Preservation hearing is Tuesday
Michelle Jones of Starkville has seen her home city work to preserve the historic character of its neighborhoods and business district. She has helped shaped guidelines for new development; those guidelines, in turn, have helped to maintain property values for both residents and commercial property owners.
Jones hopes Tunica will join a growing number of cities in the state who want to keep the character and charm that make a city or town attractive to visitors and residents alike.
Jones, a local government assistance coordinator in the historic preservation division of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, was in Tunica Tuesday to sign off on the town’s plan for a local historic district.
Board adds to personnel
Mark Hudson will join the staff of Tunica Arena, following an executive session decision by the Board of Supervisors on March 28.
According to board minutes, District 5 Supervisor McKinley Daley made the motion to hire Hudson as Assistant Director of the Arena.
Hudson is a resident of Tunica County. He serves as the Tunica County coordinator for Congressman Bennie Thompson, is the CEO/President of O’Hara Medical Supplies and Equipment and is a former facilitator/instructor for the Tunica County Community Development Coalition.
Here comes Peter Cottontail
The Easter Bunny visited with friends at the Tunica RiverPark’s fourth annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 30.
Arena’s impact on local economy is huge
The Tunica Arena’s 12th anniversary is shaping up to be a banner year, with 12 new events booked, including a trio of world events in the line-up.
Arena director Steve Sosebee said he and staffers Rebecca Fyfe and Leigh Watson have hit the road and the airwaves to attract new bookings. Arena staff also work closely with the Tunica Convention & Visitors Bureau. Now, the schedule is full on all but four weekends in 2013, Sosebee said.
For the first quarter, arena events have made an estimated $2.5 million impact on the local economy, Sosebee said last week at Tunica Rotary, on track to match Fiscal Year 2012’s $10 million total impact. The arena is bringing visitors to Tunica casinos, filling hotel rooms and restaurants, and adding to the bottom line at local gas stations and grocery stores, Sosebee said.
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