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Kendrick High School teacher honored with the Golden Apple Award  WRBL

Kendrick Spanish teacher Solimar Tirado-Santo didn't really know how much her students cared for her. That is until News 3's Carlos Williams showed up to ...



‘He took my child’: Suspect in Kendrick High senior’s homicide tries to lower bond  Ledger-Enquirer

One of three suspects charged in a Kendrick High School senior's 2017 fatal shooting tries to get his bond dropped so he can get out of jail.



Suspect who instigated gang-related fight at Kendrick High School pleads not guilty  Ledger-Enquirer

A teen who followed a 14-year-old in a BMW and instigated a gang-related fight with the youth at Kendrick High School on Feb. 26 pleaded not guilty during a ...



Fourth suspected gang member charged in video-taped fight at Kendrick High  Ledger-Enquirer

A fourth suspected gang member surrendered Monday to authorities in the Feb. 26 gang-related fight at Kendrick High School, Columbus police said.



Fight erupts at Kendrick High School after Facebook post  Ledger-Enquirer

Police charged an 18-year-old Quentin Lorenzo Thomas and 14 year old juvenile in connection with the 4:42 p.m. Monday melee at 6015 Georgetown Drive.



Teen girl charged in connection with gang-related fight at Kendrick High School  Ledger-Enquirer

The juvenile was picked up on an outstanding warrant and held at the Regional Youth Detention Center in Midland. She is the third suspect charged in the 4:42 ...



Police: Gang members captured on video during fight at Kendrick High School  Ledger-Enquirer

Quentin Lorenzo Thomas, 18, pleaded not guilty to one count of aggravated battery, participation in criminal gang activity and obstruction of a law enforcement ...



Kendrick High School senior selected to participate in the Advanced Air Academy  WTVM

A ceremony for a student accepted into the Advanced Air Academy was held today at Kendrick High School.



Video released of gang fight at Kendrick High  Ledger-Enquirer

The video was posted on Facebook shortly after the 4:42 p.m. fight on Feb. 26 at 6015 Georgetown Drive. Police arrested a boy and girl, both 14, and ...



MCSD promised athletic upgrades at 5 schools —but $7.2 million not enough, district says  Ledger-Enquirer

To pay for the expanded scope and cost of upgrading some athletics fields, the Muscogee County School District wants to take all of the $7.2 million voters ...



Muscogee County Christmas Tournament features local, regional basketball teams  Ledger-Enquirer

The annual holiday tradition of the Muscogee County Christmas Tournament again features local and regional boys and girls high school basketball teams.



Kendrick High School grad Kahlia Lawrence selected in WNBA Draft  WRBL

Mercer standout senior Kahlia Lawrence was selected by the Minnesota Lynx in the second round with the 24th overall pick of the 2018 WNBA Draft on ...



Kendrick High teacher selected as James Madison Memorial Fellow  WTVM

A Kendrick High School teacher has been selected as the James Madison Fellow for the state of Georgia.



MCSD averaging over 1 student arrest per school day. Here’s the number at each school.  Ledger-Enquirer

More than one arrest per day of classes has occurred in the Muscogee County School District this academic year. That's according to the data MCSD provided ...



Kendrick High senior killed on his 18th birthday remembered at candlelight vigil  Ledger-Enquirer

In a scenario that's becoming far too common in Columbus, teary-eyed teens attended a candle light vigil Monday to pay their respects. At the center of the crowd ...



Athletes of the Week: Kendrick High School  WRBL

Kendrick High School had been selected as Athletes of The Week.



Kendrick Cherokees hire new football coach  Ledger-Enquirer

Kendrick High School has named Andre Slappey as its new head football coach. Slappey comes to Kendrick from Americus-Sumter High School.



‘She had a bad vibe’: Police arrest girlfriend of Kendrick High School murder victim  Ledger-Enquirer

Javion Shorter's mother, Tangi, said he and his girlfriend, Nashira Kendra Miller, had gotten into an argument the day of his death. It was his 18th birthday.



Open records report reveals 297 MCSD students arrested during 2017 school year  WTVM

Open record information reveals almost 300 students were arrested at Muscogee County School District facilities in the 2017-18 school year.



