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School board, director at odds over incident at Jonesborough Elementary

School board, director at odds over incident at Jonesborough Elementary

June 6th, 2014 9:33 am by Nathan Baker

A tense meeting Thursday night of the Washington County Board of Education revealed a divide between some of its members and Director of Schools Ron Dykes, allegations of misconduct against district staff and the threat of legal action.

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Milligan students voice concern over The Tennessee Promise'

Milligan students voice concern over The Tennessee Promise'

June 5th, 2014 4:37 pm by Contributed to the Press

Trio met with Speaker of the House Beth Harwell, Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey and 17 other representatives, senators, congressional leaders and policy analysts.

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Boone student wins Congressional Art Competition two years in a row

Boone student wins Congressional Art Competition two years in a row

June 5th, 2014 2:50 pm by Contributed to the Press

In addition to it being the second consecutive win for Beth Stephens, this marks the third consecutive first-place winner to come from DBHS.

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Crockett NJROTC Rifle Team takes team, individual wins in championship

Crockett NJROTC Rifle Team takes team, individual wins in championship

June 5th, 2014 10:59 am by Staff Report

The Pioneer team competed against 23 of the best teams in the state.

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Fall Branch students earn bench, birdhouse through recycling contest

Fall Branch students earn bench, birdhouse through recycling contest

June 5th, 2014 10:23 am by Sue Guinn Legg

Out of 424 schools nationwide that took part in Trex's Bags to Benches contest, Fall Branch School was one of only four in Tennessee to meet the goal of collecting 10,000 recycled bags to win the bench.

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Teacher's technical talent leads to mobile iPad lab at area school

Teacher's technical talent leads to mobile iPad lab at area school

June 5th, 2014 9:44 am by Contributed to the Press

Erica Preswood's "cabinet on wheels" is inspiring middle-school students at University High.

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ACLU questions SW Virginia high school graduation hymn, other First Amendment issues

ACLU questions SW Virginia high school graduation hymn, other First Amendment issues

June 4th, 2014 12:07 pm by Wes Bunch, NET News Service

The Virginia chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union sent a letter last month to Lee County Public School officials warning them of potential First Amendment violations.

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City school board talks tax hike to make up shortfalls

City school board talks tax hike to make up shortfalls

June 3rd, 2014 11:08 pm by Nathan Baker

City government leaders appear to be bracing for the first property tax rate increase in 12 years for the municipality's residents.

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Board votes down coaching policy after public comment

Board votes down coaching policy after public comment

June 3rd, 2014 9:04 am by Nathan Baker

A proposed policy change to bar Johnson City School district employees from coaching athletics at other districts within a 50-mile radius failed unanimously Monday night at a meeting of the system's Board of Education.

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Summer feeding program aims to fill children's needs

Summer feeding program aims to fill children's needs

June 2nd, 2014 2:38 pm by John Thompson

Angie Odom of the TLC Community Center has learned that the end of the school year means the start of hungry times for many children.

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