Pipe plant securing workers
In the face of a 20 percent unemployment rate, the highest in the state, there is a glimmer of hope for Tunica County workers.
Schulz Xtruded Products has begun the hiring phase for the first shift of production and maintenance workers, according to Lyn Arnold, Chamber of Commerce President and Economic Development Foundation President and CEO.
Resident: Noise is an issue
Nine Inch Nails front man Trent Reznor once said, “There’s something strangely musical about noise.” Locals may not agree, as the noise level at a local business was brought up at the April 5 meeting of the Mayor and Board of Aldermen.
A citizen, who asked not to be identified, told local officials that the noise generated at Teen Kingdom Arcade was both “annoying and embarrassing.”
Soldier’s memory rides in with Rivergate Festival
The memory of a local soldier killed in action in 2010 will live on with a special tribute this weekend
The Running of the Hogs, held annually with the Rivergate Festival in downtown Tunica, will pay tribute to the life of William Brandon Dawson. Dawson was killed in Afghanistan in September of 2010.
Around 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 16, the Patriot Guard riders will join area motorcycle enthusiasts for a ride from the Blue and White Restaurant to the amphitheatre downtown. The AFJROTC unit from Rosa Fort High School will present the colors, the same presented to Dawson’s mother by the U.S. Army. The flag will be flown, and Chamber officials say that the national anthem will be sung.
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