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

Supervisors take steps on blues project


County supervisors made a number of “housecleaning” decisions at their payroll meeting on Feb. 15, including filling the vacant position of commissioner on the North Tunica Fire Protection District board.
The board approved the appointment of William Calder to the post. Calder, a security supervisor at a casino resort, lives in the district, administrator Clifton Johnson said.
Supervisors also approved appropriations of $51,253.33 to the airport and $98,000 to Tunica County Public Projects, Inc.

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Robinsonville Community Center gets green light


The “when” is still uncertain, but the “where” and “how” on a community center in Robinsonville were finally decided at the Board of Supervisors meeting on Feb. 7.
On the heels of a motion to approve a $300,000 allottment for a fire station at Dundee, District 1 Supervisor James Dunn called for the approval of the  Robinsonville community center. Dunn said the item had been budgeted for and he would like to see bids solicited for the project.
Board president Billy Pegram asked Dunn to wait until the board got farther down in the agenda. An item, listed as number 27, called for consideration on a voting precinct at Robinsonville. Dunn said as far as he was concerned, his issue should come first.

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Dig at Beaver Dam may reveal ancient secrets

For several years, John Conaway, field archaeologist for the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, has been trying to resolve some unanswered questions about the Indians that lived near Beaver Dam.
Remote sensing was used to take electronic computer images of the area around two years ago. The images revealed features under the top layer of soil that appear to be houses, pits, and a large circle about twenty meters in diameter.

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