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

MSU Extension Service celebrating anniversary

Tunica County

Board of Supervisors

Memorializing a

Centennial Celebration

Mississippi State University Extension Service

Celebrating the

100th anniversary of

the signing of the

Smith-Lever Act

Whereas May 8, 2014, marks the centennial of the signing of the Smith-Lever Act (Act of May 8, 1914, Ch. 79, 38 Stat.372, & U.S.C. 341 et seq.), which established Cooperative Extension, the nationwide transformational education system operating through land-grant universities in partnership with federal, state, and local governments.

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Hawkins headed to the pros

Lots of little boys dream of one day becoming the professional athlete they read about or see on t.v. For Donald Hawkins of Tunica, it’s no longer a dream. On Saturday, May 10, Hawkins committed to the Philadelphia Eagles and will wear number 78 next season.

In an interview on Tuesday, May 13, Hawkins said it had been a busy three days, but the team and the city had been very welcoming. He had previously met with team representatives in Austin, where he attended the University of Texas. He’d also participated in the Eagles’ Pro Day workout and said it just seemed like a natural fit.

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Town Board votes to enact garbage fee

After months of discussion on ways to increase revenue, town officials unanimously voted to enact a monthly garbage fee. It will appear on town water bills starting July 1.

At a meeting of the Board of Aldermen on May 6, Mayor Chuck Cariker recommended that the town continue twice a week garbage pick up for a rate of $10 per month. Each additional can will cost $5. Rates are the same for commercial customers as for residents.

According to town officials, the rate change will involve enacting a town ordinance. A public hearing will be set following the board’s next meeting on May 20.

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Insurance still being debated


Supervisors are expected to take up the issue of employee health insurance this week, after a discussion on May 5 failed to reach a consensus.

County administrator Michael Thompson told the Board that its current company Cigna had submitted a plan with three options, but said he was waiting to hear from the county’s agent of record Nick Floyd.

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