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USDA launching summer food service

Updated: 06/02/2016 - Almost 3 million free meals will be served to needy children in Mississippi this summer through a U.S. Department of Agriculture program.

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Library hosting summer reading program

Posted: 06/01/2016 - The opening ceremonies for the summer reading program at the Meridian-Lauderdale County Public Library has been moved to a new location.

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Defensive driving course for teens

Updated: 06/01/2016 - Recent statistics rank Mississippi and Alabama among the top ten most dangerous states for teenage drivers. A local group is on a mission to change that.

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Teachers walk for good cause

Updated: 05/30/2016 - Staff members from West Lauderdale Elementary School put on their walking shoes for the 4th annual cancer benefit 5k.

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State school board votes to oppose federal directive

Updated: 05/30/2016 - Mississippi's Board of Education is voting to follow state political leaders' opposition to federal guidance on use of bathrooms and locker rooms by transgender students.

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Library to offer summer reading program

Updated: 05/30/2016 - The Meridian-Lauderdale County Public Library is offering a summer reading program for children aged 2 years through seniors in high school and the deadline to register for the program is May 28th.

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MHS scholarship offers reach $9 million

Updated: 05/30/2016 - Meridian High School graduates have one more reason to celebrate at graduation time. It has been a banner year for scholarship offers to students.

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Anderson Awards Scholarships

Updated: 05/30/2016 - Anderson Regional Health System is helping local nursing students achieve their career goal by awarding scholarships.

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Local School Celebrates the Arts

Updated: 05/30/2016 - Poplar Springs Elementary School celebrated the arts Thursday, as local artists demonstrated different forms of art to students.

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MHS Graduation Alternative Announced

Updated: 05/30/2016 - The forecast for rain Friday night has Meridian High School considering whether it will need to postpone the ceremony.

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Newton County Schools' Walk of Heroes

Updated: 05/18/2016 - Newton County Schools took the next step in its new dropout prevention program as a top performer by hosting its inaugural Walk of Heroes at Newton County Elementary School.

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Bryant Vetoes MDE Jobs, Salaries Bill

Posted: 05/17/2016 - Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant has vetoed a bill that he says would have given "handsome" raises to some people in administrative jobs and high salaries to some people in new positions.

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Local School Rewards Students

Updated: 05/16/2016 - Enterprise elementary and middle schools rewarded students with good marks in attendance, behavior and grades throughout the school year.

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Alabama Superintendents Object to Program Cuts

Posted: 05/16/2016 - Some Alabama superintendents are upset by funding cuts to a reading program that they say will disproportionately affect schools with higher reading scores.

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Walk of Encouragement

Updated: 05/13/2016 - Newton High School Seniors walked the halls of both Newton middle and elementary schools to encourage students in lower grades to stay in school and work hard every day.

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MPSD Retirees Honored at Reception

Updated: 05/12/2016 - Retirees from the Meridian Public School District were honored Thursday for all their years of hard work.

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