Wechsler awarded $500,000 grant

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - There's big news about efforts to bring new life to an historic school in Meridian. The Wechsler Foundation is being awarded a $500,000 grant. The money is coming from the U.S. Department of the Interior and the National Park Service. For decades advocates have been working to raise money to restore the building. Wechsler was the first brick public school built in Mississippi with public funds for black students.