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

Pipe plant project undergoes changes

A string of items related to the Schulz project monopolized a special meeting called by the Board of Supervisors on Aug. 6.
During executive session, supervisors voted to terminate the county’s contract with Graycor Harrell, who were hired as general contractors for construction of the multi-million dollar manufacturing facility. Board attorney Andy Dulaney said the next company on the short list of potentials would be awarded the job. H & M Company of Memphis was next in line from the list of selectees reviewed and scored by a committee appointed by the Board of Supervisors. H & M has had charge over projects throughout the United States. Twenty-one companies submitted proposals for the job.

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Relay on the River has room for everyone

With just under two weeks to go,  Relay For Life officials want the community to know there’s still time to get involved.
Relay on the River benefitting the American Cancer Society will be held August 27 in Rivergate Park from 5:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.
“Tunica County hosted a Relay For Life for years, but it died out here for a time. This is the second year since we’ve regrouped and reorganized. Last year was awesome and we know this year can be even better with the community’s help,” Relay For Life Event Chairman Meg Coker said.
Coker said there are a variety of ways to get involved, from ribbons of support to starting a team.

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SO ‘swats’ suspect in Fri. arrest

Sheriff’s deputies, Town of Tunica police and a DeSoto County police helicopter converged at the intersection of School Street and Academy Drive about mid-afternoon last Friday, after a suspect eluded a joint TCSO/Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics operation at a home in White Oak.

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PSC: Rate payers gain bill of rights

Public Service Commission Chairman Brandon Presley announced last week that the PSC has approved a Ratepayers’ Bill of Rights to help assure customers of fair treatment by utility companies.
Presley first proposed the idea for a ratepayers’ rights measure in Mississippi in February 2009.
“We put into place in Mississippi some basic, decent and humane guidelines for how customers should be treated by their utility companies,” Presley said. “This is an historic achievement for the people of Mississippi.”

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