Board hires financial consultant
The county Board meeting on January 15 opened with five appointments on topics ranging from youth intervention to the way the coroner surrenders bodies to local funeral homes.
Housing director Mardis Jones first presented information he had gathered on the cost of building a three bedroom, two bath house for a local family. That family was approved for a $25,000 housing rehab grant, Jones had said at a prior meeting, but the grant is not sufficient to cover the extensive repairs needed for the home. Supervisors have also considering purchasing a mobile or modular home for the family instead of building.
Local History: Building the world’s greatest military machine
During World War II, The Tunica Times was filled with stories of brave deeds of servicemen overseas and of support at home.
H.C. Webb set out to raise $10,000 for war related agencies, while PFC Robert G. Hubbard of Maud was killed in action, and PFC Richard Watson was in a hospital “somewhere in France.” Mary Rita Dulaney enlisted in the Waves, while Justus Lake “recuperated from wartime injuries.”
Church begins to rebuild after storm
Help is on the way for a Tunica County church that was literally blown apart in tornadic winds the weekend after Christmas.
Pastor Robert Lenair of New Stranger’s Rest Baptist Church said this week that most of the demolition of the church’s sanctuary is complete, with a bit more left to do.
“The sanctuary was totally destroyed, and there was 65 percent damage to the Fellowship Hall,” he explained.
Town backs extra sales tax legislation
A popular song describes riding around with the windows down and the radio turned up, but town officials discussed the other side of that coin – the nuisance of noise – during their Jan. 7 meeting.
Alderman Brad Beach asked Police Chief Richard Veazey for an estimate on the number of citations written for noise ordinance violations. Veazey said it was difficult to catch violators in the act because when a police car shows up, the offender turns the music down.
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