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Washington County School Board member talks about cost of snow days

Washington County School Board member talks about cost of snow days

February 7th, 2014 8:39 am by Nathan Baker

David Hammond urged compassion Thursday night for hundreds of employees who lost more than a third of their pay last month because of snow days called by the district.

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Noland: Haslam’s promise could change higher-ed landscape

Noland: Haslam’s promise could change higher-ed landscape

February 5th, 2014 9:18 pm by Nathan Baker

East Tennessee State University President Brian Noland said Wednesday that Gov. Bill Haslam’s Tennessee Promise will likely mean dramatic changes for the makeup of the state’s college students, and said ETSU will have to do a better job of showing the val

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Gun on bus: Sullivan Co. student accused of threatening to kill classmate

Gun on bus: Sullivan Co. student accused of threatening to kill classmate

February 5th, 2014 2:26 pm by Rain Smith, NET News Service

On Tuesday the 17-year-old Sullivan North student was charged with aggravated assault, carrying a weapon on school property and three charges of reckless endangerment.

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ETSU to test emergency notification systems Thursday

ETSU to test emergency notification systems Thursday

February 5th, 2014 12:08 pm by Contributed — ETSU

ETSU’s outdoor siren will sound at 9:35 a.m.

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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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