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Sunbright principal suspended for "excessive" paddling of a student

Sunbright principal suspended for "excessive" paddling of a student

The principal of a Morgan County School has been suspended indefinitely without pay after "excessive" paddling of a student.

According to Dr. Edd Diden, Morgan County's Director of Schools, a complaint was made about Sunbright principal Dr. Elizabeth Boyd, and her use of corporal punishment on a kindergarten student.

Alternative learning center opens in Jellico

Alternative learning center opens in Jellico

Campbell County now has a new school.

Leaders cut the ribbon on East LaFollette Learning Center Tuesday.

It's an alternative learning center in Jellico, but even before the official opening, students used the site to learn.

Trade students actually helped in the construction process, doing things like securing new windows and doors.

Vols beat NC State 35-21

Vols beat NC State 35-21

Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) - Tyler Bray completed 27-of-41 passes for 333
yards and threw for two touchdowns to lead Tennessee to a 35-21 win over North
Carolina State on Friday.

Cordarrelle Patterson hauled in six balls for 93 yards and caught a touchdown
and added another score with a 67-yard run. Zach Rogers caught a 72-yard
touchdown and Rajion Neal carried the ball 22 times for 53 yards and a
touchdown for the Volunteers (1-0), who posted a disappointing 5-7
record last season.

It's Football Time in Tennessee!

It's Football Time in Tennessee!

 

It's the day Vol fans have been waiting for, the start of the 2012 football season.    

It's been a long offseason for the team having to dwell on a loss to Kentucky for the last eight months.

But today the Vols open up the season against NC State.

The arrived in Atlanta yesterday afternoon.

This is the first time in 73 years that the team has played a regular season game on a Friday.

The Vols will take on the Wolfpack tonight at the Georgia Dome at 7:30 p.m.

The game will be aired on ESPU-U.

Mission of Hope delivers supplies, smiles to Winfield School

Mission of Hope delivers supplies, smiles to Winfield School

A green folder, an orange backpack. Those seemingly simple supplies brought smiles to the faces of some Scott County students this week.

"I think it's awesome," sixth-grader Rhiannon Harris said.

She was among the more than 200 students at Winfield School to receive backpacks filled with school supplies on Wednesday.

Volunteers from Gists Creek Baptist Church in Sevierville delivered them on behalf of Mission of Hope.

tnAchieves now accepting applicants, mentors for upcoming year

tnAchieves now accepting applicants, mentors for upcoming year

As many high school seniors begin to prepare for college, one local scholarship program is gearing up for a higher number of applicants this year.

"tnAchieves" provides assistance to public school students who continue their education at a community college. In East Tennessee, those schools include Pellissippi State Community College, Roane State Community College, and Walter State Community college.

The "last dollar" scholarship provides funds to cover whatever tuition costs remain after financial aid and other scholarships.

Fill up the Van effort will buy school supplies for Campbell Co. kids

Fill up the Van effort will buy school supplies for Campbell Co. kids

As students across East Tennessee head back to the classroom, we're learning more about how one community is helping some families cut their school supply bills.

The Campbell County Sheriff's Office is collecting supplies on Friday.   It's called "Fill up the Van" and is happening from noon to midnight at the Jacksboro Wal-mart.

While people are shopping, the sheriff's office hopes people will pick up a few items to donate.