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Fall Graduations Across the Area

Updated: 12/14/2003 - Fall commencement ceremonies were held at the University of West Alabama and Meridian Community College on Saturday afternoon.

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Teen Convicted of Murder

Updated: 12/11/2003 - A Wilcox County, Ala., jury found Toni Kimbrough, 16, guilty of killing a classmate at school.

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Magnolia Caring for Others

Posted: 12/09/2003 - Magnolia Middle School students donated $300.00 to the Wesley House to help other children during the holidays.

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Fond Farewell

Updated: 12/08/2003 - A new church will soon be built at the site of the former Highland Elementary School, but a remaining tree got a proper sendoff.

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BSTC Awards Scholarships

Updated: 12/03/2003 - Two students in Jasper County have won academic scholarships based on their entries in the 6th Annual D.L Fail Memorial Scholarship competition.

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Counting on Teamwork

Updated: 12/03/2003 - A Meridian minister is a member of Gov.-elect Haley Barbour's education committee, formed as part of his transition team.

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Autry's Contract Extended

Updated: 12/03/2003 - The Meridian School Board added a year to the contract of Sylvia Autry and removed "interim" from her title.

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Teachers Reach High Mark

Updated: 12/02/2003 - Mississippi's governor honored two outstanding teachers at Kate Griffin Junior High School Tuesday.

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UWA Board Appointments

Updated: 12/02/2003 - Amid ongoing controversy, the board of trustees at the University of West Alabama could soon undergo some major changes.

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West Lauderdale at the Top

Updated: 11/25/2003 - West Lauderdale Middle and High Schools celebrated reaching the pinnacle of education success.

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Frosty Follies

Updated: 11/21/2003 - East Mississippi Community College presented its 16th annual holiday show for students this week.

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Celebrating Education

Updated: 11/20/2003 - Students at Carver Middle School were encouraged to make the most of their opportunities during an observance of American Education Week.

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Johnson Praises Schools

Updated: 11/19/2003 - Mississippi's state school superintendent praised schools in Meridian, Newton and Bay Springs for "closing the gap."

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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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