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Rogersville City School celebrates 'Grandparents Day'

September 11th, 2015 5:30 pm by Kari Fields

Our grandparents came and listened to students read on the front lawn. They also answered some questions such as, What was my mom or dad like as a child?

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Surgoinsville students celebrate town's bicentennial with heritage fair

Surgoinsville students celebrate town's bicentennial with heritage fair - VIDEO

September 11th, 2015 5:00 pm by Jeff Bobo

Surgoinsville's charter was filed in Nashville in 1815, and Friday's heritage fair at Surgoinsville Elementary was intended to give students a glimpse at what life was like for early settlers of that time.

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Rumors of planned Black Panther attack drive school attendance down Friday

Rumors of planned Black Panther attack drive school attendance down Friday

September 11th, 2015 1:46 pm by Rick Wagner

Internet and social media accounts of a Sept. 11 anniversary attack involving the Black Panthers circulated in recent days. The unsubstantiated information was the Black Panthers were going to enter schools and massacre white students and teachers.

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King University ranked a "Best Regional University in the South" by U.S. News

September 11th, 2015 12:30 pm by Community contributor

King University has achieved record growth each year for the past 16 years, and now supports a student body of more than 2,900 students across four campuses and 10 additional instructional locations throughout Tennessee, Virginia, and online.

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Going Greek or Roman? Northeast has grand opening for new amphitheater

Going Greek or Roman? Northeast has grand opening for new amphitheater

September 11th, 2015 10:26 am by Rick Wagner

Northeast President Janice Gilliam said students already have been using the 400-seat feature as an informal place to meet and network. It adds to the 500-seat auditorium in the performing arts center

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Scott County sees improvement in 2014-15 SOL scores

Scott County sees improvement in 2014-15 SOL scores

September 10th, 2015 9:30 pm by Marci Gore

The biggest gain was seen in math, with 87 percent of the county's students passing. This number was up eight points from 2013-14's pass rate of 79 percent. The 2014-15 state average for math was 79 percent.

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Wise School Board considers vehicle lease plan

Wise School Board considers vehicle lease plan

September 10th, 2015 7:30 pm by Stephen Igo

Mullins said the Enterprise proposal to provide lease replacements for eight of the school division's highest mileage vehicles would be less than $40,000 for a year, compared to a cost upwards of $200,000 to buy new ones.

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Carson-Newman, at 2,528 students, sets second straight enrollment record

Carson-Newman, at 2,528 students, sets second straight enrollment record

September 10th, 2015 12:30 pm by Community contributor

The university has an enrollment of 2,528 students. It posted a record 2,362 students last year. The university saw a slight increase in freshmen, from 491 students in 2014 to 497 this year. Its graduate programs continue to show strong growth resulting i

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17 area students in running for National Merit Scholarships

17 area students in running for National Merit Scholarships

September 10th, 2015 9:59 am by Rick Wagner

Seniors attending Dobyns-Bennett High School, Science Hill, Tennessee High and Sullivan East are among Tennessee finalists. However, far Southwest Virginia had no students on the Virginia list.

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Hawkins cheerleader uniforms not in compliance with student dress code

Hawkins cheerleader uniforms not in compliance with student dress code

September 10th, 2015 8:00 am by Jeff Bobo

A proposed revision to Hawkins County's high school dress code would allow cheerleaders to wear their uniforms during the school day at pep rallies and sporting events only.

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