Local History: Tunica men and women alike answer duty’s call
Numerous men and women of Tunica County enlisted in the armed forces during World War II. These citizens served in every capacity, from fighter planes to nurses, to barbers, and after the war, most of them returned to Tunica to get married, have families and carry on the farms and businesses left behind.
Others gave their lives. Eight Tunica men died in the battles surrounding the D-Day invasion. Many soldiers were buried in American graves in England and Europe.
Tunican charged in stabbing
A Tunica County man is being held in relation to a stabbing at an area casino on New Year’s Day.
Aundrey Perkins, 21, has been charged with aggravated assault after an altercation at Resorts Casino in Robinsonville.
Administrator calls co. financial situation ‘critical’
The Board of Supervisors may have faced a bigger threat at Monday’s meeting than the county’s faltering finances.
Sheriff K.C. Hamp noted, in a letter he read to the Board, his concern for the structural integrity of the ceiling in the courtroom where the meeting was being held.
“I am asking the Board for a building inspector to check the HVAC (heating and air system),” Hamp wrote, “out of concern for the safety of the public.
“The ceiling could cave in and cause injuries.”
Steel going up on GreenTech site
GreenTech Automotive plant manager Trey Agner describes the evolution of GTA’s efforts to start up a new car company as “exciting.
“It’s like a seed planted first. Then it takes a while for the seed to germinate. Now...the seed is growing, and soon it will be a full tree.”
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