 lottery scholarship amount at four-year colleges to $3,000 for freshmen and sophomores, but increase it to $5,000 for juniors and seniors. The move is meant to encourage students to go to two-year colleges f

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ETSU’s Roan Scholars program reaches record number

ETSU’s Roan Scholars program reaches record number

February 4th, 2014 9:10 am by Nathan Baker

Seven students from counties surrounding ETSU, including three from Western North Carolina, will receive funding for tuition, living expenses and books through the 2018 academic year.

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City school board worried about cost of ETSU's sports plans

City school board worried about cost of ETSU's sports plans

February 4th, 2014 9:07 am by Nathan Baker

East Tennessee State University is clearly interested in hosting its athletic teams at Johnson City Schools’ sports facilities next year, but school board members are still looking to get contracts in place to keep the district from footing the bill.

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Hill vows to keep pushing teacher bill forward

Hill vows to keep pushing teacher bill forward

February 3rd, 2014 9:26 pm by Nathan Baker

A local legislator’s bill to prohibit the Tennessee Board of Education from basing the granting and renewal of teacher licenses partially on students’ standardized test scores will continue on in the General Assembly despite the board’s recent reversal of

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Vandals hit buses in Elizabethton

Vandals hit buses in Elizabethton

February 3rd, 2014 9:15 pm by John Thompson

Vandals put the Elizabethton City School System out of the transportation business Monday, but thanks to the generosity of four surrounding school districts, Elizabethton students who ride buses will be picked up around their normal time this morning.

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Willing to say 'Yes': Women's Hall of Fame honors ETSU vice president

Willing to say 'Yes': Women's Hall of Fame honors ETSU vice president

February 3rd, 2014 2:09 pm by LEIGH ANN LAUBE, NET News Service

Dr. Wilsie Bishop has never been one to shy away from a challenge.

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Elizabethton school bus fleet halted by vandals

Elizabethton school bus fleet halted by vandals

February 3rd, 2014 9:10 am by John Thompson

Schools remained on regular schedule. Principals were instructed to note absentees among bus riders.

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