Two Injured In Monticello Area Crash

MONTICELLO, MS (Ben Caxton) — Two people were taken to the hospital after a Wednesday night crash near Monticello. Reports indicated that a southbound Ford Mustang was attempting to turn east onto Bill Henry Road at Montongo around 6 PM when a Chevrolet Cavalier, also traveling south collided with the…



IRS Phone Scammers Active In Monticello

MONTICELLO, AR (Ben Caxton) — Telephone scammers are making the rounds again in Monticello. Police Chief Eddy Deaton is warning that a number of people in the area have reported being contacted by scammers posing as IRS agents. The callers attempt to get their victims to give out personal financial…


"King Biscuit Time" Radio Host Passes At 92

CLARKSDALE, MS (Ben Caxton) — John William Payne passed away this weekend in Helena-West Helena. Better known as “Sunshine” Sonny Payne, he hosted the world’s longest-running daily blues show, “King Biscuit Time” on KFFA Radio since 1951. Payne received many awards including the George Foster Peabody Award, the Arkansas Broadcasters…






Changes Coming To Local Prisons

GREENWOOD, MS (Ben Caxton) — The Mississippi Department of Corrections plans to repurpose and reopen a Greenwood prison is having repercussions at jail facilities across the Delta. The 1000 bed Delta Correctional Facility located next to the Leflore County Sheriff’s Department last housed prisoners in 2012. But now MDOC has…