River casino revenue drop drags down Mississippi gaming totals

May 22, 2014 in Business

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — While casinos along Mississippi’s Gulf Coast continue to tread water, those along the Mississippi River continue to post steep revenue declines. Mississippi Department of Revenue figures […]

Declining revenue batters many Mississippi casinos

October 24, 2013 in News, Statewide News, Top Stories

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Month after month, Mississippi’s casinos are winning less from gamblers.

Some months, such as August, see a blip, and revenue rises a little. But those are exceptions. After hitting nearly $2.9 billion in 2007, revenue fell 22 percent to $2.25 billion in 2012. And the take is on track to dip another $100 million in 2013, state figures show…

Life sentence handed down in freezer-murder case

December 10, 2012 in News, Statewide News

A Jayess man has been convicted of murder in the 2010 death of his live-in girlfriend who was found shot and stuffed in a freezer at the couple’s home.

Robert Wayne Silvia was charged in the death of 52-year-old Darlene Berthelot.
Silvia was convicted in Walthall County. He was found guilty by a jury and sentenced to life in prison.