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Saturday, September 23, 2017

Tennessee Promise is helping students
Tennessee Promise students at community colleges and technical schools are more likely to finish school than their peers outside the program. Fifty-six percent of Tennessee Promise students who entered college in 2015, the program's first year, had graduated, transferred to a four-year university or remained in school two years later. Only 39 percent of high school graduates who were not Tennessee Promise recipients, had graduated on gone on to a four year school.. The Tennessee Board of Regents released the statistics. Tennessee Promise was the first in the nation to offer nearly every graduating high school senior in a state the chance to go to college or a technical school tuition-free. But the program hasn't solved all the problems.....44 percent of the first Tennessee Promise class, or more than 5,800 students, dropped out of college without a degree. That compares to sixty-one percent of non-Promise students who went from high school to community college in 2015 and dropped out. Under the Tennessee Promise program students must enroll in college full-time, rather than taking one or two classes, and are required to participate in mentoring and community service.


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Thursday, January 18, 2018

  • No school
  • Fine shooting incident
  • Tennessee lottery celebrating 14 years
  • Brooks backs off school vouchers
  • Southerland appointed to committees
  • Voting procedures in Tennessee are secure
  • Smoky Park camping fees to increase
  • Alzheimer research initiative announced

    Wednesday, January 17, 2018

  • Cocke Juvenile Court
  • No Cocke County school
  • Closings
  • Weather update
  • Cocke Circuit arrest warrants issued
  • Abbott charged
  • Bond scam
  • TBI has been dipping into it's Rainy Day Fund.

    Tuesday, January 16, 2018

  • No Wednesday school in Cocke County
  • Please conserve power
  • EDC wants input
  • Cushman faces new charges
  • Gas prices
  • School closings

    Monday, January 15, 2018

  • No school in Cocke County
  • Arrowood arrest
  • Dr. Martin Luther King Day
  • Valentine is the new rescue squad Capyain
  • Family of four die in West Tennessee home fire
  • 250K Tree Day in Tennessee

    Friday, January 12, 2018

  • Jefferson County Grand Jury
  • January 23...mark it on your calendar
  • Tennessee fire safety
  • TDOT is ready
  • Friends of the Animal Shelter open for business
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