Wednesday, January 16, 2019
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The Tunica Times • P.O. Box 308/986 Magnolia Street, Tunica, MS 38676

Board ok’s Verner Rd. survey

Relief along Verner Road may be one step closer, after county supervisors voted March 28 to authorize a detailed site survey for one stretch where residents have repeatedly had problems with flooding.
Engineer Steve Wilson recommended to the Board that the area be ringed by a levee and drained by pumps that would take water away from homes. Wilson said this kind of project could cost $150,000 to $180,000.

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He's Baaack

A cast of young actors will present “The Count Will Rise Again” on Friday, April 12, in the Tunica Academy gymnasium.

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Preservation hearing is Tuesday

Michelle Jones of Starkville has seen her home city work to preserve the historic character of its neighborhoods and business district. She has helped shaped guidelines for new development; those guidelines, in turn, have helped to maintain property values for both residents and commercial property owners.
Jones hopes Tunica will join a growing number of cities in the state who want to keep the character and charm that make a city or town attractive to visitors and residents alike.
Jones, a local government assistance coordinator in the historic preservation division of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, was in Tunica Tuesday to sign off on the town’s plan for a local historic district.

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Board adds to personnel

Mark Hudson will join the staff of Tunica Arena, following an executive session decision by the Board of Supervisors on March 28.
According to board minutes, District 5 Supervisor McKinley Daley made the motion to hire Hudson as Assistant Director of the Arena.  
Hudson is a resident of Tunica County. He serves as the Tunica County coordinator for Congressman Bennie Thompson, is the CEO/President of O’Hara Medical Supplies and Equipment and is a former facilitator/instructor for the Tunica County Community Development Coalition.

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