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…




UMMC Okayed To Borrow $91M For New Expansion

JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — The University of Mississippi Medical Center can borrow up to $91 million from outside sources to finance expansion of its children’s hospital. The hospital and education complex had asked the College Board for permission to borrow up to $132 million, but parent University of Mississippi…


One In Five Mississippi School Districts Improved

JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — About one in five Mississippi school districts showed improvement under the state’s rating system in 2016-2017. In grades released yesterday, some benefited from better graduation rates and test scores while others apparently benefited from changes in the scoring system. The number of districts scoring As,…


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…


Mississipi Held Earthquake Drill Thursday

MISSISSIPPI (Ben Caxton) — The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency encouraged people, especially schools and businesses, to participate Thursday in a statewide earthquake drill. During the Great Central U.S. Shakeout Earthquake Drill, participants were urged to practice what MEMA calls the three essential steps: Drop, take cover and hold on. Mississippi…


June Washington County Escapee Pleads Guilty

GREENVILLE, MS (Ben Caxton) — Washington County resident Jackie Jackson has pled guilty to Second Degree Murder, Armed Robbery, and Jail Escape in Washington County Circuit Court. District Attorney W. Dewayne Richardson said Jackson was set for trial this week for a 2016 Armed Robbery charge but instead pled guilty…