Columbus driver pleads in 2015 hit-and-run that killed Kendrick student  Ledger-Enquirer

A Columbus man has pleaded guilty in the Aug. 5, 2015, pedestrian death of a Kendrick High School student who was hit as he walked along Steam Mill Road.



MCSD releases high school graduation schedule  WRBL

The Muscogee County School District has released the high school graduation schedule for the 2017-2018 school year.



Kendrick high school signs four athletes  WRBL

COLUMBUS, Ga. -- The school year is just about over but a couple of high school students are putting the pen to paper this week. Kendrick high school added ...



Kendrick High senior killed in shooting; mother makes plea to suspects  WTVM

A grieving mother is speaking out after she says her teen son was senselessly gunned down. Eighteen year old Javion Shorter, a Kendrick High Senior was shot ...



Kendrick high signs first African American softball player in more than a decade  WRBL

Kendrick high school had their first African American fast-pitch softball signing in more than a decade.



Three suspects appear in court for murder of Kendrick High School student  WTVM

Three teens made their first appearance before a Recorders Court judge Thursday morning. Nineteen year old Nashira Miller, 19 year old Daijon Williams, and ...



Former Kendrick, Georgia Tech player Rudy Allen selected to Chattahoochee Valley Hall of Fame  Ledger-Enquirer

Columbus native Rudy Allen made a name for himself on the gridiron during his time at Kendrick High School and Georgia Tech. On Feb. 3, Allen's play will be ...



‘I feel like teaching is the best way I can give back’  Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Teach for America helps Kendrick High grad and Air Force veteran become a successful educator, ending the school year with his students achieving an ...



Columbus police searching for missing 16-year-old girl  WTVM

The Columbus Police Department is asking the public for assistance in locating a missing teen.



SLIDESHOW: Senior prom comes to hospitalized teen in Columbus  WTVM

A Columbus teen was admitted in to the hospital at the time of his senior prom, but that didn't stop the prom from coming to him.



Columbus police continue searching for three missing women  WTVM

Columbus police are continuing to search for clues to lead them to three women reported missing in March and April.



Cedric Ware out as Kendrick Cherokees head football coach  Ledger-Enquirer

Kendrick High School athletic director Collins Jones confirmed Tuesday that Cedric Ware will not return as Cherokees head football coach in 2018.



Meet Muscogee County School Board District 4 candidates  WTVM

The campaigns are heating up with a little less than a week until Election Day.



Former Carver High School Head Coach Dell McGee Promoted to Assistant Head Coach at UGA  WLTZ 38 NBC

Dell McGee was named Assistant Head Coach in March of 2018 after two seasons as an assistant coach, overseeing running backs. McGee was part of a 2017 ...



Police seek Columbus pastor on child molestation and other sex charges  Ledger-Enquirer

Columbus police are looking for a local pastor wanted on eight charges including six on sexual assault. Outstanding warrants have been issued for Christopher ...



Time and tickets are running out for the 2019 Heart Raffle at Mercedes-Benz of Columbus  WRBL

Nadie Martin, general manager of Mercedes-Benz of Columbus, says time is running out to purchase your tickets for the 2019 Mercedes-Benz Heart Raffle.



Muscogee County School Board approves two new leaders in district  Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

The Muscogee County School Board on Monday night unanimously approved superintendent David Lewis' recommendations to fill two leadership positions:.



Her parents are in prison — but this scholarship will send Columbus student to college  Ledger-Enquirer

The Community Foundation of the Chattahoochee Valley made the surprise announcement Tuesday evening at the Burger King on Bradley Park Drive, where ...



Girlfriend had argument with Kendrick High senior moments before he was shot, police say  Ledger-Enquirer

The woman charged in the deadly shooting of her 18-year-old boyfriend was allegedly involved in an altercation with him before the incident, according to ...



Bobby Howard is once again coaching high school baseball in Columbus  Ledger-Enquirer

Longtime high school baseball coach Bobby Howard was hired as St. Anne Pacelli's new head baseball coach on Monday. Howard replaces Brent Benefield, ...



Here’s the 2017 Columbus area high school graduation schedule  Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Here are the dates, times and locations of the 2017 Columbus area high school graduation ceremonies.



