Board gets updates
Before taking up their regular agenda, county supervisors took under advisement bids for two or more trucks for the road department and heard from citizen Tony Perkins and representatives of the Tunica Museum and housing program. The apparent low bid for a bucket truck was Aerial Truck Equipment Co.’s $112,000. For one or more pick-ups, Country Ford submitted the apparent low bid of $28,986.72.
Perkins spoke eloquently in favor of the county’s proposed Second Chance Program, saying such a program “would be a real blessing to somebody like me.”
A Deadly Combination
The Tunica County Sheriff’s Department showed the dangers of drinking and driving during a Prom Promise exercise on May 9 at Rosa Fort High School.
Lion sophomore Jalen Miller claimed new records in both the 100 and 200 dashes at the State Meet on May 12.
Quick arrest in Jonestown attack
A man has been arrested in connection with an attack on a Catholic sister with ties to Tunica.
Michael Matthews is in custody in Coahoma County and has been charged with aggravated assault, aggravated burglary and armed robbery in an incident in Jonestown, Miss. Sister Teresa Shield was transported to the Regional Medical Center in Memphis after being attacked in her home on Friday, May 11. She is recovering from injuries sustained and is reported to be in good condition.
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