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

Resolution near in long dispute over gaming revenue

When both the plaintiffs’ and defense attorneys rested their cases about 3:30 p.m. last Thursday, November 30, Special Judge Henry Lackey still had a question.

After a full day of often contentious testimony in Tunica County vs. Town of Tunica and Tunica County School District, a case that originated in October 2014, Judge Lackey told the county’s attorney Ellis Turnage that he “just wanted to understand why the county took the position they didn’t have to abide by an act of the Legislature.”

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Judge rules county had ‘no authority to discipline’ SO employees

Circuit Judge Charles Webster ruled on a petition from Tunica Sheriff K.C. Hamp late last week that “the county – that is, the Board of Supervisors – had no authority” to discipline two employees of the Tunica County Sheriff’s Department; make demands of the Sheriff relative to such employees, or to remove the employees from the county payroll system. Judge Webster then ordered the county to return the employees to the county payroll.

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Holiday Happenings 2017

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Photographers to record 200th birthday of state

On Sunday, Dec. 10, dozens of Mississippi photographers, both professional and amateur, will celebrate the state’s 200th birthday and fan out to record the people and places that make the state a unique place to live and work. The project, inspired by the “Day in the Life” series of books in the 1980s and 90s, will leave behind a visual historical record of life in Mississippi for years to come.

“Day in the Life: Mississippi 200” is the ambitious project by Scott Boyd, the editor and publisher of the Macon Beacon. Before coming to Macon, Boyd was a staff photographer at the (Jackson) Clarion Ledger in the 1980’s and early 90s and studied photojournalism at the University of Southern Mississippi, graduating in 1981.

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