Thursday, February 11, 2016
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The Tunica Times • P.O. Box 308/986 Magnolia Street, Tunica, MS 38676

Boil Water Alert Issued

The Mississippi State Department of Health has received a boil water alert from KWP Utility Company [0720026] in Robinsonville, Miss.
The company has notified 733 customers who receive their drinking water from their water supply located in Tunica County. Water system officials notified the Mississippi State Department of Health of a problem with the chlorinator.

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S.O. seeks info

Investigators are seeking the community’s help in solving a theft at a local business.
On Dec. 18, a service truck was reported stolen from Parker Tractor and Implement Company along U.S. 61 North.

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Gentry leaves on high note

The Tunica County Board of Education and district administrators honored retiring Superintendent of Education Jerry Gentry, Sr. last Wednesday, December 14, at the last meeting of his tenure.
School board members recognized Mr. Gentry with a resolution to spread on the minutes and a plaque presented in the meeting’s final moments.
Prior to the presentation, various retired and active administrators who have served with Mr. Gentry during his 46 years in Tunica County schools came to the podium to offer comments.

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Family seeks relief from water

Since 2000, landowner Robert Whalen has seen the rise and fall of water along Verner Road.
On Dec. 15, Whalen told the Board of Supervisors that he no longer wants to live in a flood zone.
“It is a flood area,” Whalen said. “The water is steady coming and you’ve got to do something about it.”
Whalen, along with his family, produced a book of photos and newspaper clippings detailing the high water struggles.
“I have pictures from when it rained last Monday and it got up to the kitchen door,” Whalen said. “Nobody is accountable. I am just trying to take care of business.”

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