RESOLUTION OF APPRECIATION AND GRATITUDE FOR EXEMPLARY PUBLIC SERVICE OF MAE T. EARNHEART
RESOLUTION OF APPRECIATION
AND GRATITUDE FOR
EXEMPLARY PUBLIC SERVICE OF MAE T. EARNHEART
WHEREAS, Mae T. Earnheart has served Tunica County as Accounts Payable Clerk working with Tunica County Administration for twenty (20) years; and
WHEREAS, Mae T. Earnheart, throughout her service to Tunica County, has displayed the highest degrees of professionalism and integrity; and
WHEREAS, Mae T. Earnheart treated all persons with dignity and respect; and
School system, community mourn Robinsonville teacher
Tunica County Schools and the community are mourning the sudden and tragic death of Sharonda Butler Johnson.
Johnson, a native of Tunica, collapsed while at work at Robinsonville Elementary early Tuesday morning for causes yet to be determined. Multiple attempts by school staff and paramedics to revive her failed, sources report. She was pronounced dead on arrival by paramedics.
County supervisors set tax levy, get budget overview
Citizens and supervisors got a bit more clarity at Tuesday’s Board meeting, and taxpayers got a bit of good news – the 2015-2016 county tax levy will be slightly lower than last year’s.
Near the end of a long meeting, the Board approved an overall levy of 89.49 mills, which is up slightly due to increases requested by the Tunica County School District and the Yazoo-Mississippi Delta Levee Board. But the portion of that overall levy set for county government will be 2.5 mills lower.
County administrator Michael Thompson said there were ‘a few adjustments to be made” to the county budget, and though no paper copies were made available to the public this week, Thompson read out totals for the various funds, including:
• $25,064,613 for the general fund;
• $5.4 million for the road fund;
• $3.4 million for the General Obligation Bond Fund.
A final salute to ‘Coach’
The community will come together tomorrow (Saturday) to honor and remember longtime high school basketball coach Gerone Kirkland, who died Sunday, August 23.
Visitation and viewing will start at 10 a.m. in the Rosa Fort High School gym, with services at 11 a.m. Burial will be at Forest Hill Cemetery on Holmes Road in Memphis.
Kirkland, 73, coached boys’ basketball teams here and at H.W. Byers in Holly Springs and Central High in Coffeeville. His coaching career spanned 40 years, where he tallied 818 wins in over 1,200 games, until his retirement in 2006.
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