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

Schools slump in ‘13 ratings

Friday the 13th proved to be especially unlucky for the Tunica County School District, as the Mississippi Department of Education issued a failing grade to two public schools and the district as a whole last week in its 2013 accountability report.

Tunica Elementary earned an F grade for the second straight year, one of 50 in the state that are in danger of having their entire staff dismissed and replaced by the state. This drastic measure occurs when a school receives an F grade for three years in a row.

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Tim Leathers: Helping to rebuild a community

Disaster often brings out the best and the worst in people, but in one Tunica community, citizens are working hard to see the best prevail.

The record Mississippi River flood of 2011 brought widespread devastation to the entire middle United States. While Tunica and other counties in the Mississippi Delta were protected by the Yazoo/Mississippi Delta levee systems, one local  development on the river side of the levee took the brunt of the flooding.

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TA Homecoming Royalty 2013

Tunica Academy’s 2013 Homecoming Court will be presented in special ceremonies at Robby Sartin Field on Friday, Sept. 27.

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County ponders going paperless

A casual discussion near the end of the Sept. 3 Board of Supervisors meeting may cut down on the volume of paper that crosses officials’ desks.

Board president James Dunn asked county administrator Clifton Johnson to research ways to eliminate paper reports and other printed material that supervisors handle at each meeting.

“I would like to see a system put in place as soon as possible to do away with paper, “ Dunn said.

“We could have IPads and these reports could be projected,” he said, gesturing toward the screen in the courtroom.

Johnson agreed to look into Dunn’s idea.

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