The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


October 1, 2012

Holder named publisher of Meridian Star

MERIDIAN, Miss. — A former advertising director of the Joplin Globe in Missouri is the new publisher of The Meridian Star.

Vicksburg native Tim Holder began his new job as publisher Monday, saying he wants to provide more community news.

The Meridian Star is owned by Community Newspaper Holdings Inc. of Montgomery, Ala.

“I hope to bring a sharp local focus, strategic outlook and marketing experience that we need to be successful and build on the momentum that we have already created in our print, online editions and our magazine,” Holder said.

Holder is a graduate of the University of Mississippi and began his newspaper career in 1995 at The Clarion-Ledger in Jackson, Miss. He moved up in Gannett as a manager in Montgomery, Ala., and then as classified manager in Lafayette, La.

He later worked for The Paxton Media Group as advertising director for The Times-Georgian in Carrollton, Ga., and then in Selma, Ala.

He began working for Community Newspapers Holdings Inc. at The Joplin Globe and was in that job six years.

Crystal Dupri, who had been publisher of The Meridian Star for the past six years, took a job in September as publisher of The Eagle in Bryan/College Station, Texas.


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