Friday, May 22, 2015
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The Tunica Times • P.O. Box 308/986 Magnolia Street, Tunica, MS 38676

County ‘revisiting’ employee pay cuts

At least three members of the Board of Supervisors plan to donate 10 percent of their salaries back to county coffers.

District 5’s McKinley Daley said Monday that he, Henry Nickson of District 4, and Phillis Williams of District 3 planned to give back a portion of their $40,400 annual salary, as part of recent austerity measures.

Daley made the statement after hearing from Board attorney Ellis Pittman that Tunica County could not reduce salaries of elected officials.

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Sharing the bounty

Resorts Casino donated 50 turkeys to the Tunica County Sheriff’s Department for distribution to county residents the week of Thanksgiving.

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Main Street Shopping Spree ends next Sunday 14ing

Shoppers have just over one week to SHOP TUNICA and receive entries into a drawing for a $1,000 shopping spree in local stores and restaurants.

Eighteen businesses are participating this year (see the Shopping Spree ad on Page 10 for a complete list). For every $25 spent, customers receive one entry into the contest, with the drawing for the winner held on Dec. 15.

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Phone, e-mail scams prevalent during holidays

Watch out! Telephone scam artists purporting to be from Publishers Clearing House are on the prowl.

A Tunican recently reported receiving multiple phone calls from scammers, even though she refused their offers and asked them repeatedly not to call her again. These calls  supposedly come directly from Publishers Clearing House, which gives away cash prizes every year. But Publishers Clearing House is warning consumers about this scam and offering four ways to spot the scam:

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