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Former MVSU president Bynum arrested, resigns from JSU


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



JMG Student of the Week

The Gentry High School Jobs for Mississippi Graduates Student of the Week is Ariel Galloway. The senior plans to pursue a degree in Business Administration after graduation in the spring. Her dream job is to be an entrepreneur and a cosmetologist. In her spare time, she enjoys dancing. She is pictured with JMG Instructor and Job Specialist Dr.

Taking ownership

It’s time city leaders and individuals alike to start taking stock in their city and its appearance, says Indianola Chamber Main Street. The organziation hosted a leadership conference last Wednesday, feturing Jeff McManus (pictured above), director of landscaping services at the University of Mississippi.

McDaniel-Suggs speaks as large crowd gathers for King brunch


On Saturday during the Eighth Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Brunch, guest speaker Dr. Barbara McDaniel-Suggs, PhD, challenged the audience to make a difference by beginning with the person in the mirror. She queried, “Where do we go from here?” and suggested that God has something for all of us to do.

Georgia Mae Hibbler

Services for Georgia Mae Hibbler of Bedford Heights, Ohio will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Mount Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church, Indianola.

Ms. Hibbler, 70, died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020.


Job fair a good case study


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


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.


Wina J. “Petey” Mixon

Wina J. “Petey” Mixon was called home to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019.

A Celebration of Life service was held at 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25 at Linn Methodist Church in Linn. Graveside services immediately followed at Linn Methodist Church Cemetery.

C.K. Garner

Services for C.K. Garner of Indianola will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Byas Funeral Home’s Hayes Chapel.

Mr. Garner, 67, died Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019.

Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday at Byas Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements.

Burial will be in Riverside Memorial Gardens.



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


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