County Board to seek stop gap loan
Supervisors came out of executive session at the end of a two-hour meeting on Dec. 19 and voted to seek a loan in anticipation of property tax collections.
Board president James Dunn announced that officials used the 45 minute closed session to “put plans in place to address issues and limit fallout as related to personnel,” based on the county’s current financial condition and gaming tax revenues that continue to decline. Dunn then recommended the tax anticipation loan.
Rural county fire protection due to expire
County supervisors failed to renew a contract with the town of Tunica for fire protection for 80 percent of the county last week, but with the current contract expiring December 31, 2013, the Board was expected to revisit the matter at a December19 special meeting.
At the December 12 payroll meeting, newly hired Board attorney Ellis Pittman said he had not seen the proposed new agreement. County administrator Michael Thompson, also newly hired, noted that the current Rural Fire Protection Agreement between the county and the town expires at the end of this month and that a new agreement is needed in order for the town to continue to provide fire protection services.
Joy to the World
Demetrice Norwood (left) and members of her church family – young and old – lead Christmas songs at the Tunica Nursing Home on Saturday, Dec. 14, before handing out gifts to each resident.
Local History: Stoking the war effort required sacrifices
The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor dramatically ended the debate over American entrance into the war that raged around the world. As eager Tunica volunteers flooded the local draft board office, every citizen soon felt the impact of war.
Almost overnight, the economy shifted into military production. Consumer goods took a back seat to military production as nationwide rationing began almost immediately. In May of 1942, the U.S. Office of Price Administration (OPA) froze prices on practically all everyday goods, starting with sugar and coffee.
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