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

Board learns of ups, downs

Tunica’s board of aldermen had good news and bad news waiting for them when they met on Oct. 4.
The good news was that the Town of Tunica will likely receive $438,000 in community development block grant funds.
Jeff Walters of the North Delta Planning and Development District said those funds were contingent on approval by various environmental agencies. Walters said that process generally takes four months and was underway.
“The Corps (of Engineers) is the only one left to get back, and I hope they will move quickly,” Walters said.
The CDBG will help rehab the Clayton Henderson Meadows lift station, the Cottonland Village lift station and cover other sewer work, Town Clerk Celia Boren said.

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Rosa Fort royalty headlines parade, game

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Preacher’s path leads back to Commerce Boulevard

Pastor Evelyn Windum-Hubbard, lovingly called Preacher Hubbard by her congregation and the community, is an advocate for improving the lives of children, young adults, and seniors.
The first female pastor in Tunica County, she took her place behind the pulpit of Commerce Christian Church in 2000. Hubbard grew up in the house that was once next door. One of Hubbard’s earliest memories is of the 1955 tornado destroying the original church. A new building was resurrected shortly thereafter.

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County agrees to help THS

The Tunica Humane Society will soon see an increase in county funding, following a vote by officials on Oct. 3.
Supervisors agreed to up the county’s contribution to the organization from $30,000 to $50,000 per year. THS, a 501c3 nonprofit, has been dependent on grant funding and private donations for operations since its founding in 2008.

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