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

Town backs extra sales tax legislation


A popular song describes riding around with the windows down and the radio turned up, but town officials discussed the other side of that coin – the nuisance of noise – during their Jan. 7 meeting.

Alderman Brad Beach asked Police Chief Richard Veazey for an estimate on the number of citations written for noise ordinance violations. Veazey said it was difficult to catch violators in the act because when a police car shows up, the offender turns the music down.

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Local History: Tunica men and women alike answer duty’s call

Numerous men and women of Tunica County enlisted in the armed forces during World War II. These citizens served in every capacity, from fighter planes to nurses, to barbers, and after the war, most of them returned to Tunica to get married, have families and carry on the farms and businesses left behind.

Others gave their lives. Eight Tunica men died in the battles surrounding the D-Day invasion. Many soldiers were buried in American graves in England and Europe.

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Tunican charged in stabbing

A Tunica County man is being held in relation to a stabbing at an area casino on New Year’s Day.

Aundrey Perkins, 21, has been charged with aggravated assault after an altercation at Resorts Casino in Robinsonville.

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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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