Crystal Dupré, publisher at the Meridian Star for the past six years, has taken a job as publisher with The Eagle in Bryan/College Station, Texas. No successor has been named.
Dupré began her newspaper career in 1995 as advertising director for The Laurel Leader-Call, which was then owned by American Publishing.
The next few years involved a few moves, first to Meridian as advertising director, then back to Laurel as publisher and finally back to Meridian as publisher in May of 2006, succeeding Paul Barrett.
The Meridian newspaper is now owned by Community Newspaper Holdings Inc.
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