Church begins to rebuild after storm
Help is on the way for a Tunica County church that was literally blown apart in tornadic winds the weekend after Christmas.
Pastor Robert Lenair of New Stranger’s Rest Baptist Church said this week that most of the demolition of the church’s sanctuary is complete, with a bit more left to do.
“The sanctuary was totally destroyed, and there was 65 percent damage to the Fellowship Hall,” he explained.
Town backs extra sales tax legislation
A popular song describes riding around with the windows down and the radio turned up, but town officials discussed the other side of that coin – the nuisance of noise – during their Jan. 7 meeting.
Alderman Brad Beach asked Police Chief Richard Veazey for an estimate on the number of citations written for noise ordinance violations. Veazey said it was difficult to catch violators in the act because when a police car shows up, the offender turns the music down.
Local History: Tunica men and women alike answer duty’s call
Numerous men and women of Tunica County enlisted in the armed forces during World War II. These citizens served in every capacity, from fighter planes to nurses, to barbers, and after the war, most of them returned to Tunica to get married, have families and carry on the farms and businesses left behind.
Others gave their lives. Eight Tunica men died in the battles surrounding the D-Day invasion. Many soldiers were buried in American graves in England and Europe.
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