The future of the Greene Valley Developmental Center campus remains uncertain, but the process to return the property to greater community use took a step forward earlier this year.
Plans debated throughout 2018 focusing on a single, consolidated Greene County high school have been scrapped, but declining enrollment, losses of millions in state funding and growing costs to maintain existing facilities remain unsolved by the administrative and elected officials tasked wi…
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One political newcomer was elected to the Greene County Board of Education in August, and two incumbents defeated challenges to return to their seats.
2018 was a significant year in the life of the the state’s oldest institution of higher learning.
It transitioned to university status, completed of the first phase of accreditation for a new College of Optometric Medicine and inaugurated a new president.
The Greene Technology Center continued to upgrade its classroom equipment in 2018, and expanded its offerings in the evenings for adults through a partnership with the Tennessee College of Applied Technology (TCAT) Morristown.
One major part of Walters State Community College’s expansion into its new building was completed early in 2019, and the project is expected to be finished by early summer.
Free Will Baptist Family Ministries started 2019 under new leadership and with a renewal of its on-campus residential program.
Construction work has entered the last leg on the new Christian Life Center at Holston United Methodist Home for Children.
As the 2018-19 school year nears its end, Greeneville City Director of Schools Steve Starnes is completing his first year as the district’s top executive.
Following the merger of Laughlin Memorial and Takoma Regional hospitals under the Ballad Health umbrella, Greeneville is now home to one hospital with two campuses.
Several awards and professional recognitions were earned by outstanding Greene County educators, administrators and staff members in 2018.
A new, single high school in Greene County is shaping up to be one of the most contentious issues for the upcoming county elections. Candidates are coming out against the option or saying taxpayers should be allowed to vote on the issue since it would involve a large tax increase.
The Greeneville Board of Education began 2018 tackling a task that was unexpected — finding a new director of schools.
Tusculum College ended 2017 with a new leader with a vision to the oldest institution of higher education in Tennessee a college of distinction in the region.
One of the most striking visual changes to the Tusculum College campus in several years opened in 2017 and will house some of the new academic programs that are part of the institution’s transition to a university.
Students began taking classes during the fall semester at the new building of Walters State Community College’s Greeneville campus downtown.
A significant upgrade in classroom equipment, a new dual enrollment partnership and efforts to increase certification opportunities for students marked the last year at the Greene Technology Center.
It’s a little too soon yet to hear if patients will be singing its praises, but Ballad Health is now a reality for Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia.
Lawsuits launched in 2017 by local attorneys general against pharmaceutical companies and other defendants who allegedly fuel East Tennessee’s opioid addiction epidemic are proceeding through the court system.
The numbers speak for themselves: The ongoing opioid epidemic in East Tennessee and across the state poses formidable challenges for law enforcement and prosecutors.
Free Will Baptist Family Ministries announced in December a restructuring plan to end its residential group home services for most of the children and youth whom it serves on its main campus in the Camp Creek community.
The previous year has seen the completion of a permanent structure to house the the Camp Creek Medical Center.
An era came to an end when Greene Valley Developmental Center closed its doors May 26, 2017, after 56 years of serving individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
The Greeneville and Greene County school systems honored alumni and those who contribution to community in the past year through their foundations.