Tuesday, April 24, 2018
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The Tunica Times • P.O. Box 308/986 Magnolia Street, Tunica, MS 38676

Questions fill county meeting

Tunica County officials are preparing to issue a Request for Proposals for health insurance coverage. The current policy with Cigna ends June 1, and changes in insurance coverage will likely impact over 360 employees plus a number of elected officials who participate in the county insurance plan.

Supervisors have been discussing various options for over a year and hired Nick Floyd as its agent of record on April 7.

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It's Rivergate Time!

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Officials, others scrutinize county’s past spending

While the Tunica County Board of Supervisors figures out how to pay the county’s current bills, some local citizens are digging through the county’s past for an understanding of its structure and finances.

Barbara Tuchel, member of Tunicans for Transparency in Government, and District 4 Supervisor Henry Nickson, Jr. are among those suspicious about past dealings of the county.  District 1 Supervisor James Dunn, who has been a board member for more than 30 years, said most major decisions have been and are still made with expert advice on hand.

Tuchel said members of her organization are curious about some component units of the county that are set up as nonprofits.  She said they are also seeking clarity about expenditures.

“The money isn’t coming in, and, to my understanding, it wasn’t handled properly in the past,” she said.

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Storm Damage

Town crews (above) work on a large, old oak tree and the top of a second tree on town property near Tunica United Methodist Church, following strong winds and heavy rain that moved through the area in the early morning hours Monday.

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