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Khayat: "Invest in Education"

Updated: 01/14/2003 - University of Mississippi chancellor touted the strong tie between education and economic success to Meridian-area business leaders.

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MPS Board to Name Interim Supt.

Updated: 01/14/2003 - The Meridian School Board will name an interim school superintendent on Wednesday. Several educators agree the choice for a permanent replacement for the retiring Dr. Janet McLin is critical for this community.

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Summer Start Gets High Marks

Updated: 01/13/2003 - Educators indicate the governor's plan for enhancing early childhood education is a good idea.

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Christmas Stories

Updated: 12/20/2002 - Storyteller Sarah Mutziger will share three Christmas stories for an adult-child audience Saturday at the Meridian-Lauderdale County Public Library.

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Recovery Begins After Twister

Storm Damage

Updated: 12/20/2002 - The governor declared a state of emergency in Newton, after the town was hit by a tornado early Thursday afternoon. Newton schools are closed Friday.

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School Burglaries

Updated: 12/17/2002 - Local authorities ask for the public's help in solving a string of burglaries at Northeast Lauderdale High School.

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Education Reform

Updated: 12/16/2002 - Some are saying more reform is needed, 20 years after Mississippi's original attempt to improve education.

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UM Charges Vandalism Suspects

Updated: 12/12/2002 - Three African-American students face disciplinary action by the judicial council at Ole Miss.

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Starbase: Atlantis

Updated: 12/09/2002 - Preparing students of today for the world tomorrow is the purpose of a new project at NAS Meridian.

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Bus Safety

Updated: 12/05/2002 - In light of a recent accident, local officials are reminding the public about the importance of bus safety.

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Child Struck by Car

Updated: 12/04/2002 - A child waiting for the school bus apparently ran into traffic on Highway 80 Wednesday morning.

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School Honors Veterans

Updated: 12/04/2002 - Oakland Heights Elementary School celebrated veterans Wednesday with a special program.

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McLin to Retire

Updated: 11/26/2002 - The leader of Meridian Public Schools, Dr. Janet McLin, announced her retirement plans Monday.

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American Education Week

Updated: 11/18/2002 - This is "American Education Week." In honor of the occasion, one of the leading figures in education was in Meridian Monday.

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Vandals Disciplined by District

Updated: 10/30/2002 - The Lauderdale County School Board has approved disciplinary measures for students tied to vandalism earlier this month.

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Mission for Education

Updated: 10/30/2002 - Mississippi's state superintendent of education makes good on his promise to visit every school district.

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Promoting the Vote

Updated: 10/29/2002 - A mock election by Mississippi students is aimed at educating voters. But the young apparently reflect the attitudes of adults.

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JSU Aims High

Updated: 10/29/2002 - Jackson State University sets a $50 million fundraising goal.

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JuCo Study Reveals Value

Updated: 10/28/2002 - A study to see the effects community and junior colleges in Mississippi have on the state's workforce revealed the true value of two-year institutions.

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Partners in Education Honored

Updated: 10/22/2002 - Carver Middle School recognized its Adopt-a-School and Adopt-a-Student "partners."

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MPS Hears Pay Issue

Updated: 10/22/2002 - The debate over whether hourly employees should be paid 12 times a year versus nine was raised at the Meridian School Board meeting.

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Bomb Threat Arrest

Updated: 10/21/2002 - Police arrested a suspect in a bomb threat to a local school, but the accused is not a student.

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Fifth Annual ‘My College Cares’

Updated: 10/18/2002 - The spirit of volunteerism ran rampant in Meridian Thursday, thanks to students and staff of Meridian Community College.

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Sniper Affects School Activities

Updated: 10/16/2002 - So far, nine people have been killed in sniper shootings in and around Washington D.C. Heightened security in the area, is not only causing concern for residents there, but also for many here.

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School Vandalism Arrests

Updated: 10/15/2002 - An investigation into recent vandalism at West Lauderdale and Southeast high schools resulted in the arrests of 12 suspects, a mix of adults and juveniles.

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