Center, Blues Trail honor Meridian businessman

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MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) — Hartley Peavey and Peavey Electronics will be honored Thursday by the Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Center and the Mississippi Blues Trail.

Peavey will get a star on the MAEC's Walk of Fame at 11:30 a.m. at Dumont Plaza in downtown Meridian. Later Thursday, Peavey and his company will be honored with a marker on the Mississippi Blues Trail at 3 p.m.

Officials say both events will honor Peavy and his company for technological innovations and contributions to the sound of modern electric blues, rock, country, and jazz through its amplifiers, sound systems and guitars.

Peavey Electronics was founded in 1965. It is one of the world's largest manufacturers and suppliers of musical instruments and professional sound equipment.

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