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

Sheriff Hamp: Drive sober or get pulled over

The Tunica County Sheriff’s Office will be out in full force during the holidays and will join other state and local law enforcement agencies to make Mississippi highways and roads safer during the holiday season. Various checkpoints and saturations will be set up to detain those who choose to drink and drive and hopefully deter others from drinking and driving.

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over is a public safety campaign initiative involving state, city and county law enforcement officers across the United States.  It will be implemented during a three week period encompassing the Christmas and New Year’s Holidays (December 18, 2014 through January 3, 2015).


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Five percent pay cut coming Jan. 1

In the midst of a long discussion about a possible spending freeze, District 2 supervisor Cedric Burnett put forward a motion to make Chancery Clerk Rechelle Siggers the new county administrator.

“I did a little research,” Burnett said. “Eight counties have...chancery clerks as administrators. One has a chancery clerk and a comptroller.”

A request for supervisors to enact a spending freeze by current county administrator Michael Thompson had started a series of back and forth comments and questions.

Thompson said he wanted to implement a freeze on county spending “immediately,” adding that the move would help him manage the claims docket by freezing travel and purchases.


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Holiday Happenings

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Daley reinstated to school post, reassigned

 

Rev. McKinley Daley, dismissed from his employment with the Tunica County School District in early November for alleged sexual harassment, has been reinstated by Superintendent Steve Chandler, according to School Board president Tomeka Henderson-Cotton.

“The Superintendent reinstated him, and it didn’t require Board action,” Henderson-Cotton said.

Daley has been assigned to Dundee Elementary School by Chandler, she added, and was back on the job last week.


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