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

School safety initiative attacks rising youth crime

What would local car break-ins, gun crime and gang activity have in common?

All three and more were topics for discussion at Tunica Sheriff K.C. Hamp’s School Safety Initiative this week, the first in a series of meetings with stakeholders on the front lines in the fight against rising juvenile crime.

Hamp has organized the Tunica County task force after being appointed by Mississippi governor Phil Bryant to a similar statewide effort.

The increasing involvement of juveniles – all under 18 and many as young as 11 or 12 – in a rash of car thefts, car break-ins and thefts of guns and electronics from vehicles, and the use of weapons in drive-by shootings is alarming to law enforcement, school administrators, and youth court officials.

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Legals for the week of July 13, 2018

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IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF TUNICA COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI

ESTATE OF

EARMER D. WILLIS,

DECEASED                                                                     CAUSE NO.: GN2007-93

SUMMONS

TO:    THE UNKNOWN HEIRS AT LAW OF EARMER D. WILLIS (also sometimes known as Erma Wills), DECEASED

You have been named as an interested party in a Petition filed in the Chancery Court of Tunica County, Mississippi by Bobbie D. Miller, Administratrix of the Estate of Earmer D. Willis.  The intestate estate of Earmer D. Willis  (also sometimes known as Erma Wills) is being administered in the above styled and numbered proceeding.   As part of the administration of said estate, the Chancery Court will determine the heirs at law of Earmer D. Willis (also sometimes known as Erma Wills).  The  alleged heirs at law of Earmer D. Willis (also sometimes known as Erma Wills) are her two (2) sisters, Bobbie D. Miller and Annie C. Winters.  It is alleged that there is no surviving spouse, no children or issue of any deceased children and no other surviving siblings, no issue of any deceased siblings and no surviving parent.


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Happy Birthday, America!

Firetrucks, flags waving, red, white & blue finery...the Town of Tunica’s annual Fourth of July  Parade has it all.


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Supervisors seek state guidance on school project

Tunica County supervisors agreed this week to seek an opinion from the Mississippi Attorney General on how the county can help reconstruct or rehabilitate Rosa Fort High School.

Board attorney John Perry said the county is willing to invest in a reinvented high school and termed this “a unique situation,” because there is currently no school board to undertake such a project.

The State of Mississippi took over the Tunica County School District in 2015, dismissed the school board, and appointed Dr. Margie Pulley as conservator. Dr. Pulley has been running the district since then. The state has not indicated a date that the district might be returned to local control.

A high ranking official in the State Department of Education remarked in January that MDE is not in the business of building schools and that any such plans would have to come through the local board of supervisors.


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