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

First Bloom of the Year

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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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Welcome Home, Madysen!

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Board sets sights on housing

Tunica County Housing Project Inc. once again made its way  on to the agenda at the Board of Supervisors’ meeting on June 7.
John Schmidt, the director of the North Delta Regional Housing Authority, appeared before the board to answer questions about the local housing program. Supervisors asked about the  program’s procedures on how a home is rehabbed and the application process.
Schmidt explained once an application is approved, home owners are asked to put down everything that needs to be fixed in a home.
“We tell people to bid on it as if everything could be done,” Schmidt said.
From there, everything that can be corrected before meeting the $25,000 limit is fixed. The homeowner signs off on what will be fixed before any work is done, Schmidt noted.

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