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Posted on December 20, 2014 at 6:44 pm

Hurricane Watch Library books to be renewed at start of second semester The academic semester may be over, but basketball season knows no bounds. The Hurricane basketball team participates in the Honda Christmas Tournament at Daniel Boone High School from Friday, Dec. 26 to Tuesday, Dec. 30. The first day of the second semester will be Tuesday, Jan. 6. Students will have a maximum of five parent excuses and an

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  • Bush Bros. chairman speaks to Carson-Newman graduates

    Posted on December 13, 2014 at 7:32 pm

    James Ethier, chairman of the board for Bush Brothers & Company, speaks to the Carson-Newman University December graduating class.

      Carson-Newman University held its Winter Commencement Undergraduate Ceremony on Friday morning, Dec. 12. During the service, the University graduated some 60 students before family and friends in Holt Fieldhouse. James Ethier, chairman of the board for Bush Brothers & Company, delivered the commencement address. Ethier said his family’s enterprise is rooted in integrity, responsibility, trust and commitment. Ethier said it easy to answer questions about the key to being

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  • Area schools earn grant worth $988,000

    Posted on December 11, 2014 at 7:57 pm

    Gov. Bill Haslam announced the recipients of the LEAP Program funding Thursday, awarding $988,000 to a Lakeway Area including Hamblen County, Hawkins County, Grainger County, TCAT, WSCC and several local industries. The Labor Education Alignment Program (LEAP) is a state effort focused on increasing opportunities for Tennesseans to obtain a certificate or degree beyond high school that is aligned with the needs of the workforce in their communities. The program,

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  • WSCC graduation set for Friday night

    Posted on December 11, 2014 at 11:48 am

    Walters State Community College’s December graduates will represent 71 academic programs Friday evening. The college will confer a total of 686 degrees and certificates. About half of these graduates plan to enter the workforce immediately, with 162 technical certificates and 125 associate of applied science degrees. The college will also be awarding 227 academic certificates, 159 associate of science, 11 associate of arts, one associate of fine arts, and two

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  • High schools debut peer mentoring program

    Posted on December 10, 2014 at 11:34 am

    With high school students taking the ACT test Saturday, the Hamblen County Board of Education learned about a new ACT peer tutoring program at Morristown East and West this semester during its December meeting Tuesday. Morristown East Principal Gary Johnson and Morristown West Principal Jeff Moorhouse presented the School Board with initial impressions of this trial program. Five student tutors from each high school, with ACT scores above 26, were

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  • First Walters State Promise scholarships awarded to students

    Posted on December 6, 2014 at 7:34 pm

    Walters State Community College awarded the first ever Walters State Promise Scholarships inside R. Jack Fishman Library on the Morristown campus Tuesday, Dec. 2. The recipients were recognized with WSCC President Dr. Wade McCamey. “The Walters State Promise will be awarded each year for students in the Fall semester,” said J.B. Pectol, executive director of public information at WSCC. “We encourage all students to apply for scholarships by March 15,

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  • WSCC student nurses help Helen Ross McNabb

    Posted on December 4, 2014 at 5:18 pm

    WSCC Nursing Students

    Walters State’s nursing program has for several years partnered with agencies to allow students to complete the mental health rotation of their clinical training. Student nurses have always seemed to have a special connection with these patients, and, this year, the students wanted to do even more than serve the usual Thanksgiving dinner. The college’s Student Nurses Association decided to serve the 150 or so members of the Helen Ross

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