Tagert wins runoff for commission post
Mike Tagert of Starkville is the new Northern District Transportation Commissioner, after winning the Feb. 1 run-off over John Caldwell of Nesbit.
Tagert, a Republican, is currently president of the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway Development Council.
R’ville incorporation move takes next step
A group of 30-40 people who attended a Jan. 15 meeting in Robinsonville voted to pursue incorporation of a large portion of North Tunica County, according to one attendee.
Lesa Lesure said that the proposed incorporators have directed their attorney to draw up a petition to put before voters. This petition must garner signatures from two-thirds of the registered voters in the designated district.
Tunica set framework for Weeden
Although miles and time now separate him from it, for Kenneth Weeden, Tunica will always be home.
Weeden was born in Tunica at Dr. Noble’s Clinic in November 1952, on the day before Eisenhower was elected. His parents were Rogers S. Weeden and Nellie Williams Bland Weeden.
They lived in the North Subdivision, which had recently been built to provide a place to live for blacks that didn’t work on a plantation. In fact, Weeden’s grandfather, who was a carpenter from a long line of highly skilled craftsmen, built several houses in the Old Sub, some of which still stand today.
Fallen soldier’s story illuminates greater mission
There is an old saying. The only two places you can have peace in your life is in your own home or in your grave. I have found that statement to be true.
Last year, the news of yet another casualty of war was reported in our area. Some were saddened and hurt because he was a young man, others because of who he was. But how is it that someone who has left this life on earth can still bring peace to the living?
Growing up, I never imagined losing my older brother. From the time we spent chasing puppies and arguing over which name to give them, to trying to cross frozen ditches in the winter time, he was my inspiration.
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