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J.C. Watts Visit

Updated: 09/20/2002 - Oklahoma Congressman, J.C. Watts paid a visit to Meridian on Friday.

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See You at the Pole

Updated: 09/18/2002 - Local students joined millions across the country in praying together in the 12th Annual "See You at the Pole."

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Pledging Allegiance

Updated: 09/17/2002 - President Bush led the nation in a unified recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance Tuesday, which is also the 215th anniversary of the signing of the Constitution.

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Securing Schools

Updated: 09/17/2002 - In the wake of last year's terrorist attacks, schools have examined how they could increase security and do a better job of protecting students.

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School Bomb Threat

Updated: 09/13/2002 - Someone called in a bomb threat to Meridian Police Friday morning, indicating a device had been placed at Kate Griffin Junior High.

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Remembering and Moving On

Updated: 09/11/2002 - Schools joined towns and local governments in commemorating the single worst event in American history, but also demonstrated the recovery of a nation's spirit.

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Mississippi Remembers 9-11

Updated: 09/11/2002 - Ceremonies marking the day terror struck the United States at home will be held in schools and government facilities across Mississippi.

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UWA Approves Pres. Contract

Updated: 09/09/2002 - The University of West Alabama's Board of Trustees has approved a four-year contract for its president, Dr. Richard Holland.

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Internet Education

Updated: 09/09/2002 - Distance learning, utilizing the Internet, is becoming more widely accepted. Working mothers have found their niche at Meridian Community College.

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Johnson: Accountability First

Updated: 09/06/2002 - Mississippi's new school superintendent, Dr. Henry Johnson, is touring the state, sharing his message of academic accountability.

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Lamar Teen Perfect on ACT

Updated: 08/30/2002 - Lamar High School senior Dave Hicks posted a perfect score of 36 on the ACT college entrance exam.

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UWA Trip

Updated: 08/30/2002 - A University of West Alabama professor is being recognized for his teaching skills.

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SAT Scores Scrutinized

Updated: 08/23/2002 - The breakdown of scores for Alabama's school students has caused concern that some are "falling through the cracks" educationally.

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Education Exchange

Updated: 08/21/2002 - Meridian-based XPress Lane stores and Maples Gas have started a program to reward teachers and school projects.

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ACT Scores

Updated: 08/21/2002 - Mississippi and Alabama are both showing improvement with their 2002 ACT scores.

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School Shooting

Updated: 08/20/2002 - Greene County authorities are investigating a shooting inside a high school in Eutaw.

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Bomb Threat Investigation

Updated: 08/20/2002 - A suspect has been questioned by police for a bogus bomb threat made to Meridian High School.

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NEMS Bans "Offensive" Material

Updated: 08/19/2002 - Northeast Middle School joins a list of local schools that ban "offensive" designs and words from student clothing.

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EC Honors Rives

Updated: 08/14/2002 - East Central Community College has named an educational building in honor of a longtime friend.

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Homework Help

Updated: 08/14/2002 - Internet sites may help getting back into the swing of things at school.

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Dickens: "Keeping it Tight"

Updated: 08/09/2002 - Every school district in Mississippi has faced state funding cuts over the past two years. Many, like Philadelphia, are trying to avoid losing staff by keeping costs down.

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Schools Get Welcome News

Updated: 08/08/2002 - On this first day of the school year, some better news is out for several area schools.

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School's Back!

Updated: 08/07/2002 - Meridian and Lauderdale County schools are back in session Thursday.

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Winter: "Public Education Crucial"

Updated: 08/06/2002 - Former Mississippi Governor, William Winter, delivered a pep talk to Philadelphia teachers and stood behind public education.

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School Voucher Debate

Updated: 08/06/2002 - A well known advocate for education in Mississippi is responding to a judge's recent ruling on school vouchers.

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