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The Tunica Times • P.O. Box 308/986 Magnolia Street, Tunica, MS 38676

Arts spotlighted at upcoming Soiree

It’s been said that there’s no place better to throw a party than the Mississippi Delta. With that in mind, the Tunica Arts Council invites all to their first Southern Soiree at the Tunica Museum on Nov. 15.

“The Arts Council, over the past few years, has put on the local art show and has had some success,” TAC treasurer Byron Earnheart said. “ This year, though, we wanted to take it up a notch and incorporate art and music.  Going from there, we decided that this could be an annual fundraising initiative to help fund the many wonderful projects we’ve talked about doing or been approached to do by members of the community.


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Order Imposing Curfew

WHEREAS, the undersigned Charles M. Cariker, Mayor of the Town of Tunica, has determined that a civil emergency exists with regard to the observance of Halloween in the Town of Tunica; and

 

WHEREAS, because of such situation, it is necessary to declare a curfew on Thursday, October 31, 2014, beginning at 7:30 p.m.


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School ratings picture still murky

It’s hard to say if Mississippi schools are making the grade this year, although the Mississippi Department of Education recently released accountability information for school districts across the state.

Tunica County Schools was among 39 districts receiving a D, but a waiver issued by the state Department of Education has allowed districts to revert to their 2012-2013 rating if it was higher. Tunica County received an F rating the previous school year. The waiver was given statewide as districts implemented the Common Core Curriculum.

Results varied for schools within the district. Dundee received an A rating. Rosa Fort, Tunica Middle School and Tunica Elementary each received a D. Robinsonville Elementary was rated as an F.

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Potential for mix-ups looms

“Where do I go to vote?”

In this first general election Tuesday, November 4, since Tunica County redrew district lines and replaced several familiar polling places, Tunica County Circuit Clerk Sharon Reynolds believes she and her staff are well equipped to deal with voters seeking to answer that question.

“We’re putting new cards in the mail to every voter,” Reynolds said. “Your new card will have the precinct name and location.”


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