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

County gets funds for Feuer site prep

New investments aimed at Delta small business owners, entrepreneurs, families, and communities are designed to grow the region’s economy and create jobs, the Delta Regional Authority and Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant announced last week.

Six new investments coming directly to Mississippi leverage $1,090,422 in federal resources into more than $105 million in total public and private investment and the creation and retention of 488 jobs for the Delta region The awards are provided through the DRA States’ Economic Development Assistance Program.

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Seeking Work

 A line of job applicants spilled from the G.W. Henderson Recreation Center last Wednesday, as more than 900 people took advantage of the opportunity to speak to potential employers at a local Job Fair.

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Town nixes sale of land for ‘safe room’

The Town of Tunica took action on a county request for almost seven acres of land for use by the FEMA Safe Room 361 program.

In executive session, aldermen unanimously voted not to donate or sell the land, located between Old U.S. 61 and new 61 north of the city limits. The matter was considered in executive session as part of the “real estate” exception to open meetings laws.

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County awards blues museum contract

Contractor Barnes and Brower was tapped for the $1.6 million Gatesway to the Blues project last week, after supervisors agreed to amend a memorandum of understanding with the Mississippi Department of Transportation to accept an additional $200,000 from that state agency.

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