By Othor Cain Contributing writer It took just under 45 minutes for the state’s second-largest school district to learn its fate Aug. 16, when the Commission on School Accreditation voted to downgrade the Jackson Public School District’s accreditation status to “probation.” The downgrade was in response to an audit of 22 schools that found the […]
The NCAA has put Southern Mississippi on four years of probation and given the men’s tennis program a one-year post-season ban after citing the school with failure to monitor the tennis program.
Two former Southern Miss tennis coaches were cited for unethical conduct after the NCAA said they promised impermissible benefits to athletes – including offering $5,000 and the use of a car to one athlete – and engaging in academic misconduct. The NCAA also ruled that one of the coaches asked a player to lie during the investigation.
By Monica Land ROLLING FORK – A former South Delta High School teacher, convicted of having sex with a student at school in 2009, is back in jail on a probation violation. Rodney Ashford, 35, was found guilty this week of violating his probation for his statutory rape conviction. Circuit Judge Isadore Patrick sentenced Ashford […]