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Hardaway students charged with public indecency after found hiding near ballfield  Ledger-Enquirer

Two Hardaway High School students were charged with public indecency Wednesday after police found them hiding near the baseball field at 2901 College ...



Chattahoochee Circuit Judge inducted into Boys and Girls Club Hall of Fame  WTVM

After a lifetime of inspiring dedication to his community, Judge Joey M. Loudermilk is being honored as this year's Boys and Girls Club Hall of Fame Inductee.



Mystery illness kept Hardaway student from graduation, so they brought ceremony to him  Ledger-Enquirer

Hospitalized with a mysterious condition, Brian Griffith missed Hardaway High School's graduation May 25, 2018, in the Columbus Civic Center. But thanks to ...



Boys and Girls Club Youth of the Year: Finalist Jacobi Sims  WTVM

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - The Boys and Girls Clubs of the Chattahoochee Valley will soon announce their Youth of the Year Winner. It's the highest honor ...



Graduation comes to hospitalized Hardaway senior who cannot attend ceremony  WTVM

One senior was absent from Hardaway High School's graduation ceremony Friday, May 25, but it was not his choice to miss it.



Ex-Hardaway player who signed with Atlanta Falcons accused of molesting 12-year-old  Ledger-Enquirer

Former Hardaway High School football star Justin Crawford, who later played for West Virginia University and just signed on with the Atlanta Falcons in May, ...



6 Hardaway High football players sign scholarships Wednesday  WTVM

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - National Signing Day plus seven was busy at Hardaway High School. Six football players found that it was worth the wait, signing ...



MCSD responds to reports of drug use at Hardaway  WRBL

The Muscogee County School District is responding to drug use at Hardaway High School.



Woman charged with breaking into Hardaway High School  Ledger-Enquirer

Justice Brice, 21, was arrested on December 19, 2017, and charged with breaking into Hardaway High School at 2901 College Drive in Columbus, Georgia.



Fort Benning's Henry Caro NCOA 'signs' up for PIE at Hardaway High  DVIDS

COLUMBUS, Ga. (Nov. 9, 2018) – Soldiers from the Henry Caro Noncommissioned Officer Academy (NCOA) at Fort Benning, Georgia, helped students from ...



High school senior accused of beating stray dog to death in apartment, police say  Ledger-Enquirer

Renardo Welch, a 17-year-old senior at Hardaway High School, pleaded not guilty to one count of aggravated cruelty to animals in the Sept. 23 beating death at ...



Hardaway High School celebrates its gold (and crimson) anniversary  Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

The building smelled new because it was, but on the first day of school in 1965, Jim Railey didn't inspect the sparkling surroundings or check the credentials of a ...



Three burglars stole from students' lockers at Hardaway High, police say  Ledger-Enquirer

Justice Brice, 21; William Tate, 21; Jane Watson, 20, were arrested on December 19, 2017, and charged with second-degree burglary, second-degree criminal ...



First Hardaway High School class celebrates 50th anniversary  Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

About 40 former students gathered in the school cafeteria to recall the days when they selected the name of the mascot, the Hardaway Hawks, and the red and ...



Hardaway alum Justin Crawford signs NFL contract with Atlanta Falcons  Ledger-Enquirer

Former Hardaway High School football player Justin Crawford signed an undrafted free agent contract with the Atlanta Falcons on Tuesday. The deal sends the ...



GEAR UP Georgia kicks off Muscogee County Summer Leadership Academy  WRBL

While some students are away enjoying their summer vacation, a select group of the next Muscogee County high school freshmen spent their time at Columbus ...



This Columbus teacher is an international finalist for a $1 million prize  Ledger-Enquirer

The 50 finalists for the $1 million 2019 Global Teacher Prize have been announced. One of them is a Muscogee County School District teacher from Columbus.



Here’s the schedule for spring 2018 Columbus area high school and college graduations  Ledger-Enquirer

Here's the spring 2018 graduation schedule for Columbus area high schools and colleges.



Live scores from this weekend’s Chattahoochee Valley high school football games  Ledger-Enquirer

Find live local high school football coverage for all Chattahoochee Valley games including up-to-the-minute scores, schedules and more. Stay connected with ...



Petition protests Hardaway High’s dress code  Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Hardaway High School considers them “undergarments” and says tops or dresses worn over leggings can't be shorter than 5 inches above the knee.



‘These trips back home mean a lot to me’: NFL player, Columbus native describes emotional return  Ledger-Enquirer

Hardaway High School alum Marcus Smith II stays busy with his NFL pursuits, but the league's offseason gave him a chance to come home. Smith returned to ...



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.



