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

Gun found on RFHS campus

Two local schools were locked down and a student was arrested following the recovery of a weapon on Monday, April 23. The student is a juvenile and his or her name has not been released. As of Wednesday, April 25, the subject was awaiting a hearing in youth court.

According to Tunica County Sheriff K.C. Hamp, officers were dispatched to Rosa Fort High School at around 10:45 a.m. on April 23, after a school resource officer reported that a weapon had been found  The officer discovered the weapon, a handgun, in one of the classrooms. No injuries were reported.

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Gun reported near schools

Just before 3 p.m. on Thursday, April 12, local law enforcement received reports that two men with an assault rifle had been spotted near the campus of Tunica Academy. The school was in the process of dismissing for the day.

According to Police Chief Michael Nichols, officials with the Tunica County School District were notified. Tunica Elementary School was put on lockdown, which Nichols noted is protocol when there is any potential hazard to student safety.

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Let the good times roll!

She’s contributed to the recipe for the Rivergate Festival for 17 years. This weekend, she’ll gather the necessary components, follow the steps and hope fun rises for the last time.

Lyn Arnold, who will retire as Tunica County Chamber of Commerce President and CEO at the end of 2018, said deciding the ingredients for the festival took some time.

In its early days, the Rivergate Festival offered a Memphis in May sanctioned barbecue contest. Arnold said that lasted from 2001 until around 2010.

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County will seek grant for sewer project

Tunica County will host a hearing Monday just prior to a regular Board of Supervisors meeting, seeking input from the public on a proposed infrastructure grant application.

The State of Mississippi has just over $22.8 million available to cities, towns and counties for community development benefiting low and moderate income people. Tunica County proposes to apply for up to $600,000 for sewer improvements.

The upcoming hearing will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, April 16, at the courthouse.

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