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

Historic district proposed

Town officials will consider establishing a local historic district, following a report Tuesday by planning director Bob Barber.
Barber told the Board that the town’s existing preservation commission met recently, a requirement for Tunica’s Certified Local Government status with the state.
“You enacted a preservation ordinance in 2005 or 2006 and established a national historic district,” Barber explained.
That district is bounded on the south by Peabody Street, on the east by Highway 61, on the north by Mockingbird Street, and on the west by Kestevan Alley.

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Tis the Season

It was beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Tunica County with a flurry of holiday activities from one end of the community to the other.

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Superintendent proposes coaching strategy

After reviewing districtwide STAR data from August, September and October, Superintendent of Education Steve Chandler is going back to his football roots. He and the district hope to bring in some new recruits to help coach teachers to successful year end results.
Chandler has recommended the hiring of three instructional specialists for Tunica County Schools. The school board approved the additional personnel at their meeting on Nov. 14. Chandler said “to his knowledge,” instructional specialists are a first for Tunica County Schools.

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Local events usher in holiday season

Tunica will start the countdown to Christmas in a big way this weekend with three holiday themed events.
On Nov. 30, the Town of Tunica will host its tree lighting in Rivergate Park. At 5:30, attendees can enjoy Christmas carols, hot chocolate and fellowship. A special guest from the North Pole is set to appear.

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