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

Kansas man named suspect in bank robbery

Criminal Investigation Division Commander Cedric Davis of the Tunica County Sheriff’s Department had a hunch that the public could be an asset in the apprehension of a suspect in the early morning robbery of a local bank. Days later, he was right, as the S.O. announced a suspect in the case thanks to an anonymous tip from CrimeStoppers.
In a press release issued at 1:33 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 26,  investigators announced the arrest of Marvin Webb, 45, of Girard, Kansas in connection with the Nov. 23 robbery of First Security Bank in Robinsonville. Webb was in custody in Crawford County, Kansas and will be extradited to Tunica. The release notes that Webb is also a “person of interest” in the Oct. 30 robbery of Mahan’s Grocery in Tunica.

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Chandler eyes progress

With time ticking down on the first half of the school year, Superintendent Steve Chandler presented an academic calibrator to the school board on Nov. 14.
He said that the changes are being made in the district and five procedures are in place to facilitate that change. The district is now using: white board protocol; competency and strand specific student work stations; weekly leadership team and professional learning community meetings with finished products; academic tracking using Renaissance STAR assessments and monthly school leadership team calibrator presentations.

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Downtown business celebrates milestone

In 1997, Jennie Hibbler and her husband Rodney were driving through town when they noticed a building for sale in Downtown Tunica.
A few weeks later, the Hibblers closed on the property and, soon afterward, Jennie began seeing her dreams of owning her own business coming to fruition with the opening of her Alpha Commission Christian Bookstore.

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