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

Fire contract goes back to county

After learning that the county did not accept a proposed contract for services from the Tunica Volunteer Fire Department, the Mayor and Board of Aldermen took up the matter again at their meeting on April 21.

With a 3-0 vote, aldermen approved a contract between the Town and TVFD. The contract states that the Town will pay $15 per point for each fire or medical call within the corporate limits. Half of training expenses, up to $5000, will also be covered by the town.

Mayor Chuck Cariker said the board also discussed a contract between the town and the county, but no action was taken. He anticipated that a contract would be taken up by the Board of Supervisors at their April 30 meeting.

In addition to the fire contract, aldermen also revisited talks on the Nickson Apartment complex. At their April 7 meeting, the board agreed to ask Town Fire Marshall Scott Goff to inspect the building. Goff recommended that someone from the State Fire Marshall’s office be contacted. Aldermen opted to put that request in writing.

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Hwy. 3 head on claims three

An accident at approximately 7:20 p.m. on April 26 along Highway 3 in Eastern Tunica County claimed three lives.

According to the Mississippi Highway Patrol, a 2012 Chevrolet pick up was traveling south along the highway when it was struck by a northbound Buick. The driver of the Buick and a passenger in the Chevrolet were both pronounced dead at the scene. They were identified as 58 year old Lucy Slater of Memphis and 62 year old Billy Wren of Senatobia.

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Cliff Nash recognized for years of service






WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors of Tunica County and the Mayor and Board of Aldermen of the Town of Tunica jointly created the Tunica County Airport Commission (the “Airport”); and

WHEREAS, the Airport held an organizational meeting in 1999 and soon thereafter in 2002 hired its first Executive Director, namely, Cliff Nash; and

WHEREAS, Cliff Nash has recently announced his resignation as Executive Director of the Airport after over thirteen (13) years of service; and

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Counselor prioritizes mental health

For 43-year-old Lori Bailey, counseling is something she’s always wanted to do.  No particular incident drew her to the field, she says, but seeing the hurt and pain in others motivated her to do what she could to help them.

“You have to want the better for everyone,” she said.

A native of Charleston, MS, Bailey headed to Delta State University to study psychology a little more than 20 years ago.  While in her undergraduate program, she took a career assessment that indicated she would enjoy and do well working in a helping field.

Shortly after completing her undergraduate studies, she pursued and earned a Master in Education with specialization in Community Counseling at the same university through its counselor education program, which is approved by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP).  Her graduate degree consisted of coursework and three practicums – one in the school’s lab, one mixed between the school’s lab and in the field, and a final in the field.

This training enabled her to successfully complete a professional state licensure, Licensed Certified Mental Health Therapist (LCMHT). The professional credential of LCMHT properly qualified Bailey for her current role as Therapist and County Coordinator at Region One Mental Health Center in Tunica.

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