Maury County’s Downtowns Are Bustling

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By Laura Hill | June 1, 2016 As the old Petula Clark tune once went, “Downtown, everything’s waiting for you,” a promise that’s nowhere truer than in Maury County. New and relocating businesses, growing dining and entertainment options, wineries and a mix of traditional and new community events and festivals are bringing a newly energized vibe to Maury’s downtowns, bringing locals and visitors … Read More

State Board Seeks Public Review of Revised Social Studies Standards

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NASHVILLE – Today, the State Board of Education launched a public review website, https://apps.tn.gov/tcas/, to gather feedback on Tennessee’s newly revised K-12 social studies standards. This is the first time the social studies standards, recently revised by Tennessee educators, will be available for public review. All Tennesseans are invited to review each social studies standard by grade level and provide … Read More

Mount Pleasant Unveils Nation’s First K-12 STEAM Campus

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The small town of Mount Pleasant, Tennessee is embarking on a first-in-the-nation program aimed at transforming education in the community and beyond. Dr. Ryan Jackson, executive lead principal of the Mt. Pleasant Arts Innovation Zone, announced Wednesday the formation of the country’s first K-12 STEAM campus, a collaborative effort involving the town’s three schools and a group of local and … Read More

Business & Population Growth Put Maury County On The Map

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By Bill Lewis | June 1, 2016 With an unmatched combination of advantages that include a low cost of doing business, affordable real estate, a dedicated workforce, a high quality of life and a central location along interstate highways and rail lines, Maury County is setting new records for business recruitment, job creation and population growth. New and expanding businesses created 1,316 new jobs in 2015 and committed $120 million in … Read More

New Residents, Tourists Discover Maury County

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By Bill Lewis | June 1, 2016 From young families in search of good schools, affordable homes and close-knit neighborhoods to retirees looking for a lower cost of living, top-notch health care and shopping, entertainment and recreational opportunities, record-setting numbers of new residents are discovering Maury County. A growing number of tourists are also flocking to the area to explore its thriving music … Read More

Read the Latest Edition of Maury County Business

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Located 30 miles south of Nashville, Maury County boasts one of the most progressive business climates in Tennessee. Encompassing the cities of Columbia, Mt. Pleasant and Spring Hill, the region is a hub for manufacturing, services and retail throughout the south central portion of the state. Maury County’s strategic location, abundant land, low costs and skilled workforce attract a diverse … Read More

Maury County Principal Named Finalist for Tennessee Principal of the Year

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On Thursday, September 1 Education Commissioner Candice McQueen named Dr. Tina Weatherford, Principal of Joseph Brown Elementary, a finalist for the Tennessee Principal of the Year award. This is an annual award given to a school principal  who has shown outstanding service, exceptional leadership, drives overall improvements in their school and has a track record of exceptional gains in student … Read More

Schools embark on changes in learning process

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By MIKE CHRISTEN mchristen@c-dh.net Maury County Public Schools’ teachers, principals and district-wide administrators gathered at Maury Hills Church on Tuesday for a summit with Discovery Education, officially embarking on the school system’s endeavor to bring problem-based learning to each of Maury County’s more than 12,000 students. The problem-based learning model is a student-centered teaching philosophy which puts an emphasis on … Read More

Parents are the most effective tool for student success

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By MICHAEL FORD Special to The Daily Herald Study after study proves that the best way to predict a student’s success is to examine the support he or she receives in the home. Having the privilege to be both a father and educator, I can speak first hand to the significance parent involvement plays in a child’s academic success. There … Read More

Partnership Aims to Provide High School Students with Advanced Career Training

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By MIKE CHRISTENmchristen@c-dh.net As the new school year began last week, Maury County Public Schools and Columbia State Community College entered into an articulation agreement to further the educational opportunities of the region’s high school students. Both MCPS Superintendent of Schools Dr. Chris Marczak and CSCC President Janet F. Smith formally approved a partnership between the two organizations giving Maury … Read More