Flowers chosen to lead Delta Council as 76th president
As Bowen Flowers begins his term as Delta Council’s 76th president, the Coahoma County farmer is facing one of the biggest disasters to hit the Delta in recent history.
April’s floodwaters flooded homes and businesses and left a path of destruction that will last long after the swollen rivers recede.
Instead of being formally introduced to the public during the 76th Annual Delta Council meeting at Delta State University in May, Flowers and scheduled keynote speaker Jim Barksdale gave their stage time to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Mississippi Emergency Management Agency to brief the public about the unprecedented high water facing the Mississippi Delta.
Carjacking suspect arrested
A Memphis man turned himself in to authorities Friday evening after he allegedly car-jacked a vehicle at a Tunica casino and evaded capture following a chase across the state line just hours earlier.
Tunica County Sheriff’s Department Capt. Cedric Davis said the suspect, identified as Yardley Lyons of Memphis, allegedly car-jacked an elderly couple’s vehicle in the parking lot of Bally’s Casino in the Resorts area of Tunica County and drove off with one of the victims in the vehicle. He said the victim was later released, unharmed, at the Tunica National Golf Course.
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County maps approach to lean months ahead
Tunica County’s department heads will be asked to trim 20 percent from Fiscal Year 2012 budgets, as the county calculates the long range effect of this spring’s historic Mississippi River flood.
County administrator Clifton Johnson said in a wide-ranging interview last week that officials must find ways to cut back in some areas in order to build county resources and attract new industry and amenities.
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