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

Long awaited repairs to River Road start next week

The exact date isn’t quite certain, but next week should see the start of a project to smooth out the main entrance road into downtown Tunica.

County engineer Daniel Murphy, who helped town officials formulate a plan to repair River Road, said contractors Lehman-Roberts plan to begin one day next week, unless he is notified of a delay.

The process to remove the layers of old asphalt down to the concrete, mill out the joints and then put new asphalt down over the joints should take about two weeks and will involve closing portions of the road at times.

“They’re going to close a third of the street at a time during daytime hours,” Murphy said Tuesday. “It would be hard to do under traffic.”


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RESOLUTION OF APPRECIATION AND GRATITUDE FOR EXEMPLARY PUBLIC SERVICE OF THOMAS L. CARLISLE

RESOLUTION OF APPRECIATION AND GRATITUDE FOR EXEMPLARY PUBLIC SERVICE OF

THOMAS L. CARLISLE

WHEREAS, Thomas L. Carlisle has served Tunica County as Receiving Clerk working with Tunica County for eighteen (18) years; and

WHEREAS, Thomas L. Carlisle, throughout his service to Tunica County, has displayed the highest degrees of professionalism and integrity; and


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Local History: Mr. Houston and Mr. Lowe

This week continues a summer long series of history stories by the late Ashley Harris that were first published in 1994 and 1995. This story appeared in the July 7, 1994 issue of The Tunica Times.

On March 30, 1908 two men had an argument on the streets of Tunica.  Their friends separated them.  It should have ended there.

The two were prominent men.  One, J.T. Lowe, was a lawyer.  The other was P.M. Houston, Secretary and Treasurer of the Yazoo-Mississippi Delta Levee Board.

Both men went home and armed themselves.

They met again a few minutes later.  After a brief conversation Mr. Lowe shot Mr. Houston in the temple, killing him almost instantly.

The two men had been, up to that very day, “warm personal friends.”


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County board resolves issues in July 5 session

This week’s Board of Supervisors meeting resolved several lingering issues but left others hanging.

Supervisors came out of executive session at 12:45 p.m. on Tuesday, July 5, with Board attorney John Perry announcing two votes taken in closed session:

• authorization of a letter to Frank Barton asking him to move a boat that is docked at the Tunica RiverPark;

• termination of a contract with Bill Wenzel for building inspections.

Earlier, the Board had discussed its resolution, approved last month, to contract with Code Solutions for “flood plain management, planning services and construction permitting, including code review and code enforcement,” as outlined by county administrator Adrian McKay.


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