Tuesday, March 26, 2019
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The Tunica Times • P.O. Box 308/986 Magnolia Street, Tunica, MS 38676

The Heart of Tunica

Missoula Children’s Theatre returned to Tunica Academy last week to produce Cinderella.

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Flood warning issued

The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for the Coldwater River near Sarah.

From Wednesday, February 28, until Friday, March 2, moderate flooding is forecast. At noon on Tuesday, the river stage on the Coldwater stood at 8.1 feet, but the river is forecast to rise above flood stage of 18 feet by mid-week and continue to rise to near 24 feet by week’s end. The river will start to fall on March 2.

According to the NWS, numerous homes in Marks are flooding. Rainfall predictions from three to six inches this week are worsening the situation.

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Grand Jury reports; court starts March 26 Marcrch 26

The Grand Jury in the Circuit Court of Tunica County met February 7 and reported to Judge Charles Webster:

We have examined 17 witnesses and return this report: 40 True Bills, 0 Presentments, and 6 No True Bills, 0 Continued for Further Investigation, 0 Remanded to Lower/Municipal Court.

We have made a personal inspection of the County Jail and find it is in good condition, and sufficient for the safekeeping, accommodation, and health of prisoners except as noted below:

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Supervisors seek input on solid waste plan

The Tunica County Board of Supervisors is soliciting input from the public on the Tunica County Solid Waste Management Plan, currently under revision by Environmental Business Services.

The local solid waste management plan focuses on meeting the waste management needs of the area for the next 20 years and is required by the Mississippi Solid Waste Laws.

The County’s original Plan was developed and approved in the mid 1990s and will be replaced by the updated version upon approval by the Mississippi Commission on Environmental Quality.

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