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

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County maps approach to lean months ahead

Tunica County’s department heads will be asked to trim 20 percent from Fiscal Year 2012 budgets, as the county calculates the long range effect of this spring’s historic Mississippi River flood.
County administrator Clifton Johnson said in a wide-ranging interview last week that officials must find ways to cut back in some areas in order to build county resources and attract new industry and amenities.

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Golf carts considered by aldermen

July 5’s Board of Aldermen meeting carted in discussion on street legal vehicles inside the town limits.
Mayor Chuck Cariker said he had spoken to leaders of other communities during the Mississippi Municipal League’s conference at the end of June.  How to handle golf carts on streets was a popular topic among many.
Cariker said he would like to propose an ordinance asking citizens with golf carts to pay a $25 registration fee with the police department. They would be required to have liability insurance and would only be allowed west of Highway 61. Drivers could cross River Road and Magnolia Street but would be encouraged not to drive up and down them. Cart owners would also be asked to sign a waiver releasing the town of any liability.

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Local farm family utilizing new ag innovation

The Natural Resource Conservation Service has partnered with a Tunica farmer to implement what, when completed, will become the first comprehensive tail water recovery system in the county.
The project, which is located on 500 acres of land owned by Mike Boyd, just off Bonnie Blue Road in central Tunica County, utilizes a complex system of ditches, pads–or small levees–and pumps to divert water to and from a water retention reservoir on an as-needed basis.  

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