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

Student diagnosed with meningitis

A seven year old student at Tunica Elementary School is being treated at Lebonheur hospital in Memphis for bacterial meningitis.

School officials have taken steps to disinfect “all topical surfaces and common areas,” according to a social media post by Tunica County Superintendent Steve Chandler late Tuesday.

“We are working in close collaboration with the MS Department of Health, who will provide treatment for any student or staff member who has been in close contact or shows symptoms.

“These students and staff members will be treated tomorrow, April 22, at Tunica Elementary School,” Chandler said.


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AG weighs in on gaming tax issue

Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood has intervened in Tunica County, Mississippi v. Town of Tunica, et al, now pending in Circuit Court here.

A March 31 letter from the Attorney General’s office asked Circuit Clerk Sharon Reynolds to file the Motion to Intervene, which reads:

Comes now Jim Hood, Attorney General of the State o Mississippi, ex rel. the State of Mississippi, pursuant to Miss. R. Civ P. 24(d) and Miss. Code Ann. Section 7-5-1, and moved this Court for permission to intervene in the above styled and numbered cause, and in support thereof would show the Court the following, to wit:


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Candidate Profile: ‘Customer service’ anchors Dace campaign

Former math teacher, coach, bus driver, and administrator in Tunica County School Districts, Derrick “Coach” Dace is now seeking to use his experience and skills to lead the county’s sole public school system in a positive direction filled with positive experiences as Superintendent.

His priorities all hinge upon offering excellent customer service to improve partnerships, academic achievement, and accountability and transparency throughout the district, he shared.

“I’m a big believer in customer service.  Our customers are going to be our students, our parents, and our community,” he said.

Dace shared that he plans to focus on the “PIE” to improve partnerships.  He explained that “PIE” stands for “Parents, Industry, and Educators.”  Getting each person in these groups to work together is his goal, he added.


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Rivergate Festival: Blues, BBQ & Brews

Break out your rain gear and get ready for the 2015 Rivergate Festival this weekend. From crawfish to crafts and Blues to BBQ, downtown is the place to be.

Now in its 23rd year, the two day festival coordinated by the Tunica County Chamber of Commerce is a mix of traditional favorites and new events.

Crawfish Alley opened Thursday at 6 p.m. in the lot just east of the Rivergate stage and runs through Saturday, April 18 – or until the mudbugs run out. Wristbands are $60 and are good for three plates of crawfish, corn and potatoes and all the soft drinks and water you want. Single platters are $20.


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