Wednesday, May 23, 2018
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The Tunica Times • P.O. Box 308/986 Magnolia Street, Tunica, MS 38676

Town attacks crime through code enforcement

A rash of car break-ins and thefts of property in the Town of Tunica started in late 2017 and continued into 2018. Police stepped up patrols, and investigations eventually resulted in the arrest of a juvenile suspect.

Now, Mayor Chuck Cariker and aldermen are backing efforts by the town planning commission to step up enforcement of local codes, clean up neighborhoods and clarify policies regarding demolition.

“We’ve been lax on code enforcement,” Mayor Cariker said in an interview last week. “A community is not inviting to crime, though, if it’s neat and clean.

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Middle Schoolers rally against gun violence

Tunica Middle School staff and students walked out of school in a rally against gun violence in schools across America on Friday, April 20.

In a press release issued Monday, officials at Tunica Middle School noted that they “respect and support the rights of our students to advocate for causes that are important to them and welcome the opportunity to work with any student, student group, staff and parents to discuss appropriate and creative ways to do so while at school.”

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The good times rolled!

Sunny skies bring out festival-goers, smiles

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Gun found on RFHS campus

Two local schools were locked down and a student was arrested following the recovery of a weapon on Monday, April 23. The student is a juvenile and his or her name has not been released. As of Wednesday, April 25, the subject was awaiting a hearing in youth court.

According to Tunica County Sheriff K.C. Hamp, officers were dispatched to Rosa Fort High School at around 10:45 a.m. on April 23, after a school resource officer reported that a weapon had been found  The officer discovered the weapon, a handgun, in one of the classrooms. No injuries were reported.

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