I-269 reaches halfway point
Batesville, Miss. — Construction continues on schedule for the I-269 project in North Mississippi, according to the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT).
All phases of the project are under construction with several more than halfway complete. In October 2013, one section of the project, from SR 302 to the Tennessee state line in Marshall County was completed. Paving for this section will take place later this spring.
Town cracks down on litter, lighting
Lights, signs and upkeep of property will now become a top priority for the town of Tunica, following the expiration of a grace period on changes to local ordinances.
Several local merchants were on hand to ask questions at the Board of Aldermen meeting on March 18. Town code enforcer Frank Contreras was also present along with Planning Commission consultant Bob Barber.
Student arrested in shooting death of another student
A 17 year old has been arrested in the March 10 shooting that claimed the life of another young local. Cortez Bass of Tunica was formally charged with cyberstalking and murder of Donterrius Jackson, also 17, in Justice Court on March 13. His bond was set at $1 million. As of presstime, Bass was still listed among inmates at the Tunica County Jail.
Proposed voting plan alters district lines, precinct sites
Big changes in voting are ahead in 2014 and beyond, if supervisors ultimately approve Redistricting Plan 7c.
Boundary lines as proposed for supervisors’ districts are altered substantially from prior plans, and locations of several voting precincts will change, with one traditional site in the town of Tunica moved and one eliminated altogether.
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