Tunica represented at state capitol
Tagert wins runoff for commission post
Mike Tagert of Starkville is the new Northern District Transportation Commissioner, after winning the Feb. 1 run-off over John Caldwell of Nesbit.
Tagert, a Republican, is currently president of the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway Development Council.
R’ville incorporation move takes next step
A group of 30-40 people who attended a Jan. 15 meeting in Robinsonville voted to pursue incorporation of a large portion of North Tunica County, according to one attendee.
Lesa Lesure said that the proposed incorporators have directed their attorney to draw up a petition to put before voters. This petition must garner signatures from two-thirds of the registered voters in the designated district.
Tunica set framework for Weeden
Although miles and time now separate him from it, for Kenneth Weeden, Tunica will always be home.
Weeden was born in Tunica at Dr. Noble’s Clinic in November 1952, on the day before Eisenhower was elected. His parents were Rogers S. Weeden and Nellie Williams Bland Weeden.
They lived in the North Subdivision, which had recently been built to provide a place to live for blacks that didn’t work on a plantation. In fact, Weeden’s grandfather, who was a carpenter from a long line of highly skilled craftsmen, built several houses in the Old Sub, some of which still stand today.
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