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More bull about grad rates

Mississippi education officials have mostly gotten a free pass over the state’s trumped up graduation rate. Every year they tout improved numbers, and conveniently leave out the details about how they got to that point. Namely, they’ve done it by lowering the standards that it takes to get a diploma.


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CFD offering smoke detectors

By MARK ROGERS,

Seconds count when fire strikes and the Columbia Fire Department is helping to ensure residents have a fighting chance to discover fires in their homes before it is too late.

The CFD has nearly 100 smoke detectors to distribute this fall thanks to a grant from the State Fire Marshal’s Office.



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