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Supervisors breeze through agendas

Supervisors met briefly this week to approve payroll and claims and convened last Monday for a special meeting to set the county’s Thanksgiving holiday schedule.

On Nov. 23, the Board came out of an hour long executive session to announce that supervisors had authorized a counter proposal in “some litigation,” according to Board attorney Melvin Miller. The Board then recessed until November 30.

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God Make Us One!

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Officials take oaths of office on December 29

Newly-elected Tunica County officials will be sworn in at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, December 29, on the second floor of the courthouse. Circuit Judge Kenneth Thomas will perform the swearing in ceremony. The public is invited to attend, according to Chancery Clerk Rechelle Siggers, who is coordinating plans for the event.

At least two officials will take the oath of office for the first time: Michael Johnson. Jr., elected as supervisor from District 2; and Wes Ryals, newly-elected justice court judge for the Southern District.

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Building relationships has been Winters’s life

Neddie Winters understands the power of conversations and their ability to change hearts and minds. The 1968 graduate of Rosa Fort High School and current president of Mission Mississippi has held and facilitated many discussions on race between African Americans and Caucasians throughout the state of Mississippi in an effort to foster racial reconciliation statewide.

“People are finding out that they’ve got more in common than they have not in common,” Winters said.  “We spend a lot of time helping people build relationships.”

Mission Mississippi is a nonprofit organization set up to encourage and demonstrate grace in the Body of Christ across racial lines, so that communities throughout Mississippi can see practical evidence of the Gospel message.  Winters has been affiliated with the organization since its start 22 years ago and has served as president since 2009.

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