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Jordan High’s automotive program wins national contest

Jordan Vocational High School’s automotive program, in the Muscogee County School District of Columbus, Georgia, won the Quaker State Best in Class Challenge that featured five national finalists out of 55 semifinalists restoring and customizing a classic Mustang. The winners gets their Mustang shown at a Barrett-Jackson auction, billed as the world’s greatest classic car show, April 6-8 in West Palm Beach, Fla., and is allowed to keep the profit from the sale of their vehicle.

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MCSD spokeswoman declines Tuskegee University job

Muscogee County School District communications director Valerie Fuller confirmed Thursday that she was offered but declined a job at Tuskegee University – and neither Fuller nor Tuskegee have explained why. The website All On Georgia posted what appears to be a screen grab from Tuskegee University’s website welcoming Fuller to Tuskegee.

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Free admission to Columbus robotics competition

Twenty teams comprising approximately 200 students from elementary and middle schools across the region, including some from the Columbus area, will gather Saturday at Columbus State University for a FIRST LEGO League robotics competition. Admission is free to the competition, which is scheduled to start at 9 a.m. in University Hall, 4225 University Ave., and finish with a demonstration by the Columbus Space Program, followed by an awards ceremony at 4:30 p.m.

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Muscogee County educator awarded $25,000, one of ‘Oscars of Teaching’

The only Georgian among the 35 U.S. educators to receive one of this year’s “Oscars of Teaching,” which includes $25,000, didn’t even seek a teaching degree and initially had trouble finding a teaching job. Eric Crouch of Double Churches Elementary School was rewarded for his perseverance Wednesday, when he learned along with the students and the rest of the staff that he is a 2016 Milken Educator Award winner.

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Military friendly colleges abound in Columbus area

Columbus State University, Columbus Technical College and Chattahoochee Valley Community have been designated as 2017 Military Friendly Schools. They are among the 1,273 institutions given the honor by Victory Media, a Pennsylvania-based company that helps veterans transition into civilian careers.

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New program exposes middle-schoolers to skilled labor careers

It’s called ET3 — Engineering, Technology and Trades on Tuesdays — and it provides Double Churches Middle School students hands-on sessions to learn valuable skills that might lead to secure jobs. ET3 grew out of the relationship the school has with Pratt & Whitney, which overhauls airplane engines at its Columbus Engine Center. Columbus Technical College also is involved in the program.

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The message behind a school picture

This particular young man is the kind of person I think we all could take a lesson from — totally secure in himself, real no matter the audience, and genuinely kind and decent. But I think the most noteworthy trait this young man possesses is his unwavering commitment to his faith.

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Columbus State delays WinterFest

Rain in the weather forecast has prompted Columbus State University to delay its WinterFest celebration. Previously scheduled for Tuesday, November 29, 2016, CSU instead will conduct WinterFest on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016.

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$50,000 gift means more CVCC scholarships

Sabal Trail Transmission is a joint venture among Spectra Energy Corp., NextEra Energy Inc. and Duke Energy to complete a 515-mile interstate natural gas pipeline by June 2017 for Florida Power and Light and Duke Energy of Florida. The underground pipeline starts in Alabama, runs through Georgia and ends in Florida.

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Alabama schools improve on state’s standardized tests

Out of the 14 ACT Aspire tests given in 2015 and 2016, Phenix City improved on 10, Russell County and Lee County improved on eight, and the state average improved on 13, according to results released by the Alabama State Department of Education. Overall, however, Phenix City and Russell County continue to lag behind the state average while Lee County continues to outperform it.

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Muscogee County voters slightly favor school takeover proposal

Gov. Nathan Deal’s proposal to create an Opportunity School District that would empower the state to take over Georgia’s chronically failing schools was defeated by a wide margin in Tuesday’s referendum. But a slim majority of Muscogee County’s voters favored the proposal, called Amendment 1 on the ballot.

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REACH scholarship to make college dreams reality

Eight eighth-graders are the first recipients in the Muscogee County School District of the four-year-old state program that selects students based on financial need and demonstrated ability to succeed.
Ang Li ali@ledger-enquirer.com
REACH scholarship to make college dreams reality 1:37

REACH scholarship to make college dreams reality

Grandparent of Mathews student expresses concerns, empathy after fatal bus crash 1:28

Grandparent of Mathews student expresses concerns, empathy after fatal bus crash

Nadine Moore, leader of the Four Points Parents Association, castigates the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance and defends Muscogee County School Board member Frank Myers 3:26

Nadine Moore, leader of the Four Points Parents Association, castigates the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance and defends Muscogee County School Board member Frank Myers

Community Foundation presents 2016 Smith Scholarship to Columbus High School student 1:43

Community Foundation presents 2016 Smith Scholarship to Columbus High School student