County enacts new animal control law
Cruelty to animals is now against the law in Tunica County.
Supervisors adopted an animal control ordinance on July 1 that gives county officials broad discretion to regulate animals kept as pets and to monitor how pet owners care for their animals.
The law officially goes into effect August 1.
Fourteen articles of the ordinance address various aspects of animal control, including enforcement, animal cruelty and fighting, unattended animals inside cars, vicious animals and animals running at large, the number of dogs and cats that people can lawfully own and keep on their premises, and also general responsibilities of pet ownership.
Symposium attracts developers
Enhancing the county was the topic at a symposium at Gold Strike Casino on June 27 and 28.
InvesTunica was coordinated by APD Solutions of Atlanta and Tunica County to bring developers to the table for a first hand look at local opportunities and incentives. Fifteen people from various sectors attended.
“It was real people with real money,” Tunica County Housing Director Mardis Jones said, noting that several investors will be returning to Tunica for follow-up visits in the next two weeks.
“It went better than we ever expected,” Jones added.
The event included an investor reception on Thursday followed by an informative session on Friday.
Red, White and Blue
Tunicans showed their true colors at a Fourth of July celebration in Nel-Win Camp at Tunica Cut-off last Saturday.
Rec Center hosts free healthcare
Tunica County has teamed up with the Delta Regional Authority, the cities of Clarksdale, Marks, Rosedale and Helena, AR, and members of the U.S. military to bring Delta Medical 2013 to the G.W. Henderson Recreation Center, 1165 Abbay Dr., July 14-26, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.
The Tunica County Chamber of Commerce and Recreation Director Billy Willis have been coordinating with the sponsors to bring a field hospital to Tunica County to offer free medical services to people over two years old.
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