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Hourly county school workers to be paid half for snow days

Hourly county school workers to be paid half for snow days

February 25th, 2014 9:07 pm by Nathan Baker

On the second try, member David Hammond convinced the Washington County Board of Education to pass a measure providing wages for hourly employees when school days are missed because of inclement weather.

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Health initiative could cost schools ad dollars

Health initiative could cost schools ad dollars

February 25th, 2014 8:58 pm by Nathan Baker

Local school district officials say new rules proposed Tuesday by the White House and the Agriculture Department limiting the marketing of sugary soft drinks and unhealthy foods on public school campuses could affect contracts with major advertisers.

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Student injured when car hits school bus in S.W. Virginia

Student injured when car hits school bus in S.W. Virginia

February 25th, 2014 5:50 pm by Wes Bunch, NET News Service

The incident occurred at 3:43 p.m. on state Route 58, approximately two miles east of its intersection with U.S. Route 23.

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UPDATE: Police say man accused of aggravated robbery confessed

UPDATE: Police say man accused of aggravated robbery confessed

February 25th, 2014 5:44 pm by Staff Reports

Two men were arrested after officers said one of admitted to pulling a knife on a clerk.

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Sheriff's office says Unicoi County High School teacher subject of probe; school leader still mum

Sheriff's office says Unicoi County High School teacher subject of probe; school leader still mum

February 25th, 2014 5:24 pm by Brad Hicks

"Realistically it will be the end of this week or first of next week before I will have all information to release in reference to the teacher suspension" - Director of Schools Denise Brown.

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Four killed in Glade Spring domestic shooting; former Emory & Henry staff member among dead

Four killed in Glade Spring domestic shooting; former Emory & Henry staff member among dead

February 25th, 2014 3:01 pm by Nick Shepherd, NET News Service

Five people were shot during a domestic shooting in Southwest Virginia on Tuesday, including a former professor and a former administrative assistant at Emory & Henry College.

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Ex-House speaker Kent Williams pays $100 to replace microphone broken in wine bill debate

Ex-House speaker Kent Williams pays $100 to replace microphone broken in wine bill debate

February 25th, 2014 1:45 pm by Associated Press

The Elizabethton lawmaker's offer to prepay another $100 to cover any future damage was turned down.

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U.S. Attorney General: Discriminatory laws don't need defending

U.S. Attorney General: Discriminatory laws don't need defending

February 25th, 2014 12:54 pm by ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press

State attorneys general are not obligated to defend laws in their states banning same-sex marriage if the laws discriminate in a way forbidden by the Constitution, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder told his state counterparts Tuesday.

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Van Huss' annexation referendum bill passes Tennessee House

Van Huss' annexation referendum bill passes Tennessee House

February 25th, 2014 11:33 am by Gary B. Gray

The state House voted overwhelmingly Monday to support of a bill sponsored by state Rep. Micah Van Huss, R- 6th, which mandates local referendums and lets property owners decide whether they want to be annexed into municipal Urban Growth Boundaries.

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Johnson City names 2014 Teachers of the Year

Johnson City names 2014 Teachers of the Year

February 25th, 2014 11:26 am by Contributed

A committee of principals, central office administrators, and former district winners chose this year's recipients who will advance to regional competition for Tennessee's Teacher of the Year to be announced in October.

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