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

High school improving, but District grade slips to D

Now in the third year of state conservatorship, the Tunica County School District as a whole declined from a “C” grade last year to “D” in rankings released last week.

The overall decline was reflected in scores for four of five schools in the district, with only Rosa Fort High School showing gains.

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Dubbs School Reunion delights

Dubbs School Reunion A Big Success...Former students reminisced about events of past school days and shared a delicious potluck lunch at the second reunion held at the Dundee Community Center on Saturday, October 21, 2017. 

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Shooting, thefts under investigation


Shortly after noon on Oct. 12, patrons of a local business scrambled to provide aid for a woman who entered the business wounded and in distress.

Emergency personnel, law enforcement and others soon learned that the woman, identified as Erica Pryor, sustained multiple gunshot wounds. She reported that she  was shot by her boyfriend at 1069 Coldwater Street in Tunica and drove to the Blue and White Restaurant seeking help. Pryor was transported from the restaurant by ambulance and then airlifted from Tunica to the Regional Medical Center in Memphis. She is expected to recover from her injuries.

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Supervisors discuss future for clinics, Tunica Airport

Two medical facilities currently operated by Tunica County are moving closer to becoming Rural Health Clinics, according to reports presented to the Board of Supervisors on Oct. 15.

In a summary submitted by healthcare consultant Angela Perkins, a final walk through of the clinics was slated to occur on Oct. 17. After that, the facilities would be ready for a survey by the Mississippi Department of Health’s Division of Health Facilities and Licensure.

Administrator Barbara Conway told supervisors that the survey would occur without notice. She anticipated that no adverse conditions that would be present.

County administrator Adrian McKay asked why a survey would be stopped.

Conway said not having a provider in the building would be a reason to stop the survey. MSDH would then charge a fee to come back and complete the survey.

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