SLIDESHOW: MCSD announces its valedictorians and salutatorians  WTVM

The Muscogee County graduations will begin on Tuesday, May 22 and the valedictorians and salutatorians have been named for each high school.



Britt David Magnet Academy 2018 National Blue Ribbon School  Ledger-Enquirer

A Columbus school is among 13 schools in Georgia and 349 in the country to be named a 2018 National Blue Ribbon School, the highest honor awarded by the ...



Former teacher Wendy Harding’s job now is giving her precious time  Ledger-Enquirer

Former Hardaway High School teacher Wendy Harding is one of about 150 valuable volunteers at St. Francis Hospital who use their career and life skills to help ...



Hardaway heroes save her son’s life, so she can celebrate Mother’s Day instead of mourn  Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Seemingly healthy Hardaway High School sophomore Cody Ellis survived cardiac arrest in the gym April 26, 2017, thanks to responders.



Drag Queen Story Hour coming to a Columbus library, sparking controversy  The Telegraph

A controversial event is coming to a Columbus this weekend. The Drag Queen Story Hour is a national program created in San Francisco to promote gender ...



Educator, retired officer vie for Georgia Senate seat Josh McKoon is leaving  Ledger-Enquirer

An educator and a retired law enforcement officer face off Nov. 6, 2018, for the Georgia Senate District 29 seat that incumbent Josh McKoon is leaving.



YEAR IN REVIEW: 2018’s top 9 stories on 9  WTVM

Another year has come and gone in the Chattahoochee Valley. Let's take a look back at News Leader 9′s top 9 stories of 2018.



Final farewell: Notable folks with Columbus area connections who died in 2018  Ledger-Enquirer

From the famous to the not-to-famous but still positively impactful, these people with Columbus area connections had notable lives before they died in 2018.



Former Georgia high school running back faces incest, child sex charges  FOX 5 Atlanta

Police say a former Georgia high school player who had signed with the Atlanta Falcons before being cut has been charged in Georgia with aggravated child ...



15-year-old fired 8 shots to gun down popular Columbus High grad, prosecutor says  Ledger-Enquirer

A 15-year-old fired eight shots the night he gunned down a college student on the street in Columbus, Ga., a prosecutor says.



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 ...



For first time, Uptown brings hip-hop to Broadway stage with two homegrown artists  Ledger-Enquirer

After at least 15 years of hosting concerts, Saturday's show will be the first time Uptown Columbus has brought hip-hop music to the Broadway median stage ...



Hardaway High and UGA graduate becomes partner in Columbus law firm  Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Hardaway High School and University of Georgia graduate Lauren Dimitri becomes a partner in Columbus law firm.



Hardaway teacher filed lawsuit against Muscogee County School District before suicide  Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Kathy Honea provided a haven for troubled students but couldn't find comfort for herself. On Jan. 25, one month after suing the Muscogee County School District ...



Ben Hardaway, legendary foxhound breeder, dies at 98  Ledger-Enquirer

Columbus businessman, civic leader, World War II officer and legendary foxhound breeder Benjamin Hurt Hardaway III died early Thursday morning at his ...



Two teens arrested for committing sexual act in classroom  WRBL

Two teens have been arrested after an incident at Hardaway High School.



MCSD board critics Myers, Thomas make closing arguments at their final meeting  Ledger-Enquirer

Muscogee County School Board representatives Frank Myers of District 8 and John Thomas of District 2, the administration's most outspoken critics, read ...



TOP STORIES ON 9: week in review  WTVM

This week has seen a wide range of events from severe weather to a decapitated alligator to graduations galore. Let's take a look back at some of the week's top ...



Hardaway High School grad drowns in Oconee River  WTVM

A recent Hardaway High School graduate drowned in the Oconee River just days before starting his freshman year of college.



And the Muscogee County School District 2018 Teacher of the Year is ...  Ledger-Enquirer

In front of a sellout crowd Thursday night at the Columbus Convention & Trade Center, the Muscogee Educational Excellence Foundation announced during its ...



‘He loved coaching and teaching.’ Chattahoochee Valley Sports Hall of Fame member dies  Ledger-Enquirer

No coach in the South had a more fitting name. James “Bubba” Ball, a member of the Chattahoochee Valley Sports Hall of Fame, has died. He died Tuesday at ...



City leaders bid farewell to Mayor Tomlinson, Councilor Baker at last meeting of 2018  Ledger-Enquirer

Teresa Tomlinson, the first female mayor to lead the Columbus Consolidated Government , and longtime District 5 Councilor Mike Baker said goodbye to fellow ...



