Casinos contest tax rates Saturday shooting
Gaming issues dominated discussion for the second straight supervisors’ meeting on Aug. 14. The county board carried over a comment period on the tax rolls from the first Monday meeting on August 4.
Caesar’s Entertainment representative Kit Floyd, who filed an objection to 2014 assessments for Harrah’s and Roadhouse casinos on August 4, was on hand to answer supervisors’ questions. She was joined by Jim Martin, appearing on behalf of Fitzgeralds and Hollywood casinos. Martin said the properties he represents are currently in litigation against Tunica County over last year’s assessments.
Downtown Tunica Renaissance
Tunica’s downtown district is undergoing a rebirth of sorts, as three new businesses prepare to open within days and two other properties get a facelift.
Tunica Main Street director Lynn Ryals said this week that William and Melissa Pierce have opened CPR Computer Repairs in the former Computek location.
“Alex Obad will have the old Earnheart’s service station for full service gas and a small convenience store,” Ryals said. “Heather McGregor has started up Crooked Letter Art Gallery for photography, graphics, and art sales.”
Woman struck, killed
A woman walking along Prichard Road east of Tunica was struck and killed after dark Tuesday evening.
Few details were available near press time on Wednesday.
Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over
One out of three traffic deaths in America is alcohol-related: that’s why law enforcement across the state, in partnership with the governor, are calling on the public to help put an end to drunk driving.
This year’s Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over high-visibility crackdown began Friday, August 15, and runs through the Labor Day holiday on Monday, September 1.
Across the United States, more than 10,000 people are killed in alcohol-impaired-driving crashes every year, one every 51 minutes. Drunk driving is reckless and preventable.
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