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

Town appeals co. board actions


In an appeal dated January 5, 2015 and filed in Tunica County Circuit Court on January 15, the Town of Tunica is asking the court to reverse a January 5, 2015 action by the Tunica County Board of Supervisors to deny payment of the town’s pro-rata share of gaming revenue collected during December 2014 and to “stay any further actions of the Board in withholding payment to the Town of Tunica.”

According to the town’s appeal, “Following an executive session, the Board (of Supervisors) voted to approve the Tunica County claims docket, but denied payments of the Town of Tunica’s” share of the gaming tax revenue collected by the county.

“From this adverse decision of the Tunica County Board of Supervisors, the Town of Tunica appeals.”

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Despite strain on budget, mayor stays positive

A community meeting to discuss the state of affairs for the town of Tunica drew a standing room only crowd on Monday, Feb. 9. Mayor Chuck Cariker addressed citizens, with the Board of Aldermen, Town Clerk Celia Boren and Town Attorney Chuck Graves also in attendance.

Cariker explained that the meeting was not a public hearing, but citizens with questions were welcome to ask them after the session. They could also request to be placed on the agenda for the next Board of Aldermen meeting, which is set for Feb. 17.

“This is an informative meeting to present the affairs of the town,” Cariker said. “We are a town of 1000, but we are a community of around 4000.”

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Grand Opening for Gateway to the Blues set

The Gateway to the Blues Museum at the Visitors Center in North Tunica County welcomes its first two tour buses.

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Alumnus of the Year

Mississippi State University President Mark Keenum (left) presents Dick Flowers of Tunica  with the College of Agriculture and Life Science Alumnus of the Year Award last Friday.

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