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Gun Found on School Campus

Updated: 11/17/2003 - A handgun was found Friday on the campus of Southeast Lauderdale High School, in violation of a "zero tolerance" police for weapons.

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Little: "Some Funds Misspent"

Updated: 11/10/2003 - Lauderdale County's school superintendent alleged that two district employees spent some grant and federal funds improperly.

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Learning by Doing

Updated: 11/04/2003 - Students at West Lauderdale Middle School got a lesson in government through research, political debate and a mock election Tuesday.

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Working Together at Home, School

Updated: 11/04/2003 - Parents and students from Kate Griffin Junior High School talked about ways that could help children perform better academically.

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Lake Making Comeback

Updated: 10/31/2003 - Work to revitalize Lake Tom Bailey, a once-popular fishing spot in Lauderdale County continues. A big step was taken Friday.

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Melton Delivers Tough Talk

Updated: 10/29/2003 - Mississippi's top fighter in the "war on drugs" visited students in Jasper County.

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The "Red Ribbon" Message

Updated: 10/29/2003 - Acitivities at schools across the state focus on positives during Red Ribbon Week.

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Jr. Auxiliary "Talks" to Kids

Updated: 10/24/2003 - The serious subject of abuse was discussed with children at Crestwood Elementary, using a comfortable venue, a puppet show.

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Ribbons Reminders of Dangers

Updated: 10/22/2003 - Students at Meridian High got a break from class Wednesday, but the learning didn't stop. This is National Red Ribbon Week.

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Bush Honored by NASBE

Updated: 10/21/2003 - Philadelphia resident Kenny Bush, a member of the Mississippi School Board, has been recognized with a national award.

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School District to Innovate

Updated: 10/21/2003 - The Meridian School Board has approved a plan to use special incentives to attract quality candidates.

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Educators Ponder Cuts

Updated: 10/20/2003 - Cutbacks in Alabama's state budgets could affect schools up to nearly $200 million in 2004.

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Candidates Face Nov. 4 Vote

Updated: 10/17/2003 - The race for Lauderdale County superintendent is nearing the end with the Nov. 4 general election just over two weeks away.

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NCHS in National Study

Updated: 10/17/2003 - Newton County High School is one of ten in the nation involved in a study of how to get students better prepared for college.

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Teacher Gets Award for "Pigeon Project"

Updated: 10/14/2003 - Meridian teacher Ronnie Shumaker has been recognized for his use of pigeons to instruct students at Oakland Heights Elementary School.

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MHS Outlines Plan for Success

Updated: 10/14/2003 - Meridian High School is setting its sights on a goal of high achievement. In the meantime, a possibly flawed method of state testing is being altered.

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West End Brings in "Community"

Updated: 10/10/2003 - West End Elementary got to meet some of the "community helpers" they've been studying.

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MSU Boots SAE

Updated: 10/10/2003 - Mississippi State University ordered Sigma Alpha Epsilon off campus, due to alleged alcohol poisoning incidents.

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Fueling a New Idea

Updated: 10/09/2003 - A pilot program will test the feasibility for using biodiesel fuel to run Lauderdale County's school buses. The Mississippi Development Authority awarded a $4,700 grant to the district to fund the project.

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Students Study Job Market

Updated: 10/09/2003 - Southeast Lauderdale High School students took a look at possible future work during the annual career fair.

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MCC 2003 Career Expo

Updated: 10/07/2003 - In addition to its on campus employment assistance, Meridian Community College invited area businesses to recruit workers themselves at its annual job fair.

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UWA Tuition, Fees Increased

Tuitions Rise

Updated: 10/06/2003 - Students attending the University of West Alabama will pay more in tuition costs, effective immediately.

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Glover Named to State BOE

Updated: 10/02/2003 - Retired teacher, Lanelle Glover of Meridian, has been appointed by the governor to be on the state Board of Education.

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Two Vie for Superintendent Post

Updated: 10/01/2003 - The race for superintendent of Lauderdale County Schools involves two veteran educators from the southeast area.

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East Jasper Targets Improvement

Updated: 09/30/2003 - Mississippi education superintendent Dr. Henry Johnson visited the East Jasper school district, as the State Department of Education began a week-long visit there.

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