Wednesday, January 16, 2019
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The Tunica Times • P.O. Box 308/986 Magnolia Street, Tunica, MS 38676

Academy Dr. sidewalk shelved ‘til spring

Cyclists and skateboarders will now be asked to stick to the streets of downtown Tunica following action by the Board of Aldermen on Tuesday, Oct. 15.

Mayor Chuck Cariker reported that a local merchant had expressed concerns over riders on the sidewalks, especially during business hours. Ward 3 alderman Eloise Carson said she thought the board had drafted an ordinance about that years ago.

Cariker said an ordinance was in place, but asked for board discussion on enforcement. The ordinance states that bikes “must be ridden single file on a road. If there is a bike lane, it can be no more than two abreast.”

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SO makes arrest in string of recent thefts

A Prentiss, Miss. man is in custody in connection with a string of burglaries and larcenies in Tunica County.

In a press release issued on Oct. 9, Sheriff K.C. Hamp announced the arrest of Albert Ross, 46, as part of “Operation Sticky Fingers.”

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County recreation centers to host job Access Points

JACKSON, Miss. — The Mississippi Department of Employment Security (MDES) and the Tunica County Board of Supervisors, announced today a partnership that will increase access to job search services provided by MDES.  The partnership provides three e-WIN Access Points to Tunica County.

MDES launched e-WIN Access Points as a way to provide agency services in areas where no WIN Job Center is located.

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Price honored

WHEREAS, Oscar Price Jr. was selected on January 1, 1987 and served as a member of the Tunica County School District Board of Trustees; and,

WHEREAS, Oscar Price Jr. made a commitment to education which also included governing by setting education policies in the Tunica County School District for seventeen (17) years; and,

WHEREAS, As President of the Tunica County School Board, Oscar Price Jr. governed public education policy and witnessed severe education budget cuts, state and federal mandates, statewide accountability standards and other challenges; and,

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