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Foundation adds member

The Phil Hardin Foundation Board of Directors has elected Michael Van Veckhoven, a Meridian businessman and public education advocate, as its newest member. He will join the seven-member board of the statewide education philanthropy at its May meeting. A Meridian native, Van Veckhoven is Dealer Principal of New South Ford and Nissan of Meridian. He is a member of the ...

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Daily Journal editor to head education foundation

TUPELO — Lloyd Gray, executive editor of the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal for 23 years, is leaving the newspaper to become executive director of The Phil Hardin Foundation. The announcement was made Tuesday in the newspaper by Journal Publisher and CEO Clay Foster. Foster says no decision has been made on Gray’s successor. “Lloyd is an outstanding editor and an ...

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$1M grant to help Meridian recruit teachers

MERIDIAN — The Meridian Public School District has received a grant of more than $1 million. The grant from the Phil Hardin Foundation, awarded during the past week, will be used in a program designed to recruit and retain effective teachers. The grant will be distributed over five years — $253,000 for year one, which includes the establishment of the ...

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