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

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.

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Record Setter

Lion sophomore Jalen Miller claimed new records in both the 100 and 200 dashes at the State Meet on May 12.

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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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Water consumption falling in town

Turning off the faucet when brushing your teeth. Cutting back on the use of sprinklers. Running the dishwasher and washing machine only when they are full. There are hundreds of ways to conserve water, and town water customers must be taking note.
Operations manager Ellis Koonce III told the Board of Aldermen that since 2011, 37 percent less water is being used. In May of 2011, the town was pumping 953,000 gallons a day. One year later,  figures show that the town is pumping only 600, 000 gallons a day.

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