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

County coffers are thin


County administrator Clifton Johnson displayed a snapshot of Tunica County’s financial picture at the Board of Supervisor’s July 13 meeting.
Johnson said District 2 Supervisor Cedric Burnett had asked for the report showing “where we are today.”
Johnson said Tunica County receives 81 percent of gaming revenue each month. That funding is divided between the general fund and the road fund. The general fund receives 72 percent of gaming revenue, while the road fund is allocated nine percent. The average amount generated by gaming revenue each month is $1.8 million.

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Tunica Talent

Tunica Middle School student and rising R&B/hip hop/pop/blues singer Kevineesia Holmes performed for the Tunica County Boys & Girls Club at the G.W. Henderson Recreation Center last Wednesday, July 11. Born in Shelby, Miss., Holmes attended Robinsonville Elementary prior to moving to Dallas, Texas, where she was selected to sing soprano solos with her school choir and also a youth choir.

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Search for shooting suspect ends quickly

Shots were fired and one person reported superficial wounds on Monday, July 16, outside a business in Tunica County.
A suspect, Stephon Henderson of Tunica, fled the scene of The Front Porch, a business along Old U.S. 61 in the North Sub.

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Local mother faces additional charges

A local mother has been charged with murder in the death of her toddler.
Latoya Ankston, 25, was taken into custody following an incident at her residence in Tunica County on July 8.

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