Casinos hit in robberies
The Tunica County Sheriff’s Office is actively investigating two recent robberies in the casino resort area.
Deputies responded to a reported shooting at Bally’s Casino Saturday, May 31, where a black male suspect attempted to rob a cage cashier. The suspect discharged a weapon inside the casino and fled the scene without any money.
Teaching history answered Robert Hall’s questions
A search for answers led one young and curious Robert Hall down a path of discovery that ultimately resulted in a 30-year teaching career.
“I had a few pressing questions. I wanted to know why there were so many inequalities in the races,” he said. “There were no Black elected officials in Tunica County when I was growing up. There were no Blacks at the registers. Blacks could not go in the front of restaurants. The segregated South that I grew up in, it was confusing to me, but I believed that history had those answers.”
Hall said he has now well observed answers to his questions and local political encounters of historical significance. He recently announced his teaching retirement and said he plans to spend his retirement with family, travelling, and, perhaps, writing a book.
Hall taught U.S. Government and economics as well as history in Tunica County School District. He started teaching in the middle school but spent most of his years teaching at Rosa Fort High School, which is where he spent his final year, the 2013-2014 academic year, teaching.
Town drainage issues outlined
Drainage issues mentioned in the most recent Planning Commission meeting spilled over to the Board of Aldermen at their May 20 meeting.
Ward 4 Aldermen Brooks Taylor said she attended the town’s Planning Commission on Monday, May 12, as the board’s liaison and to assist a citizen with concerns. Anna Spellan told commissioners that each time it rains, water from an adjacent property runs off onto her property. Her home is located along Turner Lane.
“There have been many defining moments in our nation’s history,” said Chaplain Captain Sean McMackin, “and in almost every instance, a conflict was involved.”
Keynote speaker Captain McMackin continued, “Defining moments show us who we really are...show others who we really are...and define who we will become....
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