Former NFL defensive back found with cocaine on Macon Road, police say  Ledger-Enquirer

Former NFL defensive back Donald Andrew Bessillieu is held without bond in the Muscogee County Jail for a violation of probation charge, officials said.



Bobby Howard Hired As St. Anne Pacelli's Head Baseball Coach  WLTZ 38 NBC

Scott Carpenter,. Share This Story: Twitter · Facebook · Linkedin; More. This video file cannot be played.(Error Code: 102630). St. Anne-Pacelli Catholic School ...



High school roundup: Baker leads Kendrick past Westside-Macon  Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Raven Baker scored 14 points to lead Kendrick to a 50-39 win over Westside-Macon on Tuesday night.



Columbus teen who had no record is going to prison – over a pair of sneakers  Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

I don't get that,” Judge Bobby Peters said this week as he sentenced Dayonn Davis, of Columbus GA, to five years in prison for taking a pair of Nike sneakers ...



Founding principal of Early College retiring from career helping students like her  Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Susan Willard has been the leader of Early College Academy of Columbus since its inception 11 years ago, capping a 31-year career in education.



Columbus native Dell McGee’s path to title game defined by determination  Ledger-Enquirer

Long before Georgia's Dell McGee was in charge of the Bulldogs' running backs, he was just a kid from Columbus looking for his chance to shine.



SLIDESHOW: MCSD's high school Valedictorians and Salutatorians  WTVM

Muscogee County School District's high school graduations are underway and a list of their valedictorians and salutatorians has been released.



New principal appointed for Early College Academy of Columbus  Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Rothschild Leadership Academy principal Michael Forte will lead Early College next school year, replacing the retiring Susan Willard.



Georgia Teen With No Prior Record Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison for Stealing a Pair of Sneakers When He Was 15  The Root

An 18-year-old Columbus, Ga., teen will spend the next five years in prison, plus 10 years on probation, after stealing a pair of Nike sneakers when he was 15.



Foster child beats the odds to get his diploma  Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

As he tried on his cap and gown, Kendrick High School senior Adante Harper summed up his thoughts about overcoming so many hardships to reach this ...



William H. Shaw Christmas Tournament tips off Wednesday  Ledger-Enquirer

Many local basketball teams will get a useful test with the start of the William H. Shaw Christmas Tournament Wednesday.



Mahone to leave Columbus for promotion, McDuffie takes reins of Ledger-Enquirer  Ledger-Enquirer

Columbus Ledger-Enquirer publisher Rodney Mahone will be leaving his hometown to take over as the president and publisher of The Charlotte Observer and ...



Hamilton could be next principal at St. Mary’s Elementary  Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Superintendent David Lewis is recommending the appointment of LaTonya Hamilton as principal at St. Mary's Elementary Magnet Academy.



Tonya Rembert  WRBL

WRBL Staff - COLUMBUS, Ga. - A Kendrick High School teacher is feeling special after being selected as the very first Kinetic Credit Union Golden Apple award ...



12 more Muscogee County schools to offer free meals to every student  Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

The Muscogee County School District, which starts its 2016-17 school year Monday, has expanded participation in federal Community Eligibility Provision, which ...



‘Hidden Figures’ actress with Columbus roots wonders what other black stories are missing  Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Donna Biscoe, 61, is a 1973 graduate of Kendrick High School and the daughter of Mildred Skillern, a retired Carver High School English teacher. In the movie ...



Teen aimed gun at 2 students outside of East Columbus Magnet Academy, police say  Ledger-Enquirer

Columbus police said a teen in an SUV aimed a gun at two students October 23, 2017, outside of the East Columbus Magnet Academy at 6100 Georgetown ...



State lists 7 Muscogee County Title I schools among worst performing  Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Seven schools in the Muscogee County School District -- the same number on the original list three years ago -- are among the 246 in Georgia considered as ...



Open houses for Muscogee County magnet schools start this week  Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Application deadlines for 2017-18 school year also released. The application process for the new arts academy being built behind the Columbus Public Library ...



Muscogee County School District’s six-figure earners increase by 19  Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

The Muscogee County School District's fiscal year 2017 salary database shows 61 MCSD employees with six-figure salaries. The number was 42 in fiscal year ...



