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

Town starts bid process on projects


Mosquitoes, meters and many things in between have garnered the attention of the Board of Aldermen in recent weeks.

On March 15, town officials discussed the hiring of an aerial flying service for mosquito control. Boyle Flying Service, doing business as Advanced Mosquito Control, asked town officials to sign an authorization form for the Federal Aviation Administration allowing them to apply chemicals by air. The authorization request did not obligate the town to hire Boyle.

Alderman Jack Graves moved to allow Mayor Chuck Cariker to sign the authorization request if the town decided to hire Boyle. Graves’s motion was unanimously approved.

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Board reverses on local and privates


What a difference a few days can make.

Last week, county supervisors couldn’t come to a consensus about requesting local and private legislation from the Mississippi Legislature, but this week, a vote was unanimous.

On Thursday, March 31, Board of Supervisors president James Dunn recommended submitting a bill that combined a stipulation about part of the gaming taxes that go to the Tunica County School District and an authorization to renew funding to the Tunica Museum.

“I have one recommendation regarding Tunica County School District gaming revenue,” Dunn said. “to earmark four percent to satisfy bonded indebtedness (from) the construction of a new high school, and for the Board to support the Tunica Museum (with) a one mill allocation for calendar years 2017 and 2018.”

Dunn clarified that the four percent set aside was part of the School District’s 14 percent overall allocation and that the Board could allocate up to one mill to the museum.

“We continue to ignore these other nonprofits,” District 4 supervisor Henry Nickson said. “Multiple people need to be involved, not just two entities.”

“They need to come and ask us,” District 2 supervisor Michael Johnson responded.

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Hooray for Rivergate!

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Student entrepreneur learns money management

I interviewed an interesting young lady by the name of Tamara Monique Washington.  She was born in Memphis, TN, and is a 14-year-old in the 9th grade at Rosa Fort High School.  As a child, Tamara lived with her grandparents.  As she grew older, she began to live with her mother.  She has one sister, three brothers, one stepsister, and one stepbrother.

She sees herself as being unique and intelligent.  Tamara said that one day she wants to be a doctor or join the Air Force.  Her decision has not been made yet, she said.  The reason for her wanting to possibly be a doctor is because in the future she wants to save other people’s lives.  She in now in Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFJROTC) and enjoys it very much, which is why she is considering joining the Air Force.

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