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Thursday, February 07, 2019

Drive to 55
Tennessee is exceeding the ambitious "Drive to 55" goal to graduate 79,000 students with a college or post-secondary degree annually by about 1,500 students each year. State Senator Steve Southerland says the news was part of a "State of Higher Education" report delivered to members of the Senate Education Committee this week. The improved graduation rate can be partially attributed to the number of adult learners who are coming back to earn their degree through Tennessee's Reconnect Grant Program. It is the state's initiative to help more adults return to higher education to gain new skills, advance in the workplace, and fulfill lifelong dreams of completing a degree or credential. The Tennessee Reconnect Grant is available to individuals who: have been a Tennessee resident for at least one year and have not previously earned an associate or baccalaureate degree. The award amount that students receive varies based on the amount of remaining tuition and mandatory fees after all other gift aid has first been applied. Tennessee's success with the program goes against national trends which show declining enrollment, especially as the economy has strengthened.

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Monday, August 19, 2019

  • Jefferson County fatality
  • Cocke County pursuit
  • Weisend assault

    Friday, August 16, 2019

  • Governors Rural Opportunity Summit
  • Motorcycle crash
  • Cocke County fire and marijuana
  • Jobless numbers in July
  • West is executed

    Thursday, August 15, 2019

  • Carver's Apple House damaged
  • Cocke County Grand Jury
  • Inmates charged
  • Governor's Rural Opportunities Summit
  • Endangered Species Act

    Wednesday, August 14, 2019

  • Newport City Council
  • Cocke County Finance Committee

    Tuesday, August 13, 2019

  • Williams injury
  • Large barn/apartment destroyed by fire
  • Tennessee tourism continues to grow
  • Gas prices continue to drop
  • Hembree incident
  • Abortion bill

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