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School "Swept" by K-9s

Updated: 02/12/2003 - A search by Meridian Police Department K-9 Units Wednesday found a presence of narcotics, but no actual drugs at a local school.

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Student Dies from Stabbing

Updated: 02/12/2003 - A 16-year-old student died from stab wounds she received from a fellow student at Wilcox Central High School.

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Roberts to Lead West End

Updated: 02/12/2003 - Owida Roberts is the new acting principal for West End Elementary School.

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Senate Bill Targets K-5

Updated: 02/11/2003 - A bill passed by the state Senate would, if adopted, require five-year-olds registered for kindergarten to attend classes.

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"Flu" Runs Its Course

Flu

Updated: 02/11/2003 - Area schools still have many absences due to the flu and flu-like symptoms. Some schools had to close for a couple of days, but things are getting a little better.

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Acting Principal to be Named

Updated: 02/10/2003 - The announcement of an acting principal for West End Elementary School is set for Tuesday.

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"Flu" Gets Noxubee Schools

Updated: 02/07/2003 - The Noxubee County School District joined a growing list of school systems that closed for a couple of days due to flu or flu-like illnesses.

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More Schools Close

Updated: 02/06/2003 - Illnesses among students have caused another school system to halt classes for a couple of days.

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Task Force on Education

Updated: 02/06/2003 - The president of the Meridian School Board told a task force of teachers and principals what's wrong with local schools and asked for help to find a remedy.

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Students Busted

Updated: 02/06/2003 - A pair of teenagers at Northwest Junior High were arrested Wednesday after marijuana was allegedly found in their possession.

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Bug Closes School

Updated: 02/06/2003 - A bug going around is filling hospitals and emptying some schools in the Meridian area.

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Knight Seeks Election

Updated: 02/06/2003 - A school principal tosses his hat into the 2003 superintendent's race.

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Teacher Gets BellSouth Grant

Updated: 02/05/2003 - For the seventh year in a row, Oakland Heights teacher Ronnie Shumaker has won a BellSouth grant for innovative teaching.

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Healthwatch: Soft Baseballs

Updated: 02/05/2003 - More than two million children play Little League baseball in the United States. A new study suggests it could be safer.

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The Future and Space

Updated: 02/05/2003 - The Space Shuttle Columbia disaster touched many Americans, including students across the nation.

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Teacher of the Year Named

Updated: 01/31/2003 - Meridian Public Schools teacher of the Year is Robin Hall of Magnolia Middle School.

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Gov. to Sign Education Bills

Updated: 01/31/2003 - Gov. Ronnie Musgrove says he will sign comprehensive education funding bills next Tuesday.

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Riding the "E-Bus" to Learning

Updated: 01/30/2003 - A rolling technology lab sponsored by Pearson Digital Learning visited Oakland Heights Elementary School, where its programs are already being used.

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Distance Learning from "Home"

Updated: 01/29/2003 - Students at Quitman High School talked to U.S. Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman Wednesday, as part of the USDA's new program to expand telecommunication technology to rural America.

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City, Emergency Workers Saluted

Updated: 01/27/2003 - Students from St. Patrick Catholic School marked National Catholic Schools Week by honoring public servants in Meridian.

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Reason for Reading

Updated: 01/24/2003 - How would you like to be able to pour slime on your principal and get away with it?

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UWA Alerts

Updated: 01/24/2003 - Officials from the University of West Alabama are speaking out about errors recently found in the state's evaluation process.

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School Board Decision Pending

Updated: 01/22/2003 - A decision on the new superintendent of Jefferson Parish schools is expected soon. Meridian superintendent Dr. Janet McLin is in the final four.

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Supt. Search to Involve Citizens

Updated: 01/22/2003 - Meridian's search for a new, permanent school superintendent will involve voices from the community. At least two groups will help identify criteria for the selection.

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McLin in Running for Supt. Post

Updated: 01/21/2003 - Retiring Meridian Public School superintendent Dr. Janet McLin is being considered for superintendent of the third largest school district in Louisiana.

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