Hearing for new city budget is August 19 is
Town of Tunica officials are projecting Fiscal Year 2015 budget receipts totaling just over $3.878 million, with expenditures of $3.883 million.
The town anticipates gaming revenue of $2.15 million, down slightly from 2014, and shows a beginning cash balance of $2.499 million and an estimated ending balance of $2.495 million.
Burglary suspect in custody
An alarm that went off at one local business about 3 a.m. Sunday, August 3, ultimately helped to solve a burglary at another store.
Officers apprehended Theodore Lambert of Tunica within an hour of the attempted break in at Watson’s on Highway 61 North, after tentatively identifying the man from surveillance footage. Lambert was found in possession of a large number of rings and other pieces of jewelry.
Gold Medalist: Tunica’s Jalen Miller leads USA team to world title
Ole Miss freshman Jalen Miller of Tunica made his final race of the season count.
Running leadoff for Team USA’s 4x100-meter relay team, the 19 year old helped the Americans win a gold medal with a time of 38.70 at the IAAF World Junior Championships last Saturday, July 26, at historic Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore.
The Americans’ winning time was just .04 seconds off the world junior record (set by Team USA in 2004) and the third-fastest in history.
“Mission accomplished bringing the gold medal back home,” Miller said after the win. “Just wanna thank God for this opportunity and keeping me humble, running fast, and making people proud.”
Accident claims Tate County teen
An early morning accident Monday, July 28, on Prichard Road in Tunica County claimed the life of 18 year old Steven Cross Pegram of Arkabutla, Miss.
Cross, the son of Steve and Cheryl Pegram, was just days away from starting his college career at Mississippi State University. He had graduated from Tunica Academy in May and was on his way to work Monday on a Tunica County farm, when his truck left the roadway, plunged into a deep bayou and struck a tree.
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