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

Accident claims Tate County teen

An early morning accident Monday, July 28, on Prichard Road in Tunica County claimed the life of 18 year old Steven Cross Pegram of Arkabutla, Miss.

Cross, the son of Steve and Cheryl Pegram, was just days away from starting his college career at Mississippi State University. He had graduated from  Tunica Academy in May and was on his way to work Monday on a Tunica County farm, when his truck left the roadway, plunged into a deep bayou and struck a tree.

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Year to remember for NAPA’s Geri Lamm


For Geri Lamm, longtime manager of NAPA’s Tunica store, 2014 is proving to be a banner year  – literally.

Prominent above the busy counter at 2251 Highway 61 North is a recent addition, one that causes Lamm to beam with pride. The banner touts the 2014 Dizzy Dean World Champions, the Batesville Little Slammers 10 and under fastpitch softball team that Lamm coached to the ultimate victory this year.

Nearby are a pair of giant trophies: one from the World series in Southaven July 16-20 and the second from the State Tournament July 3-5 in Batesville.

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Administrator found guilty on DWLS charge


Special judge Joe Brown of Quitman County found Tunica County Administrator Michael L. Thompson guilty of driving with a suspended license Friday in Tunica County Justice Court.  Thompson’s attorney, Scott Colom of Columbus, said he has already filed a notice of appeal.

Tunica County Justice Court Clerk Jennifer Williams said Monday that any appeal would go to Circuit Court and that she was not aware if an appeal had been filed.

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‘Low speed vehicles,’ not golf carts ordinance

A proposed ordinance to regulate low speed vehicles on town streets is headed to a July 31 public hearing.

Alderman considered revisions to and asked questions about a draft ordinance that was presented to the town board on July 1.

Mayor Chuck Cariker opened the agenda item by saying that he was “tasked to draft an ordinance.

“I think it would be a good thing for the community, but it’s not my ordinance,” Cariker said. “I support it, but I will do whatever the wishes of the board are.”

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