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

California trip is one more step in Acey’s recovery

In early October, when Madysen Acey stood on the beach looking out at the Pacific Ocean, what lay behind her was an inspiring story of tragedy, strength, perseverance and ultimately, hope.

Madysen was a happy, outgoing 10 year old when her life changed on April 25, 2010. She was climbing on a piece of farm equipment at a friend’s house when she lost her balance and reached out for something to break her fall. She grabbed a low lying power line that sent electricity surging through her body. The accident left burns on her hands, arms and hip and sent her to Lebonheur Children’s Hospital for emergency surgery.

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Academy Dr. sidewalk shelved ‘til spring

Cyclists and skateboarders will now be asked to stick to the streets of downtown Tunica following action by the Board of Aldermen on Tuesday, Oct. 15.

Mayor Chuck Cariker reported that a local merchant had expressed concerns over riders on the sidewalks, especially during business hours. Ward 3 alderman Eloise Carson said she thought the board had drafted an ordinance about that years ago.

Cariker said an ordinance was in place, but asked for board discussion on enforcement. The ordinance states that bikes “must be ridden single file on a road. If there is a bike lane, it can be no more than two abreast.”

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SO makes arrest in string of recent thefts

A Prentiss, Miss. man is in custody in connection with a string of burglaries and larcenies in Tunica County.

In a press release issued on Oct. 9, Sheriff K.C. Hamp announced the arrest of Albert Ross, 46, as part of “Operation Sticky Fingers.”

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County recreation centers to host job Access Points

JACKSON, Miss. — The Mississippi Department of Employment Security (MDES) and the Tunica County Board of Supervisors, announced today a partnership that will increase access to job search services provided by MDES.  The partnership provides three e-WIN Access Points to Tunica County.

MDES launched e-WIN Access Points as a way to provide agency services in areas where no WIN Job Center is located.

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