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

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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Suspect apprehended in Tunica

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Town revises zoning to reflect new housing options in downtown area

They say home is where the heart is. Soon, several more hearts could be at home in downtown Tunica.

Bob Barber presented a recommendation that will pave the way for two new apartments on Edwards Avenue  to town officials at the Dec. 1 meeting of the Mayor and Board of Aldermen. Barber said the Planning Commission was in favor of amending the Town of Tunica Zoning Ordinance, Section IV, which will allow residences in a commercial zone.


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