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

Preacher’s path leads back to Commerce Boulevard

Pastor Evelyn Windum-Hubbard, lovingly called Preacher Hubbard by her congregation and the community, is an advocate for improving the lives of children, young adults, and seniors.
The first female pastor in Tunica County, she took her place behind the pulpit of Commerce Christian Church in 2000. Hubbard grew up in the house that was once next door. One of Hubbard’s earliest memories is of the 1955 tornado destroying the original church. A new building was resurrected shortly thereafter.

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County agrees to help THS

The Tunica Humane Society will soon see an increase in county funding, following a vote by officials on Oct. 3.
Supervisors agreed to up the county’s contribution to the organization from $30,000 to $50,000 per year. THS, a 501c3 nonprofit, has been dependent on grant funding and private donations for operations since its founding in 2008.

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Cotton Pickin' Time

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Waste disposal woes plague Board of Supervisors

The issue of nonresidential waste was once again dumped on the Board of Supervisors at their first meeting in October.
Carl Simmons, Waste Management’s district manager at the Tunica Landfill, appeared before the board to answer questions. In July, Waste Management begin assessing a $20 per ton charge on nonresidential waste brought to the landfill.
Simmons said when the last “host agreement” was made with the county about 15 years ago, the fees for nonresidential waste were included.

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