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Meridian DJ group brings dubstep, EDM to Queen City

Armed with headphones and turntables, the modern DJ (or deejay) industry has really jumped off since the days of Studio 54 and Grandmaster Flash. Today’s deejays have become a fixture of the electronic dance music (EDM) industry and a select few have even made six-figure salaries mixing house music in clubs and on albums all over the world. The music ...

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Golden Triangle, Key Field air control towers win reprieves

Ties to military operations have exempted Golden Triangle Regional Airport near Columbus and Key Field in Meridian from closing under a funding cutoff set to begin April 7 under the federal budget sequester. Five other “contract towers” in the state — Tupelo, Greenville, Oliver Branch, Jackson and Bay St. Louis – failed to gain exemptions under “national interest” criteria set ...

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Experience in family business leads Meridian’s Goldman to ideal situation

David Goldman has a competitive advantage that he has exploited to earn clients across the nation and overseas, and grow his company from a husband-and-wife act to a business that employs approximately 50 and growing. Goldman established Ideal Software Systems Inc. in his hometown of Meridian way back in 1983 with nothing more than programming he wrote while a college ...

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Peavey marker erected

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 and professional-audio products, boasting more ...

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Decorated veteran Chuck Hagel deserves fair hearing

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 an early, strong position against ...

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Ideal chooses Beaugez

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, corporate and marketing communications, media ...

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Eisbrenner joins credit union

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, budgeting, accounting/finance and investing.

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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 pipe system in downtown is ...

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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 Peavey family of brands and ...

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$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 includes the establishment of the ...

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