Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Haslam Wants Improved College Grad Rates
Governor Bill Haslam says he wants to put Tennessee on a path to improve college graduation rates from 32 percent to 55 percent by 2025. To help he has appointed a higher education adviser, Randy Boyd is chairman of a wireless radio company and will now join a working group to look for ways to accomplish this goal working full time with no pay. The governor dubbed it the iron triangle, which deals with the affordability, access and quality of public colleges and universities. A panel will consist of the governor and representatives of the Tennessee Higher Education Commission, Tennessee Board of Regents and the University of Tennessee. (bg)

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

  • Call for Cleaning House at BVU Falls on Deaf Ears
  • Cozart Warehouse in Abingdon Hit by Copper Thieves, $60,000 in Materials Taken
  • Ball Corporation Closing Bristol, VA Packaging Plant, 230 Jobs Lost
  • Beer, Wine Sales to Begin in Luxury Seating at Lane Stadium at Virginia Tech
  • Indicted Kingsport Pharmacy Robber Due in Federal Court Aug. 12
  • BVU Opposes Shyster's Payment Plan
  • Joint "Branding" Study Tabled for Second Time in Bristol, Virginia
  • Bristol, Virginia School Board to Discuss Vacancy for Elected Position
  • Hawkins County Motorcycle Rider Hits Triple-Digit Speed in Chase
  • Retired Ohio Teacher Charged in SW Virginia For Soliciting a Child Over the Internet
  • New Licensing Law Will Have Bristol Motor Speedway, Dragway Getting Operating License in Blountville
  • Blountville Man Indicted for Sexually Abusing a Dog
  • Hawkins County Man Arrested For Attempted Bank Robbery
  • A Greenville Man In Custody On Child Rape Charges
  • VA Real Estate Market Improves by 11%
  • City Council Changes Course and Reappoints Fleenor to BVU Board
  • Washington County, VA Grand Jury Indicts Abingdon Man for Attempted First Degree Murder
  • Bristol, TN Officials Confirm Triad Packaging Staying in City, Investing Millions
  • Children's Services Spokesman Says Formal Investigation Underway into David Crockett High Hazing
  • BVU's Faith Esposito Suddenly Resigns Board
  • DMME: Mine Accident in Dickenson County Under Investigation, Victim Recovering After Surgery
  • Bristol, Tennessee Schools Replace Principal in Wake of Attempted Child Abuse and Neglect Case
  • King University Breaks Ground on Oval Restoration
  • Roe Seeks Immediate Lift of Ban on Firearms on Military Grounds
  • Haslam Headed to the Tri-Cities to Push For Hike in Gasoline Tax



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