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

Roots give Bailey tools for success

Growing up in Tunica and living and making a career in North Mississippi has given author Bill Bailey “great material to work with,” Bailey told the crowd at the Tunica Literacy Council’s annual meeting last Tuesday.
Citing the influence of Tunica County High School teachers Thurman Clark and Agnes Coulter, Bailey quoted Alfred Lord Tennyson to explain how he draws from his own experiences to craft characters and story lines.
“’I am a part of all that I have met,’” Bailey recited. “That was one of Mrs. Coulter’s favorites.”

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Order Imposing Curfew

WHEREAS, the undersigned Charles M. Cariker, Mayor of the Town of Tunica, has determined that a civil emergency exists with regard to the observance of Halloween in the Town of Tunica; and
WHEREAS, because of such situation, it is necessary to declare a curfew on Monday, October 31, 2011, beginning at 7:30 p.m.
NOW THEREFORE, a curfew is hereby designated for the entire corporate limits for the Town of Tunica and all persons are prohibited from walking, running, loitering, standing, sitting, lying or motoring upon any alley, street, public property or vacant premises within the corporate limits of the municipality except medical service personnel and persons officially designated to duty with reference to law enforcement within the Town of Tunica beginning at the hour of 7:30 p.m. on October 31, 2011, and continuing until daylight on November 1, 2011.
THUS ORDERED by Charles M. Cariker, as the Mayor of the Town of Tunica, this 19th day of October 2011.
Charles M. Cariker, Mayor
Town of Tunica, Mississippi


Delta Day Festival blends culture, fun

Tunica Main Street has special ordered great fall weather for this year’s annual Delta Day festival. Forecasters are calling for sunshine and highs in the mid 60s on Saturday, Oct. 29.
There will be a little bit of everything under the sun including kids’ activities, delicious food, rocking bands and antique cars. There is no fee to attend and Rivergate Park downtown will serve as the host site.

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Town eyes new wards

Tunica’s Board of Aldermen started the process of redistricting town wards last week, leading up to the next municipal election in 2013.
The 2010 census showed a slight population loss in town boundaries, from 1132 in 2000 to 1030 in the year 2010. But a shift in population within existing wards is really driving the move.

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