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Benton's Leadership Praised

Updated: 06/22/2004 - A Meridian educator, Dr. Kim Benton of Oakland Heights, is representing the state in the 2004 National Distinguished Principals Program.

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Oakland Heights Seeing Stars

Updated: 06/22/2004 - The Starbase Atlantis program paid a visit to some lucky students at Oakland Heights Elementary School Tuesday.

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Cadets Prove Their Stuff

Updated: 06/16/2004 - Navy Junior ROTC cadets from across the southeast are in Meridian working on leadership skills and building a "team" attitude.

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Parents Petition for PE

Updated: 06/15/2004 - Starting next year, elementary schools within the Meridian Public School district will not have physical education assistants. In an effort to change this, one local parent is taking matters into her own hands.

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Student Chosen National Delegate

Updated: 06/14/2004 - Clarkdale High School student, Lauren Pedroso, was chosen to represent Mississippi at Girls Nation next month in Washington.

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Educators Go to School

Updated: 06/10/2004 - In an effort to strengthen the relationship between area schools and the media, MSU Meridian is conducting a public relations seminar for school administrators.

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Tuition Hikes Weighed

Updated: 06/07/2004 - A decision on whether or not to raise tuition at Mississippi's eight public universities will be made soon by the College Board.

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Jump Start on School

Updated: 06/04/2004 - Summer isn't restful for all students. A new program for children in middle grades is designed to raise test scores.

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Supt. Firing Update

Updated: 06/04/2004 - After recently being fired, the ousted superintendent for the East Jasper School District is speaking out for the first time publicly.

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School Board Talks Money

Updated: 06/03/2004 - The Lauderdale County School Board briefly considered a tax hike during a work session Thursday.

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Kids Count 2004

Updated: 06/03/2004 - Mississippi and Alabama are apparently improving in areas that affect the quality of life of children, but according to "Kids Count", still have a long way to go.

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Pickering Addresses Boys State

Updated: 06/03/2004 - Federal Appeals Court Judge Charles Pickering encouraged delegates to Boys State to make dignity, pride and integrity part of their plans for life.

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Jump Start the New School Year

Updated: 06/02/2004 - Middle school students at Carver and Magnolia in Meridian are encouraged to attend a "Jump Start Summer Program" now underway.

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Governor Signs Workforce Bill

Updated: 05/25/2004 - A bill signed into law Tuesday creates one entity that oversees the state's job skill training, merging efforts formerly handled by state and federal agencies.

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Whistle Stop Tour Underway

Posted: 05/24/2004 - Word is being spread far and wide about the State Games of Mississippi, set for June 18-20 and June 24-27 in Meridian.

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P.E. Programs Facing Cutbacks

Updated: 05/23/2004 - Due to cut backs, elementary schools in Meridian will be without P.E. teacher assistants.

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Some Schools Will Be Left Out

Updated: 05/23/2004 - Meridian Public School System's plan to seek a $2 million bond issue for repairs on schools will leave several schools out.

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Bonds Target Repairs

Updated: 05/21/2004 - Meridian school officials explain why the district needs a $2 million bond issue.

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It's a Wrap!

Updated: 05/20/2004 - Oakland Heights Elementary School kindergarten classes celebrated a successful year.

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Students Create Tribute to Troops

Updated: 05/19/2004 - Lamar Elementary School students have created a traveling wall mural to honor our nation's service men and women.

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District to Borrow for Repairs

Updated: 05/18/2004 - The Meridian Public School Board intends to borrow $2 million for repairs to seven district schools.

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Torch Run Honors Special Olympics

Updated: 05/18/2004 - Law enforcement officers in Lauderdale County pounded the pavement Tuesday. They joined in the torch run for Mississippi Special Olympics.

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KG Awards Day 2004

Updated: 05/18/2004 - Kate Griffin Junior High School celebrated the successes of the 2003-2004 school year during its annual ''Awards Day'' program.

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Brown vs. Board Anniversary

Updated: 05/17/2004 - Monday marked the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court ruling, which outlawed racial segregation in public schools.

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