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March of Hope

On July 11,  a group marched from the Old Sub park to the Tunica County Sheriff’s Department in solidarity with the national Black Lives Matter movement. Participants chanted and sang songs of hope, with Tunica County Sheriff K.C Hamp providing an official escort along the route.


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County board opens 2016 tax rolls to public

Tunica County taxpayers are invited to examine the 2016 tax rolls, which are now open for inspection in the Chancery Clerk’s office in the courthouse until August 1.

Tax Assessor and Collector Norma Anderson presented the rolls to the Board of Supervisors on July 5. Anderson said the rolls this year, which reflect the assessed value of real and personal property, public utilities, mobile homes and motor vehicles for the 2015 tax year, show the effect of the loss of the former Harrah’s Casino property. Harrah’s closed in June 2014 but remained on the rolls for that year.


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Long awaited repairs to River Road start next week

The exact date isn’t quite certain, but next week should see the start of a project to smooth out the main entrance road into downtown Tunica.

County engineer Daniel Murphy, who helped town officials formulate a plan to repair River Road, said contractors Lehman-Roberts plan to begin one day next week, unless he is notified of a delay.

The process to remove the layers of old asphalt down to the concrete, mill out the joints and then put new asphalt down over the joints should take about two weeks and will involve closing portions of the road at times.

“They’re going to close a third of the street at a time during daytime hours,” Murphy said Tuesday. “It would be hard to do under traffic.”


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RESOLUTION OF APPRECIATION AND GRATITUDE FOR EXEMPLARY PUBLIC SERVICE OF THOMAS L. CARLISLE

RESOLUTION OF APPRECIATION AND GRATITUDE FOR EXEMPLARY PUBLIC SERVICE OF

THOMAS L. CARLISLE

WHEREAS, Thomas L. Carlisle has served Tunica County as Receiving Clerk working with Tunica County for eighteen (18) years; and

WHEREAS, Thomas L. Carlisle, throughout his service to Tunica County, has displayed the highest degrees of professionalism and integrity; and


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Local History: Mr. Houston and Mr. Lowe

This week continues a summer long series of history stories by the late Ashley Harris that were first published in 1994 and 1995. This story appeared in the July 7, 1994 issue of The Tunica Times.

On March 30, 1908 two men had an argument on the streets of Tunica.  Their friends separated them.  It should have ended there.

The two were prominent men.  One, J.T. Lowe, was a lawyer.  The other was P.M. Houston, Secretary and Treasurer of the Yazoo-Mississippi Delta Levee Board.

Both men went home and armed themselves.

They met again a few minutes later.  After a brief conversation Mr. Lowe shot Mr. Houston in the temple, killing him almost instantly.

The two men had been, up to that very day, “warm personal friends.”


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