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

Hometown athlete Torrey Gill looks to go pro

Per aspera ad astra, the motto for the state of Kansas, translates into the simple English phrase “to the stars through difficulty.” Long before his association with Kansas, Torrey Gill was determined to reach higher.

Gill, the son of Cynthia Gill and Torrey Norwood, proudly calls Tunica his hometown. He grew up with the love of his family, the encouragement to take his education seriously and notable talent on the football field.

Gill said he initially began playing football in the community through the Tunica County Parks and Recreation program.

“I just had a natural love for the game and I knew then what I wanted to do when I grew up,” Gill said.

Gill went on to play in middle school, learning more about both sides of the football.

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Angels of music

The Rust College A’Capella Choir presented a concert of spirituals, opera contemporary and traditional gospel songs including I’ll Meet You in the Morning at the Tunica United Methodist Church on Thursday, March 17.

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Help for a fellow officer

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Supervisors vote to fill admin posts


A series of questions about personnel by District 4 supervisor Henry Nickson at Monday’s meeting prompted a near 90-minute discussion in executive session, three times longer than the open portion of the meeting immediately prior.

Nickson noted that the county board had previously approved an order to make W.C. Eskridge the code enforcer effective March 1.

“Our current code enforcer is on the job until May 31,” Board president James Dunn responded.

“The Board order says Eskridge starts tomorrow,” Nickson reiterated.

“We have to make a decision as to the existing code enforcer,” Dunn said.

“I have a Jan. 28 Board order that a public information officer and a front desk clerk was to be advertised,” Nickson then offered. “The orders are not being followed. Why hasn’t this occurred?”

“The Board voted to post the positions, and they were posted,” Human Resources director Hylon Oliver answered.

“Have the interviews occurred?” Nickson asked.

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