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

Ratings go up for Tunica, North Tunica fire departments

Good news for local fire departments could mean a break in insurance rates for Tunica County property owners.

Both the North Tunica Fire District and the Tunica Fire Department were notified late last week that fire classifications have improved one step – from seven to six – effective March 24, 2017.

Field Rating Representative for the Mississippi State Rating Bureau Richard Parham wrote TFD Chief Scott Goff and North Tunica Chief Jimmie Neal last week, saying, “We are pleased to advise that the fire defenses have improved…and an improved fire insurance classification of Sixth Class has been confirmed….

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Local History: Death on the River, Parts 1 and 2

This week continues a series of history stories by the late Ashley Harris. Part 1 of this story first appeared in the February 16, 1995 issue; Part 2 on February 23.

In 1858 a terrible disaster occurred n the Mississippi River off Ship Island in Tunica County.  The boiler of the steamboat Pennsylvania exploded with great loss of life.  One of those killed was Henry Clemens, the younger brother of Mark Twain.

A few days before the accident Mark Twain and Henry Clemens had sat up until midnight “on a freight pile on the levee” at New Orleans.

Neither of the men had been involved in a steamboat disaster and they discussed how best to cope with one should it happen.

“We doubted if persons not clothed with authority were of much use in cases of disaster and attendant panic,” Twain would later write,”...still they might be of some use; so we decided that if a disaster ever fell within our experience we would at least stick to the boat, and give such minor service as chance might throw in the way.”

It was to be a fateful decision.

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Legal Notices for the Week of March 31, 2017




DECEASED                                                                                     CAUSE NO.:GN2016-110


On the 31st day of January, 2017, Letters of Testamentary have been issued by the Chancery Court of Tunica County, Mississippi in Cause No.:GN2016-110 the undersigned Vickie Lynn Tullos, Executrix of the Estate of Kenneth Quinn Tullos, Deceased, and notice is hereby given to all persons having claims against said estate to have the same probated and registered by the Clerk of said Court within ninety days after the first publication of this notice, and that a failure to probate and register for ninety days will bar the claims.

WITNESS my signature, this the 10th day of March, 2017.

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Bringing Awareness

Tunica County Community Affairs hosted the 5th Annual 5K Alzheimer’s Walk/Run at the Health & Wellness Pavilion, raising $1,750.

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