The Meridian Star

East Mississippi's newspaper of record since 1898.


The Meridian Star is a newspaper published mornings in Meridian, Mississippi, USA, covering Lauderdale County in East Mississippi. It is owned by CNHI LLC.

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 became Meridian’s only daily newspaper in 1921. Today, the Star is published three days a week – Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday – and serves the community 24/7 at

The Star is located on 22nd Ave in downtown Meridian.

  • Person Lisa Webb
  • Address 814 22nd Ave
    Meridian, MS 39301

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