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Lamar Alexander announces plans to revamp No Child Left Behind Act

Lamar Alexander announces plans to revamp No Child Left Behind Act

January 17th, 2015 9:42 pm by Nathan Baker

As the new Republican-led Congress sets to work on this year's slate of legislation, teachers and school administrators are anxiously watching to see what changes are in store for federal education laws.

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ETSU takes aim at 'rape culture' after increase in reported sexual assault cases

ETSU takes aim at 'rape culture' after increase in reported sexual assault cases

January 17th, 2015 9:35 pm by Max Hrenda

Four more rapes were reported on East Tennessee State University's campus in the fall semester of 2014 than in all of 2013.But school officials said they were hopeful that number is an indication that more students are willing to talk about sexual violenc

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Man who swindled Kingsport bank out of $2.8 million gets 42 months

Man who swindled Kingsport bank out of $2.8 million gets 42 months

January 17th, 2015 1:35 pm by Matthew Lane, Net News Service

A 49-year-old Knoxville man has been sentenced to 42 months in federal prison for swindling First Community Bank of Kingsport out of $2.8 million.

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Warmest year on record? Not for Johnson City

Warmest year on record? Not for Johnson City

January 16th, 2015 10:01 pm by Jessica Fuller

With thoughts of below-freezing temperatures and snowy skies ingrained in the region's memory, some might find it hard to believe 2014 was the warmest recorded year the globe has seen since record keeping began in 1880.

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Bus on mission to help downtrodden, homeless in Johnson City

Bus on mission to help downtrodden, homeless in Johnson City

January 16th, 2015 9:54 pm by Sue Guinn Legg

Early each Sunday morning from early November through the early spring, a big black bus rolls into downtown Johnson City and parks near the free dining room at Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church known as The Melting Pot.

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Update: Jury rejects felony murder, finds Marcus Gergish guilty of criminally negligent homicide

Update: Jury rejects felony murder, finds Marcus Gergish guilty of criminally negligent homicide

January 16th, 2015 9:41 pm by Becky Campbell

After eight hours of deliberation, a Washington County jury returned verdict on lesser charge in the April 2013 murder on Nathaniel Drive.

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N.C. motorist injured after Roan Mountain rock slide

N.C. motorist injured after Roan Mountain rock slide

January 16th, 2015 9:35 pm by John Thompson

A North Carolina motorist was injured Wednesday afternoon after her truck hit rocks lying in the road from an earlier rock slide.

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Unicoi Co. Joint Economic Development Board to operate under fiscal year beginning in July

Unicoi Co. Joint Economic Development Board to operate under fiscal year beginning in July

January 16th, 2015 9:29 pm by Brad Hicks

The Joint Economic Development Board of Unicoi County has enacted changes with the aim of bolstering membership and streamlining the audit process.

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Update: Jury to decide Gergish's fate in murder trial

Update: Jury to decide Gergish's fate in murder trial

January 16th, 2015 11:08 am by Becky Campbell

Marcus Gergish is accused of gunning down Timothy Peregoy Sr. in April 2013

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System's probe into Elizabethton coach Witten's conduct doesn't please parent

System's probe into Elizabethton coach Witten's conduct doesn't please parent

January 16th, 2015 11:03 am by John Thompson

Deborah Scalf repeated her allegations that head football coach Shawn Witten had cursed her son and used his finger to prod her son in the chest. Other parents came to Witten's defense.

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