Tunica shares nation’s pain
The day 11 years ago that the world “stood still, even in Tunica, MS,” 2700 people perished and two towers came crashing down to earth in New York City, has come full circle for Patriot Day keynote speaker Steve Sosebee.
In the weeks following the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist strike on American soil, the Tunica businessman and volunteer firefighter, now assistant chief, connected emotionally with a fellow firefighter – Carl Bini of Staten Island and Fire Company No. 5 – who died when the towers disintegrated. In late 2001, Sosebee put up a flagpole at his business, Tunica Welding, and flew the U.S. flag until year’s end. Then he packed the flag, a Tunica Times newspaper containing Sosebee’s story and a letter and mailed it off to a Staten Island reporter, who agreed to get the package to Bini’s widow. Soon Christine Bini knew that people as far away as Mississippi shared her loss.
McGarrh ok’d for judgeship
When Tunica’s Municipal Court convenes in October, a new face will occupy the judge’s seat.
At their regular meeting on Tuesday, September 4, the town board approved the appointment of DeSoto County attorney James R. McGarrh, Jr. as the city’s judge, replacing longtime judge Bard Selden, who will step into the position of Judge Emeritus and will substitute in McGarrh’s absence.
Getting the blues
Blues artist Blind Mississippi Morris plays for the opening of “A Cast of Blues,” a new art exhibit at the Tunica Museum, showing now through Dec. 7.
New program aims to put locals to work
With its first class of Manufacturing Skills Basic Certification candidates about to complete their final week of training, the Tunica County Chamber of Commerce is looking to field future classes of candidates for the five week manufacturing skills training program.
According to Chamber President and CEO Lyn Arnold, a second class for the manufacturing basic skills program is set to begin in the coming weeks.
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