Census figures collected in 2010 indicate that the town of Tunica’s population has decreased by 100 people, according to Mayor Chuck Cariker.
Cariker revealed the figures to the Board of Aldermen on March 1, saying that redistricting of the town’s wards will now be necessary. The board authorized the mayor to approach Chris Watson of Bridge and Watson, who is also handling a redistricting effort for Tunica County. The board must complete redistricting before the next election in two years.
Beat Two Supervisor files trespassing charges
A dispute between a local couple and a county supervisor escalated last week, leading to the involvement of the Tunica County Sheriff’s Department.
Chief Deputy Randy Stewart said deputies arrested citizen Robert B. Tuchel on Thursday, Feb. 24 after receiving a trespassing complaint by Beat 2 Supervisor Cedric Burnett. According to Stewart, Burnett signed an affadavit reporting that Tuchel had been observed taking pictures at his home at 1370 Beatline Road on Tuesday, Feb. 22. A warrant for Tuchel’s arrest was issued and signed by Justice Court Judge Rodney Hibbler.
Ballot swells for county election
In the aftermath of a March 1 deadline, 49 individuals have qualified to run for various county offices in 2011.
Three have qualified as candidates for sheriff: incumbent K.C. Hamp, Arthur “Hot Shot” Ankston and Byron Vaughan Sr. Rechelle Siggers and incumbent Wealthia “Susie” White are candidates for Chancery Clerk. Sharon Granberry Reynolds, the incumbent, and Lawyer Porter Jr. have qualified to run for Circuit Clerk. The Tax Assessor’s Race includes Leigh Graves, Robert E. Hall, Norma J. Anderson, Tammie Turner and Angie Floyd. Four candidates are seeking the office of coroner. They are: Scott Peebles, incumbent Glenn D. Grant, Christopher Thomas and Casey Johnson.
Southern Gardening: Plant Senetti pericallis for cool-weather bloom
This winter’s irregular temperatures have been tough on landscape plants all across Mississippi and have given even positive gardeners a case of the winter blues. One sure-fire sign that spring is around the corner is the Gulf Coast Garden and Patio Show February 25, 26 and 27 at the Coast Coliseum in Biloxi.
Pericallis Senetti, such as this one in almost iridescent magenta, are gorgeous, flowering plants that love early spring’s cool temperatures.
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