Johnson City Press Tuesday, May 26, 2015
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Parents lament closure of online school with failing scores

Parents lament closure of online school with failing scores

April 27th, 2015 10:54 pm by Nathan Baker

The failure of an amendment last week tacked to an unrelated bill in the state Senate may have been the final bell for the lagging Tennessee Virtual Academy, despite efforts by parents of the online school's students and some lawmakers to save it from clo

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Elizabethton board narrows field to 3 for next director of schools

Elizabethton board narrows field to 3 for next director of schools

April 27th, 2015 10:48 pm by John Thompson

The Elizabethton City School Board narrowed the field of finalists for the next director of schools to three candidates during a short workshop session Monday.

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Haslam to promote free-tuition plan for Tennessee adults

Haslam to promote free-tuition plan for Tennessee adults

April 26th, 2015 2:35 pm by Associated Press

State officials have launched a radio advertising campaign in an effort to get the word out about its new Tennessee Reconnect program.

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Majority of ETSU's Quillen graduates heading into primary care

Majority of ETSU's Quillen graduates heading into primary care

April 25th, 2015 10:35 pm by Tony Casey

As the world of health care dramatically changes around East Tennessee State University's Quillen College of Medicine, Dr. Kenneth Olive, a professor and associate dean for academic and faculty affairs, is still seeing medical students follow specialities

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Carter County students shine in state competitions

Carter County students shine in state competitions

April 24th, 2015 10:23 pm by John Thompson

Six students from Carter County's four high schools won state championships in recent competitions.

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Lake Ridge Elementary students make history with wax museum - VIDEO/PHOTOS

Lake Ridge Elementary students make history with wax museum - VIDEO/PHOTOS - VIDEO

April 24th, 2015 10:07 pm by Tony Casey

Harry Houdini stood perfectly still just a few feet from Anne Frank at Lake Ridge Elementary School Friday morning, and all it took was a push of a button on the character's shoulder to have them speak about the important facts of their respective lives.

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School bus driver accused of spanking child had been previously suspended

School bus driver accused of spanking child had been previously suspended

April 24th, 2015 9:43 pm by Megan Boehnke, News Sentinel Staff

A Knox County school bus driver removed from her route this week previously served a yearlong suspension after failing to intervene on behalf of students who were being bullied, according to personnel records.

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Blackhawk helicopter downs at ETSU - PHOTOS/VIDEO

Blackhawk helicopter downs at ETSU - PHOTOS/VIDEO

April 24th, 2015 8:36 am by Tony Casey

Before Thursday, East Tennessee State University President Brian Noland had never been in a helicopter before, let alone one from the Army that, on occasion, flies with its doors open.

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School board readies budget for City Commission, cites lack of state and federal funding

School board readies budget for City Commission, cites lack of state and federal funding

April 23rd, 2015 9:37 am by Tony Casey

In a dress rehearsal of the budget presentation they will make to the Johnson City Commission at 4 p.m. on April 30, the Johnson City Board of Education made additions, alterations and clarifications in exactly how its members will the case for asking for

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Earth Day: Johnson City health center growing aid for underinsured

Earth Day: Johnson City health center growing aid for underinsured

April 23rd, 2015 9:30 am by Gary B. Gray

The Johnson City Community Health Center Wednesday celebrated Earth Day with the groundbreaking of its community gardens, aimed at growing and harvesting produce for those who don't have the resources to do so.

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