The Meridian Star

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The Meridian Star
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Meridian Star Headquarters
Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) Community Newspaper Holdings Inc.
Publisher Crystal Dupre
Editor Fredie Carmichael
Founded 1898, as The Evening Star
Headquarters 814 22nd Avenue
Meridian, Mississippi 39302
 United States
Circulation 16,188 daily[1]

The Meridian Star is a daily newspaper published each morning in Meridian, Mississippi, United States, 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,[2][3] 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.[4]

Jack Wardlaw, the Baton Rouge bureau chief of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, began his journalism career at The Star in 1959 as a city hall reporter.[5]


  1. ^ CNHI-CAN Circulation, figures for an undetermined date, accessed March 24, 2007.
  2. ^ Robert Hiram Henry (1922). Editors I have known since the civil war. p. 413. Retrieved 2010-06-28. 
  3. ^ Jody Cook (February 1979). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Dement Printing Company" (pdf). National Park Service. "Accompanying 1 photo, from 1979." (pdf). National Register of Historic Places Inventory. 
  4. ^ "The Meridian Star: About Us". Retrieved on March 24, 2007.
  5. ^ "Ed Anderson, "Former Times-Picayune political reporter, capital bureau chief Jack Wardlaw dies," January 6, 2012". New Orleans Times-Picayune. Retrieved December 3, 2013. 

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