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Love and Health

Updated: 09/16/2003 - An educational initiative hopes to promote the idea of regular medical checkups among groups that may histroically practice prevention.

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Utility Crews Head East

Updated: 09/16/2003 - In anticipation of damage from Hurricane Isabel, crews from the southeast U.S. head to the East Coast to be ready to help.

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Repair to Bonita Dam on Hold

Updated: 09/16/2003 - Repairing the dam at the lower lake at Bonita Park has been put on hold. A portion of the federal appropriation for it was mistakenly diverted to another project.

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Kemper Election Followup

Updated: 09/16/2003 - With general elections just over a month away, controversy continues about who will represent the democratic party in the sheriff's race.

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Despite Health Emergencies, CDC Dedicated to Fighting Cancer

Updated: 09/15/2003 - Controlling SARS, monkeypox and West Nile virus has at times forced the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to divert resources and talented scientists from its cancer control division, but cancer remains a "major health threat'' to the United States.

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Archusa Repairs

Updated: 09/15/2003 - Swimming could soon resume at Archusa Water Park in Quitman.

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Is School Grading System Fair?

Updated: 09/12/2003 - When it comes to schools and accreditation ratings, some educators say the process is unfair. A Meridian administrator is trying to do something about it.

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Riley Proposes Smaller Government

Updated: 09/12/2003 - Alabama's governor plans to propose spending cuts that "implement the will of the people of Alabama."

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Bush Campaigns for Barbour

Updated: 09/12/2003 - President Bush included Mississippi in a swing across the South Friday. He campaigned for Haley Barbour in the governor's race.

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Cuba Woman Dies in Crash

Updated: 09/12/2003 - A nearly head-on crash on Highway 11 claimed the life of one driver and injured a second Friday morning.

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Beating the Competition

Updated: 09/12/2003 - A Meridian gas station offered Mississippi's lowest price for gasoline, temporarily, at $1.29.

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Remembering Heroes of September 11

Updated: 09/11/2003 - Ceremonies across the nation marked the second anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks. The Meridian Fire Department paid tribute in a quiet service.

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Children First: Remembering 9/11

Updated: 09/11/2003 - Students at Kate Griffin Junior High School joined others who expressed their feelings about Sept. 11 in words and pictures.

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NAACP Urges Voter Participation

Updated: 09/11/2003 - The local chapter of the NAACP is urging residents to register to vote and then exercise that right on Nov. 4.

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Escapee Caught

Updated: 09/11/2003 - A Butler man, wanted in Mobile on a drug charge, was caught Thursday in a wooded area after a nearly 24 hour search.

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Lipscomb: ANG Probe Progressing

Updated: 09/11/2003 - The leader of the Mississippi Air National Guard said he'll be ready soon to talk about an investigation into corruption at the 186th Air Refueling Wing.

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Honoring the National Guard

Updated: 09/11/2003 - On this second year anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, it was not only a day of remembrance but also one for showing appreciation.

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CIA Confirms Audio of Bin Laden Deputy

Posted: 09/11/2003 - The CIA has authenticated a section of the audio on the new al-Qaida videotape as an actual recording of Osama bin Laden's chief deputy, but analysts are unsure whether the voice purported to be bin Laden himself is truly him, a CIA official said Thursday.

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Solemn Ceremonies Mark 9-11 Attacks

Updated: 09/11/2003 - Two years after the profound horror and grief of Sept. 11, two bagpipers and a drummer marched onto the former site of the World Trade Center on Thursday, bearing an American flag that once flew over its ruins.

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