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Soldier Laid to Rest

Updated: 05/07/2004 - Hundreds gathered to pay their respects to fallen soldier, Sgt. Joshua, who died in service to his country in Iraq.

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Education Budget Proposals

Updated: 05/05/2004 - There are just days left in Mississippi's official legislative session and lawmakers are yet to pass an education budget. Local educators say things are looking bleak.

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Teachers of Year Named

Updated: 05/04/2004 - Wal-Mart recognized "Teachers of the Year" for the Meridian and Lauderdale County School Districts.

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Mabry Remembered

Updated: 05/04/2004 - A monument was placed at the Lauderdale County Courthouse in memory of Marine, Christopher Mabry, who was killed in Iraq.

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Greene Supporters Want Him Back

Updated: 05/04/2004 - Some students and parents are circulating a petition for reinstatement of East Jasper School District's fired superintendent, Dr. Montrell Greene.

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Junior ROTC Cadets Praised

Updated: 05/04/2004 - The high school students in Lauderdale and Kemper Counties received the G.V. Sonny Montgomery Outstanding Junior ROTC Awards in a ceremony Tuesday.

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Lawmakers Eye Education Budget

Updated: 05/03/2004 - Members of the Mississippi House and Senate returned to work Monday, still seeking a compromise on funding for public education.

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Reaching for the Mark

Updated: 05/03/2004 - The Newton public school district was all cheers Monday as it prepared for state testing to begin.

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Volunteers Get Thanks

Updated: 05/03/2004 - Witherspoon Elementary School honored and thanked community volunteers for sharing their time to help improve student education.

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Career on Wheels Day

Updated: 04/30/2004 - Third graders at Newton County Elementary School had Friday morning off from class.

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Magnolia Unveils Mural

Updated: 04/30/2004 - Magnolia Middle School is home to a unique mural, created by artist Ronald McDowell.

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Giving for Troops Continues

Updated: 04/30/2004 - A project of the American Red Cross key chapter to help U.S. troops continues with businesses and even students contributing.

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Parents Question School Policies

Updated: 04/27/2004 - Some parents say they're concerned about allegations of the mistreatment of students at one Sumter County high school.

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Judging a Life Lesson

Updated: 04/26/2004 - A group of fifth graders in Sumter County learned the letter of the law.

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Snowden: Time Frame Nothing New

Updated: 04/26/2004 - There are less than two weeks left in Mississippi's legislative session and lawmakers have yet to pass an education budget.

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CDC Grants to Fight Fat

Updated: 04/23/2004 - The Centers for Disease Control is giving $1 million in grants to 25 Mississippi elementary and secondary schools.

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Preserving Arts Education

Updated: 04/22/2004 - Both Livingston High School and Sumter County High School enjoyed a cultural treat Thursday.

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House Kills "Tax Free" Weekend

Updated: 04/16/2004 - An amendment proposed by Rep. Greg Snowden of Meridian would have created a "tax free" weekend for back-to-school clothing. But it died in the House of Representatives.

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Teachers Get Pink Slips

Updated: 04/14/2004 - The issue of fully funding public education remains unresolved. Some teachers received notice Wednesday. They are "non-renewed" for the 2004-2005 school year.

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School Closed Due to Water Line Break

Updated: 04/14/2004 - It's a different day and a different school but the same problem. Another local school was closed Wednesday due to a break in a water line.

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Marine Funeral Set

Updated: 04/13/2004 - The visitation and funeral services have been scheduled for Christopher Mabry, a U.S. Marine killed in an ambush in Iraq.

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Mabry Remembered as Leader

Updated: 04/09/2004 - The family of Christopher Mabry is still trying to cope with his loss. Clarkdale School also mourns the 2003 graduate.

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Local Marine Killed

Updated: 04/09/2004 - The war in Iraq has struck home. A Lauderdale County Marine was one of the 12 killed earlier this week in fighting.

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Getting the Job Done

Updated: 04/07/2004 - Northeast High School students who worked in a "co-op" program to get real-life job experience thanked the people who made it possible.

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