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Here’s a breakdown of the two school board runoffs

Tuesday’s voting decided only two of the four seats up for election on the nine-member Muscogee County School Board. Runoffs on July 26 will determine the winners in District 1 and District 7 because no candidate received a majority of the votes in the three-way races.

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Here’s how Double Churches reduced visits to school office

To learn more about the discipline framework called PBIS (Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports) and how it’s helped Double Churches Middle School dramatically improve student behavior and reduce cases requiring discipline, the Ledger-Enquirer visited the school. Here’s what we learned:

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Lewis says scores should bring ‘urgency’ not ‘panic’

During the Muscogee County School Board’s monthly work session Monday night, Patrick Knopf, the school district’s director of research, accountability and assessment, presented an update on the College and Career Ready Performance Index, the state’s overall measurement of its public schools.

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Video: Officials break ground for Phenix City STEM center

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Columbus State celebrates completion of Howard Hall renovation project

Hearing postponed for man accused in Stone Creek Court shooting 00:36

Hearing postponed for man accused in Stone Creek Court shooting

Attorney for Peachtree Mall shooting suspect says client is working mother who maintains her innocence 01:39

Attorney for Peachtree Mall shooting suspect says client is working mother who maintains her innocence

New parking deck in Phenix City opens 01:05

New parking deck in Phenix City opens

Junior League of Columbus donates 24,000 diapers to local organizations 01:15

Junior League of Columbus donates 24,000 diapers to local organizations

Protesters shout 'Dump Donald Trump' outside Fresno's Selland Arena 00:55

Protesters shout 'Dump Donald Trump' outside Fresno's Selland Arena

Father of Charlie Artis remembers his son during sentencing hearing 03:30

Father of Charlie Artis remembers his son during sentencing hearing

Pastor Joseph McKelton describes new building at Central Missionary Baptist Church 02:03

Pastor Joseph McKelton describes new building at Central Missionary Baptist Church

Murder victim's sister testifies about "heartless act" that took her brother 03:16

Murder victim's sister testifies about "heartless act" that took her brother

Environmental testing to begin at historic Claflin school 02:33

Environmental testing to begin at historic Claflin school

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Community Foundation presents 2016 Smith Scholarship to Columbus High School student

Thanks to the generosity of a childless, blue-collar Columbus couple who never attended college but were smart enough to save money and thoughtful enough to bequeath it to help students they never met, a ninth Muscogee County high school senior will receive significant financial aid to earn a degree. Donald Williams Jr. of Columbus High School is the 2016 recipient of the James Henry Smith and Gladys Manning Smith Scholarship, the Community Foundation of the Chattahoochee Valley announced Tuesday.
Mike Haskey mhaskey@ledger-enquirer.com
Community Foundation presents 2016 Smith Scholarship to Columbus High School student 01:43

Community Foundation presents 2016 Smith Scholarship to Columbus High School student

Video: Officials break ground for Phenix City STEM center 01:16

Video: Officials break ground for Phenix City STEM center

Columbus State celebrates completion of Howard Hall renovation project 01:27

Columbus State celebrates completion of Howard Hall renovation project

Hearing postponed for man accused in Stone Creek Court shooting 00:36

Hearing postponed for man accused in Stone Creek Court shooting