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Tunica Times

County audit received but no notice to public

Tunica County’s Fiscal Year 2015 ended almost two and a half years ago, on September 30, 2015, but just weeks ago, auditors issued a final report on the state of the county’s 2015 finances.

The latest audit, completed by Bridgers & Goodman of Vicksburg, found that Tunica County had not complied with publication requirements in regards to a proposed tax increase in FY 2015. This audit also details problems with internal controls in regards to purchasing.

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Public schools ‘press forward’ under state’s watch

Tunica County Schools Interim Superintendent Dr. Margie Pulley, along with principals from most of the schools in the district, gave the community a progress report on Jan. 30 at the Tunica Middle School gymnasium. Pulley said similar updates are given each month at the board meeting. The next meeting is set for Feb. 13 at noon in the auditorium at Tunica Elementary School.

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Co. accepts bids on road dept. equipment

The county will purchase a CAT excavator from Thompson Machinery for the bid price of $267,940.61, opting to accept Road Manager Joe Hawkins’s recommendation not to go with the low bid from Stribling Equipment, which came in at $255,463.69.

Hawkins said he was recommending the Thompson bid because there were four “exceptions” to the low bid. Supervisors also voted on Jan. 22 to accept the sole bids from Crow’s Truck Service on a tractor truck and three dump trucks. Crow’s bid $111,095 on the tractor truck and $144,998 on each of the three dump trucks. The bids were opened on Jan. 16 and taken under advisement.

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Settling it on the court

Kyra Mangum fights off Desoto Academy defenders during play last Saturday. Young athletes, students and families from three area schools packed the gymnasium at Tunica Academy for an all-day basketball tournament featuring PeWee teams.

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Harrah’s hosts Bellator Fighting on March 26

Bellator Fighting Championships today announced that Bellator 38 will take place at the Harrah’s Tunica Hotel and Casino in Tunica Resorts, Mississippi on March 26, 2011. The event will be broadcast live on MTV2.
Tickets for the event are on sale now through Ticketmaster. Doors open at 4:30 p.m., with the first fight taking place at 5 p.m. The event will be broadcast at a special time, hitting airwaves live on MTV2 at 7 p.m. EST.

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