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

Community creates plan for redistricting in county

A group of citizens asked the Board of Supervisors to consider their plan for redistricting, presenting them with a map and information on Oct. 15.
Robert Hall spoke on behalf of Concerned Citizens for a Better Tunica County and said the purpose of redistricting is to create “equal representation for each district.”

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Aldermen approve holiday curfew change

Little ghosts and goblins will get an extra half hour of trick-or-treating time this year, after town officials moved the customary curfew time back from 7:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. The first whistle will blow at 7:30 p.m. as a warning of the final whistle at 8.
Town officials noted that Daylight Savings Time will not end until after Halloween this year. It is still light at 5 p.m., delaying the start of the spooky holiday.
In a divided vote on Tuesday, the town of Tunica Board of Aldermen approved lending support to a bill proposed by the Mississippi Municipal League that would give citizens of a municipality the option to vote on a local sales tax. Called the Citizens for Economic Development Act, the bill will be submitted to the Legislature for action in the 2013 session. The revenue raised through the local sales tax would be designated for specific economic development projects.

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Home Cooking: Hailey turns family experiences into a love for cooking

As a child, Gloria Hailey spent a lot of time in the family kitchen, watching and helping when possible to create meals and dishes she learned along the way.
Today, Hailey uses her love for cooking to create dishes for her guests at The Columns Bed & Breakfast, which she runs, along with her husband Charles. And, she attributes that passion to her years of sharing time in the kitchen with the women in her life.
“I can’t ever remember not cooking with my mother,” said Hailey. “She always loved to be in the kitchen.

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Tunica Academy's Royal Court 2012

Tunica Academy Homecoming Queen Samantha Melton (center) and her court including freshman maid LeEllen Perry, senior maid Claire Schubert, junior maid Ellen Graves and sophomore maid Mckenzie Murdock are spotlighted tonight (Friday).

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