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Child Safety Stressed

Posted: 05/26/2006 - An attempted kidnapping in Meridian is leading to more focus on child safety this summer.

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Small Hands Make a Big Difference

Posted: 05/26/2006 - The Oakland Heights community joined with Keep America Beautiful to spruce up James Skewes Park.

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West Hills Rides the Rails

Posted: 05/22/2006 - West Hills Elementary School is using the reward system to motivate students to make good grades.

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Proposal Emphasizes Foreign Language

Posted: 05/19/2006 - All Mississippi students could soon be speaking, at least, a little Spanish. The state superintendent recently unveiled a plan to curb the dropout rate. But it would also mean intense foreign language studies.

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Getting Careers on Track?

Posted: 05/17/2006 - Mississippi students may soon have to start thinking about their careers a little earlier.

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Students on an "Honor Roll"

Posted: 05/16/2006 - T.J. Harris Elementary school hosted a breakfast to commend students who worked hard this year.

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Students DARE to Say No

Posted: 05/16/2006 - Crestwood Elementary fifth graders complete one of the most important courses of study they can take.

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School Board Huddles Over Budget

Updated: 05/10/2006 - Summer offers a financial break for school systems battling high gas prices, but the budget remains a high priority for Lauderdale County Schools.

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Trees Pay Off for Schools, Roads

Posted: 05/09/2006 - Sales of timber cut on Naval Air Station Meridian will benefit public roads and school districts.

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Soda Ban Part of Wellness Plan

Posted: 05/05/2006 - The sale of regular soft drinks will soon be banned from schools. Officials with the Meridian Public School District say it's a good thing.

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"Meridian Five" Honored

Posted: 05/03/2006 - It has been more than 40 years since five black women became the first to attend Meridian High School. Now, they will have a permanent place of honor there.

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Rallying for Better Scores

Posted: 04/28/2006 - Next week is one of the most important weeks of the year for students across Mississippi.

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Gas Prices Continue Pinching Budgets

Posted: 04/28/2006 - Hitting the road is hitting the pocketbooks of drivers. Gas prices continue to climb, and it's causing some major problems.

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MHS Mural Will Commemorate Integration

Updated: 05/11/2006 - A special ceremony will be held next Wednesday night to honor five young women who integrated Meridian High School in 1965.

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Ray Chosen Top Teacher

Posted: 04/26/2006 - Nancy Ray of Poplar Springs Elementary School is the Meridian Public Schools' 2006 teacher of the year.

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Alabama Gets Tax-Free Holiday

Posted: 04/26/2006 - The first weekend in August will be free of state sales tax for back-to-school purchases in Alabama.

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Schools to Stress Healthy Eating

Posted: 04/24/2006 - School districts across the state are forming "wellness policies" to get students exercising and eating right.

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Students Show Interest in Voting

Updated: 04/12/2006 - There's a declining interest in government among young Americans, but some students in Mississippi might prove they're the exception.

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Olympics Very Special to Athletes

Posted: 04/06/2006 - Track and field athletes competed Thursday in Area 5 Special Olympics at Meridian's Ray Stadium.

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"Prom Princess" Dresses in Style

Posted: 04/05/2006 - Jessica Rowell, a senior at Quitman High School, won the "Peachie's Prom Princess" Contest. She even got to choose her own dress for the big night.

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Law Rewards Top School Districts

Posted: 04/04/2006 - A new law in Mississippi will allow higher-performing school schools to make more of their own decisions.

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