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“Failure is not an option” is the tag line of the 1995 film Apollo 13. However, it is certainly not the theme of Tennessee’s testing vendors.

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NEWPORT—An average of 30 students per day attended the 2019 Summer STEM Academy held recently to prepare incoming high school freshmen be better equipped for their future science courses.

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MORRISTOWN—Walters State Community College’s occupational therapy assistant program is celebrating two major milestones: the first graduates and accreditation.

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MORRISTOWN—Walters State Community College will offer popular general election courses at Cocke County High School and at Cherokee High School in Hawkins County during fall semester.

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Cassidy L. Allen, Jarred M. Alley, Mikayla G. Alley, Lily K. Asbury, Callie D. Atkins, Curtis W. Atkins, Teanna L. Ball, Xavier M. Ball, Alexis B. Barbee, Chase L. Barger, Jordan A. Barton, Heavan M. Baxter, Abigail M. Becker, Ruth L. Becker, Donte C. Belton, Kaitlin L. Bible, Jalina R. Bish…

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HARROGATE, TN—Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) awarded 571 degrees during its Spring Commencement Exercises on Saturday, May 4, 2019, in Tex Arena on the main campus in Harrogate. Noted Lincoln and Civil War historian Dr. Allen Guelzo delivered the commencement address and received the Univ…

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The American Academy of Pediatrics says that kids spend up to seven hours a day on screens. With summer vacation there is an increased amount of free time available for using computers and mobile devices.

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Kyler S. Allen, Madalyn P. Allen, Savanna J. Arrington, Seth R. Arrowood, Easton D. Ball, Chesnie L. Barnes, Lexie T. Barnes, Joshua C. Baxter, Jimmy L. Benson, Kenyon A. Biggs, Taylor N. Bird, Elijah D. Black, Cheyanne T. Brannon, Cynthia G. Breeden, Micheal K. Brown, Joseph C. Bryant, Hale…

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Cassidy L. Allen, Jarred M. Alley, Mikayla G. Alley, Lily K. Asbury, Callie D. Atkins, Curtis W. Atkins, Courtnee C. Ball, Mackenzie L. Ball, Teanna L. Ball, Xavier M. Ball, Alexis B. Barbee, Chase L. Barger, Heather C. Barnette, Jordan A. Barton, Hannah R. Batchelor, Heavan M. Baxter, Abiga…

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Koda C. Alford, Caleb A. Allen, Kyler S. Allen, Madalyn P. Allen, Sierra B. Allen, Cameron L. Anthony, Savanna J. Arrington, Seth R. Arrowood, Easton D. Ball, Chesnie L. Barnes, Lexie T. Barnes, Joshua C. Baxter, Cassidy A. Benson, Jimmy L. Benson, Kenyon A. Biggs, Elijah D. Black, Cheyanne …

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MORRISTOWN—Kristy Waddell of Parrottsville was among several Walters State Community College nursing students receiving special honors during the school’s Nursing Pinning Ceremony on May 3. Waddell received the Jewell Maxwell Career Mobility Excellence in Nursing Award, an honor bestowed on …

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COOKEVILLE—More than 3,700 students earned top academic performance honors recently, being named to the Tennessee Tech University’s Spring 2019 Dean’s List. Four of these were from Cocke County.

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We too often overlook a group of school personnel who are just as important as teachers and make just as much of a difference. That is the support staff of our schools.

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NASHVILLE—Several area residents achieved Dean’s List honors at Belmont University for the Spring 2018 semester. Eligibility is based on a minimum course load of 12 hours and a quality grade point average of 3.5 with no grade below a C.

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Love works in mysterious ways and, as it turns out, love and affection are necessary for optimal positive emotional and physical development.

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MORRISTOWN—Walters State Community College’s Division of Workforce Training will offer noncredit courses preparing individuals for careers as clinical medical assistants, phlebotomy technicians, certified nurse assistants and registered dental assistants. The division also regularly offers c…

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GREENEVILLE—Walters State Community College will offer a special in-service training for area law enforcement officers spotlighting the tactics used by the Israeli police force in fighting crime and terrorism. The class is offered July 22-24, but reservations must be made by May 31. The cost…

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SAN ANTONIO—Cocke County High School graduate Tyler Shropshire, now a sophomore at the University of North Texas, was one of three winners in the 2019 William S. Haynes Texas Flute All Star Competition.

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GREENVILLE, SC—Hannah Zellers, a freshman English major of Cosby, was among approximately 540 students to be named to the Spring 2019 President’s List at Bob Jones University.

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JEFFERSON CITY—Several Cocke County residents were among those students at Carson-Newman University named to the Dean’s List for the Spring 2019 semester.

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BEREA, KY—Berea College has announced the names of students whose academic achievements earned them places on the Dean’s List for the Spring 2019 semester.

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Reading to young kids is one way to motivate learning and foster togetherness in a society where books and printed stories are becoming less and less appreciated. However, barbershops around the country are prompting kids to read to the barbers as a way to strengthen their literacy skills an…

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MORRISTOWN--New Walters State students enrolled in learning support classes this fall can get started early with the college’s Student Learning Support Academy. The Academy provides three weeks of intense instruction in reading, writing and math. Registration is now open for three different …

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Our schools are great because of great community support, great parents, amazing students, knowledgeable administrators, and hardworking support staff. It takes a team to make good schools great!