Schools reach out to communities as they prepare for Georgia Milestones

...Georgia Milestones assessments in April, but she plans to study just as hard as her son, a sixth-grader at Murphey Middle School.As far as she's concerned, education and test preparation begin at home."I need to be in tune with what...

School board discusses projects at retreat

...construction projects.Baker first covered the merger between T.W. Josey High School and Murphey Middle School, expected to end in May 2015. Murphey Middle School is slated to close and Josey will be converted to a sixth- through 12th-grade school...

Schools advocate and community activist Monique Braswell withdraws from school board race

...talked away from the microphone at a public meeting in February about the consolidation of T.W. Josey High and Murphey Middle schools.Along with her school outreach, Braswell held annual Thanksgiving dinners in housing projects that fed thousands...

Richmond County Board of Education appoints new principals at Lucy C. Laney, T.W. Josey high schools

...his position at T.W. Josey, mainly overseeing the reconfiguration of the school to a 6-12 grade school.Murphey Middle School and Josey High School will merge in the next few years as part of a rightsizing program, with eighth graders moving...

Family, friends of teen struck by car wait for answers

...looking at all three leaving the scene."Lewis said Devontae, a seventh grade student and football player at Murphey Middle School, is distraught about Zykeith's death and trying to understand his own survival.Devontae stunned family and...

Josey principal Ronald Wiggins accepts Muscogee County School Board job offer

...to navigate drastic changes ? the Richmond County Board of Education gave final approval this month to merge Murphey Middle School and Josey ? with eighth-graders moving in 2015 and sixth- and seventh-graders following in 2017.

Next-to-last public meeting on school changes sparsely attended

...include: Closing Collins K-8 School this summer; Closing National Hills Elementary School in June 2015; Closing Murphey Middle School and reconfiguring T.W. Josey High School into a 6-12, with eighth graders moving in 2015 and sixth and seventh...

Final public meeting held for proposed school changes

...actions: Close Collins K-8 School this summer; close National Hills Elementary School in June 2015; close Murphey Middle School and reconfigure T.W. Josey High School into a grade 6-12 school, with eighth-graders moving in 2015 and...

Ex-school janitor admits sex charges

...Attorney Titus Nichols.The investigation of that complaint led to the revival of a complaint in March 2012 by a Murphey Middle School student. She reported Price, a janitor at the school, had touched her in a sexual manner, Nichols said.Investigators...

Parents vocal at schools' rightsizing hearing

The idea of closing Murphey Middle School and merging those students into Josey High School invoked parents' worst fears Monday at the first town hall meeting held to discuss...