Country music star Tyler Hubbard takes time to build Columbia home for family in need

Country star lends a hand at Habitat for Humanity site in Columbia

Tyler Hubbard, award-winning singer, songwriter and country music star – and Cornerstone Building Brands’ “Home for Good” project ambassador – recently helped a Columbia family in need achieve their dream of owning a home. Hubbard joined volunteers on Wednesday, June 7 to help build a home in Columbia, taking time from his busy CMA Fest schedule last week. “I had the opportunity to come […]

Columbia State establishes Charles & Gail Pigg endowment

The Columbia State Community College Foundation recently established a new scholarship endowment in honor of Charles and Gail Pigg. Santa Fe United Methodist Church, the beneficiary of a portion of the estate of the late Charles Pigg of Santa Fe, endowed the scholarship in honor of Charles and his late wife, Gail. Charles was a former electrician for Maury Regional […]

Howell Elementary promotes STEM accomplishments

Maury County Public Schools is proud to share accomplishments of Howell Elementary STEM School from the 2022-23 school year.  First, we would like to congratulate four teachers: kindergarten teachers Ansley Mattingly and Gillian McCollum and second-grade teachers Megann Pawlak and Haley Gallagher. All four worked on obtaining a grant from the Nashville Predators Foundation to support the school’s outdoor nature […]

Shooting on Westview Street leaves two wounded

Two individuals were left injured following a shooting on Westview Street in Columbia on Sunday, May 28. According to a public information release from the Columbia Police Department, officers responded to reports of a shooting incident at 2:30 p.m. As officers were responding, a 14-year-old female and a 23-year-old female arrived at Maury Regional Medical Center, both suffering from gunshot […]

Columbia Pride celebrates inclusion and diversity at Riverwalk Park

Event at Riverwalk Park highlights inclusion, LGBTQ community

Columbia Pride celebrated inclusion and diversity with the nonprofit’s first-ever event held at Riverwalk Park last Sunday, June 4, just two days after the state’s anti-drag law was struck down by a federal judge. Vendors who took part in the festivities included Bad Idea Brewing, Taps off Main, Bri’s Homemade Ice Cream and Ghostlight Books, among many others. Entertainment was […]

Maury County Public Schools kick off summer classes

Roughly 350 students who just completed the third grade have signed up to participate in Maury County Public Schools’ summer learning camps in order to avoid potentially being retained in the upcoming school year. MCPS’ summer program started June 5 and will run through June 30. Third-grade students participating in the summer program must average 90 percent attendance in order […]

Columbia City Council to weigh in on proposed developments

Two sizable proposed developments will be among the items on the agenda when Columbia’s City Council meets this week. The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, June 8 at 5 p.m. at City Hall, located at 700 N. Garden St. The council will have a public hearing and a second vote on a rezoning of property on and near Trotwood Ave. […]

Mount Pleasant mayor concerned over gas contract for tile plant

Landmark Ceramics and the City of Mount Pleasant are negotiating a new contract for the company’s gas usage after the plant adds a third kiln and its need for additional gas increases. Mayor Bill White expressed his concern over the contract because there is no protection for catastrophic events where the company utilizes gas but is perhaps unable to pay […]

Spring Hill working to improve fire department inadequacies

Spring Hill is closing in on a site plan approval for a new fire station at the corner of Buckner and Duplex.  Planners will take up the matter at their upcoming meeting on Monday, June 12, which will allow for Renaissance Group to begin work on a new 17,300-square foot fire station, 44 standard parking spaces, two ADA-compliant handicapped parking […]

AAA: Tennessee gas prices hold steady

Tennessee is the seventh least-expensive market in the nation

After moving slightly higher over the Memorial Day holiday, gas prices across Tennessee held steady over last week. The Tennessee Gas Price average is now $3.18 which is three cents more expensive than one month ago but $1.30 less than one year ago.    “Pump prices across the state are still fluctuating, and it’s likely that trend will continue throughout the summer driving season,” said Megan Cooper, spokeswoman for AAA […]

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