Tuesday, February 20, 2018
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The Tunica Times • P.O. Box 308/986 Magnolia Street, Tunica, MS 38676

Drought plus Fireworks can be dangerous

From the Mississippi Forestry Commission: Due to the current drought conditions and the predicted weather pattern for the next week, the fire danger rating for the state will be extremely high. These conditions, combined with the high winds will create increased risk for devastating wildland fires. A burn ban has been issued for several counties. While Tunica is currently not under one, officials ask citizens to use caution when using fireworks. In these drought conditions, dry grass will ignite readily.


Employee insurance raises questions

A crowd of county employees spilled into the hallway outside the Board of Supervisors meeting room, where officials again took up health insurance matters during their June 15 meeting.
A motion by District 2 Supervisor Cedric Burnett to solicit requests for proposals for health insurance died for lack of a second.
Prior to that motion, Board president James Dunn introduced the topic, saying it was his recommendation to remain with the current plan under Cigna. Burnett agreed.
District 5 Supervisor McKinley Daley said he would like to see the county change to the plan proposed by Nick Floyd and Associates.
“I just don’t think you understand everything,” Burnett said.
Dunn asked Board attorney Andy Dulaney to address the issue.

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Preparing for the Worst

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Accident claims local

A Tunica County teenager was killed late Friday night after she was struck by a car while crossing US 61 near the Tunica-DeSoto County line.
According to official reports, the victim, identified as Annie Lipsey, 18, of Tunica, was pronounced dead at the scene following the incident.

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