Board of Education officials race through agenda
The Tunica County Board of Education moved quickly through its agenda on January 11, the first regular meeting of new Superintendent Steve Chandler’s tenure.
Board president Marilyn Young, after calling the meeting to order, explained that the Board’s usual opening prayer was being dispensed with.
“There’s a group going around the state questioning anything invoked in the name of Jesus Christ, (so) we decided to just do the Pledge of Allegiance so we don’t have to deal with that issue,” Young said.
Meet Your Elected Officials: Siggers ready for new post’s ups, downs
Three decades and hundreds of graduates later, the teacher has become the student.
Since Jan. 3, Rechelle Siggers has been overseeing activities as Chancery Clerk for Tunica County.
“I’m excited,” Siggers said. “This is a great learning experience. I can use my skills from my counseling background and other things, I am grasping daily.”
Siggers spent 36 and 1/2 years in the school system, first as a special education teacher. After 17 years, she was hired into a role as a guidance counselor. It was in this capacity that she developed a love for helping people and interacting with all types of personalities. In her new job, she will face the public daily.
Baseball star goes for grand slam
When he’s not at work as a railroad conductor, Tunica native Cordell Dunn can usually be found at the indoor practice facilities of the DeSoto Vision baseball program in Olive Branch.
To say Dunn, a 1994 graduate of Rosa Fort High School, loves baseball is an understatement.
Redistricting plan ready for approval
The Town of Tunica’s Ward 4 is the biggest loser in the redistricting plan prepared by consultant Chris Watson of Oxford-based Bridge & Watson.
That ward was overpopulated by 63 people, Watson said at a hearing last week at town hall, while Ward 2 was the most underpopulated.
“The existing wards deviate by 45 percent,” Watson said. “The town has an obligation to redistrict if that deviation is 10 percent or more.”
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