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

A Whole New World

Tunica Academy students Madelyn Swindoll, Rivers Allen, Ann Collins Bailey and Gracie Manues audition this week for Missoula Theatre’s production of “Aladdin.”

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Fire departments, co. utility in cash crunch

Budget and cash flow issues resurfaced at last week’s county payroll meeting, as supervisors heard pleas for funding on behalf of the Tunica Volunteer Fire Department, the Tunica County Utility District, and the North Tunica County Fire District.

Town of Tunica mayor Chuck Cariker told the county board that the town had been entirely funding TVFD operations out of gaming tax revenue. Since the town has not been receiving its share of those gaming taxes, however, the town has cut funding to the department, Cariker said.

Part of the department’s operating expense is “pay per call,” Cariker explained, a small stipend that the volunteer firefighters receive when they respond to a fire or accident or assist with a medical call.

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Old Man Winter takes residence in Tunica

Area schools took a snow day Tuesday, staying off roads still icy from a mixture of rain, freezing rain, and sleet that fell after sun up on Monday morning.

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Town appeals co. board actions


In an appeal dated January 5, 2015 and filed in Tunica County Circuit Court on January 15, the Town of Tunica is asking the court to reverse a January 5, 2015 action by the Tunica County Board of Supervisors to deny payment of the town’s pro-rata share of gaming revenue collected during December 2014 and to “stay any further actions of the Board in withholding payment to the Town of Tunica.”

According to the town’s appeal, “Following an executive session, the Board (of Supervisors) voted to approve the Tunica County claims docket, but denied payments of the Town of Tunica’s” share of the gaming tax revenue collected by the county.

“From this adverse decision of the Tunica County Board of Supervisors, the Town of Tunica appeals.”

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