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

Resolutions honoring Bill Bryant, Sharon Carter


WHEREAS, Bill Bryant has served Tunica County as Tax Consultant working with the Tunica County Tax Assessor and Collector for over twenty (20) years; and

WHEREAS, Bill Bryant, throughout his service to Tunica County, has displayed the highest degrees of professionalism and integrity; and

WHEREAS, Bill Bryant treated all persons with dignity and respect; and

WHEREAS, Bill Bryant has provided valuable service to Tunica County and its citizens in handling the complicated and complex issues; and

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Tunica woman dies in mobile home fire

On Friday, January 30, at approximately 11:51 p.m., the Tunica County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call reporting a structure fire in the North Sub at 1101 Edwards Avenue, at the intersection with Gay Street.

The first officer arrived on the scene at approximately 11:52 p.m. and advised that the structure, a manufactured home, was fully engulfed. Several people were attempting to enter the home, saying that the owner of the residence was trapped inside.

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Suspect sought in Feb. 2 shooting

A medevac helicopter transports shooting victim Jeremy Wellington of Tunica.

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According to the Tunica Co. Sheriff’s Department, Wellington was shot about 6:30 a.m. on February 2 outside Da Spot nightclub on Old Hwy. 61 west of the Town of Tunica. Suspect James “Hot Rod” Wilkins is currently being sought for questioning.


Town utility rates draw scrutiny

Mayor Chuck Cariker reported that there has been “a lot of discussion” surrounding a proposed water and sewer rate increase for customers outside the corporate limits since the change was proposed at the Jan. 20 meeting of the Board of Aldermen.

Cariker said he had personally been threatened with a federal discrimination lawsuit if the rates were raised. He consulted attorney Chad Mask, who is handling a lawsuit against the town brought by Tunica County. Mask suggested that the Town of Tunica increase the rate structure for all town water and sewer customers.

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