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Topic: Community-Focused Initiatives
Posted on 5/10/2013
Meridianís WGBC-TV and WMDN-TV Meridian, MS received a Governorís Initiative for Volunteer Excellence (GIVE) Award for "Outstanding Community Outreach by a Media Organization." Meridian donated more than $1 million worth of PSA production and air time to the United Way of East Mississippi, The Choctaw Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America, Lauderdale County Habitat for Humanity, Hope Villageís Run for Hope and The American Heart Association. The stations head The Golden Apple Awards to recognize outstanding teachers based on nominations from students, parents and faculty.
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