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

Fight leads to arrest of four locals


An argument between four females escalated and brought law enforcement to a local business Monday morning.
Shortly before 11 a.m., Tunica Police Department and the Tunica County Sheriff’s Department responded to a call at the Texaco Station on Main Street. Police chief Richard Veazey said the incident involved four women.  
Witnesses said the women exchanged words outside the convenience store and then began fighting. A large knife was used in the altercation, but no serious injuries resulted. All received medical attention at the scene for minor injuries.

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S.O. sting nets eight arrests


Undercover officers with the Tunica County Sheriff’s Department arrested eight women during a weekend prostitution sting operation conducted at several area casinos.
According to a sheriff’s department media release issued Tuesday, all eight women were arrested in association with the department’s  undercover prostitution operation, dubbed “Operation Go Get Her.”
The operation was conducted on Friday and Saturday nights by the department’s Criminal Investigation Division and Special Operations Division.

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Cut-off residents urged to work with county


After July 14th, activity without an orange tag at the Cut-Off could mean jail time.
According to County Planning Director Pepper Bradford, 41 homes at the Cut-Off have been given the green light to start repairs. Orange tags will be placed on the homes dubbed “nonsubstantially damaged” that have been given permission to rebuild; anyone seen rebuilding without an orange tag will be subject to fees and jail time.
Three of the properties that have been cleared to rebuild are in Charlie’s Camp, while the rest are in Nel-Win.
Some electrical permits have been given out, although only temporary poles are allowed until the owner gets the go-ahead from authorities.
Water utilities are on for everyone if requested.

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Flowers chosen to lead Delta Council as 76th president


As Bowen Flowers begins his term as Delta Council’s 76th president, the Coahoma County farmer is facing one of the biggest disasters to hit the Delta in recent history.
April’s floodwaters flooded homes and businesses and left a path of destruction that will last long after the swollen rivers recede.
Instead of being formally introduced to the public during the 76th Annual Delta Council meeting at Delta State University in May, Flowers and scheduled keynote speaker Jim Barksdale gave their stage time to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Mississippi Emergency Management Agency to brief the public about the unprecedented high water facing the Mississippi Delta.

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