Wednesday, October 07, 2015
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The Tunica Times • P.O. Box 308/986 Magnolia Street, Tunica, MS 38676

Veterans proud to serve the community

Some of our most heroic locals are celebrating a year of continued community service through the work of William Brandon Dawson American Legion Post 34.

Post 34 is a local nonprofit veteran organization with nearly 30 members working together to serve Tunica County through various community-based initiatives and events.  Members from all branches of the armed forces are included.

“It gives us collaboration,” said Valarie Davis, who served nine years as a Military Police in the U.S. Army.

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Judge rules for Jones

One of two candidates with the same first name won the right to be listed on August’s primary ballot.

Special judge Henry L. Lackey ruled May 19 that supervisor candidate Craig Jones had proven his residency in District 5, overturning a March decision by the Democratic Executive Committee.

“Jones has proven by credible evidence and testimony that his residence and domicile is in District 5, and he is qualified to run,” Judge Lackey wrote in this order.

According to court documents, Jones produced a copy of his mortgage, a water bill, a Tunica County voter registration card from 1996, tax receipts and a driver’s license with Jones’s current address.

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Tunica remembers

Veterans salute as “Taps” plays at the Town of Tunica’s annual Memorial Day program Monday. Mayor Chuck Cariker (below left) offered opening remarks, followed by “The National Anthem” by Rechelle Siggers, the Pledge of Allegiance led by Jewelie Brown, and Scripture and prayer by Danny Smith.

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Casino trial is June 4


Over seven months after appealing Tunica County’s 2014-2015 budget process and tax increase, Hollywood Casino will get its day in court.

Judge Charles Webster will hear arguments in the case next Thursday, June 4, at 11 a.m. in Clarksdale.

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