Prosecutor challenges Superior Court clerk for late Ann Hardman’s unexpired term  Ledger-Enquirer

Two women with long *service* in the criminal justice system face off in the Nov. 6, 2018, special election for Muscogee County Superior Court Clerk.



Muscogee County high schools to start class days earlier  Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Muscogee County's public high schools will start each class day 15 minutes earlier than last year.



Six Hardaway Hawks make East-West All-Star game  Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Six players for the Hardaway High School Hawks have been chosen to play in the 2016 Georgia Sports Alliance East-West All-Star Senior football game on Dec.



Columbus native Marcus Smith II agrees to new NFL contract  Ledger-Enquirer

After briefly being an NFL free agent, Hardaway High School alum Marcus Smith II is officially staying put. The defensive lineman re-signed with the Seattle ...



Muscogee County principal being transferred to another school  Ledger-Enquirer

Along with the three new principals the Muscogee County School Board approved Monday night, notice of a principal being transferred is listed in the personnel ...



Hardaway High School has two bomb threats in three days  WTVM

Teachers and students at Hardaway High School were in for a scare Thursday after a bomb threat was called in to the school, but this isn't the first time the ...



Chattahoochee Valley Sports Hall of Fame announces 2019 class of inductees  Ledger-Enquirer

The Chattahoochee Valley Sports Hall of Fame has announced its 2019 class of inductees. The eight members will be honored at the annual ceremony, Feb.



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.



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.



Jury reaches verdict in homicide of popular Columbus High grad  Ledger-Enquirer

A Columbus, Ga., jury has reached a verdict in the murder trial of James Oliver, charged in the Dec. 17, 2016, fatal shooting of Bobby Jerome Seawright Jr.



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 ...



Bruce Huff headed to victory over newcomer in council District 3 race  Ledger-Enquirer

In District 3, it appears that voters are sending incumbent Bruce Huff back for a third term on Columbus council. He was easily outdistancing challenger Juanita ...



MCSD board candidates grade superintendent’s performance. Here’s the report card.  Ledger-Enquirer

The 11 Muscogee County School Board candidates on the 2018 ballot have graded the performance of superintendent David Lewis in response to the ...



Congratulations to these U.S.Air Force Airmen for graduating from military basic training  WTVM

Three men, including two from the Chattahoochee Valley, recently graduated from military basic training at Joint Base San Antonio- Lackland in San Antonio, ...



Columbus High robotics team first from Georgia to reach world finals  Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

The Columbus High School students representing the Columbus Space Program came home Sunday from Houston as the first Georgia team to have reached ...



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 police try fresh approach to cold case murders with new training, forensics  Ledger-Enquirer

Eight investigators in the homicide unit are dividing up the unsolved cases, reviewing the evidence, and presenting each case to their colleagues for discussion.



‘American Idol’ style teaching contest coming to Columbus State  Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

In a contest modeled after the “American Idol” TV show, six Hardaway High School students coached by five Columbus State University education majors will ...



Columbus boasts a Super Bowl roster of its own  Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Thirteen Columbus-area players have reached the Super Bowl at least once in their careers.



High school football player says coach told him to eat marijuana  The Telegraph

Three Columbus, Ga., high school football players said a man identified in a sheriff's report as a coach instructed one of them to eat marijuana when the car he ...



Muscogee County School Board OKs 4 new assistant principals  Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Arnold Magnet Academy, Hardaway High School, Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School and Reese Road Leadership Academy have new assistant ...



Quincy Brown, son of Diddy and Kim Porter, visits Columbus for 'Brotherly Love' screening  Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Quincy Brown returned to Columbus Friday morning to visit Carver High School and view the screening of his upcoming movie "Brotherly Love."



MCSD releases names of faculty recommended for promotion to assistant principal  Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

The Muscogee County School District has released the names of three faculty members superintendent David Lewis is recommending for promotion to assistant ...



Brookstone School hires Blair Harrison as new head football coach  WRBL

Brookstone School has hired a new head football coach for next fall—Blair Harrison.



Columbus’ Wright Waddell selected to Georgia Golf Hall of Fame  Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Wright Waddell, a Columbus native and lifelong amateur golfer, has been selected to the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame by the Georgia State Golf Association.



Dismissed teacher reacts after school board rejects appeal  Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

The Muscogee County School Board on Wednesday night unanimously affirmed the administration's decision to terminate the employment of a teacher for ...



Victim’s girlfriend says she was ‘best friends’ with suspect in Peachtree Mall shooting  Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Among the witnesses testifying Thursday was Shanna Douglas, the mother of Anthony Meredith's child, who said she started dating him while both were ...



