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

Seminar combats cyber crime

Countering terrorism remains the number one priority of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, but cyber crime is a growing threat, according to agent Scott Wells.
Wells presented a tutorial on cyber threats January 7 at the Tunica Museum, courtesy of Covenant Bank.
Wells said that 1.5 million people are selling information as part of a “cyber underground” that has become as sophisticated as more traditional types of organized crime.

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Northwest alumnus to perform at pro football’s biggest night

U.S. Marine Staff Sergeant Stephen Howell, an alumnus of Northwest Mississippi Community College, will be one of two Marine drummers participating in the pregame festivities at Super Bowl XLVII on Feb. 3 in New Orleans.  Howell, who is drum major for the Marine Corps Band New Orleans at Marine Forces Reserve Headquarters in New Orleans, will march with other members of the military in a multi-service color guard to perform the National Anthem.

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Storm Warning

The National Weather Service has issued an Ice Storm Warning effective from 9:00 A.M. Tuesday, January 15 until 6:00 A.M. Wednesday, January 16.  Coahoma Electric Power Association wants to remind everyone to stay away from any downed power lines that may be caused by the current weather conditions.
Should power be interrupted due to the storm, Coahoma Electric crews will be working diligently to restore power as soon as possible.  Your patience will be greatly appreciated.


Sheriff issues plea for funds

According to Sheriff K.C. Hamp, a $150,000 budget amendment is necessary to ensure that public safety in Tunica County can be maintained.
Hamp presented his request and documentation to the Board of Supervisors on Jan. 7. Hamp asked for an immediate vote, but the board opted to table the matter until their next meeting, set for Jan. 15 at 5 p.m.
In a memo to the board, Hamp said the matter was introduced by Chief Deputy Randy Stewart on Dec. 14. Stewart discussed “the condition of portable and mobile radios operating in the Tunica County 800 (megahertz) Trunking System.”
“Tunica County purchased the original 800 MHz Radio System in 1998,” Hamp wrote. “Tunica County purchased portable and mobile radios for all agencies/departments/offices within the County which now includes approximately five hundred radios countywide.”

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