War hero's school still set to lose state funds

FENTRESS, Tenn. (WVLT/AP) -- The Alvin C. York Institute is still scheduled to lose direct state funding in the summer of 2014.

The war hero gifted the high school to his home county of Fentress. It has about twice as many students as the county system's high school, Clarkrange.

The administration of Gov. Bill Haslam had floated a bill that would delay defunding the institute for three more years, but pulled it in an education subcommittee on Tuesday.

Folks living in Jamestown feel that cutting the funding of the institute would amount to breaking a promise made to York in the 1930s.

York senior Brooke Gammon wrote to Haslam that other schools learn about heroes, but hers is the reality of one.

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