Adam Ganucheau, who covers issues involving state government, has been a staff reporter for The Clarion-Ledger in Jackson and The Birmingham News/AL.com. Ganucheau, a graduate of the Meek School of Journalism at the University of Mississippi, is from Hazlehurst.
Mississippi was one of five states that officially joined New Jersey’s effort to challenge a federal ban on sports betting nationwide, and the state has spent months checking off boxes to ensure sports betting could begin in within the coming days.
A group working to change the state flag, which is the last in the nation containing the Confederate battle emblem, says it received a YouTube video and warning from the Ku Klux Klan, WLOX TV reported. A man in the YouTube video posted by United Dixie White Knights says: “Y’all aren’t going to take down our flag. We gonna fight.” The video has since been taken down by YouTube. Mississippi Rising Coalition, the activist group working to remove the flag, held a press conference Wednesday in Ocean Springs to respond to the threat. “We believe you sent this to us with the intent not only to intimidate, but in the hopes that we would react publicly,” coalition president Lea Campbell said.