Posts Tagged ‘Meridian’

Building on a musical heritage

by 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

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 […] [...]

Charming visitors with a little bit of everything

  Confidence seems to be growing that the economy is coming back, and that bodes well for Meridian’s outlook for tourism in the summer of 2010. “We are cautiously optimistic that we will again have a great summer,” said Suzy Johnson, executive director, Meridian/Lauderdale County Tourism Bureau. “Our tourism indicators continue to reflect a positive […] [...]

Luke named to College of Fellows

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) recently elevated 134 architects to its prestigious College of Fellows, an honor awarded to members who have made contributions of national significance to the profession. Robert Luke, AIA, of LPK Architects of Meridian was elected to receive this honor because, under Luke’s leadership as NCARB president, his consensus building […] [...]

MSU alumni receive honors

Mississippi State University is giving special recognition to four of its graduates. Lee D. Miller of Ridgeland, a 1979 transportation graduate now serving as president of Jackson-based Miller Transporters Inc., is a new MSU Alumni Association Fellow in the College of Business. Sponsored and organized by the alumni association for the 20th year, the fellows […] [...]

Gentiva purchases Magna

Meridian – Gentiva Health Services Inc., an Atlanta-based provider of comprehensive home health services, has completed its acquisition of Rush Home Care Inc. (d/b/a Magna Home Health). Rush Home Care is a part of the Rush Health System. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. “We extend a warm welcome to all Magna Home Health […] [...]

Tucci elevated to campus dean

Jack E. Tucci, head of the business division at Mississippi State University-Meridian, is the campus’ new dean and executive director. He has been selected by university president Mark Keenum, and formal approval of the appointment is expected at an upcoming meeting of the Board of Trustees, State Institutions of Higher Learning. In addition to leading […] [...]

Peavey product wins another award

by Published: July 20,2009

Tags: Guitar World, Meridian, Peavey Electronics

MERIDIAN — The editors of Guitar World magazine have honored the Peavey Electronics’ VYPYR 75 modeling guitar amplifier with its Gold Award for Overall Value. “Peavey’s new Vypyr Series modeling amps are packed with so many sounds and features that they offer boom, rather than bang, for the buck,” wrote Chris Gill in the August […] [...]

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