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Tunica Times

Storm shelter plans proceed

 

A $3.3 million storm shelter/community center will go forward, after a thumbs up Tuesday from county supervisors.

Local emergency manager Randy Stewart said the facility would accommodate 1,764 people.

“I would like for the Board to consider moving forward,” Board president James Dunn said.

“Is there a location?” District 3 supervisor Phillis Williams asked.

“The town has not acted on our request,” replied Board attorney Andy Dulaney.


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Sign law gets review

The town of Tunica wants to work with businesses, not against them. That was the message conveyed to about 30 merchants who gathered recently at Town Hall.

Late last month,  Mayor Chuck Cariker summoned business owners for information about Tunica’s sign regulations.

“Things have gotten out of control...some window signs and temporary signs that have become permanent,” Cariker said. Town planner Bob Barber them outlined key points of the 2003 ordinance.

“Like any ordinance, if it is not systematically enforced, things deteriorate,” Barber said.

“(The ordinance) is there not to penalize anyone from doing business, but to maximize the business climate for everyone.”


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Town board approves slimmed down budget for FY 2014

Town officials took no action on a request for land for a project being supported by Tunica County.

Supervisors Henry Nickson and McKinley Daley were on the agenda to speak to Mayor Chuck Cariker and the Board of Aldermen on Sept. 3. Neither was present, but Board of Supervisors Attorney Andy Dulaney fielded questions in their absence.

Dulaney said a $3.3 million emergency shelter was being proposed and 95 percent of the project would be funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The remainder would be paid for by Tunica County.

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Cyber scammer targets Tunica sheriff

A Tunica County man is in custody on a variety of charges relating to a fake profile page on the social media site Facebook.

A fictitious Facebook page using the name and images of Tunica County Sheriff K.C. Hamp has been reportedly linked to Calvert Staten, 25, of Tunica. Staten was allegedly using the page to “create harrassment and fear upon the citizens of Tunica County.”


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