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

Beat Two Supervisor files trespassing charges


A dispute between a local couple and a county supervisor escalated last week, leading to the involvement of the Tunica County Sheriff’s Department.
Chief Deputy Randy Stewart said deputies arrested citizen Robert B. Tuchel on Thursday, Feb. 24 after receiving a trespassing complaint by Beat 2 Supervisor Cedric Burnett. According to Stewart, Burnett signed an affadavit reporting that Tuchel had been observed taking pictures at his home at 1370 Beatline Road on Tuesday, Feb. 22. A warrant for Tuchel’s arrest was issued and signed by Justice Court Judge Rodney Hibbler.

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Ballot swells for county election


In the aftermath of a March 1 deadline, 49 individuals have qualified to run for various county offices in 2011.
Three have qualified as candidates for sheriff: incumbent K.C. Hamp, Arthur “Hot Shot” Ankston and Byron Vaughan Sr. Rechelle Siggers and incumbent Wealthia “Susie” White are candidates for Chancery Clerk. Sharon Granberry Reynolds, the incumbent, and Lawyer Porter Jr. have qualified to run for Circuit Clerk.  The Tax Assessor’s Race includes Leigh Graves, Robert E. Hall, Norma J. Anderson, Tammie Turner and Angie Floyd. Four candidates are seeking the office of coroner. They are: Scott Peebles, incumbent Glenn D. Grant, Christopher Thomas and Casey Johnson.

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Southern Gardening: Plant Senetti pericallis for cool-weather bloom


This winter’s irregular temperatures have been tough on landscape plants all across Mississippi and have given even positive gardeners a case of the winter blues. One sure-fire sign that spring is around the corner is the Gulf Coast Garden and Patio Show February 25, 26 and 27 at the Coast Coliseum in Biloxi.
Pericallis Senetti, such as this one in almost iridescent magenta, are gorgeous, flowering plants that love early spring’s cool temperatures.

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Board talks go well

You could say the town’s welling with pride or all’s well that ends well, but no matter how you put it, the bottom line is that Tunica is moving one step closer to installing a new well to serve its customers.
The Mayor and Board of Aldermen hosted a public hearing on Thursday, Feb. 17, to answer questions about a proposed water facilities plan. Ultimately, the board decided to take the comments under consideration and vote on the matter on Tuesday, March 8.

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