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

Workforce finding jobs slowly

Tunica County ranks 72nd of 82 counties, according to the latest unemployment figures released by the Mississippi Department of Employment Security.
For the month of November, Tunica County reported 13.1 percent of eligible workers were unemployed. That figure is down slightly from October, when the local rate was posted at 13.3.

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Annual Wild Winter festival still undecided

Whether to bring back a Tunica favorite or hold off until 2013 is the question before Tunica Main Street.
Main Street Director Lynn Ryals said she has made contacts with a few teams to gauge interest, but is seeking more input on the Wild Winter Festival. Last year’s event was cancelled due to low participation.
“It’s a lot to do for five or six teams,” Ryals said.

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Board shakes things up

Six little letters set the tone for the Board of Supervisors’ meeting on Jan. 3.
County officials took up change–in meeting times, personnel, salaries and travel procedures. The session began at 9 a.m. and adjourned shortly before noon.
After the minutes of the meetings in December were read, Chancery Clerk Rechelle Siggers announced that the board would select a president and vice president. District 2 Supervisor Cedric Burnett nominated James Dunn as president. Dunn won by unanimous vote. Henry Nickson, who was also nominated by Burnett,  was unanimously elected vice president.
Dunn, after taking the seat at the head of the table, thanked the board for the nod.

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Tunica County officials  were sworn in on Dec. 29 in the court room of the Tunica County Courthouse by Judge James S. Graves (center) of the U.S. Court of Appeals.

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