Rec Center hosts free healthcare
Tunica County has teamed up with the Delta Regional Authority, the cities of Clarksdale, Marks, Rosedale and Helena, AR, and members of the U.S. military to bring Delta Medical 2013 to the G.W. Henderson Recreation Center, 1165 Abbay Dr., July 14-26, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.
The Tunica County Chamber of Commerce and Recreation Director Billy Willis have been coordinating with the sponsors to bring a field hospital to Tunica County to offer free medical services to people over two years old.
Supervisors still struggling over redistricting puzzle
Competing redistricting plans presented at a hearing last Thursday have a lot in common: both recognize that supervisor’s District 1 has gained the most in population from the year 2000 to 2010, putting it out of balance with the other four districts; both keep District 5 as the largest geographically; and both bring the aggregate deviation below 10 percent, as is recommended.
Both the plan developed by Cleveland attorney Ellis Turnage and one presented by Melvin and Marilyn Young on behalf of the Tunica County Redistricting Committee also effect the biggest change in District 2, represented by Cedric Burnett.
Burnett questioned Turnage about his plan’s drop in black voting age population in District 2, from its existing 78.2 percent to a proposed 64.6 percent.
“You said (your plan) wouldn’t decrease the chances of re-electing black candidates,” Burnett remarked. “The current is 78 percent and it decreases to 64 percent; that’s not decreasing?”
Newly town leaders begin terms
Town of Tunica officials for the 2013-2017 term were sworn in Monday, July 1, at Town Hall.
Prepare now for Biker event
One word to describe the upcoming National Bikers Roundup? How about “big”?
The roundup, to be held July 31 through August 4 at the Tunica Arena, is expected to draw 30,000 bikers, spectators and vendors for the 36th annual event.
Or you might say “boisterous.” Not all bikes will be the noisy types, but there will be enough of those to make a significant impact.
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