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XQ Institute awards Elizabethton High School $2.3 million

ELIZABETHTON STAR – Because of its success in its first year and growth this year, Bartleby at Elizabethton High School was awarded the largest grant in school history.

It is now on track to serve every student in the school. The XQ Institute awarded the school $2.3 million, putting EHS on par with the 17 other XQ Super Schools in the country, and enabling the program to serve all students with high quality resources, training, technology, and infrastructure.


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City, county hold high graduation rates

ELIZABETHTON STAR – The future leaders of Tennessee continue to make high marks according to the state’s Department of Education.

Education Commissioner Candice McQueen announced Monday morning that the 2017-18 high school graduation rate held steady at 89.1 percent, which continues to be the highest rate on record for the state. Across the board, more than 56 percent of districts with high schools saw their rates improve compared to last year.


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Board of Education Vacancy


Carter County
Board of Education

The Carter County Commission is seeking to fill a vacancy for the 1st District representative on the Carter County Board of Education. To be eligible, applicants must meet the following qualifications pursuant to T.C.A 49-2-202:

(1) Be a bona fide resident and qualified voter of the 1st District of Carter County;
(2) Be a citizen of recognized integrity, intelligence and ability to administer the duties of the office; and
(3) Must file proof of graduation from high school or receipt of a GED with the Carter County Election Commission.

Individuals who would like to be considered for this position should submit a Boards and Committees Application and/or Resume to the Carter County Clerk’s Office at 801 E. Elk Avenue, Suite 102 Elizabethton, TN 37643.

All applicants will be given the opportunity to address the County Commission during its October 15, 2018 meeting which will be held at 6 p.m. in the courtroom of the Carter County Courthouse located at 801 E. Elk Avenue, Elizabethton. The election to fill the vacancy will be held immediately thereafter.

For additional information contact the Carter County Clerk’s Office at 542-1814.

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Parrots & Tails IV hopes to raise $10,000 for animal shelter

ELIZABETHTON STAR – The fruit of multiple months worth of labor will take form this weekend across Elizabethton. And the area’s smallest — and furriest — residents will be able to reap the rewards.

With an all-day agenda on tap, Parrots & Tails IV gets underway on Saturday, Sept. 29, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Covered Bridge Park and will serve as a fundraiser to benefit the Elizabethton/Carter County Animal Shelter. Tickets are a $15 donation with kids under 12 getting in for free.


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EHDA approves city’s first TIF project

ELIZABETHTON STAR – A new hotel is on the horizon for the city.

Elizabethton Housing and Development Agency Board of Commissioners voted Tuesday morning to approve the city’s first Tax Increment Financing (TIF) project — a 54-room Cobblestone Hotel. The motion passed unanimously with board members Danny Blevins, Dale Shook, Larry Gobble and Stan Bailey voting to approve the measure. Commissioner Bertha Davis was absent from the meeting.


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County Commission adopts unique incentives policy

ELIZABETHTON STAR – The Carter County Commission voted through a policy that could help the Carter County Industrial Board bring in both industrial and tourism companies to the county. Voting 24-0 during Monday’s meeting at the Carter County Courthouse, the commission approved a resolution that created an “inventive policy to attract and retain businesses in Carter County.”

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