Saturday, November 09, 2013

Bonus Exclusions Make Some Educators Unhappy
Some education employees in Washington County, TN will be happy in about a month - thatís when they are scheduled to receive a one-time salary increase of 1.5 percent. However, not all school system employees will get the raise and that makes some board of education members very unhappy. The funds provided by the General Assembly requires professional certification for any employee to get the extra $550 - which means bus drivers, custodians and others who help keep the school system running wonít get any extra money in their pocket. The idea is boost movement to merit-based pay for teachers. Officials say if the school system had to come up with the money to make up the difference, it would cost an additional $338,000.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

  • Huge Crowd Turns Out for Opening of The Pinnacle in Bristol
  • Elizabethton Schools Placed on "Soft" Lockdown
  • Flash Floods in Johnson City, other areas
  • Re-election of Unicoi County Mayor to Stand
  • Applications Open for Tennessee Free College Tuition Program
  • Class Action Denied in Gas Royalties Lawsuit
  • Bristol's "Pinnacle Development" Opening on I-81
  • Johnson City Police Arrest Fugitive
  • Increase in ACT Scores for Sullivan County Schools
  • Johnson City Man Arrested for Shoplifting, Uses Name "Pineapple Divine"
  • Organizers Prepare for Annual Asheville Topless Rally
  • Chafin Wins Puckett's Old Seat in Special Election
  • Woman Hits Two Others With Car After Johnson City Fight
  • Virginia Prepares for Same Sex Weddings
  • Smoke Shop Owner's Sentencing Hearing Delayed
  • No Kill Shelter Holds Ground Breaking Ceremony Today
  • Second Harvest Food Bank Still Looking for Volunteers
  • Business Gets $25,000 Incentive to Expand in Downtown Bristol
  • Johnson City Police Arrest A Man After He Fled a Traffic Stop
  • Kingsport Man is Arrested After Cursing a Police Officer and Chasing Her Down
  • New Peoples Bank is Consolidating Four of Its Branches in VA and WV
  • Mother Pleads Guilty in Killing of 2 Year Old in Wise County



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