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MHS Reaches for Another Kind of Championship

Posted: 12/01/2006 - Meridian High School plays for the 5A championship in football for the second year in a row Friday night. Now the question is, how can it achieve winning academics?

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Budget Proposal on Table

Updated: 11/29/2006 - When Mississippi lawmakers convene in January they'll take up a budget proposed by the governor for the next fiscal year.

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Peavey, Bice Support Afterschool Programs

Posted: 11/28/2006 - Lights On Afterschool and Peavey Electronics hosted a rally and the first "Afterschool (Not) Idle" talent competition Tuesday at the MSU Riley Center.

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MPACT Losing Impact?

Posted: 11/27/2006 - The deadline to enroll in Mississippi's college savings program, MPACT, is approaching. Interest has declined in recent years.

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Afterschool Rally, Contest Debuts

Posted: 11/27/2006 - Afterschool (Not) Idle will be Tuesday at 3 p.m. at the MSU Riley Center, with 2005 American Idol runner-up, Bo Bice, as one of the judges.

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Foundation: "Miles To Go Mississippi"

Updated: 11/20/2006 - A new report says that, for Mississippi to improve its economy, the state needs to strengthen its education system from preschool through college.

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Dropout Rate Worse

Posted: 11/17/2006 - Mississippi's dropout rate is worse than first reported, now that the state is using a new system to measure it.

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D.A.R.E. to Say 'No' to Drugs

Posted: 11/17/2006 - Ninety students graduated from the D.A.R.E. program at Southeast Lauderdale Middle School.

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Army Sergeant Motivates Students

Posted: 11/17/2006 - Students in Mrs. Edwards’ fifth grade class got a lesson in the value of a good education and maintaining good health.

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Steroids and High School Athletes

Posted: 11/16/2006 - An investigation continues into allegations that a Madison Central student athlete broke the law at a party at his home.

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Children First: Skilled Learning

Updated: 11/09/2006 - Students at Ross Collins Career Center are learning the basics of carpentry that might even help rebuild Mississippi.

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Lease Still Pending

Updated: 11/07/2006 - A proposed lease agreement between the Boys and Girls Club and Meridian Public Schools is in limbo while an attorney general's opinion is sought.

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Sumter Faces Tax Vote

Posted: 11/02/2006 - The voters of Sumter County, Ala., will decide Tuesday whether or not to raise their own taxes to build a consolidated high school.

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Students Observe All Saints Day

Posted: 11/01/2006 - There are no more Halloween ghosts and goblins on the streets, but some children dressed up Wednesday for a very different reason.

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Barbour Proposes Education Plan

Updated: 11/01/2006 - The governor included a three percent raise for Mississippi teachers in his comprehensive education proposal.

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Alligator Visits School

Posted: 10/31/2006 - Lamar Elementary students learned a lesson about the environment, with the help of an alligator.

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Make Halloween Safe

Posted: 10/27/2006 - Safety experts want Halloween night to be fun, not dangerous.

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MHS Redesign Team Sees Alabama's Success

Posted: 10/27/2006 - Members of the redesign committee for Meridian public schools traveled to Montgomery, Ala., Thursday to see how magnet schools work.

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Clarkdale Awaits New Gym

Posted: 10/27/2006 - Construction of a new gym at Clarkdale, that replaces one Hurricane Katrina damaged, will soon be finished.

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Children First: Water Festival 2006

Updated: 10/26/2006 - The University of West Alabama hosted its annual Water Festival this week, to help children learn about their environment.

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Students Evacuated

Posted: 10/23/2006 - Students were evacuated from the Boys and Girls Club Monday morning because of a strong gas smell.

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"A Midnight Cry" Comes to Life

Posted: 10/20/2006 - Students were invited to the MSU Riley Center Friday to see a reenactment of history on stage.

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