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

County supervisor accused of harassment


Few details are available surrounding the end of Beat 5 Supervisor McKinley Daley’s employment with Tunica County School district late last week.

On Tuesday, Nov. 11, Tunica County School Superintendent Bernard Steven Chandler confirmed that Daley was no longer employed with the school system. Daley worked as a security officer/hall monitor at Tunica Middle School. An investigation was conducted by district officials prior to the decision. An employee grievance was listed on the agenda for the Nov. 12 meeting of the school board, but Chandler did not confirm if the employee was Daley.

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Circuit trial reverses Thompson verdict

After a day of testimony, Circuit Court Judge Johnny Walls found in favor of county administrator Michael Thompson in an appeal related to his Feb. 2014 arrest for driving with a suspended license. Walls’ verdict overrules a previous decision made in Justice Court.

“I feel relieved and vindicated on the defamation attempt to my character,” Thompson said following the decision. “I’m glad it’s now behind me and the truth has come to light. I hope the continuous tips and attacks against me will stop to allow me to get back to the business of fixing this county.”

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The Marine Corps Jr. ROTC unit color guard from Horn Lake High School presents the American flag to open Tuesday’s Town of Tunica Veterans Day program.

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Holiday Open House is a Tunica tradition

In a tradition that dates back at least 50 years and likely more, shops in downtown Tunica and along Highway 61 will host Open House this weekend to kick off the holiday shopping season. Six stores have their Christmas decor up and are ready to welcome those wanting to get a jump on their Christmas lists.

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