Deaton Back To Face Charges In Mississippi

MISSISSIPPI (Ben Caxton) — A man convicted in Kansas on charges of attempted first-degree murder and aggravated robbery has returned to Mississippi. Alex Deaton will go on trial this summer for murder, drive-by shooting, and automobile theft indictments. Deaton is accused of strangling his girlfriend, stealing her SUV, and shooting…







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…