Do you think there’s no gang activity in Tunica County?
If you do, you could be dead wrong, according to two former law enforcement officials who spoke to a rare joint meeting of the Tunica Lions and Rotary clubs last Thursday.
“Gangs are prevalent in every city and county in Mississippi and throughout the U.S.,” says Donnie Mullins, retired from the Mississippi Department of Corrections, where he was Chief Investigator at the State Penitentiary in Parchman. Read more
Tunica native prepares to take on Ole Man River
Elizabeth Long, also known as Catfish Lil, is preparing to swim the mighty Mississippi River on Sept. 4.
Others may have gone before her, but Long has a special condition that makes this effort even more difficult than swimming against one of the strongest currents on earth. She has pulmonary hypertension, which is a condition that robs its victims of their very breath.
Regardless, Long is training and preparing herself for this journey and not for herself or even to bring awareness of her illness. Read more
Participants in the Southern Belle Snaffle Bit Futurity prepare for their time in front of the judges during the four day event hosted by the Paul Battle Arena. The competition included Hunter, Breeder, Western Riding and Western Please classes. The Southern Belle Snaffle Bit Futurity has been held in Tunica for several years.
Schulz project gets second wind
Work at the future home of Schulz Xtruded Products Inc. is soon to start up again, according to Economic Development Foundation Head Lyn Arnold.
Arnold said a slow down in dirt moving work was linked to the timing of grant funding. As more grant funds came in, more groundwork would be done.
“In the meantime, there’s been a lot of work behind the scenes,” Arnold told the Board of Supervisors on July 15.
Arnold said much of the equipment at the Robinsonville based facility will be custom built, and plans from Germany for that type of machinery were being translated into American units of measurement. Read more
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