Johnson City Press Thursday, December 18, 2014
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Update: Official says FSU gunman was alumnus, attorney

Update: Official says FSU gunman was alumnus, attorney

November 20th, 2014 12:01 pm by GARY FINEOUT and BRENDAN FARRINGTON, Associated Press

Three students were wounded before police killed the gunman in a shootout, authorities said.

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Medieval knights help kids read at Ridgeview

November 20th, 2014 10:23 am by Contributed

The theme of the event was Sir Readalot's Castle: Enter the Kingdom of Books!

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Legislators, parents to meet in discussion on education

Legislators, parents to meet in discussion on education

November 19th, 2014 9:21 pm by Tony Casey

Fresh off a discussion of Tennessee's adoption of Common Core State Standards at Fountain of Life Church on Tuesday night, Johnson City Council of PTA's president Theresa Shaw can guess which education topic will lead an upcoming Educational Forum.

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Fine arts center effort to take City Hall stage

Fine arts center effort to take City Hall stage

November 19th, 2014 9:14 pm by Nathan Baker

East Tennessee State University will next pass the hat to Johnson City, seeking contributions for a planned fine and performing arts center to help reach its expected fundraising goal.

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Speakers question suspected spiritual setup in Common Core

Speakers question suspected spiritual setup in Common Core

November 18th, 2014 10:53 pm by Max Hrenda

While Tennessee's adoption of the Common Core State Standards is being scrutinized on the governmental level, members of the local religious community extended that scrutiny to include a spiritual one, as well.

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Updated with Photo Gallery: Jonesborough Student Film Festival

Updated with Photo Gallery: Jonesborough Student Film Festival

November 18th, 2014 10:48 pm by Sue Guinn Legg

The ancient art of storytelling met 21st Century filmmaking technology Tuesday night at the Jonesborough Student Film Festival, a debut screening of the works of 18 young filmmakers from the McKinney Center's Mary B. Martin Program for the Arts.

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Bias complaint says Knox schools discriminated against African-Americans, kids with disabilities

Bias complaint says Knox schools discriminated against African-Americans, kids with disabilities

November 18th, 2014 1:31 pm by Associated Press

Data showed that African-American students and students with disabilities are more likely to be disciplined and referred to law enforcement than their white, non-disabled peers.

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ETSU suspends Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity in wake of hazing allegation

ETSU suspends Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity in wake of hazing allegation

November 17th, 2014 9:42 pm by Nathan Baker

A fraternity still on probation after a hazing incident last year is again on suspension while East Tennessee State University officials investigate allegations of hazing at a party two weeks ago.

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Common law? Legislators lobby to cancel Common Core in Tennessee

Common law? Legislators lobby to cancel Common Core in Tennessee

November 17th, 2014 9:26 pm by Gary B. Gray

Legislation filed in Nashville by two prominent committee leaders Monday would, if successful this coming session, cancel Tennessee's Common Core State Standards.

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School bus catches fire at Middle Tennessee high school

School bus catches fire at Middle Tennessee high school

November 17th, 2014 4:45 pm by Jared Felkins, Lebanon Democrat

School resource officers knocked down the fire with extinguishers.

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