Unicoi County is one of only a few Tennessee counties where students now have access to a new online tutoring service called TutorTN.
According to Director of Schools Denise Brown, the program is a partnership between the school system, Tennessee State Library and Archives, Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett and the Unicoi County Public Library.
“We are excited to be chosen for this pilot program,” Brown said. “Online tutoring supports the work of our teachers. Students will get the individualized learning and extra time they need with their homework, and can come to class ready to learn new material. More...
In celebration of the 10th anniversary of Tennessee’s Imagination Library, “A Ride to Read Parade and Birthday Bash” for babies through Pre-K aged children will be held later this month at the Unicoi County Family YMCA.
The Imagination Tour Bus, sponsored by Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, Governor’s Books from Birth Foundation and locally by the Unicoi County Imagination Library and GFWC Erwin Monday Club, will be on hand during the celebration. Also, children can bring a bike, tricycle, scooter or stroller or walk in the children’s parade. There will also be storytelling and a free giveaway.
Parents and guardians will also be able to enroll their child in the Unicoi County Imagination program during the Aug. 28 event. Thanks to the Imagination Library, all children from birth to age five are eligible to receive one free book in the mail each month at no cost to their families. The books sent to each child are age appropriate. According to Library organizers, providing books in the home is a unique opportunity to family engagement and for the development of the child’s vocabulary and reading skills. More...
Updated August 20, 2014 06:18:26 PMRose says he will not contest election
Larry Rose, in a telephone conversation Monday, told The Erwin Record that he has decided not to request a vote recount from the August General Election. Rose previously told the newspaper that he planned to contest the election.
“I have been doing a lot of research since the election and realize the chances would be slim that the vote count would change,” he said. “With the technology voting machines have today, the count would more than likely come out the same.
Rose lost the county mayor’s seat to incumbent Greg Lynch by only three votes (1,552 votes to 1,549 votes). More...