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9 hrs ago | Columbia Daily Herald

Maury barn fire claims five Tenn. Walking horses

Firefighters battle a blaze at a barn in the 900 block of Lewisburg Highway outside Columbia.

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Related Topix: Fire, Columbia, TN

14 hrs ago | WKRN

Tennessee Walking Horses killed in barn fire in Columbia

The Maury County Fire Department responded to the fire on Old Lewisburg Highway and found the barn already heavily engulfed in flames.

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Related Topix: Fire

16 hrs ago | Columbia Daily Herald

Schools administrative spending over state average

The Maury County Public School system spent 11.4 percent of its yearly expenditures on administration costs during the 2012-13 school year, which was almost a full percent higher than the state average, according to a recent report .

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Related Topix: Education Etc.

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Columbia Daily Herald

City approves incentives for manufacturer

The former ITW Shippers building at 1203 N. Main St. in Mt. Pleasant was recently sold to Nashville-based RAE Products.

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Related Topix: Mount Pleasant, TN, Nashville, TN, Davidson County, TN

Columbia Daily Herald

Fair scenes

Ryleigh Rummage, 8, enjoys an icy-cold treat Tuesday as she watches the Dairy and Beef Cattle Show durijng the Maury County Fair at Maury County Park.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Vegetables, Arts, Photography

Columbia Daily Herald

Blow kisses and wave

Grace'Lynn Epley from Hickman County watches the lights from the Maury County Fair's Midway Tuesday prior to the star of the Toddler Miss Fairest of the Fair for which she was a contestant.

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Related Topix: Hickman County, TN, Culleoka, TN

Columbia Daily Herald

Math, English still tough for local kids

Maury County's third- through eighth-graders continue to struggle with reading and math while English III and chemistry proved challenging for local high school students, according to test scores released this week.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Santa Fe, TN

Columbia Daily Herald

Newspaper employee critical after wreck

The Columbia Fire Department received a call at 4:01 a.m. that a vehicle was on its side at 5021 Trotwood Ave., close to Fire Station 4. Firefighters arrived on the scene within two minutes.

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Related Topix: Columbia, TN

Columbia Daily Herald

Local Briefs: School-level TCAP results released

The state also announced the next round of priority, Focus and Reward Schools for 2015.

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Related Topix: Giles County, TN, Mount Pleasant, TN

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Columbia Daily Herald

County school bond proposals approved in unanimous vote

Separate bond proposals totaling more than $13.7 million garnered final approval Monday in financial actions largely benefiting Maury County schools.

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Related Topix: Columbia, TN

Columbia Daily Herald

Maury E911 director fired, officials silent

Longtime Maury County E911 Director Freddie Rich has been terminated from his position, but local officials have declined to discuss the circumstances of his firing.

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Nashville Scene

Enjoy a Sunset Symphony at Natchez Hills Vineyard

Located just about 45 minutes off I-65 , Natchez Hills Vineyard is a lovely little venue near Hampshire, Tenn.

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Related Topix: Hampshire, TN, Big-Band

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Columbia Daily Herald

Election filing deadline nears; Columbia mayor draws challenge

Candidates wishing to run for mayor and vice mayor in Columbia and for two city commission seats in Mt.

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Related Topix: Columbia, TN, Mount Pleasant, TN

Columbia Daily Herald

Glass used in stabbing incident, police say

A Columbia man is accused of attempting to stab a friend with a piece of broken glass while at a barbecue, according to police.

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Related Topix: Columbia, TN

Sun Aug 17, 2014

Columbia Daily Herald

School board denies hearing requests

Maury County school board members declined separate requests from a parent who wanted a hearing on a zoning issue and an employee who wanted to appear before the board about a contract non-renewal.

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Related Topix: Recreational Vehicle, Security, Spring Hill, TN

Columbia Daily Herald

Campaign signage ordinance discussed

Campaign signs remain scattered along roadsides more than a week after county elections, even though most Maury County cities require signs to be picked up at least three days after the election.

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Related Topix: Spring Hill, TN, Mount Pleasant, TN

Columbia Daily Herald

Board reverses itself on free school meal program

Full attendance and prevailing opinions proved to be decisive factors when school board members voted 6-5 on Thursday to implement a federally-funded, free-meal program in 10 of Maury County's 21 schools.

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Related Topix: Education Etc.

Columbia Daily Herald

Two Cents Worth

Tennessee's preliminary unemployment rate for July was 7.1 percent, a half percent higher than the 6.6 June revised rate, according to Tennessee Department of Labor &Workforce Development numbers.

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Related Topix: Tennessee, Law, Employment / Labor Law, Columbia, TN, Adamsville, TN, Murfreesboro, TN

Sat Aug 16, 2014

Columbia Daily Herald

Commissioner touts 'Drive to 55'

Julius Johnson's specialty is agriculture, but he took time to discuss another component that is important to economic development in the state - education.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Columbia, TN, Bill Haslam, US Governors

Columbia Daily Herald

Mt. Pleasant woman fills late husband's city commission seat

Newly appointed Mt. Pleasant City Commissioner Delores Blankenship, second from left, takes her seat on the commission Thursday at Mt.

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Related Topix: Mount Pleasant, TN

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