Georgia assistant Dell McGee inherited a great room, but didn’t rest  Atlanta Journal Constitution

ATHENS – When Sony Michel came to the sideline after his fumble in the Rose Bowl, Georgia running backs coach Dell McGee was there to offer a word.



Chattahoochee Valley Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2018 announced  WRBL

The Chattahoochee Valley Sports Hall of Fame has announced nine inductees for the Class of 2018. Below is information on all nine, detailing their ...



Chattahoochee Valley Sports Hall of Fame announces Class of 2018  Ledger-Enquirer

The Chattahoochee Valley Sports Hall of Fame will add nine new members as part of its Class of 2018, chairman Jim White announced Tuesday.



KINETIC GOLDEN APPLE: Honors Stowers Elementary School Teacher  WRBL

FORT BENNING, GA (WRBL) - Carlos Williams took a ride to Fort Benning to honor our latest Kinetic Golden Apple Award winner at Stowers Elementary School.



Many Columbus murder cases in 2017 connected to another killing  Ledger-Enquirer

I don't think that we've ever seen the murders connected as much as we have this year – revenge killings, and the suspect in one murder being killed a month or ...



Here’s what the climate is like at Columbus area schools  Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

One public school in Muscogee County is among the 15 percent in the state to receive the top grade in the Georgia Department of Education's third annual ...



How Waddell Elementary dramatically improved its academic performance  Ledger-Enquirer

Waddell, with more than 80 percent of its students qualifying for free or reduced-price lunch, leads MCSD in CCRPI improvement during the past year, ...



Here’s how each Muscogee County school scored on 2016 CCRPI  Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

The College and Career Ready Performance Index is the one overall number on a 100-point scale that Georgia uses to measure and communicate how well its ...



Ledger-Enquirer publisher Rodney Mahone: ‘It’s exciting but it’s challenging’  Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

For six years, Rodney Mahone has been the publisher of the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer. For more than 26 years, he has worked for the newspaper company, ...



‘He just runs and runs’: Athlete with Columbus ties appears on cover of national magazine  Ledger-Enquirer

Raymond Wane Hailes, who grew up in Dallas, Texas, went to Kendrick High School for part of his 10th grade school year. He has also participated in several ...



Ex Muscogee County School District assistant principal dies at 42  Ledger-Enquirer

John “Pepper” Spurlock Jr., who finished 16 years at East Columbus Magnet Academy as assistant principal, died Friday at Midtown Medical Center. He was 42.



Here’s your primer on Muscogee County School District’s new English textbooks  Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

For the first time in a dozen years, the Muscogee County School District has adopted new English language arts textbooks for its middle schools and high ...



The changing face of Title I: Federal program for impoverished schools moves into middle class...  Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Eight of this year's 37 Title I schools in the Muscogee County School District weren't on the list five years ago.



Dates and times: Back to School District Verification Day  WTVM

The first day of school for the 2013-2014 school year is Wednesday, August 7, 2013. Students and parents should report to the school of assignment to:



Bobby Howard takes job as head coach of old Columbus High rival  Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Former Columbus High baseball coach Bobby Howard is new coach at Cartersville High.



Legendary baseball coach Bobby Howard resigns from Central High  Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

After two seasons at Central High School, legendary high school baseball coach Bobby Howard confirmed Wednesday he has resigned his position.



Here are Columbus area notable people who died in 2017  Ledger-Enquirer

Here are the notable people in the Chattahoochee Valley and Columbus area who died in 2017.



Ex-candidate trying again for MCSD board, aiming for John Thomas’ seat  Ledger-Enquirer

After barely missing out on qualifying for the 2014 runoff, John “Bart” Steed again is vying for the Muscogee County School Board's District 2 seat.



MCSD to livestream high school graduation ceremonies for third consecutive year  WTVM

The Muscogee County School District has announced the dates and times for the 2014-2015 high schools graduations. All ceremonies and rehearsals will be ...



Bobby Howard resigns as Cartersville High School baseball coach  Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

About a month after taking the head baseball coach position at Cartersville High School, Bobby Howard resigned Thursday morning, he confirmed to the ...



Dreaming big: TSYS helps train developmentally disabled for jobs and life  Ledger-Enquirer

Project SEARCH, a program launched in 1996, is now helping those with intellectual or developmental disabilities learn new skills and find jobs. Credit-card ...



