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

County Government Timeline

County Government Timeline

(presented at Community Information Meeting

March 4, 2015)


General county fund:    $458,882,649

60% of the total*

Road Maintenance fund:   $149,518,883

Approx. 19.6% of the total*

Tunica County School District:   $88,606,096

Approx. 11.6% of the total*

Town of Tunica:      $62,660,675

Approx. 8.2% of the total*

TOTAL:     $759,668,303

* Tunica Times calculations

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Candidates can appeal Dems’ ruling

The Democratic Executive Committee voted March 11 to reject applications for candidacy from Jacqueline Dishmon-Boykin, Craig Harris, and Craig Jones, after opponents challenged their residency.

Mildred Conley started the meeting, held at the Tunica County Courthouse, by stating the reason for the hearings and setting a clear tone about the way the meeting would be conducted.

“Whenever we have a challenge, we have to address that,” Conley said.  “There are rules that we’re going to go by.  We’re going to do this decent and in order.”

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High Water

A driver makes his way carefully through water flowing over Seabrook Road Monday.

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Police nab suspect man

Twenty-three year old David Martez Wilson is being held without bond at the Tunica County Jail, after his arrest Tuesday by the Tunica Police Department.

Wilson has been charged with resisting/obstructing arrest; failure to comply with the requests of an officer; and carrying a concealed weapon by a felon and is also being held on a foreign warrant.

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