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

Candidate Profile: Chandler pins re-election on accountabillity

Though the current election season has brought about some new candidates for leadership in the local school system, student achievement remains the district’s top priority and central theme in the eyes of Steve Chandler, Superintendent of Tunica County School District.

First elected in 2011, Chandler is currently entering his fourth year in office and hoping for at least another four years to continue pressing toward his goal of increasing student achievement throughout the district.

“There’s a lot of action that goes into that prioritization, such as aligning of fiscal and human resources to ensure that we are working toward goal attainment, making sure that we’re extremely efficient,” Chandler shared.


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Fire contract goes back to county

After learning that the county did not accept a proposed contract for services from the Tunica Volunteer Fire Department, the Mayor and Board of Aldermen took up the matter again at their meeting on April 21.

With a 3-0 vote, aldermen approved a contract between the Town and TVFD. The contract states that the Town will pay $15 per point for each fire or medical call within the corporate limits. Half of training expenses, up to $5000, will also be covered by the town.

Mayor Chuck Cariker said the board also discussed a contract between the town and the county, but no action was taken. He anticipated that a contract would be taken up by the Board of Supervisors at their April 30 meeting.

In addition to the fire contract, aldermen also revisited talks on the Nickson Apartment complex. At their April 7 meeting, the board agreed to ask Town Fire Marshall Scott Goff to inspect the building. Goff recommended that someone from the State Fire Marshall’s office be contacted. Aldermen opted to put that request in writing.


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News Briefs

Hwy. 3 head on claims three

An accident at approximately 7:20 p.m. on April 26 along Highway 3 in Eastern Tunica County claimed three lives.

According to the Mississippi Highway Patrol, a 2012 Chevrolet pick up was traveling south along the highway when it was struck by a northbound Buick. The driver of the Buick and a passenger in the Chevrolet were both pronounced dead at the scene. They were identified as 58 year old Lucy Slater of Memphis and 62 year old Billy Wren of Senatobia.


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Cliff Nash recognized for years of service

RESOLUTION OF

APPRECIATION FOR OUTSTANDING PUBLIC SERVICE BY CLIFF NASH AS EXECUTIVE

DIRECTOR OF THE

TUNICA COUNTY

AIRPORT COMMISSION

WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors of Tunica County and the Mayor and Board of Aldermen of the Town of Tunica jointly created the Tunica County Airport Commission (the “Airport”); and

WHEREAS, the Airport held an organizational meeting in 1999 and soon thereafter in 2002 hired its first Executive Director, namely, Cliff Nash; and

WHEREAS, Cliff Nash has recently announced his resignation as Executive Director of the Airport after over thirteen (13) years of service; and


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