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Maury Gains National Award

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 …

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Maury County Young Professionals After Hours

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 …

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Gaining Gold by Going Green

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 …

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Columbia Native keeps the Navy’s newest, most advanced helicopters flying

Story by Lt. Wesley Holzapfel, Navy Office of Community Outreach Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Robert Zahn A 2009 Columbia Central High School graduate and Columbia, Tennessee native is serving with a U.S. Navy helicopter squadron that flies the Navy’s newest and most technologically-advanced helicopter. Petty Officer 2nd Class Alisha Hawkins is a yeoman with the “Grandmasters” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 46, a Mayport, Florida based squadron that …

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Location, Affordability and Workforce Make Maury County, TN a Top Choice

Location, Affordability and Workforce Make Maury County, TN a Top Choice By Teree Caruthers | May 18, 2017 Photo by Katie Baker   For three straight years, Maury County has ranked in the top six among Tennessee’s fastest-growing counties, boasting between a 2 and 2.5 percent population growth year after year. In 2015, it ranked as the state’s fourth fastest-growing county, proof that …

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New Residents, Tourists Discover Maury County

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 …

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School board approves materials for dual-enrollment partnership

By MIKE CHRISTEN mchristen@c-dh.net The Maury County Board of Education’s Zoning and Facilities Committee unanimously approved the purchase of materials and training for the district’s Advanced Integrated Industrial Technology duel-enrollment partnership with Columbia State Community College. Also commonly referred to as mechatronics, a field of study combining electronics and mechanical engineering with a concentration on manufacturing, the program will give …

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Mayor’s Lunch reflects city/county growth

By JAY POWELL jpowell@c-dh.net The Mayors’ Lunch on Tuesday brought together the top leaders in the county, each speaking about the continued growth and improvements in their cities and regions. The annual event is an opportunity for mayors from Maury County, Columbia, Spring Hill and Mt. Pleasant to update citizens and county stakeholders on the state of the region individually …

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Students take hands on tour of GM

By MIKE CHRISTEN mchristen@c-dh.net SPRING HILL — General Motors opened its doors to Middle Tennessee’s youth this week inviting them to tour the facility and experience the same hands-on training new employees receive before joining the assembly line. During the four-day “Go Tech” Advanced Manufacturing Academy, students and recent high school graduates received an extended tour of the 6.9 million …

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Cherry Glen Industrial Park ready for construction

By MIKE CHRISTEN mchristen@c-dh.net The Maury County Industrial Development Board has approved construction of a 50,000 square foot speculative facility at Cherry Glen Industrial Park. During the board’s Monday meeting, the $1,050,000 bid was awarded to Brad Slater Construction, LLC of Leoma, Tenn. “This is a way for us to stimulate the region and bring more jobs into Maury County,” …