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…





Shortage Of Guards Causing Prison Closings

JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — Saying they can’t hire enough guards, parts of one Mississippi prison are closing. Corrections Commissioner Pelicia Hall says her department has moved about 400 prisoners from the South Mississippi Correctional Institution in Leakesville to two other state prisons, 15 county-run regional jails, and three private…


Religious-objections Law Headed Back To Court

JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — Gay rights advocates have another chance to challenge a Mississippi law that lets government workers and private business people cite religious beliefs to refuse services to LGBT people. Legal experts say it’s the broadest religious-objections law enacted by any state since the country’s high court…