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

Locals get a taste of government

Two Tunica students recently served as Pages for the Mississippi House of Representatives. Caliyah Harris (center left), the daughter of Tarika Harris, attends Tunica Middle School.

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Carlisle sees music success in the Delta

Choosing a career path took most of his life, Devin Carlisle admits.  But now that he has set his mind on becoming a professional music artist, doors are swinging open for the 21-year-old singer/songwriter, who is following the musical footsteps of his late grandfather, B.C. Carlisle of Tunica, MS.

“Most kids knew they wanted to do basketball, football, acting or politics… I didn’t really know what I wanted to do.  I wanted to know what I was passionate about, and I didn’t have that in high school or middle school,” Devin said.  “When I left for college and I was on my own, I was singing all the time.  I sang in front of strangers basically, and I got support from people.  They told me I would be good. It made me confident, and it made me know that this is what I want to do in life.”

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News Briefs

County Board gets updated salary survey

Research Associate Claudette Jones of the Stennis Institute of Government and Community Development at Mississippi State University gave county supervisors a preliminary report on the findings of the 2013 Salary Survey Update commissioned by the Board last June.

Jones said by phone earlier this week that she wooud attend this week’s Board of Supervisors meeting (Thursday, Feb. 27) to give officials an opportunity to ask questions and offer comments before the survey is finalized.

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Co. administrator arrest, Board action stirs controversy

Tunica County administrator Michael Thompson was arrested last Wednesday, February 12, by local sheriff’s deputies and held in the Tunica County Jail for several hours on an outstanding warrant from another county.

Thompson, 36, was booked into the jail at 7:39 p.m. for driving with a suspended or revoked driver’s license and on a warrant from Montgomery County for Failure to Appear.

According to a Feb. 13 release from the Tunica County Sheriff’s Department, Tunica County Justice Court Judge Louise Linzy confirmed the warrant with a judge in Montgomery County, but “an arrest warrant was not sent and Michael Thompson was able to post bond on the charge of driving while license suspended.”

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