Columiba’s Massey named Administrator of the Year

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Media Contact: Kellye Murphy City of Columbia Tourism & Marketing Director kmurphy@columbiatn.com Columbia’s Massey named 2018 Middle Tennessee Local Government Administrator of the Year Columbia, Tn (April 19, 2018) – Columbia City Manager Tony Massey has been selected as the 2018 Middle Tennessee Local Government Administrator of the Year. Dr. Anthony Campbell, Professor of Public Administration at Tennessee State University … Read More

Where is Maury the Mule?

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Looking for something to do while the kids are on Spring Break…. The “Where is Maury the Mule” event starts this weekend! Pick up your “passport” from one of 20 participating merchants in Maury County. Just get your passport stamped at 17 of the 20 businesses for an entry! Turn in your passport on April 10th. You won’t believe the … Read More

The Doug Jeffords Company to Relocate Operation to Mount Pleasant, Tennessee

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Monday, February 26, 2018 | 3:00 pm Seasoning and Spice manufacturer to invest 4 million, create 35 jobs MOUNT PLEASANT, Tenn. — the Doug Jeffords Company along with the Maury County Chamber and Economic Alliance announced today that the company will relocate its operation to Maury County. The family owned seasoning and spice manufacturer expects to invest $4 million and create 35 … Read More

Maury Gains National Award

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The Laurie Moran Partnership Award This year, NAWB introduced a new award, the Laurie Moran Partnership Award, given jointly to a workforce development board and chamber of commerce that have formed a significant partnership to advance the workforce and economic development of their local region. The Partnership Award is named in honor of Laurie Moran, who served on the West Piedmont … Read More

Studies Show Impact of Education Outside the Classroom

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By Dr. Chris Marczak “A very large portion of a true student’s work must be done outside the classroom.” This quotation from George Washington Carver demonstrates an important concept Maury County Public Schools (MCPS) is working to integrate into our current education model. This school year, many students are acquiring knowledge and learning new skills away from their desks through … Read More

Maury County Businesses Brighten Students’ Futures with Work-based Learning Opportunities

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Businesses in Maury County are finding innovative ways to have a stake in education, and play a role in generating good education statistics that positively impact the county’s workforce quality and pipeline of skilled workers – which ultimately boosts the economy. On July 31, the Maury County Chamber and Economic Alliance, in partnership with Maury County Public Schools (MCPS), launched … Read More

Maury County Young Professionals After Hours

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In October the Maury Alliance’s Young Professionals hosted its first Young Professionals Happy Hour at Asgard Brewing Co. & Taproom in Columbia, TN. The Maury Alliance’s Young Professional group creates a platform for YP’s to build relationships, develop professionally, and contribute to the economic development and high quality living of Maury County. Hosting multiple educational lunches a year formatted to … Read More

Gaining Gold by Going Green

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Maury County Increases Status to a Valley Sustainable Gold Community Columbia, Tennessee, October 17, 2017 – Maury County, which was first designated in the Valley Sustainable Communities Program at the Silver level in 2014, has recently completed the Designation Renewal Process, resulting in it increasing its level to Gold and maintaining its status in the program for an additional three … Read More

Studies Show Project-based Learning Leads to Workforce Readiness and Future Success

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As a new school year is underway in Maury County, students can expect a new approach to learning that is positively correlated to future job success and college preparedness according to recent studies. Project-based learning (PBL) is defined as a student-centered teaching method that involves a dynamic classroom approach where students acquire deeper knowledge through active exploration of real-world challenges … Read More

Project-based Learning Provides Opportunities for Maury County High School Student

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A senior at Mount Pleasant High School, John Robert Daniels has a bright future ahead as he looks to pursue a career in engineering. “Without project-based learning I would have never discovered my passion for engineering, and would probably still be deciding my major and stressing over finding a rewarding career,” said Daniels. Project-based learning (PBL) is another innovative approach … Read More