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

Town officials back off on apartment demo

At their meeting on Dec. 16, the Board of Aldermen learned that a downtown building damaged by a fire in 2011 has been cleaned out and is being secured by the property owner. The board took no formal action, opting to allow that work to continue. They will revisit the issue in early January 2015.

After Alderman Marie Nickson recused herself from the discussion, Mayor Chuck Cariker reported that the town held a public hearing on the matter. In the days following the hearing, the property began to be cleaned up. Town attorney Chuck Graves said a clause in the statute states that if the owner begins clean-up, the town has no authority to take action.

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Lowest gas prices in the state?

Alex’s full service station in Tunica was the first Mississippi gas outlet to lower prices below $2 per gallon.

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Holiday Happenings

The Tunica Academy elementary choir , led by Melody Horn, performs Christmas music at last Thursday’s Town Tree Lighting.

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Town police to get body cameras

The Board of Alderman unanimously voted to purchase body cameras for the Town Police Department after a request from Police Chief Richard Veazey.

Veazey recommended that eight cameras be purchased for $295 each. The lapel cameras will record to a memory card, Veazey explained. Mayor Chuck Cariker said these will take the place of outdated in car cameras that used VHS tapes.

Alderman Brad Beach asked if body cameras offered more protection for the officer because they show what he is seeing. Veazey said that ideally the department would have both in car and body cameras.

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