Board considers tourism, ambulance service
The six member commission which oversees tourism in Tunica County will be gaining a new appointee.
The Board of Supervisors approved the appointment of Fred Steele to the Tourism Commission and reappointed DeLois Hardiman. They join the Town of Tunica’s appointee Tutt Sullivan and casino representatives Scott Barber, Anthony Carlucci and Niklas Rytterstrom.
The Tourism Commission oversees operations of the Tunica Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Following that item, the board received a recommendation for ambulance service and a report by officials with Region I Mental Health Services.
Former sheriff back on county payroll
Former Sheriff Jerry Ellington will now be working on the roads he spent four years driving in a patrol car, following a decision by the Board of Supervisors on Monday, April 30.
With a 3 to 1 vote, supervisors approved the hiring of Ellington as a road laborer. Ellington was among three recommended by Road Manager Joe Eddie Hawkins.
County administrator Clifton Johnson said Ellington’s post and the other two positions were new, and the road department now has a staff of 21 individuals.
Museum recording memories
Every Tuesday morning, a group of local Tunica County residents drop by the Tunica Museum in an effort to rewrite history… literally.
This gathering, known simply as Tuesday Morning, is comprised of about a half dozen citizens whose interest is in preserving the histories from their generation for those to come.
Blast from the Past
The Boomers and their mix of hits like “Lollipop” drew a record crowd to Tunica Main Street’s first Alive After Five concert for 2012.
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