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Maury County retired teachers meet

In Grow Maury by ChAmBaDm

Special to The Daily Herald The Maury County Retired Teachers Association met in the social hall of St. Catherine Catholic Church at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015 for a catered luncheon. Vernon Brooks gave a very inspiring devotional. Susie Boshers, MCTRA President, welcomed the members and introduced the speakers, Tom Grosco and Drew Parker of Maury Alliance. They …

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Strong school systems linked to higher property values

In Grow Maury by ChAmBaDm

By WIL EVANS Special to The Daily Herald As the president of the Maury Alliance and a homeowner myself, I know a number of factors come into play when choosing to buy or build a home. For families relocating, schools often top the list as a primary determining factor. The quality of the public school system has an impact on …

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Director of schools to join Twitter chat

In Grow Maury by ChAmBaDm

Special to The Daily Herald Tennessee Promise has students thinking about college, but many of these students and their parents also have questions about how it all will work. The Maury County Chamber and Economic Alliance and Maury County Public Schools are hoping to alleviate worries for the county’s next generation of high school graduates by hosting a Twitter chat …

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Parental involvement is critical to education

In Grow Maury by ChAmBaDm

By KATHERINE LEWIS When it comes to making decisions about our children’s education, we want to provide them with the best opportunities possible so they may reach their fullest potential. Many people believe these opportunities lie within private schools or certain school districts, but it all depends on what you, as a parent, put into your child’s education. Maury County …

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Survey: Educators optimistic

In Grow Maury by ChAmBaDm

A majority of Maury County educators believe there is much opportunity for the school system in the next five years, according to a recent survey. More than half of those surveyed feel there are still some challenges that need addressing. Teachers and principals completed the poll to help develop Maury County Chamber and Economic Alliance’s campaign, “The Grass is Greener …

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Mayor’s Lunch brings hope for county’s future

In Chamber News, News by ChAmBaDm

If there is one thing Maury County leaders can agree on, it is that the county has a bright future and opportunities for growth. The first Mayor’s Lunch was held at Farm Bureau Insurance Tuesday, which included speeches from Mayor Dean Dickey representing Columbia, Bethany Lay, wife of Spring Hill City Administrator Victor Lay, and Interim City Manager Mark Henderson …

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National HealthCare Corporation/Maury Regional breaks ground on skilled-nursing care center in Columbia

In Economic News, News by ChAmBaDm

National HealthCare Corporation has broken ground on a new skilled nursing and transitional care center at 5004 Trotwood Ave. in Columbia that will open in the fall of 2016 and expand the company’s services in Maury County. NHC President Steve Flatt and Maury Regional Medical Center CEO Alan Watson were joined for the groundbreaking ceremony July 31 by local government …

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Maury Co.’s ‘Grass is Greener’ campaign follows proven model

In Grow Maury by ChAmBaDm

By MARY BETH WEST Special to The Daily Herald The Maury County Chamber & Economic Alliance just launched in partnership with Maury County Public Schools an unprecedented campaign – “The Grass is Greener Where You Water It” – aimed at making educational achievement the community’s focal point. My firm is privileged to work with the Maury Alliance in helping craft …