From the ground up
Rates on tap for hearing
With water wells now pumping an average of 16 hours a day, officials for the town of Tunica are putting the next step in the people’s hands. The Mayor and Board of Alderman will host a public hearing on town water and sewer services on Thursday, June 17.
During the hearing, officials will seek input from the public on proposed changes to residential and commercial water and sewer rates. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. in the board room at town hall.
In previous meetings, the board has discussed tailoring rates in line with what the Tunica County Utility District charges. Rates range from $10 to $12 for residential water and sewer services. Commercial customers may pay between $12 and $300 for water and sewer.
Coker to serve as 2010 Relay For Life chair
A chairman has been named, a committee formed and a date selected for Tunica’s 2010 Relay For Life event to benefit the American Cancer Society.
Meg Coker, editor of The Tunica Times, is serving as this year’s chairman. Her committee met last week and confirmed Friday, August 27 as the Relay date.
Coker, 29, was a member of the 2009 Relay For Life committee. She is a graduate of Delta State University, with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. Coker has been employed at The Times off and on since she was 15 years old. Promoted to editor in 2004, Coker has won a number of awards for writing and editing. She is married and has two children.
WIN Center: First stop for job seekers, employers
Officials with the Mississippi Department of Employment Security want Tunica Countians to know that the agency is here to help them during the current depressed economy.
The local WIN (Workforce Investment Network) Job Center, at 1054 South Fitzgeralds Boulevard in Robinsonville, has many resources to assist those who are out of work or working less than full time or those seeking to upgrade their job skills.
Janet Scott, office manager of the Robinsonville center, and MDES executive director Les Range said that a range of programs being offered to Tunica Countians includes three that may not be widely understood.
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