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When complete, Meridian's 16-story Threefoot Building 

will have undergone a transformation similar 

to the recently completed Elyton Hotel in Birmingham 

(pictured in the above left photograph) which, 

like the Threefoot, once served as a space for offices.

It was a $20 mi...

By Julian Rankin

Photography by Marianne Todd

The material things we own, as sure as the chromosomes within us, are maps to who we are. Or, as Ben Box of the Meridian, Mississippi-based Benjamin E. Box Estate Sales puts it, “You learn more about people when you go throug...

By Raines Rushin

Photography by James Edward Bates

Editor’s note: At press time, volunteers with Operation BBQ Relief 

were packing up their Houston effort and moving

 to the areas in Florida hardest hit by Hurricane Irma.

It is hot for the first time in six days. The breez...

By Kara Martinez Bachman

Photography by Marianne Tod

It's Thursday night and James Beau Edwards and David Zettler have just pulled into town from a long road tour with their band, Stone Senate.

The contemporary Southern rock musicians had just played to crowds in Daytona,...

By Kara Martinez Bachman

Photography by Kristal Cabello

Christian Andreacchio had a big heart.

“In life he was always willing to help someone out. His co-workers talked about Christian being willing to literally give them the shirt off his back,” says his mother, Rae.


By Meghan Holmes

Photography by Marianne Todd

Inside her downtown Meridian boutique, Robbie Hales is assembling outfits for the customers she knows best.

“I have a lady coming in this afternoon, and this will look fabulous on her,” she says, peering over a pair of reading...

By Meghan Holmes

Photography by Marianne Todd

The beaches of South Walton have long been appreciated for their sparkling emerald green waters and pristine white sand. Nestled on 23 acres directly facing the Gulf and adjacent to a rare coastal dune lake, Sanctuary by the...

By Sean Murphy

Photography by Chad Edwards

The Big-Ass fan cuts through the August swelter at Laurel’s Slowboat Brewing Co. on a Saturday night. City councilmen, mushroom foragers, day laborers and bankers mill through the once-dilapidated building in revitalized downtow...

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