Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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The Tunica Times • P.O. Box 308/986 Magnolia Street, Tunica, MS 38676

Citizens pack tax hearing

No printed copies of the Fiscal Year 2015 budget. No explanation of the proposed tax increase. No hearing listed as an agenda item. A rant by one supervisor. An assertion by another that the county general fund is in the red $7 million. The county administrator stating that he still needs another accountant in his department, plus an analyst. Supervisors exploring the possibility of requesting proposals for energy consultants, bond underwriters, and event facility operators.

All these and more happened Tuesday night at the Board’s regular end of the month meeting and combination tax increase hearing.

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Fighting to end Alzheimer's

Tunica County Community Affairs’ Debra Harris (second from left) presents a $1,200 check to the National Alzheimer’s Association at the conclusion of a 5K Run/Walk last Saturday at the Health & Wellness Pavilion.

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Warriors Center aiming to transform lives


A battle has erupted in North Mississippi that is leading near-defeated men to new lives of victory.

John Edmonds, Missions Pastor at Lifepoint Church Tunica, is leading the fight through Warriors Center North MS, where six men have already began the faith-based residential program aimed at transitioning their lives from addiction to spiritual freedom, homelessness to self-sufficiency, and outcast to family reconciliation, he said.

“By the time they are finished, they are productive citizens. They know their addictions. They know what to stay away from,” Edmonds said.

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New fall fundraiser to benefit St. Jude Oct. 25

Poet and songwriter James Durst once wrote, “Help one another; there’s no time like the present and no present like the time.”

Jessica Graves is carrying out that message with an event benefitting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®. It will be held at 10 a.m. on Oct. 25 in downtown Tunica.

Graves explained that she began thinking about the fundraiser after supporting the hospital as a Partner in Hope.

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