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Why all businesses need to step up and support our local schools

In Grow Maury by ChAmBaDm

By ALAN WATSON CEO of Maury Regional Medical Center Several Maury County employers are poised to begin hiring thousands of employees over the next five years. In order to empower growth in Maury County to fill these roles, a strong, solid education system is imperative. Early childhood education provides a foundation of development and preparation for a student’s future success …

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Maury County lures builders, buyers with good schools, affordability

In Grow Maury by ChAmBaDm

Bill Lewis, For The Tennessean Deanna and Ron Damesworth moved into their new home in Columbia last May. Like a growing number of home buyers, they wanted to live in Maury County, where home prices are more affordable than in neighboring Williamson County. “I’m not a status person who has to be in a certain place,” said Deanna Damesworth. The couple …

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Maury County School System takes notes from public

In Grow Maury by ChAmBaDm

By MIKE CHRISTEN mchristen@c-dh.net The Maury County school system began a season-long survey by launching its “MCPS Keys to College and Career Readiness” program last week with the goal of bringing a brighter future to the county’s students. From October until Dec. 10, the school system is conducting a survey that solicits input from all of Maury County’s citizens. “You …

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Marczak pens contract as new schools director

In Grow Maury by ChAmBaDm

By TIM HODGE thodge@c-dh.net Chris Marczak officially became Maury County’s new director of schools after he signed a four-year contract Thursday. Marczak will have an annual salary of $175,000. He made the move during a school board meeting at the Horace O. Porter school in Columbia. Marczak begins his first day Friday morning. The board approved Marczak as the new …

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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 …