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Trunk or Treat

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Arts spotlighted at upcoming Soiree

It’s been said that there’s no place better to throw a party than the Mississippi Delta. With that in mind, the Tunica Arts Council invites all to their first Southern Soiree at the Tunica Museum on Nov. 15.

“The Arts Council, over the past few years, has put on the local art show and has had some success,” TAC treasurer Byron Earnheart said. “ This year, though, we wanted to take it up a notch and incorporate art and music.  Going from there, we decided that this could be an annual fundraising initiative to help fund the many wonderful projects we’ve talked about doing or been approached to do by members of the community.

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Order Imposing Curfew

WHEREAS, the undersigned Charles M. Cariker, Mayor of the Town of Tunica, has determined that a civil emergency exists with regard to the observance of Halloween in the Town of Tunica; and


WHEREAS, because of such situation, it is necessary to declare a curfew on Thursday, October 31, 2014, beginning at 7:30 p.m.

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MSU Extension Service celebrating anniversary

Tunica County

Board of Supervisors

Memorializing a

Centennial Celebration

Mississippi State University Extension Service

Celebrating the

100th anniversary of

the signing of the

Smith-Lever Act

Whereas May 8, 2014, marks the centennial of the signing of the Smith-Lever Act (Act of May 8, 1914, Ch. 79, 38 Stat.372, & U.S.C. 341 et seq.), which established Cooperative Extension, the nationwide transformational education system operating through land-grant universities in partnership with federal, state, and local governments.

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School ratings picture still murky

It’s hard to say if Mississippi schools are making the grade this year, although the Mississippi Department of Education recently released accountability information for school districts across the state.

Tunica County Schools was among 39 districts receiving a D, but a waiver issued by the state Department of Education has allowed districts to revert to their 2012-2013 rating if it was higher. Tunica County received an F rating the previous school year. The waiver was given statewide as districts implemented the Common Core Curriculum.

Results varied for schools within the district. Dundee received an A rating. Rosa Fort, Tunica Middle School and Tunica Elementary each received a D. Robinsonville Elementary was rated as an F.

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