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Children First: Reading Fun

Updated: 03/06/2003 - Reading is fun and can spark all kinds of imaginative projects. The Regional Reading Fair at MSU Meridian Thursday proved it.

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Teen Stabbed at School

Updated: 03/05/2003 - A 17-year-old Livingston High School student is charged with murder after allegedly stabbing a classmate in the school cafeteria Wednesday morning.

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Hearing Set for Fired Teacher

Updated: 03/04/2003 - The Lauderdale County School Board set a hearing date for a teacher who was terminated last week.

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Schools "Graded" in Pilot Tests

Updated: 03/06/2003 - Performance ratings for Meridian and Lauderdale County schools are now available. The news was good and not so good.

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Read Across America Day

Updated: 03/04/2003 - Reading is one of the most fundamental skills a child can acquire. Students in schools across Mississippi and Alabama celebrated, including Meridian's Parkview Elementary.

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Putting Safety First

Updated: 02/27/2003 - The safety board for Meridian Public Schools is working on recommendations to improve safety on school campuses.

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Getting a Jump Start

Updated: 02/26/2003 - Workforce development in the Meridian area got a boost from new leadership and new cash Wednesday.

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Slow Walk to China

Updated: 02/26/2003 - Students at West Lauderdale Elementary School saluted China by creating a walk-through museum.

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Wamble Takes Spelling Crown

Updated: 02/26/2003 - Jake Wamble of West Lauderdale and Southeast Lauderdale's Nykolas Alford placed first and second, respectively, in the 2003 Lauderdale County Spelling Bee.

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Children First: Reading Success

Updated: 02/21/2003 - A reading program called Success for All is being praised by educators at Southeast Elementary School.

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Principal Resigns

Updated: 02/19/2003 - A principal who had been on administrative leave from West End Elementary School turned in her resignation Monday.

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School Alert

Updated: 02/18/2003 - Schools throughout the twin states are now on alert status. What does this mean for local children? Here's the story.

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Meridian Reading Fair

Updated: 02/17/2003 - Two hundred students competed in the local reading fair, sharing what they learned from reading a book.

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Education Funding Sought

Updated: 02/17/2003 - Mississippi legislators will try to identify education funding sources this week.

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Bucs Chaplain Shares Success Story

Updated: 02/17/2003 - A member of the Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers family visited Newton city schools with a message for young people.

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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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