The Design Elements
A circle represents the people who make up our vibrant community. It takes a big loop to embrace the rich mixture of nationalities, ethnicities and customs that make up our culture—and the wide-ranging quest for knowledge that makes us a center for education. No matter how broad the circle’s span, it always comes back together, in the tradition of Southern hospitality.
Two swooping lines suggest the tracks of the trains that built Meridian into a 20th-century economic and industrial powerhouse. The lines curve upward and converge, symbolizing our central location where two major interstate highways come together, and where planes soar up into the sky from our airport.
The oscillating line of a sound wave conjures up the melodious heritage of Mississippi’s oldest live music scene. It thrives at venues ranging from elegant performing arts centers to beloved local juke joints. That sound wave does double duty as a bold, artistic “M” for Meridian.