8 hrs ago
Muscogee County Library Board votes to offer Chattahoochee Valley...
The Muscogee County Library Board unanimously voted today to offer the Chattahoochee Valley Libraries director's job to Alan Harkness, an assistant state librarian with the Georgia Public Library Service.
11 hrs ago
Muscogee Sheriff's Office arrest man, alleged prostitute near Buena Vista Road
A man and woman were arrested Wednesday morning and charged with soliciting sodomy and prostitution after driving without headlights near Buena Vista Road, according to a Muscogee County Sheriff's Office report.
20 hrs ago
Chattahoochee Chatter: Nothing like wearing white to a funeral
Robert Wadkins, Muscogee County's chief public defender, appeared before Columbus Council Tuesday morning to appeal the budget cuts his department is being asked to make.
Wed May 22, 2013
Columbus garbage workers allegedly dine on trash
After several calls and emails about prison garbage workers eating and searching through trash in Muscogee County, News Leader 9 launched an investigation.
What's next for Muscogee County School District after closing two schools?
Now that the Muscogee County School Board has approved the administration's proposal to close Edgewood Elementary and Marshall Middle schools to make up for state budget cuts, students who would have attended there next school year will receive new assignments.
'Austerity' education is bad policy
I need to hear more about the deliberations within the superintendent's cabinet that led to support for closing schools knowing it means larger class sizes.
Tue May 21, 2013
Dawson Elementary's Dominique Donaldson named MCSD's 2013 Outstanding First-Year Teacher
Joe Paullemail@example.comDominque Donaldson, a teacher at Dawson Elementary School, was recognized at Monday evening's Muscogee County School Board meeting as being the best teacher in her first year.
Muscogee County's graduation rate falls below state average
The Muscogee County School District's high school graduation rate decreased from 2011 to 2012 while the state average and similar districts improved.
Richard Hyatt: Cantrell's strategy pins blame on superintendent,...
Stealing the thunder of a John Grisham courtroom, Mark Cantrell polled the leaders of the Muscogee County School District like a defense attorney polling jurors in a murder trial.
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Columbus school system closing two schools
A west Georgia school system has approved a package of cuts that includes closing an elementary school and a middle school.
Sun May 19, 2013
Muscogee County School Board votes on Edgewood, Marshall closings tonight
The Muscogee County School Board is scheduled to vote tonight on interim superintendent John Phillips' $9.5 million package of cuts that include closing Edgewood Elementary and Marshall Middle schools.
Fri May 17, 2013
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 firstname.lastname@example.org Muscogee County Sherrif John Darr talks with the participants of the Law Enforcement Torch Run Monday afternoon at the Government Center.