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

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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Blessing of the Pets

The Reverend Rose Boyd, Deacon (retired) gets a big kiss from schnauzer Laura Lea during the Blessing of the Animals at Episcopal Church of the Epiphany last Sunday, while owner Sherry Melton looks on.

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Farmers get program details from USDA’s Harden deputy secretary

With deadlines just months away, farmers learned more about upcoming choices they must make as part of the 2014 Farm Bill. And the information came straight from Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Krysta Harden, who on Monday made her second trip to Tunica County this year.

Harden spoke to farmers from two counties in North Mississippi who had gathered at the Tunica Museum on Sept. 29. She also toured Battle Fish Farms to see and hear firsthand about challenges still facing that industry.

But the focus of the trip was that looming choice between Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC).

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Citizens pack tax hearing

No printed copies of the Fiscal Year 2015 budget. No explanation of the proposed tax increase. No hearing listed as an agenda item. A rant by one supervisor. An assertion by another that the county general fund is in the red $7 million. The county administrator stating that he still needs another accountant in his department, plus an analyst. Supervisors exploring the possibility of requesting proposals for energy consultants, bond underwriters, and event facility operators.

All these and more happened Tuesday night at the Board’s regular end of the month meeting and combination tax increase hearing.

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