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

County audit received but no notice to public

Tunica County’s Fiscal Year 2015 ended almost two and a half years ago, on September 30, 2015, but just weeks ago, auditors issued a final report on the state of the county’s 2015 finances.

The latest audit, completed by Bridgers & Goodman of Vicksburg, found that Tunica County had not complied with publication requirements in regards to a proposed tax increase in FY 2015. This audit also details problems with internal controls in regards to purchasing.

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Public schools ‘press forward’ under state’s watch

Tunica County Schools Interim Superintendent Dr. Margie Pulley, along with principals from most of the schools in the district, gave the community a progress report on Jan. 30 at the Tunica Middle School gymnasium. Pulley said similar updates are given each month at the board meeting. The next meeting is set for Feb. 13 at noon in the auditorium at Tunica Elementary School.

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Settling it on the court

Kyra Mangum fights off Desoto Academy defenders during play last Saturday. Young athletes, students and families from three area schools packed the gymnasium at Tunica Academy for an all-day basketball tournament featuring PeWee teams.

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Co. accepts bids on road dept. equipment

The county will purchase a CAT excavator from Thompson Machinery for the bid price of $267,940.61, opting to accept Road Manager Joe Hawkins’s recommendation not to go with the low bid from Stribling Equipment, which came in at $255,463.69.

Hawkins said he was recommending the Thompson bid because there were four “exceptions” to the low bid. Supervisors also voted on Jan. 22 to accept the sole bids from Crow’s Truck Service on a tractor truck and three dump trucks. Crow’s bid $111,095 on the tractor truck and $144,998 on each of the three dump trucks. The bids were opened on Jan. 16 and taken under advisement.

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