Saturday, March 17, 2018
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The Tunica Times • P.O. Box 308/986 Magnolia Street, Tunica, MS 38676

Tunica retiree reshapes tiny house for traveling goals

The first line of a popular rock anthem perfectly described what lies on the horizon for one Tunica County resident. “Get your motor running. Head out on the highway. Lookin’ for adventure and whatever comes our way” may even be playing on her radio as she pulls out of the driveway.

Charla Lofton doesn’t have a specific date of departure in mind, but estimates it will be soon when she takes the tiny house she’s been working on “every day for nine weeks straight” out to travel the country. Her first stop will be Chattanooga, Tenn., where she grew up.

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Local History: The Paving of Highway 61

This week continues a series of history stories by the late Ashley Harris. This story first appeared in the December 29, 1994 issue.

“TO PAVE NO. 61 HIGHWAY” was the lead headline on the December 14, 1933 edition of the Tunica Times.

“It is understood,” said a lower-case headline,”that upon approval by Government Engineer that Highway will go through Town of Tunica.”

Highway 61 and 51 were to get 46 miles of paving under the National Recovery Highway Projects program.

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Worsening finances spark co. spending, hiring freeze

Tunica County is on track to come up $3.5 million short in its general fund by the end of this fiscal year on Sept. 30.

County administrator Adrian McKay reported to supervisors Monday that gaming revenues for the first four months of FY17 have fallen 11.4 percent below projections, or $900,000. He recommended an immediate hiring and spending freeze and a freeze on salary increases, “to start.”

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