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

Administrator found guilty on DWLS charge


Special judge Joe Brown of Quitman County found Tunica County Administrator Michael L. Thompson guilty of driving with a suspended license Friday in Tunica County Justice Court.  Thompson’s attorney, Scott Colom of Columbus, said he has already filed a notice of appeal.

Tunica County Justice Court Clerk Jennifer Williams said Monday that any appeal would go to Circuit Court and that she was not aware if an appeal had been filed.

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‘Low speed vehicles,’ not golf carts ordinance

A proposed ordinance to regulate low speed vehicles on town streets is headed to a July 31 public hearing.

Alderman considered revisions to and asked questions about a draft ordinance that was presented to the town board on July 1.

Mayor Chuck Cariker opened the agenda item by saying that he was “tasked to draft an ordinance.

“I think it would be a good thing for the community, but it’s not my ordinance,” Cariker said. “I support it, but I will do whatever the wishes of the board are.”

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County changes housing admin., updates personnel policy

A nonprofit corporation established in April this year has gained the contract to administer Tunica County’s housing program.

Tunica County Housing, Inc., led by Mardis Jones of Tunica, will receive $12,000 per month to administer housing rehabilitation and the county’s first-time homebuyers program.

Jones and Cedric Jackson have been employed by the North Delta Regional Housing Authority, which formerly had the administration contract.

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New Strangers Rest is rising from the ruins

Today there are only flags marking the footprint of what will become the new sanctuary and Sunday School rooms for New Strangers Rest Baptist Church in South Tunica County. But soon, the new building itself will rise from the site of a devastating tornado that damaged the original church beyond repair last December.

No one was injured in the storm, Lenair said.
“Our sure foundation is in Jesus Christ, who never fails.”

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