Longtime legislator Barnett dead at 86

August 8, 2013 in News, Obituaries, Statewide News

Dr. Jim Barnett, a country doctor and longtime state legislator, died at the age of 86 on July 26.

Officials with Riverwood Family Funeral Service said Barnett died at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson. Services were Tuesday. July 30 at First United Methodist Church of Brookhaven with burial following at Riverwood Memorial Park.

A veteran of the Korean War, Barnett practice medicine in Brookhaven for 36 years. He served in the Mississippi House from 1992 to 2008.

JSU president Meyers responds to opposition to expansion into Madison

January 31, 2013 in News, Top Stories

By Lonnie Ross

Online Editor

Jackson State University (JSU) President Carolyn Meyers held a news conference to discuss the institution’s plans for an expansion location in the city of Madison.

Meyers said JSU’s entire community is “excited” about the project as it is an opportunity to continue to address the educational needs of the Jackson-metro area. The campus will accommodate non-traditional students by offering evening, weekend and online courses.

However, not everyone is excited about the planned expansion. Tulane University issued a letter to Higher Education Commissioner Hank Bounds and the College Board asking the board to rescind the approval of JSU’s plans to open a Madison campus this summer….