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Local students improve in seven of 11 areas
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:28:22 -0700

Maury County high school students showed gains in English I, II and Algebra II from last school year, while elementary and middle-schoolers raised scores in science and social studies, according to Tennessee Department of Education district-level results for the 2014 Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program.

Maury County schools: Cursive curriculum met
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:23:08 -0700

Implementing new state standards for teaching cursive writing won’t require major curriculum changes in Maury County schools, only “slight tweaking,” the district’s pre-kindergarten through fourth grade instructor supervisor said.

Local censure leads to new state election policy
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 19:17:43 -0700

The public censure of Maury County Election Commissioner Lynn Nelson of Columbia has led to a new state policy subjecting county election commission members to removal if they cross over to vote in the opposite party’s primary.

School Officials Face Questions Over Use Of 'N-Word'
Mon, 14 Jul 2014 17:13:29 -0700

The state is ordering an entire Middle Tennessee school district, including employees and students, to undergo sensitivity training. It comes after a grandmother claimed her grandson was bullied and racially harassed on a Maury County School bus earlier this year.

Local Briefs: Commission candidate reports signs stolen
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:33:31 -0700

A candidate for the Maury County Commission has reported more than $700 worth of campaign signs stolen.

Tennessee's county election commissioners can only vote in their party's primary
Sun, 27 Jul 2014 21:02:52 -0700

NASHVILLE — Tennessee officials are warning the state's 475 Democratic and Republican county election commissioners that they will get bounced off the local panels if they cross over and vote in the opposite party's primary during the Aug. 7 election.

Scootin’ about town
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:26:16 -0700

The Rutledge brothers, from left, Caleb, 6; Charlie, 4, and Thomas, 2, ride their scooters Monday in Maury County Park. Their mother, Jennifer Rutledge, said the family moved three months ago from the San Antonio, Texas, area to Columbia because she and her husband, who are both Vanderbilt University graduates, wanted to raise their boys where the pace of life was slower.

Victims’ aid funds to be shared equally
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 18:08:59 -0700

A renewed effort to keep a funding distribution formula for victims assistance failed Monday, giving way to a recommendation to divide allocations equally among three Maury County organizations.

Early voting turnout exceeding 2010
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:17:43 -0700

In just four days of early voting, about 15 percent more Tennessee voters have cast ballots for the upcoming Aug. 7 election than the same period before the 2010 election, according to information released Thursday by the Tennessee Secretary of State’s office.

Sheriff hopefuls debate issues
Thu, 17 Jul 2014 19:09:28 -0700

Maury County needs to address its issues with police partnership and performance, candidates for Maury County Sheriff said.