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Former Itta Bena city clerk must repay $149,088 after theft indictment

Itta Bena’s former city clerk has been indicted on an embezzlement charge and hit with a demand to repay $149,088 the state auditor says she lifted from light, water and sewer accounts the last several years. A Leflore County Grand Jury returned a one count indictment for embezzlement against LaCheronda Spivey, who served as Itta Bena deputy city clerk from ...

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MVSU raises budget by $1.1 million for modular housing loss

ITTA BENA — Mississippi Valley State University has raised its budget by $1.1 million to cover costs of buying and installing modular housing on its campus. The university originally intended to lease the dorms, but concluded it would be better to buy them. However, the school is collecting less revenue than expected, because MVSU had projected it would house 50 ...

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Ford-Kee takes over as AD at Mississippi Valley State

Mississippi Valley State University has named Dianthia Ford-Kee as the new director of athletics. Previously, Ford-Kee served five years as the director of athletics at Lincoln University of Pennsylvania. She came to Lincoln from Shaw University where she spent 18 years working in athletic administration and coaching. Ford-Kee was named the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletic Administrators (NACWAA) – ...

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MVSU appoints Dr. Jacqueline Gibson as vice president of student affairs

Mississippi Valley State University has appointed Dr. Jacqueline Gibson as vice president of student affairs. A native of Morgan City, Gibson is a 15-year higher education professional. She earned a bachelor’s degree in English in 1991 from Mississippi Valley State University. In the fall of 1991, she entered the University of Akron in Ohio and completed a master’s degree in ...

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Dr. Howard O. Gibson chosen as MVSU's associate vice president for student affairs

Dr. Howard O. Gibson, a Jackson native, has been selected as Mississippi Valley State University’s associate vice president for student affairs, enrollment management and diversity. Prior to MVSU, Gibson served as the executive assistant to the chancellor at Baton Rouge Community College in Baton Rouge, La. Other previous positions include business development specialist/instructor in the Title III Program at Hinds ...

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Itta Bena-born Army counsel has served overseas, Space Command

Lt. Col. Karen W. Riddle has traveled far and wide from her native of town of Itta Bena, having lived in Japan, Korea, Germany and Iraq while practicing in diverse areas of the law. She has a passion for criminal law, and has worked as a defense attorney, prosecutor and military judge. She has also worked in claims including medical ...

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