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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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School Preparations

Updated: 08/05/2002 - For many local students, school starts this week. Although most things will stay the same, there are some changes.

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"New" High School

Updated: 08/02/2002 - When classes resume next week, students at Clarkdale Attendance Center will be greeted by new facilities.

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New Dean

Updated: 08/01/2002 - The University of West Alabama has a new dean for the School of Business.

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MSU Retirements

Updated: 07/29/2002 - A cost-cutting push at Mississippi State University doubles the amount of retirements.

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Church Approves School Expansion

Updated: 07/22/2002 - On a unanimous vote, Calvary Baptist Church approved expansion of its school to include junior and senior high this coming year.

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Terra Nova Test Results

Updated: 07/22/2002 - Some important tests results were released, and there is good news and bad news.

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Vaccines Required for School

Updated: 07/22/2002 - Students entering preschool and kindergarten in Mississippi for the 2002-2003 year must be vaccinated for chicken pox.

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MS Tests Scores Higher

Updated: 07/18/2002 - Some good news for Mississippi and its school children was released Thursday by the State Board of Education.

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USDE Releases "Failing" List

Updated: 07/10/2002 - Two Lauderdale County high schools, two Meridian elementary schools, and high schools in Kemper and Winston Counties, have been included on a list of 122 failing schools.

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Home Improvements

Updated: 07/08/2002 - Most of the time people work to get paid. However, this week some young people are doing just the opposite.

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School Registration

Updated: 07/08/2002 - School for students in the Meridian Public School District will start exactly one month from Monday.

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Pledge Ruling Denounced

Updated: 05/02/2005 - Politicians denounced the Pledge ruling. The Senate voted unanimously in condemnation, and the House voted 416-3 for a similar resolution.

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Grade Schoolers Improve in Geography

Updated: 05/02/2005 - Given a blank map of the United States, one in three fourth-graders can't find their state and mark it with an X.

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Two Charged in School Burglaries

Updated: 06/18/2002 - Two arrests were made in break-ins at Oakland Heights Elementary School, after a police officer made a key traffic stop.

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Hurley: Don't Sacrifice Arts

Posted: 06/17/2002 - Music should be part of every child's education, according to the founder of the Meridian Children's Chorus.

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Coming Home, Sweet Home

Posted: 06/11/2002 - A Meridian soldier has just returned from a year-long tour of duty in Kuwait.

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Two Arrests in School Bomb Threat

Posted: 06/11/2002 - Within a couple of hours of a bomb threat to Kemper County High School, authorities had two suspects in custody.

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Southeast Student Remembered

Posted: 06/11/2002 - Southeast Elementary School now has a permanent memorial to Deangelo McElroy, a student who died in a traffic accident a year ago.

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Making Early Career Choices

Posted: 06/11/2002 - If it's true that it's never too early to start thinking about your future, some local young people are definitely on the right track.

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