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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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Students Go International

Updated: 09/29/2003 - Eighth grade students at Livingston Junior High School learn about the world through cooking.

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Children First: A Quest for Art

Updated: 09/25/2003 - Gifted students from Poplar Springs and Crestwood Elementary Schools spent some creative time at Ross Collins Career Center.

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Education Summit

Updated: 09/25/2003 - Education, civic, and business leaders from two states put their heads together to set priorities and develop strategies for improving education.

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Promoting Bike Safety

Updated: 09/26/2003 - A Mississippi attorney, who is also a member of the state Brain Injury Association, is distributing bike helmets free of charge.

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Dress Code Concerns

Updated: 09/19/2003 - Concerns are being raised about a newly established dress code for one local school district.

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Children First

Updated: 09/18/2003 - Hard work really does pay off. That's the message from two local schools that now have reason to celebrate.

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Movin' On Up

Updated: 09/17/2003 - Three Meridian elementary schools raised their accreditation levels by dramatic margins in just one year.

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Teacher Suspended From Job

Updated: 09/17/2003 - A Meridian High School teacher has been suspended while a felony charge against him is pending.

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See You at the Pole

Updated: 09/17/2003 - Millions of students across the U.S. prayed together around school flagpoles before classes started Wednesday.

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Is School Grading System Fair?

Updated: 09/12/2003 - When it comes to schools and accreditation ratings, some educators say the process is unfair. A Meridian administrator is trying to do something about it.

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Children First: Remembering 9/11

Updated: 09/11/2003 - Students at Kate Griffin Junior High School joined others who expressed their feelings about Sept. 11 in words and pictures.

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Tax Defeat and Education

Updated: 09/10/2003 - Alabama voters overwhelming defeated Gov. Riley's proposed tax plan. It could affect Alabama's schools.

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Students to Vote on Col. Reb

Updated: 09/08/2003 - University of Mississippi students will be asked whether they want the Colonel Rebel mascot to be replaced.

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Area Schools Get Graded

Updated: 09/10/2003 - Mississippi schools received their first individual grades this week. Many in the east central part of the state fared well, while some fell below the mark.

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Children First

Updated: 09/04/2003 - Some elementary students in the Meridian public school district are getting free hearing and vision screenings thanks to the Meridian Junior Auxiliary.

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Half of Public Schools Fall Short

Updated: 09/04/2003 - According to criteria established by "No Child Left Behind" legislation, half of public schools in Mississippi did not meet performance standards.

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Children First: Summer Reading Success

Posted: 08/28/2003 - Lamar Elementary's "Raider Readers" program encourages students to continue their education individually suring the summer break.

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ECCC Marks 75 Years

Updated: 08/28/2003 - East Central Community College celebrated its 75th anniversary with special activities and recognitions Thursday.

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UWA Controversy

Updated: 08/26/2003 - The controversy involving the board of trustees at the University of West Alabama could soon be resolved.

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