Local team grooves into winner’s circle
Just under two years ago, the cloverleaf become more than just a symbol of good luck. It represents sacrifice, hard work and now, victory!
The Dancing Clover Leafs were created by Tunica County 4-H as an outlet for young dancers in the area. They didn’t shuffle around, though. The group quickly got moving and has captured several accolades in their last competitive effort.
Christopher Hood and J. Robinson cut soybeans on land in the south end of Tunica County on Wednesday, Aug. 27.
Officials brace for storm
While the Gulf Coast braced on Tuesday in preparation for Hurricane Isaac’s landfall, local officials were pondering the impact this latest tropical storm would have here at home as remnants of the storm began their slow trek northward.
Around 4 p.m. Tuesday, Tunica County Director of Emergency Operations Randy Stewart said the effects of the storm were not expected to be serious for Tunica and the immediate area.
County initiates redistricting process
Redistricting in Tunica County will now be in the hands of Ellis Turnage, an attorney from Cleveland, Miss.
Board President James Dunn recommended Turnage at the supervisors’ Aug. 15 meeting and proposed that he be hired for a sum not to exceed $25,000.
Board attorney Andy Dulaney explained that redistricting became necessary when the 2010 census was conducted. Population shifts within the five supervisor districts made Tunica County out of compliance with certain aspects of the Voting Rights Act. Prior to county elections in 2011, officials had begun the process. Dulaney said Tunica County had been included but was recently dismissed from a redistricting lawsuit on the district level.
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