Bynum, longtime state editor, dies at 59

James L. “Buddy” Bynum, former editor of The Meridian Star and a former aide to Gov. Haley Barbour and former Congressman Trent Lott, died at his home in Ridgeland. He was 59.

He was editor in Meridian at his hometown paper from 2000-2005. He was a former editor and co-owner of Mississippi Business Journal.