According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 434.88 square miles (1,126.3 km2), of which 427.71 square miles (1,107.8 km2) (or 98.35%) is land and 7.17 square miles (18.6 km2) (or 1.65%) is water.
According to a press release issued by the Tunica County Sheriff's Department on Feb. 13, a bus carrying male and female basketball players from Rosa Fort High left Tunica bound for a game in Horn Lake on Friday, Feb. 10. The game was the last on Rosa Fort's regular season schedule.
Columbus Police Department consultant K.B. Turner speaks with community members at Sim Scott Community Center in Columbus on Feb. 13. He is amid a six-month contract evaluating CPD. Photo by: Deanna Robinson/Dispatch Staff The Columbus native and chair of the University of Memphis Criminology and Criminal Justice Department grew up in north Columbus dreaming of being a police officer.
Investigation of a fight between elected officials that erupted during a county Board of Supervisors meeting on January 3 has been transferred to the Mississippi Attorney General's office. District 4 supervisor Henry Nickson, Jr. and Board president James Dunn each filed formal charges of simple assault with Town of Tunica police after the incident.
In the Mississippi Delta, that swath of bottomland along the mightiest of rivers, it's best not to ask folks how the tamale -- a humble food with deep roots in Latin America -- made its way to, of all places, Mississippi. Were the packets of spicy meat and cornmeal wrapped in corn husks consumed on the battlefield by Confederate soldiers? Or, did they not appear until the early 20th century, when Mexican migrants came to pick cotton? One thing is for certain: They had grown hugely popular by the time legendary bluesman Robert Johnson sang about them in 1935.
Tunica CO., MS - A fistfight broke out among two members of the Tunica County Board of Supervisors. Sources said Henry Nickson, Jr. and James Dunn got into a fight at the county courthouse.