Reggie Jones has been chosen as a member of the Mississippi Community and Junior College Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2017. Mr. Jones will be honored at a ceremony Tuesday, April 25, at the Muse Center on the Hinds Community College campus.
Reggie Jones of Liberty, Mississippi, went to Liberty High School until his senior year when the basketball program was removed. While at Liberty, he was inducted in the Hall of Fame. He graduated from Hattiesburg High School in 1970 and went on to play at Southwest Mississippi Junior College where he graduated in 1972. He was selected All-State his sophomore year and was later inducted in Southwest MS Community College Sports Hall of Fame. Reggie then went to Millsaps College where he led the team in scoring for two years and graduated in 1974. Reggie Jones still holds the record for most points in a season----610 for the 1973-74 season, and he also still holds the record for scoring average in that same season at 24.4 points per game. Reggie was later inducted in the Millsaps College Sports Hall of Fame. He received his J.D. from The University of Mississippi School of Law in 1977.
Reggie is Past President of Liberty Area Chamber of Commerce and Past President of Amite School Center Board of Trustees. He is presently serving on the Board of Trustees of Field Health System and has served on the Board of Trustees for Southwest MS Community College for the past 39 years. He has served as President of SMCC Board of Trustees since 2011.
Reggie is a member of the Southwest Mississippi Bar Association and the Mississippi Bar Association. He has been the Attorney for the Amite County Board of Supervisors for 32 years, Attorney for Town of Liberty for over 20 years, and is currently serving as Attorney for Magnolia Electric Power Association and Amite County Youth Court Referee. Reggie is currently a practicing attorney at Jones Law Group, P.A. with his daughter in Liberty.
Reggie is a lifelong member of Liberty United Methodist Church. Reggie is most proud of his children, Reg Jones of McComb, and Sara and Patrick Hemphill of McComb, and his first grandchild, Bess Hemphill.