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

S.O. sting nets eight arrests

Undercover officers with the Tunica County Sheriff’s Department arrested eight women during a weekend prostitution sting operation conducted at several area casinos.
According to a sheriff’s department media release issued Tuesday, all eight women were arrested in association with the department’s  undercover prostitution operation, dubbed “Operation Go Get Her.”
The operation was conducted on Friday and Saturday nights by the department’s Criminal Investigation Division and Special Operations Division.

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Cut-off residents urged to work with county

After July 14th, activity without an orange tag at the Cut-Off could mean jail time.
According to County Planning Director Pepper Bradford, 41 homes at the Cut-Off have been given the green light to start repairs. Orange tags will be placed on the homes dubbed “nonsubstantially damaged” that have been given permission to rebuild; anyone seen rebuilding without an orange tag will be subject to fees and jail time.
Three of the properties that have been cleared to rebuild are in Charlie’s Camp, while the rest are in Nel-Win.
Some electrical permits have been given out, although only temporary poles are allowed until the owner gets the go-ahead from authorities.
Water utilities are on for everyone if requested.

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Flowers chosen to lead Delta Council as 76th president

As Bowen Flowers begins his term as Delta Council’s 76th president, the Coahoma County farmer is facing one of the biggest disasters to hit the Delta in recent history.
April’s floodwaters flooded homes and businesses and left a path of destruction that will last long after the swollen rivers recede.
Instead of being formally introduced to the public during the 76th Annual Delta Council meeting at Delta State University in May, Flowers and scheduled keynote speaker Jim Barksdale gave their stage time to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Mississippi Emergency Management Agency to brief the public about the unprecedented high water facing the Mississippi Delta.

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Carjacking suspect arrested

A Memphis man turned himself in to authorities Friday evening after he allegedly car-jacked a vehicle at a Tunica casino and evaded capture following a chase across the state line just hours earlier.
Tunica County Sheriff’s Department Capt. Cedric Davis said the suspect, identified as Yardley Lyons of Memphis, allegedly car-jacked an elderly couple’s vehicle in the parking lot of Bally’s Casino in the Resorts area of Tunica County and drove off with one of the victims in the vehicle. He said the victim was later released, unharmed, at the Tunica National Golf Course.

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