New program aims to put locals to work
With its first class of Manufacturing Skills Basic Certification candidates about to complete their final week of training, the Tunica County Chamber of Commerce is looking to field future classes of candidates for the five week manufacturing skills training program.
According to Chamber President and CEO Lyn Arnold, a second class for the manufacturing basic skills program is set to begin in the coming weeks.
Blues legends come to life in exhibit
The Tunica Museum hosts the opening of a new exhibit, “A Cast of Blues,” by Sharon McConnell-Dickerson on Friday, September 7, from 5 to 8 p.m.
McConnell-Dickerson is a sculptor, lecturer, speaker and columnist. Her work is featured in numerous exhibitions and included in the art collections of museums, universities and private individuals. Her life-cast work is in the same tradition and methods of master life caster George Segal, and she is best known for her life-masks of legendary blues musicians.
‘Blow it or bank it?’
Tunican Bob Gann asked county supervisors a question when it was his turn to offer comments at last week’s budget hearing, “Once we pay the debt service, what will you do with money that keeps coming in? Will you blow it or bank it?”
Tunica County’s second floor courtroom wasn’t filled to capacity last Thursday, but the hearing was better attended than any in recent memory.
That’s because the Board of Supervisors is proposing to raise ad valorem taxes by nearly 30 percent for 2013.
District optimistic despite scores
Just over a month since Tunica County schools reopened their doors after a summer break, educators learned how the district fared on state mandated testing.
Tunica Middle School showed marked improvement and earned bragging rights as the school with the highest increases district wide. Testing coordinator Dr. Debra Dace attributes the accomplishment to solid preparation on the elementary level, coupled with rigorous instruction by teachers and administrative support school-wide.
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