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

Casino appeals county budget, tax increase

HWCC-Tunica, owner and operator of the Hollywood Casino in Tunica County, has appealed to the Circuit Court to set aside the county’s fiscal year 2015 budget and tax levy, based on nine exceptions to recent activity by the Board of Supervisors.

The Bill of Exception/Notice of Appeal was filed Friday, October 10, and cites the Board’s failure in August and September to follow proper procedure in giving notice and approving the new budget and levy.

“Pursuant to Mississippi law, the Board failed to properly disclose its proposed budget,” HWCC attorney Tom Tucker III of Tucker Selden & Tucker, PLLC wrote in a cover letter addressed to Board of Supervisors president James Dunn. “Pursuant to Mississippi law, the Board failed to properly advertise the adoption of the proposed 2014-2015 budget and tax increase, and to otherwise follow Mississippi’s statutory requirements regarding adopting budgets and increasing taxes.

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Business owners raise concerns over burned out building

A building off Kestevan Alley damaged in a fire nearly three years ago brought several downtown business owners to the Board of Aldermen’s Oct. 7 meeting.

Dunn’s Jewelry owner Dr. Bobby Papasan said he had been a merchant on Main Street since 1982, but had reached a crossroads moment.

“A town is never going to be any better than it’s ugliest part,” Papasan said, reporting that just outside his back door is an eyesore. “Ride down Kestevan and take a look at what’s going on,” Papasan said.

The building at 6164 Fox Island Road, once an apartment complex, has now become a place for loitering and trash.

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Bridging the Blues

GATEWAY TO THE BLUES visitors center stage in Robinsonville hosted music by bluesman Blind Mississippi Morris at its Blues TweetUp last week, as part of Bridging the Blues events in Arkansas, Mississippi and Memphis in September and October.

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Welcome Back, Scout Base

Chickasaw Council BSA’s ScoutBase returns to Tunica’s arena/museum/rec center complex this weekend, October 17-19.

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