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

Town sets FY18 budget

The Town of Tunica is projecting general fund revenue and expenditures of just over $2 million in Fiscal Year 2018.

The Board of Aldermen approved the final budget in a special meeting on Tuesday, September 12.

Anticipated revenue includes gaming taxes of $1.6 million; sales tax receipts of $425,000; and property tax revenue of $160,000. The town is not seeking a property tax increase for the coming year.

Other revenue includes: motor vehicle taxes, $44,000; road and bridge taxes, $39,000; fines, $30,000; and franchise taxes, $54,000. The town plans to transfer $400,000 into the utility fund from general revenues.

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County fills vacancy at Justice Court, secures audit services

Less than a week after learning that Justice Court Clerk Jennifer Williams is retiring and voting to post the position on September 5, county supervisors agreed Monday to offer the job to Tomeka Henderson Cotton.

District 5 supervisor Billy Pegram offered a motion to hire Cotton and to also contract with Shirley Beshears to assist Cotton in the transition. County administrator Adrian McKay had just recommended Beshears, saying, “We’re losing a lot of experience in that position, and we need some support for the new hire.”

“What about Jennifer Williams?” District 3 supervisor Phillis Williams asked.

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Dealing with the Data Breach

Dealing with the Data Breach

Tips from the Tunica Co. Sheriff’s Department

Equifax (EFX) is one of three nationwide credit-reporting agencies that track and rate the financial history of consumers. The company gets its data from credit card companies, banks, retailers and lenders – sometimes without you knowing.

The data breach is among the worst ever because of the amount of people affected and the sensitive type of information exposed.

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