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

FEMA: residents recovering

It’s not back to normal, but progress is being made at the Tunica Cutoff, according to FEMA representative Janet Strickland.
Strickland updated the Board of Supervisors on Nov. 7 and said the process of long term assistance and recovery was underway. A group has been formed to take care of unmet needs in nine counties, she said.
“They are in the process of putting together all resources for individuals,” Strickland said.
Mark Hudson is representing Tunica County on the all-volunteer board of directors for the newly named North Mississippi Recovery Group.

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Peterson rolls the dice on Tunica

Bill Peterson, previous owner of the Delta Kream in Tunica, brings over 10 years of restaurant management experience to his new eating place, Bill’s Burger & Beer Bar.
Born in Scotland, Peterson holds dual citizenship and has lived all over the world before settling in the United States at age 11. He has lived in Mississippi since he was 13 and Tunica County for over 10 years.

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2011 general election totals

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Election results delayed

The clear winners of a few races in Tunica County’s general election were not apparent Tuesday night, as Election Commissioners remained at the courthouse hand counting absentee ballots until well after midnight.
At presstime on Wednesday, unofficial totals were still being held, pending input from the Attorney General’s office. The commission did release numbers that did not include any absentee or affidavit ballot counts. How many ballots will be counted is also unknown.
In the contested races, Beat 2 Supervisor,  incumbent Cedric Burnett, leads challenger Mark Hudson 378 to 226.  In the race for District 3’s supervisor seat, Phillis V. Williams was ahead of incumbent Paul Battle 436 to 279. Henry ‘Lil Sonny’ Nickson Jr. led incumbent Bobby E. Williams 230 to 180 in the race for District 4. Rev. McKinley Daley was ahead of  Rico Harris 320 to 310. Constable Southern District Incumbent Lil Joe Anderson posted 1037 to Tyler Brown’s 271.

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