Monday, May 13 2013 12:24 PM EDT2013-05-13 16:24:04 GMT
MARION COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come. According to Marion County Sheriff Berkley Hall, the drug raid is the result of severalMore >>
A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 11:26 PM EDT2013-05-20 03:26:30 GMT
Community members and fellow classmates of Natalie Hightower are gathering tonight for a candlelight vigil in her honor. The 12-year-old Vancleave Middle School student underwent surgery this past MondayMore >>
They came, looking like a sea of orange--Natalie's favorite color, more than 200 strong.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 9:43 PM EDT2013-05-20 01:43:50 GMT
A Vancleave man was rescued around 7 Sunday evening after his kayak overturned. According to DMR Public Relations Manager Lauren Thompson said DMR received a report about the incident around 6:30 p.m.More >>
A Vancleave man was rescued around 7 Sunday evening after his kayak overturned.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 11:35 PM EDT2013-05-20 03:35:23 GMT
COLUMBUS, MS (AP) - Authorities have resumed the search for two young brothers who were passengers in an all-terrain vehicle that overturned in a Mississippi creek. Columbus Fire Chief Kenneth MooreMore >>
Authorities have recovered the body of a 6-year-old boy who apparently drowned after an all-terrain vehicle overturned in a Mississippi creek, while the search for his brother continued.
Saturday, May 18 2013 10:08 PM EDT2013-05-19 02:08:12 GMT
Officials with the Jackson County Sheriff's department say the body of Timothy Gordon, Sr. was found just after 12 p.m. Saturday on the Escatawpa River. Friday evening around 5:30, Gordon and anotherMore >>
The search in Moss Point is over. The body of 55-year-old boater Timothy Gordon has been pulled from the Escatapwa River. Now investigators are saying marijuana may have been involved in the accident.
From a dollars and cents perspective, 2012 was a relatively flat year for South Mississippi casinos. That information comes from the Mississippi Tax Commission.
Tax commissioners just released the casino industry's final revenue numbers for last year. Here's what we learned. Coast casinos grossed $1.094 billion. That was just below what the slot machines and gaming tables raked in a year ago ($1.096 billion).
Part of the 2012 drop can be blamed on Hurricane Isaac. The industry had to close its doors for a few days as the storm lashed at South Mississippi.
One new casino opened in 2012. Margaritaville made its debut on Biloxi's back bay last spring. After a sluggish start, Margaritaville replaced its original management team, hoping an infusion of new talent would jumpstart the Jimmy Buffett-themed resort.
The last time yearly revenues were this low was in 2006, when the industry was just recovering from Katrina. You have to go back to 1999 to see an uninterrupted year with revenue totals below the $1.094 billion mark.
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