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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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Moree-Lee to wed

By STAFF,

Lee and Mary Moree of Columbia, along with Jason and Melissa Rasp of Alabama, are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their daughter Staci Leighanne Moree to Jeffery Aaron Lee, son of Mr. Jeffrey and Angela Lee of Bassfield. The couple will wed Oct. 14, 2017. The Rev.





City to explore annexation

By MARK ROGERS,

The City of Columbia may grow its borders if a study approved by the Board of Aldermen Monday shows the expansion is feasible.

In a special meeting Monday, the Board, Mayor Justin McKenzie and engineers Jeff Dungan and Sean Burns met with Mike Slaughter of Slaughter and Associates for nearly two hours at City Hall.






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