//XAVIER JONES MOURNING; SIGMA NU SUSPENDED AT VSU; ALL UGA CAMPUSES TOBACCO-FREE

XAVIER JONES MOURNING; SIGMA NU SUSPENDED AT VSU; ALL UGA CAMPUSES TOBACCO-FREE

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News Update Logo 2Lee Henderson, Newstalk 105.9 WVGA/Valdosta Today:

XAVIER JONES MOURNING

The mourning for shooting victim Xavier Jones continues. Last night friends and family gathered at the site of his killing on Ray Lane for a vigil in his honor. Jones was wounded multiple times by gunshots fired by Amos Haynes and later died as the result of his injuries. The family is raising money to help with funeral costs as Jones had no insurance. Donations may be made to Serenity Funeral Home. Call 229-244-6800.

SIGMA NU SUSPENDED AT VSU

The backlash and fallout is still coming against one of the fraternities at Valdosta State University. The Sigma Nu chapter is still suspended while a full investigation of an incident that took place at a recent football game is conducted. The allegations against the fraternity involves members displaying signs with what many in the press and over social media say were sexually derogatory toward women. However, what some are calling inappropriate others are calling an exercise in free speech.

ALL UGA CAMPUSES TOBACCO-FREE

All campuses in the University of Georgia system must be rid of all areas where the uses of tobacco products are allowed-even the electronic cigarettes. The deadline to comply with the ruling is next Wednesday. The initiative was approved last March with a deadline for compliance on October 1st.

MOULTRIE ROBBERY

Two Moultrie men were relaxing on the front porch of their residence when an armed man came upon them from the opposite side of the house demanding money. The robber escaped with $450. A suspected has been identified but at last report he remains at large.