Church mourns couple
The death of a local church parishioner is still under investigation by authorities in DeSoto County.
Alex Ward was discovered dead in his home by neighbors on Saturday, Aug. 14. Investigators have stated that Ward was doused in an accelerant such as kerosene or gasoline and preliminary autopsy reports have indicated he died from smoke inhalation and thermal burns. He was found unresponsive in a bathtub inside his home in the Delta Bluff subdivision in Walls, Miss.
Ballot includes local posts
The qualifying deadline for two Board of Education positions is Friday, September 3, by 5 p.m.
The District 1 and District 2 seats will be on the November 2 ballot. Incumbent school board members from those districts are Marilyn Young, District 1, and Lawyer Porter Jr., District 2.
Nonprofit seeks support for youth program
The head of a local nonprofit appeared before the Mayor and Board of Aldermen on Aug. 17 seeking help with an effort to receive a federal grant.
James Dunn, representing the Tunica County Community Development Coalition, said his organization recently applied for a grant from the Department of Planning and Safety.
“In order to make the application, we need an organization to agree to sponsor it,” Dunn said.
The grant would cover costs for a Youth Entrepreneurship program that exposes kids to writing a business plan and running a business, Dunn said. The program features guest speakers and hands on experience. It operates on a part-time basis.
Times, it’s a changin’
On September 17, The Tunica Times will make history.
After 102 years as a Thursday publication, The Times will hereafter be published on Fridays.
“Many, many weekly newspapers have Thursday publication dates, harkening back to the days when new grocery stock was put on the shelves and advertised,” explained Times publisher Brooks Taylor. “With grocery stores primarily utilizing direct mail today, that reason no longer exists.
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