Posts Tagged ‘Meridian’

Peavey marker erected

by Published: February 1,2013

Tags: electronics, Hartley Peavey, Meridian

Hartley Peavey, founder and CEO of Peavey Electronics, now has a marker on the Historic Mississippi Blues Trail. In addition, the Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Center honored Peavey with a bronze on the Walk of Fame at Dumont Plaza in downtown Meridian. Peavey heads one of the world’s largest and most diversified manufacturers of musical-instrument […] [...]

Decorated veteran Chuck Hagel deserves fair hearing

by Published: January 18,2013

Tags: Barack Obama, Chuck Hagel, Meridian, Secretary of Defense

A week ago Monday, President Barack Obama nominated former Republican Senator Chuck Hagel as secretary of defense, calling him “an American patriot.” The prior Sunday, Sen. Roger Wicker tweeted that he would “strongly oppose” the nomination. “Chuck Hagel would be a divisive and disastrous nominee for SecDef,” read the tweet. Remarkable that Wicker took such […] [...]

Ideal chooses Beaugez

by Published: January 14,2013

Tags: Ideal Software Systems, Jim Beaugez, Meridian

Ideal Software Systems Inc. of Meridian has added Jim Beaugez, APR, to its growing staff as the marketing and communications manager for its family entertainment and financial software divisions. Beaugez previously held various positions over 10 years at Peavey Electronics Corporation, including public relations manager and communications manager, during which time he handled media relations, […] [...]

Eisbrenner joins credit union

by Published: January 14,2013

Tags: Hilary Eisebrenner, Keesler FCU, Meridian

Hilary A. Eisbrenner, CPA, has joined Keesler Federal Credit Union as senior vice president and CFO. Eisbrenner holds a master’s in finance as well as a post-graduate certificate in management information systems. She has been in the credit union industry for 22 years. She also has extensive experience in the areas of information technology, ALM, […] [...]

Meridian gets $2.7M grant for makeover

MERIDIAN — The city Meridian has received $2.7 million from the state for water, sewer and drainage improvements. Gov. Phil Bryant presented the check to Mayor Cheri Barry on Tuesday. Barry says the money from the Mississippi Development Authority will be used to fix drainage and infrastructure problems in downtown Meridian. City officials say the […] [...]

Newspaper recognizes Peavey

The Meridian Star has named founder and CEO of Peavey Electronics Hartley Peavey its Citizen of the Year. Peavey was honored for his commitment to the city. Peavey has shown its ongoing commitment to American manufacturing by moving production of three brands to its Meridian headquarters in recent years. These represent significant investments in the […] [...]

$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 […] [...]

Read the October 3rd issue of the MBJ online

In this week’s MBJ, Clay Chandler examines whether there is a megasite available for a new Hyundai plant. The MDA’s Leland Speed says there are no sites available. However, the East Mississippi Business Development Corp. executive director Wade Jones says the 1,400-acre Kewanee site is still available for Hyundai or anyone else that wants it. […] [...]

MBJ Editorial: Idea for new minor league team not a good one

There was a time that minor league sports, baseball in particular, was at the heart of the American dream. Watch “Field of Dreams” and you will know everything you need to know. However, these days, non-affiliated minor league sports do not work. They don’t work in Mississippi, ever. To think there is a group of […] [...]

Brown tapped as new dean

by Published: August 14,2011

Tags: Meridian, Mississippi State University, Steven F. Brown

Steven F. Brown, a Kansas university administrator with an extensive background in arts and music education, is the new dean and associate vice president of Mississippi State University’s Meridian campus. Since 2007, Brown has been dean of liberal arts and sciences at Emporia State University. His MSU appointment is pending formal approval of the Board […] [...]

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