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Dimon Kendrick-Holmes commentary: Not quite the MCSD growth we expected
The bomb was Myles Caggins, chief of operations and facilities for the Muscogee County School District, telling a crowd at a public hearing that the district must close not two schools, but six.
Man charged with April robbery after being arrested Sunday for child molestation
A man arrested Sunday night on child molestation and sexual battery charges now faces additional charges in connection with a robbery that occurred in April, according to a Columbus Police report.
Wed May 15, 2013
Officer who accused Boren of racial slur boasted in squad car that he targeted 'white folks'
A former Columbus Police corporal who resigned under pressure last week after falsely accusing Chief Ricky Boren of using a racial slur in reference to Marshal Greg Countryman, had been suspended six years ago for making discriminatory comments about "white folks." According to reports obtained Wednesday under Georgia's Open Records Act, officer ... (more)
Fifty Years Ago Today, May 16, 1963
A House education subcommittee today voted to cut off all federal aid to public schools that are still segregated as of June 30, 1964, the Associated Press reported from Washington.
Marshall Middle students speak out against possible school closing
Amid all the grown-up talk about state budget cuts prompting the Muscogee County School District to consider closing schools, two Marshall Middle School Students spoke up during Tuesday night's public hearing.
Tue May 14, 2013
MCSD official says Edgewood was chosen based on location, not performances
The chief operations and facilities officer for the Muscogee County School District told people at a public hearing on the proposed closing of Edgewood Elementary that the school was chosen for its location and the ability to repurpose the building.
Man dies after suffering cardiac arrest on Manchester Expressway
A 66-year-old Midland man died on Manchester Expressway Tuesday morning after suffering a cardiac arrest, according to the Muscogee County Coroner's Office.
Mon May 13, 2013
Woman, 91, REPORTS sexual assault
A 91-year-old Valley, Ala., woman reported she was sexually assaulted in a residence on the 1500 block of 55th Street Saturday, according to a Valley Police Department news release.
Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run comes to Columbus
Joe Paull email@example.com Muscogee County Sherrif John Darr talks with the participants of the Law Enforcement Torch Run Monday afternoon at the Government Center.
Pastor accuses Muscogee County School District of intimidating...
A Columbus pastor has accused the Muscogee County School District of intimidating teachers into silence about the proposed closing of two schools amid budget cuts.
Child cruelty trial update: Jury finds Brandon Wallis not guilty
For months since he was charged with first-degree child cruelty, he has been allowed to spend only a few hours with his 11-year-old son and allowed no time at all with his daughter, who turned 7 Thursday.
Sun May 12, 2013
Guns reported stolen on Hodges Drive
Columbus police arrested three people early Sunday morning after responding to a report of a loud party at 2919 Auburn Avenue.
Proof that sixth-graders would be better leaders
Winners in this year's Georgia Cities Week "If I Were Mayor" essay contest were Ethan Wells, Blackmon Road Middle School, who took regional state District 8, and Austin Baker of Arnold Middle School, who took first place in Muscogee County while Cole Kirkland of Blackmon took second and Meg Kenimer of Brookstone School took third.
Sat May 11, 2013
Reported bullying incidents in Muscogee County School District decline 46 percent in one year
In the past year, Downtown Elementary Magnet Academy has reduced its number of reported bullying cases more than any other Muscogee County public school, according to district data.
Columbus Council Agenda: Tuesday, May 14, 2013
First readings - Property at 5205 Buena Vista Road, is proposed for rezoning from GC to SFR2 Zoning district.
Marshall birthday turns into rally to keep school open
A birthday celebration for Shadrack R. Marshall Middle School quickly turned into a rally to keep the Columbus school open amid looming budget cuts at the Muscogee County School District.
Fri May 10, 2013
2013 Special Olympics Area Tennis Games
Mike Haskey firstname.lastname@example.org More than 100 athletes from seven Muscogee County School District participated in the Special Olympics Area Tennis Games Friday morning at Cooper Creek Tennis Center in Columbus.
The first surprise came on Sunday from my pastor, who made a startling statement to the congregation.
Seeing how Georgia and Alabama legislators are choking public education, their children must be attending private schools.
Thu May 09, 2013
Richard Hyatt: What a difference a year makes for educator
A year ago, the comedy of Ron White made headlines. A year later, it's the quiet leadership of Marvin Crumbs.