Meridian Star Newspaper

The Meridian Star Newspaper


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The Meridian Star has served the citizens of East Central Mississippi and West Alabama since its founding as the The Evening Star in 1898. The newspaper was renamed The Meridian Star in 1915 and has served as the city's only daily newspaper since 1921. Currently owned by Community Newspaper Holdings Inc. of Birmingham, Ala., The Meridian Star publishes seven days a week. The newspaper converted from evening to morning delivery in early 2005. (From the Meridian Star's web site "About Us" page.)

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The Meridian Star is a daily newspaper published each morning, covering Lauderdale County and adjoining portions of West Alabama and East Mississippi. It is owned by Community Newspaper Holding, Inc.

Founded as The Evening Star in 1898 by Charles Pinckney Dement and his son James Washington Dement, the paper was published each afternoon until early 2005, when morning delivery was implemented. The paper was renamed The Meridian Star in 1915 and has been Meridian's only daily newspaper since 1921.  (The preceeding from the Meridian Star Website.)


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