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

Act now to protect your family

Flu season is here, and options to get vaccinated might be just a house call away.

Pamela Redd, CEO of Mid-Delta Home Health & Hospice, said her organization can administer the flu shot to anyone in their own home or at their local office.

“We are a home health organization, and we deal with home health patients,” she said.  “We run into people that need the flu shot all the time, every day, simply because most of our patients are the elderly population, and that’s a vulnerable population.”

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County bills in limbo after disputed vote

The waning moments of an otherwise fairly uneventful  two and a half hour county Board of Supervisors meeting Monday – when the Board was considering claims – sparked controversy over a 2-2 deadlock, prompting a special or emergency meeting to be called for October 9 at 9 a.m.

District 5 supervisor McKinley Daley exited the meeting during Executive Session, leaving James Dunn, Cedric Burnett, Phillis Williams and Henry Nickson to consider the county’s bills from September.

The motion to approve all claims drew “ayes” from Nickson and Williams and a “no” vote from Dunn. Burnett got up from the table, saying, “I’m out of here,” and was crossing toward an exit door when the vote was called.

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Tax levy approved prior to hearing

Was input from citizens on an FY2015 tax increase merely an exercise in futility? Did an audit report from Williams, Pitts and Beard raise red flags from fiscal year 2013? Is the county millions of dollars in the red in its general fund?

Yes, no and maybe.

The Tunica Times has learned that county leaders sent an order for a new tax levy to Tax Assessor Norma Anderson prior to its hearing on September 30. That order was dated September 15, Anderson says, and since October 1, her office has been using new millage rates to collect ad valorem taxes on vehicles.

The county Board of Supervisors approved a proposed tax rate of 84.08 mills on September 15 and set a hearing on the increase for Tuesday, September 30, via a legal notice that ran in this newspaper once on September 19.

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Storm Front

Strong storms that moved through Tunica County on October 2 took the roof off a mobile home on 400 Road and caused damages to structures and farm equipment at Hollywood, near Walnut Lake and in the town of Tunica.

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