Posts Tagged ‘Meridian’

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 Associated Press 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, […] [...]

Peavey Electronics to expand operations

by Associated Press Published: October 17,2010

Tags: hospitality, manufacturing, Meridian, Peavey, Peavey Electronics

MERIDIAN — Peavey Electronics is planning to expand its Meridian operations to accommodate a new line of guitars. Hartley Peavey, founder and CEO, said the expansion is needed after the purchase of the hard assets and intellectual property of Composite Acoustics. Peavey said there will initially be about 15 new jobs, but that could grow […] [...]

Small Business Spotlight: Embellish, Meridian

by Laura Smith Published: October 17,2010

Tags: Aimee Tramontana, Embellish, Meridian, Small Business Spotlight

‘It’s not the match… it’s the mix’ Group pulled together to make a go of downtown Meridian shop When Aimee Tramontana was considering closing her retail shop in Meridian, five of her friends jumped in with a new idea for the space. Tramontana owns a successful wholesale business, Aimee’s Handpainted Linens, which sells to vendors across […] [...]

Meridian: Box Cars & Ballet

by Stephen McDill Published: September 24,2010

Tags: John McClure, Meridian, Riley Center, Sela Ward

MERIDIAN- MBJ-TV visits the Queen City and talks with veteran city planner and economic developer John McClure. [...]

The Man Behind the Curtain

by Stephen McDill Published: August 23,2010

Tags: fine arts, Mark Keenum, Marty Stuart, Meridian, Mississippi State University, Riley Center

MERIDIAN- MBJ-TV travels to Meridian for a behind-the-scenes look at the MSU Riley Center, a historic theater and fine arts complex. [...]

Landrum named to Board of Mental Health

J. Richard Barry of Meridian has been named chairperson for the Mississippi Board of Mental Health, and Robert Landrum of Ellisville was named vice chairperson. Barry is a partner in the law firm of Hammock, Barry, Thaggard and May, LLP. He received his law degree from the University of Mississippi. He is a member of […] [...]

Building on a musical heritage

by Lynn Lofton Published: July 4,2010

Tags: getaways, Jimmie Rodgers, Meridian, meridianAdd new tag

The birthplace of country music only scratches the surface of the offerings in this town   Billed as “A Better Longitude on Fun” because it sits on the 88 degree longitude line, the City of Meridian promises a good time to visitors looking for a getaway destination. Known as the birthplace of Jimmie Rodgers, the […] [...]

Humphreys named chair of MHA board

Ray Humphreys, president and CEO of Anderson Regional Medical Center in Meridian, has been appointed chairman of the 2010-2011 Mississippi Hospital Association (MHA) Board of Governors. Humphreys previously served as CEO of Delta Regional Medical Center in Greenville from 2001 to April 2010 and COO and CEO of Wesley Medical Center in Hattiesburg from 1976 […] [...]

Weidmann’s still cooking

by Wally Northway Published: June 13,2010

Tags: Charles Frazier, iconic downtown establishment, Meridian, Weidmann’s restaurant

Historic restaurant gets new life In late April, Meridian received some sad news — Weidmann’s restaurant had closed with no fanfare. It seemed an inglorious end to the iconic downtown establishment that had been entertaining patrons for 140 years. It was also a blow to Meridian’s downtown development plans. City officials said immediately after the […] [...]

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