JROTC cadets learn valuable lessons at Fort Benning JROTC camp  DVIDS

FORT BENNING, Ga. (June 13, 2018) – Overcoming one's fear, learning the importance of teamwork, and building confidence and character were just a few ...



Kenneth Walker boys home has been saving lives for 13 years. Now it’s looking to grow.  Ledger-Enquirer

Timothy Crumbley has been working with boys and young men for more than 13 years to help them salvage their lives, with more than 600 youngsters having ...



Columbus Police searching for teen missing since early December  WRBL

Police need your help locating 16 year Faith Dantzler. Investigators say she's also known as Faith Elmore.



Georgia Bulldogs coach Kirby Smart explains new role for assistant coach Dell McGee  The Telegraph

Georgia Bulldogs coach Kirby Smart spoke about assistant coach Dell McGee. Smart applauded the approach of McGee, who enters his third season on the ...



Kahlia Lawrence and Sydni Means transformed Mercer basketball  13WMAZ.com

Kahlia Lawrence and Sydni Means will go down as some of the best to ever play the game at Hawkins Arena.



Signing Day: High school athletes sign contracts for college sports  WTVM

Signing Day is underway in the Chattahoochee Valley. Student athletes from over a dozen schools in the area are signing contracts for college sports. Here is ...



Surprise announcement brings scholarship  Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Thanks to the generosity of a childless, blue-collar Columbus couple who never attended college but were smart enough to save money and thoughtful enough ...



Kendrick Names Cedric Ware as New Varsity Football Coach  WLTZ 38 NBC

Kendrick High School has found their new man to replace retiring football coach Jerry Dukes. On Friday morning, the school introduced new coach Cedric Ware ...



Promise of Columbus Scholars comes to fruition with graduation  Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Eight years ago, the nonprofit corporation Columbus Scholars was established to provide high-achieving but disadvantaged Muscogee County School District ...



Columbus beats Carver for GHSA 4A state title in overtime  WRBL

For the fourth time this season, the Lady Blue Devils and Tigers met. And like every other time, it came down to the wire. This time though, a state title was on the ...



Attorney Derrell Dowdell can feel the pain of those he helps  Ledger-Enquirer

Columbus native and personal injury attorney Derrell Dowdell lost both of his parents in separate incidents years ago. So he can certainly empathize with those ...



Sunday Interview with Vicky Partin: 'I'm a farmer at birth and farmers don't quit'  Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Vicky Partin has served the Columbus community for 43 years as a social justice activist, ministry leader and community volunteer.



Muscogee County teacher of the year nominees announced  Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

The Muscogee Educational Excellence Foundation announced the Muscogee County School District 2015 Teacher of the Year nominees Thursday in the Studio ...



Police: Suspect in vehicular homicide thought he hit mailbox  Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

The man who turned himself in to authorities following the fatal hit-and-run wreck that killed a 17-year-old boy early Thursday told police that he thought he hit a ...



Teacher of Columbus hit-and-run victim remembers student  WTVM

A Columbus teenager was the victim of a fatal hit and run Thursday morning. Romell Dill, 17, was a rising senior at Kendrick High School. His former American ...



Four Kendrick Basketball Players Sign Letter of Intent  WLTZ 38 NBC

Signing day continued Thursday afternoon at Kendrick High School in Columbus where four lady Cherokees signed letters of intent to play college hoops.



FACT CHECK: Five Years in Prison for Stealing Sneakers, 90 Days' House Arrest for Raping a Young Girl?  Snopes.com

The sentences handed down in two May 2018 criminal cases were widely disparate due to racial differences in the defendants.



Black Teen With No Criminal Record Gets 5 Years in Prison For Stealing a Pair of Sneakers  BlackNews.com

Dayonn Davis, an 18-year-old Black teen, has been charged with robbery for allegedly stealing a pair of sneakers 3 years ago. Consequently, Davis, who is an ...



Barber's Driving School gives deserving students Drivers Ed Scholarships  WRBL

Thursday night, 20 deserving high school students from schools in Muscogee, Harris and Chattahoochee counties received full scholarships for Driver's ...



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