elgin_jones.gifMIAMI GARDENS _ South Florida Times investigative reporter Elgin Jones on Sunday dominated another awards presentation by the South Florida Black Journalists Association.

Jones won awards in the commentary, business and community impact categories at the Lou Rawls Center for Performing Arts at Florida Memorial University.


It was the second year in a row that Jones has won three awards from the journalists association, bringing his total to six.

Jones won Sunday in the commentary category for a column about Sen. John McCain, in the business category for a story about a community development corporation director who steered public funds toward the construction of her own house, and in the community impact category for a story about a government program that failed to distribute about $2 million to needy residents for low-income programs.

Last year, Jones also swept the awards celebration with awards in the community impact, breaking news and enterprise reporting categories.

South Florida Times Executive Editor Bradley Bennett was a finalist in the commentary category this year for a column about President Barack Obama, and South Florida Times columnist Richard McCulloch was a finalist in the community impact category for a story about a noose found in a Pembroke Pines charter school.


Pictured above is Elgin Jones.