Ole Miss Star Justin Reed Passes At Age 35

JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — Former NBA and Ole Miss basketball star Justin Reed passed away Friday morning. The 35-year-old Jackson native died from complications of angiosarcoma, a form of cancer. A second-round draft pick of the Boston Celtics, Reed played two seasons for Boston and one with the Minnesota…



Greenville Shooter Released On Bond

GREENVILLE, MS (Ben Caxton) — The suspect involved in a Thursday shooting in Greenville that sent one man to the hospital is out on bond. Judge Michael Prewitt set bond Friday at $15,000 for 45-year-old John Scates. Scates paid the bond and has been released pending trial. Police were called…





Jobs Situation Marginally Improved Last Month

JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — Mississippi’s job market improved modestly in September as payrolls grew slightly and unemployment ticked down. The jobless rate fell to 5.2 percent in September from 5.3 percent in August. A year ago the state’s unemployment rate was 5.7. Fewer people reported having jobs but even…



State Says No Harm Done By State Flag

JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — State attorneys say the African-American lawyer who sued the state failed to show he suffered harm because of the Confederate battle emblem on the state flag. Because of that, they are telling the U.S. Supreme Court that lower courts were correct to reject the lawsuit…