The Jackson Daily News reported on June 23 that the Governor sent 150 guardsmen into the Gold Coast of Rankin County armed with axes and guns to destroy illegal booze and gambling machines. The newspaper reported that "the finest of whiskies stood in puddles on the ground" after the raid. The daylight raid caught the nightclubs by surprise as they had no time to hide their illegal wares. The troops destroyed over $100,000 in merchandise.*
The Gold Coast of Rankin County was a playground of booze, music, gambling, and at times fine dining for forty years until Mississippi became a wet state in 1966. The area commonly known as the Gold Coast was where Casey Lane and Fanin Road traversed by the Pearl River. Go downtown in Jackson, cross over the river at the Woodrow Wilson bridge (by WLBT) and presto, a visitor would see numerous juke joints, gambling dens, nice restaurants, and hotels- all serving illegal whiskey. It was people wish Farish Street could be but there were no government grants, loans, or TIF bonds to sell- just the profit motive of selling what everyone wanted.
The forces of good were of course distressed by the thought of people carousin' and doing other nefarious things so they would make a bunch of noise, stomp their feet, sermonize on Sundays, and tell their Sheriffs and Governors to shut down the Gold Coast but oddly enough, no one could even seem to put the Gold Coast permanently out of business. What killed the Gold Coast was..... legalization. Once alcohol became legal by the drink and bottle, the profit motive disappeared and the Gold Coast was no more. Here are is one story from the 1939 edition of the Jackson Daily News announcing a raid on the Gold Coast.
*$100,000 in 1939 would be worth $1.677 million in 2015.