Bands battle to perform at Delta Country Jam
NASHVILLE —The Delta Country Jam, a two-day country music festival October 4-5 on the Abbay & Leatherman Plantation in Tunica, is offering local and regional artists to compete in front of thousands of concert-goers. The Battle of the Bands, presented by Zuus Country, began accepting applications starting July 19.
Local and regional artists should submit a music video or a creative video to show the personality and talent of the band. Cover songs are allowed, but original songs are preferred. Only full band and solo acoustic performances are accepted; no performances to tracks will be allowed. The top 10 semi-finalists will be selected by August 19 and will be up for fan voting. Fan voting ends on September 9, and the winners will be announced.
Ted Poore is top Mississippi principal
Reprinted with permission from the Madison County (MS) Herald
For the second time, Ted Poore is Mississippi’s Principal of the Year, named by the National Association of Secondary School Principals.
The Germantown High School leader was just named the state’s best high school principal. As the top administrator for Madison Middle School, Poore was selected as 2003’s Principal of the Year for the middle school division.
County enacts new animal control law
Cruelty to animals is now against the law in Tunica County.
Supervisors adopted an animal control ordinance on July 1 that gives county officials broad discretion to regulate animals kept as pets and to monitor how pet owners care for their animals.
The law officially goes into effect August 1.
Fourteen articles of the ordinance address various aspects of animal control, including enforcement, animal cruelty and fighting, unattended animals inside cars, vicious animals and animals running at large, the number of dogs and cats that people can lawfully own and keep on their premises, and also general responsibilities of pet ownership.
Symposium attracts developers
Enhancing the county was the topic at a symposium at Gold Strike Casino on June 27 and 28.
InvesTunica was coordinated by APD Solutions of Atlanta and Tunica County to bring developers to the table for a first hand look at local opportunities and incentives. Fifteen people from various sectors attended.
“It was real people with real money,” Tunica County Housing Director Mardis Jones said, noting that several investors will be returning to Tunica for follow-up visits in the next two weeks.
“It went better than we ever expected,” Jones added.
The event included an investor reception on Thursday followed by an informative session on Friday.
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