Mississippi Casino Revenue Falls In September

MISSISSIPPI (Ben Caxton) — Mississippi’s casino revenue fell in September as Gulf Coast gambling halls posted steeper declines than those along the Mississippi River. New figures from the State Revenue Department show gamblers lost $167 million statewide last month, down almost 3 percent from September 2016’s $171 million and down…




Former Bryant Aid New Republican Chairman

JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — A former chief of staff for Governor Phil Bryant is the new chairman of the Mississippi Republican Party. Members of the state party executive committee named Lucien Smith to the post yesterday. He succeeds Clarksdale native Joe Nosef, another attorney who stepped down last week…


Controversial Novel Returns To Biloxi Schools

BILOXI, MS (Ben Caxton) — A Mississippi school district will restore the novel “To Kill A Mockingbird” to a junior high reading list after pulling it earlier this month. Biloxi School District administrators took the book off the 8th-grade curriculum after receiving complaints that some of the book’s language made…


Alcorn State Ups Security After Armed Robbery

LORMAN, MS (Ben Caxton) — Alcorn State University is increasing security after a Wednesday night armed robbery on campus. Three male students reported being robbed at gunpoint by four unknown males wearing masks, bandannas, and hoodies around 11:30 PM Wednesday night. The incident occurred in the area between the Rowan…


October 28: The Week In Review

THE DELTA (Ben Caxton) — If you weren’t listening to Delta Radio this week, here’s what you might have missed. The new West Bolivar Superintendent is in hot water with the state auditor, and a Greenville not-for-profit and Blues Festival Organizer has had its charter revoked. Former Ole Miss basketball…


UMMC Air Ambulance Gets Permanent Greenwood Station

GREENWOOD, MS (Ben Caxton) — A University of Mississippi Medical Ambulance is getting a new permanent home base in Greenwood. AirCare, a not-for-profit air ambulance service, has established its fourth base at Greenwood-Leflore Airport, which will reduce flight time for critical patients and provide intensive care unit and emergency room…