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U.S. SAT Scores Hold Steady

Posted: 09/13/2010 - Average scores on the SAT college entrance exam are holding steady as a record number of students and more minorities than ever take the test.

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Meridian Man Celebrates 50 Years of Ministry

Updated: 10/05/2010 - Pastor Charles Pierce Junior is doing what he does best, leading a prayer session in front of a huge crowd. And he has years of experience. But his time in the ministry started right here in Meridian, Mississippi.

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Southeast Lauderdale High Receives Top Award

Updated: 09/12/2010 - Southeast Lauderdale High School is now officially a National Blue Ribbon School. The school was first nominated by the Mississippi State Department of Education to the National Foundation in Washington

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Northeast Middle School Reaches Successful Level

Updated: 09/12/2010 - Northeast Middle School officials say the school had excellent growth after seeing state ratings. Billy Burnham is the principal of Northeast Middle School. He says he is most proud of the fact that the school is only two points away from high performing. The school tied with Southeast Elementary in making the most progress on tests this year within Lauderdale County.

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Jimmie Rodgers' 113th Birthday

Updated: 09/11/2010 - Members of the International Singing Brakeman Association gave Jimmie Rodgers the birthday celebration they believe he truly deserves Saturday afternoon. They celebrated what would be Rodgers' 113th birthday with a true bang!

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9-11/POW MIA Ceremony

Updated: 09/11/2010 - Members of Meridian's VFW Post 79 and its auxiliary conducted a 9-11/POW MIA Ceremony Saturday.

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'Cry Out America'

Updated: 09/11/2010 - Local church members Saturday brought community members together with an event called 'Cry Out America'.

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Remembering 9-11 Terrorist Attacks

Updated: 09/11/2010 - September 11, 2001 is a day many Americans cannot and will not forget. Members of MeridianTeaParty.com honored those who lost their lives in the attack.

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Cancer Survivors Speak Out

Cancer Screening

Updated: 09/10/2010 - More and more people are surviving cancer, because of better treatments, earlier screenings, and research. Some locals are stressing the need to be proactive in your own health care.

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Williams' Bail Set at $5 Million

Updated: 09/10/2010 - A Meridian man who is a suspect in a Louisiana murder case has been returned to Lake Charles.

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Standing Up to Cancer

Updated: 09/10/2010 - A special program Friday night, Stand Up to Cancer, seeks to boost funding for research. Julie Blaine knows the value of finding a cure.

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Educational Committee Releases Report

Posted: 09/10/2010 - A commission reviewing Mississippi's public school structure has proposed steps to smooth the way for school districts to consolidate.

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School Performance Up Slightly in Mississippi

Classroom

Updated: 09/10/2010 - New state accountability numbers show some performance improvement in Mississippi school districts and individual schools, but the news is not good for Meridian and Kemper County school districts.

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Fire Reported in Meridian

Posted: 09/10/2010 - Meridian firefighters were called out to a structure fire Thursday night.

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Lee Roy Williams is in Custody

Updated: 09/24/2010 - The person of interest from Meridian is in the custody of law enforcement tonight ending the multi agency search for him for questioning in the Lake Charles quadruple murder.

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Meridian to Welcome New Restaurant

Updated: 09/09/2010 - A new, national chain restaurant is coming to Meridian. Officials say it plans to hire 100 people.

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Williams Taken into Custody Near LSU Campus

Updated: 09/09/2010 - Authorities in Louisiana have apprehended Lee Roy Williams, a person of interest in a quadruple murder in Louisiana, near the campus of Louisiana State University.

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Prank Results in Charges

Updated: 09/10/2010 - An already intense high school football rivalry has risen to the felony level in Neshoba County, all tied to the Neshoba Central-Philadelphia football game last week.

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