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

Arrest made in pedestrian death

A 21 year old Tunica man has been charged in the hit and run death of a pedestrian on Aug. 18.

Just before 8 p.m. on Aug. 18, local emergency personnel and law enforcement responded to a call on Prichard Road. There, they discovered a woman in the roadway. They determined that Samantha McClain (Spates), 42, of Tunica had been struck by a vehicle. The driver of the vehicle had left the scene.

An investigation led to the arrest of James Turner. He appeared in Justice Court on Aug. 22 and was charged with leaving the scene of an accident, driving with no driver’s license, no insurance and no child restraint. Turner’s bond was set at $22,000.

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Collier celebrates a century

GOLDEN ESTATES AND TUNICA FAMILY AND FRIENDS, including (from left) Leonard Vaughn and Tanya Tripp, Rocky Obad, and Margaret Brigham, celebrated early last Saturday with Johnnie Collier, who hits the golden milestone on September 2.

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County may add fees, up property tax


In advance of Thursday’s hearing on a Fiscal Year 2015 budget, county supervisors heard recommendations Monday for tax increases, new fees, and cuts in expenditures from administrator Michael Thompson.

Thompson presented a three-part plan he calls “Efficient and Sustainable Government” which he said will bring the county “back on solid footing.”

“There was a time when money was sufficient from gaming to have low property taxes, free garbage pick up, and so forth. We’re not there anymore,” Thompson said.

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County at moderate risk for earthquakes

The recent magnitude 6.0 Northern California earthquake is a reminder for residents in all the 42 USGS-identified earthquake states to prepare before an earthquake strikes the area.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), 42 states have a reasonable chance of experiencing damaging ground shaking from an earthquake, with 16 states having a relatively high likelihood.

The nonprofit Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH) offers the following 13 simple actions residents and business owners can take today to prevent injuries, property damage, and post-earthquake fires:

• Support ceiling fans and light fixtures using bracing wire secured to a screw eye embedded at least an inch into the ceiling joist.

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