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Former MVSU president Bynum arrested, resigns from JSU

By BY EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS ASSOCIATED PRESS,

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The president of Jackson State University resigned Monday after he was arrested in a prostitution sting in central Mississippi.

William Bynum Jr., 57, was among 17 people arrested during the weekend in the Jackson suburb of Clinton, according to Clinton Police Chief Ford Hayman.






Business After Hours

Indianola Chamber Main Street held its first Business After Hours event of 2020 at the Chamber office last Thursday. Pictured, Randy Randall talks about the Chamber’s new anti-littering campaign, Slam Dunk the Junk. Alan Silverblatt and others look over old newspaper clippings of past Chamber news.

Photos: Recardo Thomas

 





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Allen speaks to Rotary

Dillon Allen with Entergy spoke to the Indianola Rotary Club this week about the company and some of the initiatives and projects that have led to more efficiencies over the past several years. Entergy, he said, has more poles than customers and there is enough line to stretch from Mississippi to Sydney, Australia and back.



Martha Jo Cockerhan

Graveside services for Martha Jo Cockerhan, 88, of Leland will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Leland-Stoneville Cemetery. 

She passed away on Jan. 10, 2020 at Cypress Pond Assisted Living in Tifton,

Ga. 

Graveside services will be under the direction of Boone Funeral Home, Leland.




Former MVSU president Bynum arrested, resigns from JSU

By BY EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS ASSOCIATED PRESS,

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The president of Jackson State University resigned Monday after he was arrested in a prostitution sting in central Mississippi.

William Bynum Jr., 57, was among 17 people arrested during the weekend in the Jackson suburb of Clinton, according to Clinton Police Chief Ford Hayman.





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Job fair a good case study

By BRYAN DAVIS EDITOR,

There’s a lot to be said about the dwindling population in the Mississippi Delta.

That trend continues to negatively affect the region’s healthcare, education and economic development.

It’s difficult recruiting jobs to a region that is losing its labor pool more and more year-after-year.

But there is good news.







Healthy State, Ole Miss football programs good for everybody

By BRYAN DAVIS EDITOR,

Die-hard Mississippi State football fans who basked in the forced resignation of Hugh Freeze in the summer of 2017 and in the NCAA’s subsequent destruction of the Ole Miss football program hopefully have come to understand that such outcomes are not good for either side of that rivalry, nor the state as a whole.




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Candidates meet in public forum

Photos by: Recardo Thomas
Indianola’s three Democratic candidates for mayor met at Gentry High School last Friday night for a forum sponsored by the Sunflower County NAACP Chapter. Incumbent Mayor Steve Rosenthal, Mario Robinson and Vivian Jenkins are pictured left to right.


Church encourages athletes to ‘pursue God’

By BY RECARDO THOMAS STAFF REPORTER,

Prayers, motivational videos, games, prizes and inspired biblical encouragement combined with great food and fellowship constitutes a winning combination.
And once again Pastor Guy Burke, First Baptist Church and other community members teamed up to provide that enriching experience for local high school football athletes.






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Sports

Former Indianola Academy star baseball player Ben Van Cleve will be making his SEC debut today. 

Obituaries

Services for Joe Eddie Williams of Indianola will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Mount Moriah... READ MORE

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