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

Supervisors spar over claims, budget


When last Tuesday’s regular first of the month county board meeting ran long and the month’s claims hadn’t been approved, supervisors voted to recess until Thursday, September 4. And when that meeting got underway, the Board did something last week it hadn’t done in a awhile.

Board president James Dunn went over the August claims one by one, reading aloud the vendor and the amount of the claim. During the process, several items provoked discussion, and two supervisors questioned the process itself.

“Mr. Dunn, I need to know what you are trying to do,” District 5 supervisor McKinley Daley said at one point.

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Move to Learn

Larry Calhoun encourages Tunica Elementary students to get up and get moving as part of a visit to the school last Thursday.

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Computer shop getting new owners


William and Melissa Pierce will soon become owners of another mainframe business in town – Computek. The husband and wife duo already have their hands on hard drives through CPR Computer Repairs, LLC.

Computek was founded by its current owner, Wesley Bailey, Jr., in 1987.  The company offers retail sales, repairs, and software to its many customers, Bailey said.  Bailey is retiring from the business, he said.

The Pierce family will take over and serve all current clients of Computek, Melissa said.

“It’s pretty much going to be the same with the exception that we’re taking on new clients,” she said.

Bailey and the Pierce team have worked out of the same office at 1226 Edwards since March.  The exact date of the complete transition is yet to be determined, Bailey said.

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Cotton crop looks good; price down

MISSISSIPPI STATE -- Cotton is looking good across the state as bolls open and harvest nears, but increased cotton acreage planted across the country means lower prices on this year’s crop.

In its Aug. 24 report, the U.S. Department of Agriculture estimated 17 percent of Mississippi’s cotton is in excellent condition and 54 percent in good condition. Nearly all the rest is in fair condition, and that should lead to a good yield for the state.

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