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

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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TCSD Superintendent set on advancing despite failing start

While many in the media and around the country are recognizing Tunica County School District’s Superintendent for his youth, Bernard Steven Chandler is focused on making sure his name and district are known for successes.

Chandler took office two years ago and has already experienced a gamut of challenges in his efforts to advance the district, he said.   Some colleagues criticize Chandler’s leadership style and attribute it to early conflicts between Chandler and the Tunica County School Board.  Chandler admits things started out rough with the board but they’ve been working together for positive results for the district in the last several months.

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Shooting claims one

In the late afternoon on March 10, the serenity of spring break in a local neighborhood was quickly interrupted by blue lights, yellow tape and emergency personnel.

The Tunica County Sheriff’s Department reports that one young man is dead and another has been questioned following a shooting on Beatline Road in the New Sudivision. Because both parties are reportedly underage, names were not released by law enforcement. The victim was a senior at Rosa Fort High School.

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