Johnson City Press Friday, August 22, 2014
News Regional & National Education
Overall, Tennessee students improve on state tests

Overall, Tennessee students improve on state tests

July 1st, 2014 5:33 pm by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

Tennessee students made gains in the majority of the state's 31 grade and subject-level tests, although some didn't fare too well in reading, according to results released Tuesday.

Comments
News Local News Education
Sniff test: Johnson City Commission's $600K allocation in one-time school money needs state review

Sniff test: Johnson City Commission's $600K allocation in one-time school money needs state review

July 1st, 2014 5:33 pm by Gary B. Gray

Two attempts to pass a property tax increase to help schools failed.

Comments
News Crime Local News
2 NE Tennessee men accused of luring 13-year-olds to sex party sentenced to probation

2 NE Tennessee men accused of luring 13-year-olds to sex party sentenced to probation

July 1st, 2014 5:23 pm by Jeff Bobo, NET News Service

Two Hawkins County men accused of attempting to lure three 13-year-old girls to a 3 a.m. sex party late last year were sentenced to probation Monday in Hawkins County Sessions Court.

Comments
News Photos Local News Downtown JC

Founders Park gets entrance arch from Tupelo Honey

July 1st, 2014 5:18 pm by Gary B. Gray

The work is made from hammered iron and copper and represents pollination.

Comments
News Local News
Garbage, recycling pickup to be business as usual over 4th

Garbage, recycling pickup to be business as usual over 4th

July 1st, 2014 2:12 pm by For the Press

The only days of the year that garbage/recycling schedules are altered are Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

Comments
News Regional & National
Judge strikes down Kentucky's gay marriage ban

Judge strikes down Kentucky's gay marriage ban

July 1st, 2014 2:00 pm by BRETT BARROUQUERE, Associated Press

A federal judge in Kentucky struck down the state's ban on gay marriage on Tuesday, though the ruling was temporarily put on hold and it was not immediately clear when same-sex couples could be issued marriage licenses.

Comments
News Crime Regional & National
Referee dies after being punched at soccer match; man arrested

Referee dies after being punched at soccer match; man arrested

July 1st, 2014 12:34 pm by MIKE HOUSEHOLDER, Associated Press

A man who was punched in the head over the weekend while refereeing an adult-league soccer match died Tuesday, authorities and a longtime friend of the referee said.

Comments
News Sports Local News High schools
Update: Friends, colleagues, players remember Smallwood

Update: Friends, colleagues, players remember Smallwood

July 1st, 2014 7:43 am by Trey Williams

Sidney Smallwood was a coach and athletic director at Science Hill for parts of four decades. He died overnight at age 98.

Comments
News Sports Community Local News Regional & National
2014 Niswonger Children's Hospital Classic

2014 Niswonger Children's Hospital Classic

July 1st, 2014 12:00 am by Contributed

Celebrity golf tournament raises $700,000 for children's hospital

Comments
News Regional & National Education
State board changes policy on teacher licenses

State board changes policy on teacher licenses

June 30th, 2014 10:04 pm by Joey Garrison, The Tennessean

The Tennessee State Board of Education cut ties Monday with a highly controversial policy that would have allowed poor student growth on tests to be a reason to pull teachers' professional licenses.

Comments