MCSB meeting names new school, assistant superintendent - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

MCSB meeting names new school, assistant superintendent

Posted: Updated:
Photo credit: columbia.edu Photo credit: columbia.edu
  • NEWSMore>>

  • Terrance Streeter appears in court

    Terrance Streeter appears in court

    Thursday, August 28 2014 9:16 PM EDT2014-08-29 01:16:08 GMT
    Terrance Streeter, an 18-year-old suspect charged with crimes associated with the death of 16-year-old Christopher Jones, pleaded not guilty in court Thursday morning, Aug. 28. A detective testified thatMore >>
    Terrance Streeter, an 18-year-old suspect charged with crimes associated with the death of 16-year-old Christopher Jones, pleaded not guilty in court Thursday morning, Aug. 28. A detective testified thatMore >>
  • Teens threatening with guns resurface in Columbus viral video

    Teens threatening with guns resurface in Columbus viral video

    Thursday, August 28 2014 8:38 PM EDT2014-08-29 00:38:52 GMT
    The video, titled East Columbus or E-Dub, shows a group of young man flashing guns and threatening to shoot someone. It's an older video police say they've looked into. News Leader 9 spoke exclusivelyMore >>
    A threatening viral video about a Columbus neighborhood resurfaces raising concerns for those living near the highlighted location. News Leader 9's Tyrone McCoy took the video to police and neighbors for response.More >>
  • News 9 MD: Ear cancer survivor gets new "ear"

    News 9 MD: Ear cancer survivor gets new "ear"

    Thursday, August 28 2014 8:38 PM EDT2014-08-29 00:38:03 GMT
    Whether he's playing hockey or flying high, Henry Fiorentini lives an active lifestyle. But a few years ago, a very common form of skin cancer called basal cell carcinoma almost took his life. "It'sMore >>
    Whether he's playing hockey or flying high, Henry Fiorentini lives an active lifestyle. But a few years ago, a very common form of skin cancer called basal cell carcinoma almost took his life. "It'sMore >>
COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

The Muscogee County School Board wrapped up a busy meeting voting on several big issues, including the naming of what was being called Elementary School Number 7.

The Board members voted to name the new school after civil rights leader Dorothy Height. The controversy at the time concerned whether to name the school after a local Columbus figure or a national leader.

While some expressed discontentment toward the new name, Board member Mark Cantrell explained that the school needed to be named after someone who showed strong leadership, and Dorothy Height seemed like a great figure.

Also at the meeting, the vote to welcome Rebecca Braaten as the new assistant superintendent was passed unanimously. This issue was not without its own controversies because Superintendent Lewis did not post the job to make the job available to other people.  

In addition, Dr. John Phillips was also honored as Superintendent Emeritus for his 27 years of work and service. 

Copyright 2013 WTVM. All rights reserved.

 

Powered by WorldNow

1909 Wynnton Road
Columbus, Ga. 31906

FCC Public File
publicfile@wtvm.com
706-494-5400
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WTVM. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.