Coker to serve as 2010 Relay For Life chair
A chairman has been named, a committee formed and a date selected for Tunica’s 2010 Relay For Life event to benefit the American Cancer Society.
Meg Coker, editor of The Tunica Times, is serving as this year’s chairman. Her committee met last week and confirmed Friday, August 27 as the Relay date.
Coker, 29, was a member of the 2009 Relay For Life committee. She is a graduate of Delta State University, with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. Coker has been employed at The Times off and on since she was 15 years old. Promoted to editor in 2004, Coker has won a number of awards for writing and editing. She is married and has two children.
WIN Center: First stop for job seekers, employers
Officials with the Mississippi Department of Employment Security want Tunica Countians to know that the agency is here to help them during the current depressed economy.
The local WIN (Workforce Investment Network) Job Center, at 1054 South Fitzgeralds Boulevard in Robinsonville, has many resources to assist those who are out of work or working less than full time or those seeking to upgrade their job skills.
Janet Scott, office manager of the Robinsonville center, and MDES executive director Les Range said that a range of programs being offered to Tunica Countians includes three that may not be widely understood.
First Bloom of the Year
Local man charged in wife’s death
A former fish and wildlife officer is in custody following the death of his wife on June 2.
Sylvester Johnson, 51, was arrested around 9 p.m. on June 2. As of presstime on June 8, he remained in custody at the Tunica County Jail on a $1 million bond. He has been charged with murder.
Chief Deputy Randy Stewart of the Tunica County Sheriff’s Department said the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is now handling the case, but two deputies with the SO were initially summoned to the scene at 1075 Terrell last week.
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