Employee insurance raises questions
A crowd of county employees spilled into the hallway outside the Board of Supervisors meeting room, where officials again took up health insurance matters during their June 15 meeting.
A motion by District 2 Supervisor Cedric Burnett to solicit requests for proposals for health insurance died for lack of a second.
Prior to that motion, Board president James Dunn introduced the topic, saying it was his recommendation to remain with the current plan under Cigna. Burnett agreed.
District 5 Supervisor McKinley Daley said he would like to see the county change to the plan proposed by Nick Floyd and Associates.
“I just don’t think you understand everything,” Burnett said.
Dunn asked Board attorney Andy Dulaney to address the issue.
Preparing for the Worst
Accident claims local
A Tunica County teenager was killed late Friday night after she was struck by a car while crossing US 61 near the Tunica-DeSoto County line.
According to official reports, the victim, identified as Annie Lipsey, 18, of Tunica, was pronounced dead at the scene following the incident.
Conference digs up interesting topics
A small group of archaeologists and artifact collectors from the surrounding area converged in Tunica recently as the Mid-South Archaeological Society hosted its annual conference at the Tunica Museum.
The half-day conference, which took place on Saturday, June 2, attracted approximately 25 archaeologists from Mississippi, Tennessee and Arkansas, according to Sam Brookes, a retired archaeologist with the Mississippi Department of Archives and History and the host of this year’s event.
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