Tunica County Schools gets a grade
The Mississippi Department of Education has issued a report card for the Tunica County School District. Read all about it in this week's Times. Copies are also available on the district's website or at the Central Office.
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Teen charged in attack
Following a local mother’s plea for action in the assault of her four year old, the Tunica County Sheriff’s Department has announced an arrest and charges in the case.
Edward Malane, 14, of Clarksdale, is in custody in Tunica County for his alleged involvement in kidnapping, aggravated assault and child abuse on Saturday, Oct. 13, at Clayton Henderson Meadows/Calvin Norwood Estates. He is being held without bond.
“This case will be forwarded to the district attorney’s office for prosecution on the charges previously listed,” a press release from the Sheriff’s Department states.
Still betting on Tunica
The Tunica Convention and Visitor’s Bureau and Tunica County Chamber of Commerce hosted a celebration of 20 years of gaming and tourism in Tunica on Thursday, Oct. 18, at Bluesville at the Horseshoe Casino. The event highlighted the economic progress Tunica and Tunica County has made throughout the last 20 years.
Since gaming was legalized in Mississippi in 1992, Tunica has grown from one of the poorest counties in the U.S. to a major contributor of tax dollars to the state. Gaming in Tunica County has generated $704 million in local tax revenue and 15,000 jobs.
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