Muscogee County School Board member Laurie McRae of District 5 challenged Frank Myers of District 8 and his description of the district as a "toxic environment" -- and Myers upped the ante, alleging "criminal conduct" in the district.
The Muscogee County School Board will vote Jan. 17 on whether Midtown Columbus School of the Arts will be the new arts school's name. The Ledger-Enquirer visited Iron Bank coffee shop to ask folks their opinion about the proposal.
The Tuskegee-Morehouse Parade prior to the two schools' football game on Oct. 8 brings fellowship before the competition. Fans and families from different counties in Alabama and Georgia gather to celebrate the tradition.
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.
An eyewitness recalls what she saw at the school bus crash site early this morning at the intersection of Garret and Jackson roads. The accident has led to the death of the bus driver and serious injuries among four children at Mathews Elementary School. Parents and grandparents of children at the school expressed concerns and empathy.
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.
Before the dignitaries, donors and students grabbed the golden shovels to ceremonially break ground for the $2.1 million Dyer Family STEM Center, a former principal gave a history lesson to those gathered Thursday outside Phenix City Intermediate School. Joe Blevins, now the operations director for Phenix City Public Schools, told the crowd of about 60, plus the Central High School Band, that three words sum up this project, which promises to better engage sixth- and seventh-graders in science, technology, engineering and math: Dream, vision and reality.
Columbus State University hosted Tuesday morning a ribbon cutting and open house to mark the completion of a yearlong $3.95 million renovation of Howard Hall, CSU's oldest and most-used classroom building. Howard Hall will reopen to students this fall and now has new technology in each classroom, flexible furniture, higher ceilings with better lighting, an elevator and new common area for students on both floors.
The merger of Columbus Regional Health into Atlanta-based Piedmont Healthcare has moved closer to conclusion. The agreement between the two health care non-profit entities is in the hands of the Georgia Attorney General’s Office for review and approval.