Meridian Star

December 29, 2013

Profile 2014 is all about you

The Meridian Star

MERIDIAN — The Meridian Star is gearing up for our Profile 2014 sections that will publish Feb. 28 and March 7 and we need your help.

        We are seeking submissions for the Profile sections that are all about communities, people, organizations and businesses in and around Meridian.    

    Categories for Profile 2014 are: Citizen of the Year, Education, Medical, Military, Economy: Business/ Industry; Culture: Arts and Entertainment; Government and Civic Groups; Religion; Neighbors; and Ten Year Goals.

        Send your articles and accompanying photos for Profile 2014 to The Meridian Star Editor Michael Stewart by email at, or mail your submissions to The Meridian Star, Attention Michael Stewart, 814 22nd Ave., Meridian, MS, 39301. Please include information about those pictured in any photos that you send and a telephone number where we can reach you if we have questions about your submission.

        The deadline to submit articles and photos for Profile 2014 is Feb. 10. We cannot guarantee your article will run in Profile 2014, but we will publish as many submissions as room allows.

        Pick the category in which you would like your article to appear and include the information in your submission. We only ask that the subject matter of the articles be local.

        Articles could be about your agency or organization's plans for the upcoming year; about major accomplishments or long range goals; about your civic group's mission; your church's missionary work; or about interesting people in your neighborhood. Basically Profile 2014 is about you — our readers and fellow residents of Meridian and surrounding communities.

        We encourage officials with local city and county governments and schools in The Star's delivery area to tell us what your plans are for the coming year and about any long term plans you have for the future.

        The Meridian Star is also accepting nominations for Unsung Heroes who will be featured in our Profile editions.

    An Unsung Hero could be a deserving neighbor, a kind stranger or someone who works selflessly to make his or her community a better place. It could be someone who has made a difference in your life or in the lives of others.

        Send us a typed letter or email nominating your Unsung Hero to Editor Michael Stewart. It should be no more than a page long, double-spaced.

    Tell us about the person and why he or she is an Unsung Hero. Include your telephone number so we can call you if we have questions about your submission.

        The Citizen of the Year will also be featured in Profile 2014. Citizen of the Year is a person who has gone above and beyond in contributing to the betterment of Meridian.

        If you know of someone whose accomplishments rise to the level of Citizen of the Year, send an email explaining why you think the person deserves the recognition to The Meridian Star Publisher Timothy Holder at or by mail to The Meridian Star, Attention Timothy Holder, 814 22nd Avenue, Meridian, MS, 39301.