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

Citizen: something’s in the water?

A citizen asked for a more thorough look at the fluoride content of the town’s water at the Dec. 7 meeting of the Mayor and Board of Aldermen.
Rob Sartori presented aldermen with a detailed report on the cons of fluoridation. He asked that the board consider several questions and provide him with the answers within 30 days. He also requested the board notify customers via their water bills of the use of fluoride.
The board took the matter under advisement.
According to the materials Sartori provided, fluoride poses health risks for infants. Babies, who are exposed to fluoridated water mixed with infant formula,  may be at risk for thyroid problems, disruptions to the production of endocrine, and bone cancer, among other issues. Materials also report that fluoridation has been linked to health problems in adults such as kidney disease and types of cancer.

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Murphree hearing postponed

A Tunica mother’s second appearance in court has been rescheduled for Jan. 11, 2011, according to the District Attorney’s office in Memphis.
Angela Murphree was scheduled to appear in general sessions court on Tuesday, Dec. 14 for a mental evaluation hearing. Jennifer Donaldson of the DA’s office said that the hearing will determine whether Murphree is competent to stand trial. Once the judge issues a finding, the next step is a preliminary hearing.

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Equipment moving in

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Soho Bistro dazzles diners

Owners Roy Douglass and Anthony Holland and chef Julius Johnson of Memphis, TN have recently opened a new restaurant on Hwy. 61 North in Tunica, the Soho Bistro.  
In the restaurant business for over eighteen years, Johnson says he wanted to locate a restaurant in Tunica because the people deserved a place where they could enjoy a good meal at a fair price.
Johnson says he learned to cook while he was growing up and from chefs taking him under their wing and mentoring him.  He mentions with pride that everything is prepared fresh, by him, right when it is ordered, and that nothing is pre-prepared.

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