‘There is power in imagination’: Springer launches new Theatre for the Very Young  Ledger-Enquirer

The Springer Opera House in Columbus, Georgia, is joining an innovative new movement with its new series titled Theatre for the Very Young.



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 ...



Ledger-Enquirer announces 2017 Page One Award winners, runners-up  Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Ashita Patel of Columbus High School won the most prestigious student honor and Taylor Kinkade of Shaw High School won the first-place teacher trophy ...



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 ...



Former coach, elementary teacher Michael Lydiate surrenders teaching certificate over alleged sexual...  Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

A former Muscogee County School teacher voluntarily surrendered his teaching certificate on Thursday after being accused of having a nearly four-year affair ...



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 ...



This retired principal is honored as Substitute Teacher of the Year  Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

If anyone doubted this retired principal loved to help educate children, then the award he received last month is the clincher.



Davis Broadcasting CEO promotes daughter to vice president, general manager  Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

In a touching moment at an event meant to inspire women, Greg Davis announced his daughter Geniece Granville's promotion at the 15th annual Women's ...



Hardaway alum Aileen Morales named Georgia Tech softball coach  Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Former Hardaway softball player Aileen Morales is returning to her college alma mater to become the new head softball coach at Georgia Tech.



Chamber of Commerce executive throws hat into citywide Columbus Council race  Ledger-Enquirer

Amy Bryan, executive vice president for community development and growth, qualified Friday for the citywide seat that was vacated by Skip Henderson.



Charles Dew’s naturally cut out to be tree surgeon amid the outdoors  Ledger-Enquirer

Charles Dew simply loves the outdoors, be it when at play or while working. So it was a natural that he would seek out a living among the trees in the ...



Columbus courts to try two alleged gang murders at once  Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

On Monday, as an altered jury restarts deliberations in the trial of three alleged Crips accused of a vengeance killing last year at Columbus' Peachtree Mall, ...



Muscogee County principal leaving for another Chattahoochee Valley school  Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

A Muscogee County principal will be leaving to lead another Chattahoochee Valley high school.



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 ...



Anthony Meredith shot at Peachtree Mall while Easter shopping  Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

The mother of Anthony Meredith said her son was shopping for Easter clothes for his three-year-old daughter when he was shot to death at Peachtree Mall ...



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 ...



Miss Columbus credits mother, Girls Inc. for success  Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Seychelle Hercules hopes to become Miss Georgia on Saturday.



Columbus ghost hunting duo seeks out the creepy and unexplained  Ledger-Enquirer

Dykes and Perkins run a *service* called Phantom Chasers, a Columbus-based paranormal investigation team that travels to haunted (or possibly haunted) ...



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.



The Mountaineers could have a dynamic duo in the backfield, as Justin Crawford looks to lead the running game.  The Smoking Musket

With Will Grier coming in as a high caliber pocket passer, Justin Crawford could be the perfect balance for the Mountaineer offensive.



Calendar, school uniforms on school board agenda  Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Uniforms for Baker Middle School students and the naming of the Columbus High School auditorium after Morton A. Harris are two items the Muscogee County ...



At least 10 homicides linked to revenge killings in Columbus | Columbus  Ledger-Enquirer

The shooting was Columbus' second homicide for the year 2017, ushering in what appears to be an endless cycle of violence, much of it as revenge killings.



Pacelli Names Brent Benefield Head Baseball Coach  WLTZ 38 NBC

Pacelli has named Brent Benefield new head baseball coach. Benefield previously played at Hardaway where he was All-Bi-City in 2001.



Columbus grads go on to lead bands at Division I schools  Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Damon Talley and David Plack are Shaw graduates. Talley is currently director of the band department at LSU and Plack is director of athletic bands at FSU.



Shaw High School names new head football coach  WTVM

Former Raider Football Assistant Coach Charles "Chuck" Stamey has been named the new Shaw High School Head Football Coach.



Muscogee County educator awarded $25,000, one of ‘Oscars of Teaching’  Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

The only Georgian among the 35 U.S. educators to receive one of this year's “Oscars of Teaching,” which includes $25000, didn't even seek a teaching degree ...



Suspect said victim made carjacking ‘worse’ when she jumped from moving vehicle  Ledger-Enquirer

An admitted car burglar accused of carjacking a Columbus State University student told police the victim forced him to steal her car when she jumped out of the ...



Drugs in Columbus: It’s ‘like having a hurricane offshore,’ whipping up violent crime  Ledger-Enquirer

The sale and use of drugs such as marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin and prescription drugs continue to fuel the economic engine in areas of the ...



Bill Haynes, 53, music teacher and band leader  Atlanta Journal Constitution

William Haynes, a beloved school music teacher and community band leader, died Saturday. He was 53.



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