Judge rules for Jones
One of two candidates with the same first name won the right to be listed on August’s primary ballot.
Special judge Henry L. Lackey ruled May 19 that supervisor candidate Craig Jones had proven his residency in District 5, overturning a March decision by the Democratic Executive Committee.
“Jones has proven by credible evidence and testimony that his residence and domicile is in District 5, and he is qualified to run,” Judge Lackey wrote in this order.
According to court documents, Jones produced a copy of his mortgage, a water bill, a Tunica County voter registration card from 1996, tax receipts and a driver’s license with Jones’s current address.
Veterans salute as “Taps” plays at the Town of Tunica’s annual Memorial Day program Monday. Mayor Chuck Cariker (below left) offered opening remarks, followed by “The National Anthem” by Rechelle Siggers, the Pledge of Allegiance led by Jewelie Brown, and Scripture and prayer by Danny Smith.
Casino trial is June 4
Over seven months after appealing Tunica County’s 2014-2015 budget process and tax increase, Hollywood Casino will get its day in court.
Judge Charles Webster will hear arguments in the case next Thursday, June 4, at 11 a.m. in Clarksdale.
First Tuesdays: Theology on Tap
Coronas, Cabernet, and Christ – not necessarily in that order - were the main attractions at The Café Marie during The Episcopal Church of the Epiphany’s May gathering of “Theology on Tap Tunica.”
The Theology on Tap Tunica group was formed nearly a year ago and has met at The Café Marie for theological discussions the first Tuesday of each month. Meetings are open to the public and start at 6:30 p.m. Gatherings are organized by Rev. Will Lowry, Priest at The Episcopal Church of the Epiphany in Tunica, and feature guest speakers occasionally. And, there’s alcohol – all kinds.
For its May meeting, Lowry led the discussion and started by sharing a brief overview of the relationship between God, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit as explained in John 15. He summed up the lesson by highlighting the importance of agape love expressed through communion and asked the group a challenging question that quickly became the basis of the group’s conversation for the entire evening.
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