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Appalachian Clay Camp hopes to mold young storytellers

Appalachian Clay Camp hopes to mold young storytellers

June 27th, 2014 9:50 pm by Elizabeth Saulsbury

When someone thinks of a kids' summer arts camp, they may picture a roomful of children dabbling in watercolors, or perhaps kids participating in an amateur play.

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Taken to school: Local lawyer rebuffs county schools' claim to liquor tax

Taken to school: Local lawyer rebuffs county schools' claim to liquor tax

June 27th, 2014 9:22 pm by Gary Gray and Nathan Baker

The Washington County School District's claim to millions of dollars worth of liquor-by-the-drink tax collections was answered succinctly by Johnson City Attorney Eric Herrin on Friday.

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Dome work

June 27th, 2014 10:25 am by Nathan Baker

Renovations at the East Tennessee State University mini-dome are continuing this summer.

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Support positions lost as schools trim budget

Support positions lost as schools trim budget

June 26th, 2014 9:14 pm by Nathan Baker

Athletic coaching supplements were narrowly spared from elimination during a Johnson City Schools budget meeting Tuesday morning, but other staffed positions weren't as lucky.

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'Immediate danger': Knoxville College dorm will remain closed

'Immediate danger': Knoxville College dorm will remain closed

June 26th, 2014 11:14 am by Megan Boehnke, Knoxville News-Sentinel

Students at Knoxville College lived in a deteriorating dormitory with exposed asbestos, no heat, and broken sprinkler and fire systems until city officials forced the school to close the building in December, public records show.

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How long will Kevin Huffman last as Tennessee's education commissioner?

How long will Kevin Huffman last as Tennessee's education commissioner?

June 24th, 2014 3:57 pm by Joy Garrison, The Tennessean

Fueled by the Tea Party, noise surrounding Kevin Huffman has reached a fever pitch.

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Update: Despite $1.7M in cuts, city schools $1.1M short of balance

Update: Despite $1.7M in cuts, city schools $1.1M short of balance

June 24th, 2014 10:26 am by Nathan Baker

Johnson City school officials cut $11,025 per minute from the district's budget in a marathon two-and-a-half-hour meeting Tuesday morning, but were still unable to balance the $2.8 million deficit remaining before the start of the 2014-15 school year.

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Records show Tennessee teacher discipline on the rise as social media reveals inappropriate conduct with students

Records show Tennessee teacher discipline on the rise as social media reveals inappropriate conduct with students

June 23rd, 2014 12:18 pm by Associated Press

The review found that 160 teachers have been disciplined for crossing the line with students or other minors since 2004. Some were caught sending inappropriate messages. Others had sexual relationships with their students.

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Hundreds of teachers disciplined in last decade, Tennessee records show

Hundreds of teachers disciplined in last decade, Tennessee records show

June 22nd, 2014 9:11 pm by Kevin Hardy, Chattanooga Times Free Press

Records show the Tennessee State Board of Education has taken action against 434 teachers in the past 10 years.

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City schools bracing for $3M shortfall in 14-15

City schools bracing for $3M shortfall in 14-15

June 21st, 2014 9:47 pm by Nathan Baker

Johnson City Board of Education Chair Kathy Hall warned that the upcoming school year will be noticeably different from the last if city commissioners enact the citywide spending plan approved on the second reading Friday morning.

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