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NEWPORT—In some ways, it seems like just a short time has elapsed since the idea of a complete restoration and upgrade of the Cocke County High School auditorium was first discussed.

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NEWPORT—As part of Save the Children’s work in partnership with Partners for Education at Berea College, Strive Together, and the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the Cocke County Rural Accelerator Initiative was formed recently.

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NEWPORT—Transition from eighth grade to high school often elevates the stress levels of both students and parents. Often students find themselves leaving the comfort of smaller schools and being thrust into a setting with hundreds of additional students, new teachers, and different requirements.

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NEWPORT—Four people—Beth O. Freeman, Gordon Ball, Dr. Patti Ketterman, and the late Maxie Denton Wilson—were honored Thursday night by the Cocke County Education Foundation as recipients of their prestigious 2019 Celebrate Our Success award.

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NEWPORT—Newport City Director of Schools Sandra W. Burchette will continue in that position for the coming year after a unanimous decision by the Newport City Board of Education during their meeting Monday, March 18.

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NEWPORT—The safety of students and staff at Newport Grammar School was the primary discussion at Tuesday’s meeting of the Newport City Board of Education.

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COSBY—With the close of the 2017-2018 school year, members of the Cosby High School Academy continue to build a legacy of community service and outstanding achievements.

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COSBY—Over 120 students, parents, and friends gathered at the Woodshed on Tuesday, May 22, for Cosby High School’s Honors Night. Several members of the Class of 2018 received special recognition.

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NEWPORT—In August 2017, Save the Children expanded services provided to Cocke County through its Community Collaborative initiative. The goal of the program is to bring together all entities that are interested in improving education in the district.

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MARS HILL, N.C.—The Mars Hill University board of trustees introduced John Anthony “Tony” Floyd, J.D., on Friday, March 9, 2018, as the next president of Mars Hill University. Floyd will succeed Dan G. Lunsford, who retires at the end of the academic year. Floyd currently is executive vice p…

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NEWPORT—It’s not every day you get to impress an important visitor, but Newport Grammar School did just that on Thursday morning.

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MORRISTOWN—Get a head start on your job search with free workshops at the American Job Center in Morristown. In addition to workshops, the Center offers free use of computers, Internet job search sites and job postings.

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MORRISTOWN—B.J. Lowe has been working with area youth for most of her life, and she knows that landing that first job is now one of the most difficult passages for at risk youth.

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MORRISTOWN—Walters State Community College will offer non-credit classes in human resources management, Microsoft Excel, Quickbooks and Welding. For information on any of these classes, please contact Amanda Hill at 423-798-7946 or Amanda.Hill@ws.edu.

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JEFFERSON CITY—Carson-Newman University’s forensics team took six students to Berea, Kentucky, to compete in Berea College’s John G. Fee Memorial speech and debate tournament recently. The team began their season on a high note, winning small school individual events sweepstakes over schools…

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MORRISTOWN—A pioneer in online and mobile learning was honored during a naming ceremony recently at Walters State Community College.

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NEWPORT—Members of the Cocke County Board of Education, meeting Tuesday, Oct. 17, opted not to approve a three-year “Memorandum of Understanding” with Well Child Management Services to provide comprehensive eye exams and preventive physical health exams for Cocke County school after learning…

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NEWPORT—Recognizing the need to make local students aware of the job possibilities offered by existing industries in Cocke County, a partnership among these companies, the Cocke County School System, and Tennessee College of Applied Technology is working together toward a common goal.

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With only seven weeks remaining, tnAchieves, the partnering organization that administers Governor Haslam’s Tennessee Promise in 84 counties, needs 4,000 more mentors to meet its goal of providing every Tennessee Promise applicant from the Class of 2018 with a local support system.