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

Rosa Fort's Homecoming Royalty 2013

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Supervisors clash over internal audit

The county’s ongoing internal audit drew sharp disagreement among members of the Board of Supervisors last week.

CPA Michael Thompson complained to the Board that “the progress of the audit was held up due to not having access to (records of) the Tourism Development Foundation.”

Thompson said the nonprofit Foundation was “heavily intertwined with the Convention & Visitors Bureau.

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Schools slump in ‘13 ratings

Friday the 13th proved to be especially unlucky for the Tunica County School District, as the Mississippi Department of Education issued a failing grade to two public schools and the district as a whole last week in its 2013 accountability report.

Tunica Elementary earned an F grade for the second straight year, one of 50 in the state that are in danger of having their entire staff dismissed and replaced by the state. This drastic measure occurs when a school receives an F grade for three years in a row.

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Tim Leathers: Helping to rebuild a community

Disaster often brings out the best and the worst in people, but in one Tunica community, citizens are working hard to see the best prevail.

The record Mississippi River flood of 2011 brought widespread devastation to the entire middle United States. While Tunica and other counties in the Mississippi Delta were protected by the Yazoo/Mississippi Delta levee systems, one local  development on the river side of the levee took the brunt of the flooding.

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