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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
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Board of Education Vacancy

PUBLIC NOTICE Carter County Board of Education Vacancy 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
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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
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Two county schools receive ‘Reward’ status

ELIZABETHTON STAR - The Tennessee Department of Education announced this week that 20 percent of schools in the state received “Reward” status. Included in the 318 schools that garnered the highest possible designation was Carter County schools Valley Forge and Cloudland Elementary.  To Read More CLICK HERE.
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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
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