The State Games of Mississippi made a special announcement at City Hall earlier this afternoon. The opening ceremony has now been moved to an earlier date on May 31, 2019. The change of the date is a significant move due to the event growing to nearly 6,000 participating athletes since it began 28 years ago. The popular youth soccer tournament has now been set for June 1st and 2nd. These events generally completely book all hotels within a 60 mile radius of the city of Meridian. For more information on the State Games, visit www.stategamesofms.org, or call 800-482-0205.