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

Contract for fire services gets okay

Just as a May 1 deadline was looming, county supervisors assured the continuation of rural fire protection by approving a contract with the Town of Tunica on April 30. According to the contract, Tunica County will pay “a minimum of $5,000 per month to support and assist in maintaining” the Tunica Volunteer Fire Department.

Town aldermen had approved the terms of the contract earlier last week. The town is acting as a pass through agency between the county and the fire department.

Tunica County also levies a quarter mill tax on property and pays this over to the town, except for property located in the North Tunica Fire District; pays a prorated amount of fire insurance rebate funds to the town; and provides the use of some fire equipment.

“The Town of Tunica, Tunica County and Tunica Volunteer Fire Department worked very hard the last few weeks to make sure every citizen of Tunica County has the best fire protection available at the lowest cost possible,” Tunica mayor Chuck Cariker said this week.  “The Town for the past several years paid the incentive pay to the firefighters to respond to all emergency calls in the county. Since gaming revenue is down the town cannot bear the entire cost, and it will be shared between the town and county should gaming revenue payments be restored to the town.

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Remembering Jordan

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Resolution honoring Mrs. Emma Louise Williams






WHEREAS, Emma Williams has lived and served in Tunica County as a concerned citizen for one hundred and two (102) years; Tunica County’s oldest citizen and

WHEREAS, Emma Williams, throughout her service to Tunica County, has displayed the highest degrees of professionalism and integrity; and

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Candidate Profile: Chandler pins re-election on accountabillity

Though the current election season has brought about some new candidates for leadership in the local school system, student achievement remains the district’s top priority and central theme in the eyes of Steve Chandler, Superintendent of Tunica County School District.

First elected in 2011, Chandler is currently entering his fourth year in office and hoping for at least another four years to continue pressing toward his goal of increasing student achievement throughout the district.

“There’s a lot of action that goes into that prioritization, such as aligning of fiscal and human resources to ensure that we are working toward goal attainment, making sure that we’re extremely efficient,” Chandler shared.

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