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

Student arrested in shooting death of another student

A 17 year old has been arrested in the March 10 shooting that claimed the life of another young local. Cortez Bass of Tunica was formally charged with cyberstalking and murder of Donterrius Jackson, also 17, in Justice Court on March 13. His bond was set at $1 million. As of presstime, Bass was still listed among inmates at the Tunica County Jail.

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Proposed voting plan alters district lines, precinct sites


Big changes in voting are ahead in 2014 and beyond, if supervisors ultimately approve Redistricting Plan 7c.

Boundary lines as proposed for supervisors’ districts are altered substantially from prior plans, and locations of several voting precincts will change, with one traditional site in the town of Tunica moved and one eliminated altogether.

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Mahan family enjoying quiet life in rural TN

While the Mahans still enjoy country living today, they do so hours away from Tunica, where a convenience and gas store near the corner of White Oak Road and Highway 4 continues to bear the family’s name.  The family spent many years in Tunica as farmers and the owners of Mahan Grocery before selling the store 13 years ago.

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Two charter school applications vie for Tunica

Though 31 organizations submitted letters of intent to bring charters schools to various areas in Mississippi, only 12 actually turned in applications for review to the Mississippi Charter School Authorizer Board (MCSAB ).  Deadline for applications was March 14th.

“Two were for Tunica County,” MCSAB Chairman Tommie Cardin said.  “One was for Emerge Community STEAM Charter School, the other for Dubois STEM & Arts Prep Academy of Tunica.  Both of those proposed to start the 2015 school year.”

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