Muscogee County School Board approves FY17 budget

After taking a week longer than expected because of a dispute about the money available for teacher raises, the Muscogee County School Board approved final adoption of its $274,600,024 budget for fiscal year 2017, which starts July 1.

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Walker Garrett envisions neighborhood villages in Columbus' future

The freshman city councilman sees a new vitality in the city neighborhoods as a key to lower crime and a higher standard of living for all residents
Robin Trimarchi rtrimarchi@ledger-enquirer.com
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