Taxpayers should – and must – have a voice in Tunica County
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However, this letter from a person who moved here within the last 20 years has what we consider important points about the current political climate and financial crisis in Tunica County.
As always, we encourage the citizenry to express their views through a Letter to the Editor. Deadline for submissions is Monday by 5 p.m.]
In November of 1997 I moved to Tunica County not knowing what to expect. I had no idea what I was getting in to. The only thing I knew about Tunica was the stories about Sugar Ditch – how Tunica County was one of the poorest counties in the nation. It made national news because of the poverty.
After settling in and meeting people in the county, I realized I had stumbled upon one of the state’s great secrets. This county is a great place to live. I immediately became a promoter for Tunica County and what it had to offer. Tunica, the town and county, gave me the opportunity to live in a county with good people, with big hearts, that took me in as one of their own, treated me like family, and were proud of their county. At that time, Tunica was the example that other counties wanted to follow as to what a county would do to take care of all of its citizens. We had a clean county, with good roads, low cost of living, and a vision to bring more industry to the county.