Faces of 2013
Church sustains damage in recent storms
Strangers Rest Baptist Church and several homes on Flea Harbor Rd. sustained major damage in storms that passed through the Mid-South Saturday night.
County Board to seek stop gap loan
Supervisors came out of executive session at the end of a two-hour meeting on Dec. 19 and voted to seek a loan in anticipation of property tax collections.
Board president James Dunn announced that officials used the 45 minute closed session to “put plans in place to address issues and limit fallout as related to personnel,” based on the county’s current financial condition and gaming tax revenues that continue to decline. Dunn then recommended the tax anticipation loan.
Rural county fire protection due to expire
County supervisors failed to renew a contract with the town of Tunica for fire protection for 80 percent of the county last week, but with the current contract expiring December 31, 2013, the Board was expected to revisit the matter at a December19 special meeting.
At the December 12 payroll meeting, newly hired Board attorney Ellis Pittman said he had not seen the proposed new agreement. County administrator Michael Thompson, also newly hired, noted that the current Rural Fire Protection Agreement between the county and the town expires at the end of this month and that a new agreement is needed in order for the town to continue to provide fire protection services.
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