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

County hears first report on blues concert

Friday’s event at the Tunica Arena & Exposition Center was seen as a sort of test case for the use of the facility for live music. Earlier this month, publicist Tony Jones described the upcoming event as a “live feasibility study” for future use of the arena. Jones told county supervisors on May 7 that VIP tickets on the floor had sold out and that attendance could reach 3,500 to 5,000 people.

Jones returned to a county meeting this week to give a preliminary report, saying promoters New Vision Live “hoped to move forward” and book another show in the near future, perhaps to coincide with the Southern Heritage Classic in the fall.

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Safe Streets operation nets 70 arrests


The Tunica County Sheriff’s Office conducted a Special Enforcement Detail known as “Tunica County Safe Streets Operation” on Thursday, April 26, Friday, April 27, and Saturday, April 28, 2018.

Assisting Tunica County Sheriff K.C. Hamp, Sr.’s department in the Safe Streets Operation were the Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol, the Mississippi Department of Corrections, Mississippi Department of Transportation, Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, Mississippi Office of Homeland Security, U.S. Marshals Service, the Tunica Police Department, and Sheriff’s Offices from Bolivar, Coahoma, DeSoto, Panola and Quitman counties.

“This type of law enforcement will continue in Tunica County, to further reduce criminal acitivity,” Hamp said. “Our citizens demand and deserve safe streets and neighborhoods for their children.”

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Celebrating Seniors & Caregivers

The Tunica County Health & Rehab Center kicked off a weeklong celebration of National Nursing Home Week with a ribbon cutting on Monday, May 14. 

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County’s summer work program to run seven weeks

Summer employment for 51 high school students and 21 college students through Tunica County government will run for seven weeks this year, with each student working 32 hours per week.

The Board of Supervisors approved a recommendation from Recreation Director Billy Willis at their meeting on May 7. Willis said the work program for the older students will total $38,581 for the seven-week period and the high schoolers’ program will cost about $89,000. These students are placed in various county offices and programs.

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