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

Family legacy set course for 26-year law enforcement career

 

Johnny Cox got his start in law enforcement in his hometown of Tunica nearly 30 years ago, but he didn’t stay “small town” for long.

And September 7, Cox was honored by the Southaven Police Department for over 26 years of dedicated service. His tenure at SPD has taken him halfway ‘round the world in his capacity as a sniper and a trainer of snipers. Along the way, Cox also has been a member of the SWAT team, patrol division, narcotics, special investigations and traffic divisions for SPD.


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Hooray for a parade


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County approves FY 2015 budget

Taxes on “your home, automobile tag, utilities, business fixtures and equipment, and rental real property” are going up – again.

Just two years after upping taxes by 15.83 mills for 2012, county supervisors on Monday set a tax millage rate of 84.08 for 2014, up from 64.72 mills in the prior tax year.

During a budget work session on Sept. 11, Tunica County Tax Assessor/Collector Norma Anderson explained the effect of such an increase: on a home valued for tax purposes at $100,000, the county tax rate was previously 64.72 mills, producing $647.20 in taxes. For 2014, the rate will likely be 84.08 mills, and the taxes on that same house will be $840.80, or an increase of $193.60.


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Local art gallery showcases Mississippi talent

Artists in Mississippi have a new place to call home right here in Tunica at the Crooked Letter Art Gallery.  Heather McGregor, owner of the gallery, said she recently opened it to bring something new to the area.

“I looked around Tunica. I know they have the Arts Council and a lot of creative people, but they didn’t have anywhere for those people to get together to sell their work,” McGregor said.

The idea was a hit, as it has already attracted a wide variety of artists from throughout the state.

“We feature only Mississippi artists,” McGregor said.


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