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

Safe Streets operation nets 70 arrests

 

The Tunica County Sheriff’s Office conducted a Special Enforcement Detail known as “Tunica County Safe Streets Operation” on Thursday, April 26, Friday, April 27, and Saturday, April 28, 2018.

Assisting Tunica County Sheriff K.C. Hamp, Sr.’s department in the Safe Streets Operation were the Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol, the Mississippi Department of Corrections, Mississippi Department of Transportation, Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, Mississippi Office of Homeland Security, U.S. Marshals Service, the Tunica Police Department, and Sheriff’s Offices from Bolivar, Coahoma, DeSoto, Panola and Quitman counties.

“This type of law enforcement will continue in Tunica County, to further reduce criminal acitivity,” Hamp said. “Our citizens demand and deserve safe streets and neighborhoods for their children.”


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Celebrating Seniors & Caregivers


The Tunica County Health & Rehab Center kicked off a weeklong celebration of National Nursing Home Week with a ribbon cutting on Monday, May 14. 


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County’s summer work program to run seven weeks

Summer employment for 51 high school students and 21 college students through Tunica County government will run for seven weeks this year, with each student working 32 hours per week.

The Board of Supervisors approved a recommendation from Recreation Director Billy Willis at their meeting on May 7. Willis said the work program for the older students will total $38,581 for the seven-week period and the high schoolers’ program will cost about $89,000. These students are placed in various county offices and programs.


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Town seeks answers for issues with flooding

 

A homeowner and representatives speaking on behalf of a local nonprofit both stood before the mayor and Board of Aldermen on May 3 with requests for help. Both learned that more information was needed before an answer could be given.

Following reports from the planning commission, police department, operations and the Chamber of Commerce, citizen Willie Hudson was called on. Hudson said his residence on Friendship Street was subject to flooding during periods of heavy rainfall. He provided pictures of past damage, telling the board that he could not continue making repairs.


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