Graverobbers Steal Colonel Reb’s Headstone

OXFORD, MS (Ben Caxton) — In 2003 the University of Mississippi killed its Colonel Reb mascot. Now four people have stolen his fictional headstone. On January 31st the owners of a now-closed restaurant told Oxford police that a headstone commemorating Colonel Reb was missing. Last week 20-year-old Kelli Ann Camp…


"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…









Weatherbee House Officially In New Hands

GREENVILLE, MS (Ben Caxton) — The historic Weatherbee House in downtown Greenville officially changed hands last week after more than eight weeks of talks between the City, and new owner Joshua Cain. Greenville accepted $5,000 from Cain for the property in an agreement that also leases the carriage house from…