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CMSD To Hold Assessment Workshop On Sept. 14, 2012

September 14, 2012

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The Columbus School District will hold its annual CMSD Assessment Workshop at the district’s central office (2630 MacArthur Drive) on Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. The meeting’ s agenda appears below.   Special To The Real Story

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Monday Morning Water Cooler Talk For August 27, 2012

August 27, 2012

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Dr. Liddell: In Her Own Words Dr. Martha Liddell sits confidently in her office and displays the demeanor that all good leaders possess, the ability to stay calm under pressure.  After a summer of uncertainty in her position, she is comfortable in the fact that she is now the person truly accountable for the Columbus […]

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CMSD Superintendent Dr. Martha Liddell To Speak At MS Dept. of Education Conference

August 16, 2012

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Columbus’ own Dr. Martha Liddell, superintendent of the Columbus Municipal School District, is scheduled to speak at the Mississippi Department of Education 2012 Dropout Prevention & Special Education Conference on Tuesday, August 28, 2012. Kudos to Dr. Liddell!   Special To The Real Story

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Columbus Municipal School District Board Meeting Tonight

August 13, 2012

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We urge all citizens of Columbus to attend this meeting, which will be held at the CMSD offices at 2630 McArthur Drive, and begins at 6 p.m. Special to The Real Story  

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Monday Morning Water Cooler Talk for July 2, 2012

July 2, 2012

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Hot Fun in the Summer Time (The CCVB and CMSD) That’s when I had most of my fun, back high high high high there Them summer days, those summer days— Sly and the Family Stone Summer is here.  The weather is hot and we have all settled in for a calm, enjoyable summertime of love […]

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Welcome, My Friends, to the Show That Never Ends – The CMSD Meeting of June 11, 2012

June 12, 2012

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Just when you think it can’t get any crazier in Columbus, the CMSD Board of Trustees tops anything anyone has done in a long time.   Like a scene from a Kafka novel, the board underwent a metamorphosis from a stern group of determined leaders that were dead-set against accepting the 2012-2013 school calendar – with […]

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Notes from the CMSD Meeting on June 11, 2012

June 12, 2012

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Editor’s Note: The following is a handout provided to attendees of the Columbus Municipal School District’s Board of Trustees Meeting, which was held on June 11, 2012.     Special to The Real Story

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Message to Columbus Principals, Teachers and Management Team

June 12, 2012

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Editor’s Note: The following is a memo issued by CMSD Superintendent Dr. Martha Liddell: 2012-2013 School Calendar/Proposed Reinstating Early Release Wednesdays As you know, there was a lengthy discussion tonight regarding my proposal to re-establish Early Release Wednesdays for focused professional development in Columbus Schools. My decision in making this recommendation was based solely on our school district’s […]

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Excitement at the Columbus School Board Meeting

June 11, 2012

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Tonight’s meeting of the Columbus Municipal School District’s Board of Trustees was highlighted by an outrageous reversal of fortune, the likes of which have not been witnessed in quite some time. When the matter of Dr. Liddell’s Wednesday early release program came up, the motion died for lack of a second. The early release program […]

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Monday Morning Water Cooler Talk for June 11, 2012

June 11, 2012

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Welcome to the Party that Never Was — The CMSD Announces Dr. Liddell as the New Superintendent “There’ll be peace in the valley for me some way, There’ll be peace in the valley for me. I pray no more sorrow and sadness or trouble will be, There’ll be peace in the valley for me.” Tommy […]

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Check Out These Articles!

June 5, 2012

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We have recently added the following articles to our website. These articles were originally published in the May 30, 2012 print edition of The Real Story. Simply click on the article title to be re-directed to the appropriate page on our website. City of Columbus Awarded $400,000 Brownfields Grant Consumer Corner: The Pit and Cone […]

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Liddell Named CMSD Superintendent; Dunn Re-appointed as Board Attorney

May 31, 2012

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In what can only be described as an anticlimactic moment, Dr. Martha Liddell was named, tonight, as the new superintendent of the Columbus Municipal School District. Liddell had been serving as the interim superintendent since the departure of Del Phillips, nearly a year ago. Liddell’s appointment by the board is contingent on the two sides […]

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At Week’s End for May 18, 2012

May 18, 2012

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Oh, What a Week it Was! Lowndes County politics is often feast or famine, and this week was a prime example of the area at its crazy, busy best.  Starting with a school board meeting that went from boring to interesting in the span of sixty seconds to a city council meeting that ensured that […]

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Challenges Still Ahead for Columbus Municipal School District

May 16, 2012

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Dr. Liddell Comments Candidly After School Board Meeting The funding appropriation, as signed by the Governor, provides Mississippi Adequate Education Funding (MAEP) that is “close to level”, except for the fact that the increases to the retirement system will be passed on to MS school districts. Also, overall funding for the state’s school districts has […]

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Columbus Municipal School District Issues Report on the Search for Superintendent

May 8, 2012

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Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in our website on April 27, 2012. The Columbus School Board contracted with the Mississippi School Boards Association to conduct a search for the superintendent of the Columbus Municipal District. The deadline to receive applications for the extended search was March 22, 2012. All completed applications that were […]

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Columbus Municipal School District Issues Report on the Search for Superintendent

April 27, 2012

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The Columbus School Board contracted with the Mississippi School Boards Association to conduct a search for the superintendent of the Columbus Municipal District. The deadline to receive applications for the extended search was March 22, 2012. All completed applications that were received, and which were postmarked on or before March 22, 2012, were accepted and […]

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Columbus Municipal School District Upcoming Events

April 17, 2012

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Wednesday, April 18th Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast with Entertainment by the Violin Students 8AM Cook Auditorium Lobby This is National Volunteer Appreciation Week, and Cook Elementary is hosting an appreciation breakfast for all the wonderful volunteers who give of their time and talents to work with their students.  Wednesday, April 18th ****Announcement of CMSD District Administrator […]

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Monday Morning Water Cooler Talk for April 9, 2012

April 9, 2012

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The buzz that permeates Lowndes County, has reached a fever pitch, lately.  As The Real Story approaches its 10th issue, there is never a shortage of stories to address.  Since our inception as a website, on October 19, 2011, we have covered an incredible number of issues and events. However, our greatest accomplishment has been […]

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Columbus Middle School Students Excel at Destination Imagination Regionals

March 29, 2012

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Columbus Middle School SPIRIT Students recently competed in the regional Destination ImagiNation Tournament in Madison, MS. The competition was held on Saturday, March 24, 2012, at St. Anthony’s Catholic School, and Columbus Middle School teams won in four out of five divisions. Destination ImagiNation, Inc. is an extraordinary non-profit organization that provides educational programs for students […]

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