Mon., April 8, 2013 12:02pm
One of Georgia's largest school systems is set to discuss a security plan that includes equipping schools with panic buttons. The district's security task force designed the five-year plan with input from local emergency agencies, school leaders, teachers, parents and others in the community.
Fri., October 5, 2012 11:59am
A new leader whom state officials hoped would bring stability to a child protection office in Columbus now under law enforcement scrutiny has resigned just months into his new job. Jose Marrero, director of the Muscogee County office of the Division of Family and Children Services, is leaving a position he started in July. It was not immediately clear when his resignation will take effect.
Wed., April 18, 2012 11:40am
Officials say a high school principal has been reassigned after a comedian's "Can't Fix Stupid" routine drew complaints from teachers after it was shown during a faculty meeting. School district spokeswoman Valerie Fuller said Crumbs showed the video as a "morale booster" during an after-school faculty meeting April 9.
Mon., May 9, 2011 2:54pm
Families in many Georgia schools will pay a bit more for school lunches beginning next school year. New federal regulations are forcing school districts across the state to raise school lunch prices by between a nickel and a quarter.
Mon., March 21, 2011 8:32am
Gas prices have stabilized or slightly dropped in Georgia over the past week. According to the AAA Fuel Gauge Report, the current $3.44 average for a gallon of regular unleaded is down 3 cents in the past week. But it’s still up by 35 cents in the past month, and gas prices are putting pressure on consumers and local governments alike.
Mon., December 13, 2010 1:47pm
A new law signed by President Obama Monday hopes to reverse the trend of childhood obesity. The $4.5 billion effort takes aim at school lunch programs in Georgia and around the nation.
Mon., November 1, 2010 5:05pm
Voters in Columbus and Muscogee County will have fewer precincts to cast their ballots Tuesday. That's because of the county's plan to go from 48 to 28 polling places, which has drawn criticism.
Tue., July 20, 2010 1:07pm
Voters in more than two dozen counties across the state have had a quicker check-in process at their local precinct today. And it may become more widespread by this November’s general election.
Tue., January 5, 2010 12:45pm
New data shows seven of Georgia's least-developed counties made fiscal impr