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

Tunica County Schools honor educators

Tunica County Schools Superintendent Steve Chandler celebrates the announcement of the district’s five performance pay recipients.

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Gaming Executive: Casino visitation plummets since ‘08

Mississippi Gaming Commission executive director Allen Godfrey was an unexpected addition to the Tunica County Board of Supervisors’ August 4 meeting agenda, and what Godfrey had to say was not just surprising – it was shocking.

Godfrey told county supervisors Monday that the river counties in North Mississippi have taken a huge hit in visitation to casinos, dropping 62 percent from 2008 to 2013. Godfrey said 16 million people visited gaming venues in Tunica and Coahoma counties in 2008, but numbers have since declined to just six million in 2013. What was once a $1.1 billion gaming market is now down to $750 million in gross revenues.

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Celebrating 40 years with the Town of Tunica

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Town will regulate low speed vehicles

A July 31 hearing on the town’s proposed low speed vehicle ordinance produced only positive comments last week, prompting town aldermen to pass the new law regulating the vehicles this week.

“I think it’s a great idea,” Ched Walton said to open the discussion last Thursday.

“We can use this as a positive for our community – and we could use something positive,” commented resident Nolen Canon.

“I’m for it,” Buddy Allen said.

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