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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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Bomb Threat Suspect Arrested

Updated: 10/08/2002 - A suspect has been charged with making two bomb threats to Meridian High School.

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County Considers Curfew?

Updated: 10/03/2002 - The Lauderdale County Board of Supervisors was asked by one of its own to consider a curfew for juveniles.

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Ole Miss: Lasting Opportunity

Updated: 10/03/2002 - The University of Mississippi campus is back to normal after a day of celebration, but officials say they want the spirit to last.

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Schools Vandalized

Updated: 10/02/2002 - The campuses of West Lauderdale and Southeast Attendance Centers were badly damaged by vandals.

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Ole Miss Anniversary, Local Reaction

Updated: 10/01/2002 - Tuesday marked the 40th anniversary of the first African-American student's entrance into the University of Mississippi.

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School Safety

Updated: 10/01/2002 - Meridian Public School officials are asking for the public's help in addressing safety concerns.

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Forty Years of Opportunity

Updated: 09/27/2002 - Forty years ago, the walls of segregation collapsed in Mississippi's higher education system.

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Bomb Threat Stalls Classes

Posted: 09/25/2002 - Two phony bomb threats were called in to Meridian High School Wednesday morning.

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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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