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

Supervisor files request for records


District 2 supervisor Cedric Burnett, frustrated that the county board has not received financial updates in more than nine months, filed a Freedom of Information request for public records on September 17 to Circuit Clerk Sharon Reynolds, whose staff hand delivered it to Chancery Clerk Rechelle Siggers’ office and to the county administrator.

“As you know, I am the elected supervisor for Supervisors’ District 2 in Tunica County, Mississippi,” Burnett wrote. “I have repeatedly requested certain documents at the meetings which will give information upon which to base decisions and votes.

“These are documents which I understand are required by law to be maintained and provided monthly. To date, I have not received any of the information.

“Given this, I am making a formal request for public records.”

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Full service station debuts downtown

Just before the cool weather heads to town, one local opened a new service station, where patrons can stay warm and cozy inside their vehicles while gassing up.

“We pump everybody’s gas,” said Alex Obad, owner of the recently-opened Alex’s Full Service Station, located at 1364 Edwards Ave.

The new business not only sells gas; customers can pick up snacks, sandwiches, drinks, and tobacco products, Obad said.

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TA announces Homecoming Royalty 2014

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Family legacy set course for 26-year law enforcement career


Johnny Cox got his start in law enforcement in his hometown of Tunica nearly 30 years ago, but he didn’t stay “small town” for long.

And September 7, Cox was honored by the Southaven Police Department for over 26 years of dedicated service. His tenure at SPD has taken him halfway ‘round the world in his capacity as a sniper and a trainer of snipers. Along the way, Cox also has been a member of the SWAT team, patrol division, narcotics, special investigations and traffic divisions for SPD.

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