Mississippi

Silver Slipper Casino to become 21+ property; parents asked to get babysitter

Silver Slipper Casino to become 21+ property; parents asked to get babysitter

The Silver Slipper Casino Hotel, a gambling-friendly property in the southernmost part of Bay St.

MGM to sell Gold Strike Hotel & Casino operating rights to Cherokee Nation for $450 million

MGM to sell Gold Strike Hotel & Casino operating rights to Cherokee Nation for $450 million

Las Vegas-based and NYSE-listed casino operator MGM Resorts International has announced that it is going to sell its operating rights for Tunica-based Gold Strike Hotel & Casino to Cherokee Nat

Rebels coach receives contract extension

Rebels coach receives contract extensionOXFORD, Miss., Dec. 5 -- Officials at the University of Mississippi announced Friday Coach Houston Nutt has agreed to a contract extension through the 2012 season.

Terms were not released.

"I'm very excited about the terms we discussed," Nutt said. "This helps our recruiting and shows the direction our program is headed. We are very excited about going to our bowl game."

Mississippi State football coach resigns

STARKVILLE, Miss., Nov. 29  -- Mississippi State football Coach Sylvester Croom resigned Saturday, one day after the Bulldogs ended their season with a 45-0 loss to Ole Miss.

Croom directed the Bulldogs to a 21-38 record, including 4-8 this season, in his five years at the helm.

"Five years ago, Mississippi State gave me the unprecedented opportunity to be a head football coach in the Southeastern Conference and to build a program based upon a strong foundation," Croom said. "I believe the foundation has been set for those goals to be reached under the leadership of someone else, and it was my decision to resign."

Small town spared after Mississippi levee breach repaired

MississippiWashington - The complete flooding of the small US town of Winfield, Missouri, was pr