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Meridian Freedom Project Featured on WTOK

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Courtesy of WTOK-TV Meridian, Miss. The Meridian Freedom Project added another stop on their long list of places they have visited across the southeast to keep education flowing all year long, even during spring break. “Our goal is to work with kids after school, on Saturdays and over the summer, even during spring break, to...
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TMI Gets Donation From Citizens National Bank

TMI Gets Donation From Citizens National Bank

At a March 26, 2015 press conference, which was held at its Downtown Banking Center in Meridian, Citizens National Bank presented a $2,500 donation to The Montgomery Institute as part of their pledge to the organization.   The Montgomery Institute was founded in honor of the late G.V. “Sonny” Montgomery and the donation will benefit unemployed...
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Creative minds join in workshop

   Jill Hammes is a print maker or graphic artist, whichever term you wish to use, who is in her 50s and not very savvy when it comes to social media or producing a website for her growing business.Thursday, Hammes, and many others like her in the creative arts community, gathered at the MSU...
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Freedom Project expands to Meridian

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MERIDIAN —     With its expansion into Meridian formally announced Monday at the Phil Hardin Foundation offices on North Park Drive, The Freedom Project successfully added their first site to the newly formed Freedom Project Network.   Meridian Freedom Project founders joined supporters and dignitaries Monday at noon to welcome program to the area....
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Meridian Freedom Project Debuts

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MERIDIAN —     A project designed to open doors for Meridian students will be announced Monday. The Meridian Freedom Project is a year-round after-school program for middle school and high school and high school students in the Meridian Public School District. Slated to open in June 2014, the program seeks to build a corps...
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Arts and education grant presented to Montgomery Institute

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Economic growth doesn’t always come in the form of smoke stacks extending high from the roof tops of factories. Sometimes it comes in much smaller doses with equally long term effects.   Friday, at Widemann’s Restaurant in downtown Meridian, representatives of AT&T in Meridian presented a $10,000 check to officials with the Montgomery Institute...
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EMCC Workforce students double-down for free

Nina Head of West Point is one of two students
to simultaneously complete two Workforce
Services programs recently at EMCC. She
graduated from the Certified Nursing Assistant program and the Basic Manufacturing Skills
program with the help of grants and
local funding that covered all
costs for both classes.

Reprinted from The Meridian Star   MAYHEW — A pair of Golden Triangle students recently took advantage of grants and local funding to complete two programs, each, through East Mississippi Community College’s Workforce Services Division without paying a penny out of pocket. The duo said it was tough, but it was worth it.  ...
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Feed Your Face and Your Mind

Feed Your Face and Your Mind

MERIDIAN, Miss- May 23, 2012- “Nexus Hero Brown Bag Lunch classes let you feed your face while learning to use Internet tools to feed personal productivity and business opportunities,” said Nexus Hero creator and entrepreneur Clay Hamilton. “Or you might just come to pick up some new skills.”   Nexus Hero is a program...
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The April 2012 edition of The Montgomery Institute Newsletter is now available

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The newest edition of The Montgomery Institute Newsletter is available now.  Click here to go to the newsletter.
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Barbour and Bentley Tout Prospects for Region

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  “Live At 5″ Video – WTOK “Newscenter 11″ Video – WTOK Governors Talk Realism, Opportunity, and Regionalism Video Mayors’ Regional Summit Story – The Meridian Star MERIDIAN, Miss. – Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour and Alabama Robert Bentley joined other leaders November 9, 2011, for a bi-state summit on strategies that would help West...
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