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2008-08-04 09:00:50

By Ida Brown, The Meridian Star, Miss. Aug. 4--You might say that newly appointed Meridian Public School District Superintendent Charlie T. Kent Jr. was destined to move to Meridian. Before applying for the superintendent's position, Kent had considered Meridian as a place where he and his wife, Mable, would retire. "I had requested the retirement package that the city of Meridian sends out. I saw it in an AARP or other magazine as one of the places to retire," he said. "I was looking...

2008-08-01 09:00:41

By Ida Brown, The Meridian Star, Miss. Aug. 1--A RING MASTER, Clowns, Music -- plus lots and lots of tiny bubbles -- set the stage for Thursday's announcement of Meridian Community College's 2008-2009 Arts & Letters Series season. "I know we say this every year, but this is our best season yet," said Leia Hill, MCC Foundation Program coordinator. Music, magic and more are on tap for the series, which is known for spectacular line-ups, programs suitable for the entire family and...

2008-07-30 09:00:42

By Ida Brown, The Meridian Star, Miss. Jul. 30--Browsing on the Internet is as common as talking on the telephone for most young people these days. However, not all have access to a computer. "I use the Internet a lot to do research for school," said Deidre Fears, a recent Meridian High School graduate who will begin studies in neonatal nursing at Meridian Community College this fall. Unfortunately, Fears does not have a computer at home. However, thanks to a recent $25,000 donation to...

2008-07-15 09:01:16

By The Meridian Star, Miss. Jul. 15--from staff reports City and county public school districts have announced registration schedules for the 2008-09 school year. The schedules are as follows: Lauderdale County School District Aug. 7 is the first day of school for Lauderdale County School District. The following is the schedule for new students who have not previously registered. Registration will be held from 8 a.m.-noon on each respective campus: Wednesday-Friday...

2008-07-13 09:00:11

By Jennifer Jacob, The Meridian Star, Miss. Jul. 13--For teens in Meridian, there is one complaint that goes around less in waves than in tsunamis: "This town is so boring," they say as if in chorus. "There's nothing to do here." "I really don't think there's enough to do," said Grant Williams, a Meridian High School student who will turn 17 next month. "In the summer I find myself trying to look for little small jobs because there's nothing else to do." "There's not really much to do,"...

2008-07-09 09:00:38

By Jennifer Jacob, The Meridian Star, Miss. Jul. 9--Five years after the tragic Lockheed-Martin shootings, in which Lockheed-Martin aeronautical plant employee Doug Williams killed six and injured eight of his co-workers, the victims were remembered in a memorial service at the Lauderdale County Courthouse. The service, which took place Tuesday evening, featured religious music, speeches from the family of shooting victim Rev. Charles J. Miller and from Rev Zachary Operton, and a...

2008-07-09 09:00:37

By Jennifer Jacob, The Meridian Star, Miss. Jul. 9--Acts for the third season at the MSU-Riley Center for the Performing Arts were announced in the facility's historic theater Tuesday. Drawing the most applause was the announcement of an Oct. 29 performance by humorist Garrison Keillor, of the radio show Prairie Home Companion, whose performance is bound to drip with wit. Riley Center Director Dennis Sankovich said the center has aimed to provide more variety with the 2008-2009...

2008-07-01 09:00:56

By Jennifer Jacob, The Meridian Star, Miss. Jul. 1--Ever since the Meridian Public School District announced that it will be opening a new ninth grade building at Meridian High School for the 2009-2010 school year, many people have been wondering the same thing. With ninth grade currently being taught at two different junior high schools, which one of them is going to close? The answer, and one that many will not be surprised by, is that Kate Griffin Junior High School, in which eighth...


Word of the Day
omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.