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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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Putting Education First?

Updated: 01/21/2003 - The Mississippi House is already working on an education funding bill, targeting quick passage.

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MCC Remembers the Dream

Updated: 01/20/2003 - A commemoration service at Meridian Community College Friday marked the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. State Sen. Alice Harden delivered the keynote address.

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Gov. at Oakland Heights, MCCSA

Updated: 01/20/2003 - Mississippi's governor visited a Meridian school and a service agency to talk about community needs and education.

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Lee to Lead MSU

Updated: 01/17/2003 - Dr. Charles Lee, interim president of Mississippi State University, was tapped by the College Board to take the position on a long-term basis.

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KAB Promotes Youth Participation

Updated: 01/16/2003 - Mini-grants are available through the Keep America Beautiful Commission for young people working on environmental projects.

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MPS Names New Supt.

Updated: 01/15/2003 - Sylvia Autry will lead the Meridian Public School District in the next school year as superintendent. Carver principal Robert Markham will also move to the central office.

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Leadership Lauderdale Youth

Updated: 01/15/2003 - A group of Lauderdale County 11th Grade students is learning about leadership. Students got some hands-on experience Tuesday.

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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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