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

Supervisors still struggling over redistricting puzzle

Competing redistricting plans presented at a hearing last Thursday have a lot in common: both recognize that supervisor’s District 1 has gained the most in population from the year 2000 to 2010, putting it out of balance with the other four districts; both keep District 5 as the largest geographically; and both bring the aggregate deviation below 10 percent, as is recommended.
Both the plan developed by Cleveland attorney Ellis Turnage and one presented by Melvin and Marilyn  Young on behalf of the Tunica County Redistricting Committee also effect the biggest change in District 2, represented by Cedric Burnett.
Burnett questioned Turnage about his plan’s drop in black voting age population in District 2, from its existing 78.2 percent to a proposed 64.6 percent.
“You said (your plan) wouldn’t decrease the chances of re-electing black candidates,” Burnett remarked. “The current is 78 percent and it decreases to 64 percent; that’s not decreasing?”

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Newly town leaders begin terms

Town of Tunica officials for the 2013-2017 term were sworn in Monday, July 1, at Town Hall.

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Prepare now for Biker event

One word to describe the upcoming National Bikers Roundup? How about “big”?
The roundup, to be held July 31 through August 4 at the Tunica Arena, is expected to draw 30,000 bikers, spectators and vendors for the 36th annual event.
Or you might say “boisterous.” Not all bikes will be the noisy types, but there will be enough of those to make a significant impact.

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Tennis pro is a champion both off and on the court

It only seems fitting that Donny Flowers works at One Champions Lane.
Probably best known to locals for his role as head tennis professional at Tunica National, Flowers is also a champion in the world of table tennis.
On June 23, he traveled to Nashville to compete in the Tennessee Senior Olympics, bringing home a gold medal. His win will send him to a national competition later this year.
Before the event,  Flowers said he was excited to compete.

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