Monday, January 22, 2018
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The Tunica Times • P.O. Box 308/986 Magnolia Street, Tunica, MS 38676

Administrator calls co. financial situation ‘critical’

The Board of Supervisors may have faced a bigger threat at Monday’s meeting than the county’s faltering finances.

Sheriff K.C. Hamp noted, in a letter he read to the Board, his concern for the structural integrity of the ceiling in the courtroom where the meeting was being held.

“I am asking the Board for a building inspector to check the HVAC (heating and air system),” Hamp wrote, “out of concern for the safety of the public.

“The ceiling could cave in and cause injuries.”

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Steel going up on GreenTech site

GreenTech Automotive plant manager Trey Agner describes the evolution of GTA’s efforts to start up a new car company as “exciting.

“It’s like a seed planted first. Then it takes a while for the seed to germinate. Now...the seed is growing, and soon it will be a full tree.”

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Furniture show is new local event

TUNICA – The first Tunica Furniture Market is taking place at venues across Tunica this week.  Approximately 60,000 square feet of space will be utilized to display furniture available for purchase by retailers across the U.S.

More than 40 exhibitors are at the show, including Serta Mattresses, Steve Silver Company, Vaughan-Bassett Furniture Company, Powell Company, Prime Designs Upholstery and Fusion Furnitures, Inc. The variety of attending companies allows for a wide range of purchasing prices, from economy to higher end.

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Local History: Part 2: Tunicans in World War II

During World War II, many black citizens from Tunica served in the armed forces, including G.W. Henderson, Sr.

“There weren’t many blacks in the Army then, and that made our race stand out.

“We were proud to be Americans. I was proud of my service, and I loved that Marine uniform.”

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