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

Candidate Profile: Davis aiming for school turn around

Tunica County’s female candidate for Superintendent of the Tunica County School District, Dr. Valarie Davis, has a message for the community packed with plans to create opportunities for students to go to college or enter successful careers after high school graduation.

Davis is seeking the office of Superintendent of the Tunica County School District in order to build an “effective school system,” she explained.  Along with her goals, Davis also has set some priorities she plans to tackle in order to to prepare students for college and careers.

“My main goal is to have an effective school system that prepares our children to go to college for a real-world basis, and, if not to college, to enter a career field,” she said.

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Manhunt ends with arrest

A manhunt that started in Crenshaw ended last week in Tunica County with the arrest of James Michael Green. Green, 47, was apprehended near Highway 3 and Burns Road Tuesday morning, March 17. He is being held in Panola County on pending charges.

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Debate introduces District 3 supervisor candidates to voters race first up

The candidate debate for District 3 proceeded on Monday at the White Oak Community Center, although half of the candidates seeking the office did not participate in the event sponsored by Pastor Roman Fullilove.

At the onset of the evening, Fullilove informed the audience that all four candidates, incumbent Phillis Williams, Keith Willis, Maverick Harris, and Evada Bullock, had been given a special invitation to participate well in advance.  He further shared his disappointment that not all candidates had confirmed their attendance.

“If you’re running to help this community, you’ll make an effort to be here,” Fullilove said.

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New business opens downtown

Delta Mini Mall owner Bobby Gookin (center, with scissors), manager Audrey Glover (to Gookin’s right), vendors and special guests celebrate the grand opening of the business with a ribbon-cutting on Friday, March 20.

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