February 5, 2010 11:28:00 AM
As the managing editor of The Daily Times Leader, West Point native Brandon Walker has promised to make the newspaper a product the city can be proud of.
Walker takes the place of Jeannetta Edwards, who reportedly notified Don Norman, publisher of The Daily Times Leader and its sister newspaper, The Starkville Daily News, of her resignation via a letter through FedEx.
Edwards also left other business ventures (and partners) in limbo as she apparently skipped town.
Despite the nature of Edwards'' departure, Walker has high goals for his hometown newspaper.
"We will earn your support by becoming the best smalltown newspaper in Mississippi," Walker wrote in a Sunday column.
The Daily Times Leader is published Tuesday through Friday and Sunday mornings except July 4, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year''s Day.
The Starkville Daily News and Daily Times Leader are owned by Horizon Publications Inc. in Marion, Ill., according to The SDN Web site. Horizon owns community newspapers in 16 states and Canada.
fair commented at 2/5/2010 10:31:00 PM:
Will Mr. Walker show favorites to the choosen few in this town or will he be fair and report the truth and facts no matter who it applies to. Even the Mayor or Board, Public oficials, Judges,etc. Or will we get the same old cleaned up story or better yet not even write about it? Heres hoping for the best. We'll see.
Mr. Jordan commented at 2/8/2010 9:18:00 PM:
Ahh, who is Brandon Walker, for those of us who don't know? Or, are we all supposed to know so you didn't need to tell us? It seems you know who he is, so it isn't important for anyone else to know?
He is from West Point, but what else about him might we want to know? I guess he already works at the paper? Did he attend MSU or Ole Miss? What are his qualifications to become editor?
Also, is it true David Halberstam, famous reporter and writer ("The Best and the Brighest") started as cub reporter in West Point in the 1950s?
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