Posts Tagged ‘Meridian’

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 […] [...]

Miss. open meetings law weaker than other states’

MICHAEL NEWSOM The Sun Herald Late last year, Bill Sharp was watching an Internet video of a Lauderdale County Board of Supervisors meeting when something odd happened. At their Sept. 20 meeting in Meridian, supervisors went into a “closed session” to talk about a personnel matter, but the camera feeding video to the county’s website […] [...]

Analysis: Museum project draws hopes, suspicions

Not all lawmakers are convinced a Mississippi civil rights museum will finally get off the ground, despite the speed at which a proposal is making its way through the Legislature. Their doubts can be heard in floor debate and committee meetings. Rep. Jim Evans, a black Democrat from Jackson, told his colleagues last week, "Let’s […] [...]

Anderson completes agreement to purchase Riley

On Dec. 28, Meridian’s Anderson Regional Medical Center and Riley Hospital reached an agreement for Anderson to acquire Riley, pending regulatory approval. Anderson’s pursuit of Riley officially began Dec. 1, when the hospital filed with the Mississippi Department of Health a notice to change ownership of Riley. The purchase, according to a press release from […] [...]

Company working to revitalize Meridian

by Published: November 1,2010

Tags: downtown, grant, Meridian

MERIDIAN — A Jackson economic development consulting agency has been hired by the city of Meridian to revitalize the downtown area. Mayor Cheri Barry tells The Meridian Star that the city has hired Watkins Development, which rebuilt the King Edward Hotel in Jackson, to come with a plan to develop all of Meridian, including downtown, […] [...]

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