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ETSU conference speaker admits to jitters in hometown speech

ETSU conference speaker admits to jitters in hometown speech

May 28th, 2015 8:52 am by Nathan Baker

When Teresa Vanhooser took the podium in the auditorium of East Tennessee State University's D.P. Culp Center Wednesday, back in her native Johnson City and delivering a speech to her daughter, father and hundreds of her peers in the science and business

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County school board narrowly approves site for Boones Creek school

County school board narrowly approves site for Boones Creek school

May 27th, 2015 9:26 pm by Nathan Baker

A divided Washington County Board of Education narrowly approved a site for a new school in the Boones Creek area Wednesday at a called meeting set to consider the topic.

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Carter Board of Education gives Ward two-year contract extension

Carter Board of Education gives Ward two-year contract extension

May 27th, 2015 9:13 am by John Thompson

The Carter County School Board voted 7-1 on Tuesday afternoon to award Director of Schools Kevin Ward with a two-year contract extension. Ronnie McAmis was the only member of the board to vote against the extension. Ward's current contract is set to expir

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Most local high schools ahead of 90-percent graduation rate goal

Most local high schools ahead of 90-percent graduation rate goal

May 26th, 2015 9:45 pm by Tony Casey

A high school's overall graduation rate is a single number, but area high school principals and school system administrators say many factors go into that rate.

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Backyard Terrors a roaring time for year-round fun

Backyard Terrors a roaring time for year-round fun

May 26th, 2015 9:37 pm by Jessica Fuller

Chris Kastner's back yard is full of his art, free for the public to enjoy.It just so happens that art consists of life-size dinosaur replicas.

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Johnson City Public Library prepares for Summer Reading Program

Johnson City Public Library prepares for Summer Reading Program

May 25th, 2015 10:02 pm by David Floyd

Reading is an easy way for children to continue to learn outside of school, and the Johnson City Public Library is hoping to make the activity even more enjoyable with a special program designed to make reading more accessible during the summer.

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Sevierville teen ready for National Spelling Bee

Sevierville teen ready for National Spelling Bee

May 25th, 2015 2:24 pm by Michael Collins, Knoxville News Sentinel

Caitlyn Marentette has known for some time she has a good grasp of how words are put together.Her mom has known since she was a toddler.

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Tennessee sites sought to offer summer meals to kids

Tennessee sites sought to offer summer meals to kids

May 25th, 2015 2:15 pm by Tim Omarzu, Chattanooga Times Free Press

During the school year, roughly 650,000 Tennessee children get free or reduced-priced school lunches.

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Bullied to death? Family says they complained repeatedly to school administrators, but nothing changed

Bullied to death? Family says they complained repeatedly to school administrators, but nothing changed

May 24th, 2015 4:51 pm by Kendi Anderson, Times Free Press

The eighth grader's principal was asked to leave her visitation service. So were the county's school superintendent and several classmates.The family said these people did not belong. They didn't want to hear their condolences.

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Science Hill High School sends class of 2015 out with cheers, memories

Science Hill High School sends class of 2015 out with cheers, memories

May 23rd, 2015 9:46 pm by Jessica Fuller

Some are going to East Tennessee State University, some will be attending Duke University and some will go to Harvard.

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