The Meridian Star is a daily newspaper published each morning in Meridian, Mississippi, United States, covering Lauderdale County and adjoining portions of West Alabama and East Mississippi. It is owned by Community Newspaper Holding, Inc.

Founded as The Evening Star in 1898 by Charles Pinckney Dement and his son James Washington Dement,[3][5] the paper was published each afternoon until early 2005, when morning delivery was implemented. The paper was renamed The Meridian Star in 1915 and has been Meridian's only daily newspaper since 1921.[6]

Jack Wardlaw, the Baton Rouge bureau chief of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, began his journalism career at The Star in 1959 as a city hall reporter.[7]