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

Local homebuyer, rehab program changes direction

Tunica County’s housing program is somewhat in limbo, following an Attorney General’s opinion dated December 5, 2014.

The opinion responded to a question by Board of Supervisors president James Dunn, asking, “Can the Board of Supervisors budget a specific dollar amount and contract with a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Housing Organization to administer and manage a first-time homebuyer and rehabilitation program with County funds?”

In his response to Dunn, Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood and Special Assistant AG Avery Mounger Lee concluded that the Board of Supervisors “cannot directly contract with a non-profit organization to administer and manage a first-time homebuyer and rehabilitation program with county funds pursuant to Section 19-3-40 (of state law).

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Resolutions honoring Bill Bryant, Sharon Carter


WHEREAS, Bill Bryant has served Tunica County as Tax Consultant working with the Tunica County Tax Assessor and Collector for over twenty (20) years; and

WHEREAS, Bill Bryant, throughout his service to Tunica County, has displayed the highest degrees of professionalism and integrity; and

WHEREAS, Bill Bryant treated all persons with dignity and respect; and

WHEREAS, Bill Bryant has provided valuable service to Tunica County and its citizens in handling the complicated and complex issues; and

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Tunica woman dies in mobile home fire

On Friday, January 30, at approximately 11:51 p.m., the Tunica County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call reporting a structure fire in the North Sub at 1101 Edwards Avenue, at the intersection with Gay Street.

The first officer arrived on the scene at approximately 11:52 p.m. and advised that the structure, a manufactured home, was fully engulfed. Several people were attempting to enter the home, saying that the owner of the residence was trapped inside.

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Suspect sought in Feb. 2 shooting

A medevac helicopter transports shooting victim Jeremy Wellington of Tunica.

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According to the Tunica Co. Sheriff’s Department, Wellington was shot about 6:30 a.m. on February 2 outside Da Spot nightclub on Old Hwy. 61 west of the Town of Tunica. Suspect James “Hot Rod” Wilkins is currently being sought for questioning.


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