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

Co. must replace floodplain manager


County officials couldn’t have foreseen in early March that a vacancy in the planning department would negatively impact its potential to receive funding from the state to solve an ongoing flooding problem along Verner Road.

But county leaders learned at a meeting with state emergency management officials this week that being “out of compliance” could jeopardize that funding.

“You do have some time – 60 to 90 days,” Jana Henderson with MEMA’s Office of Mitigation said Monday. “(But) somebody has to be in place to apply for this grant.”

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A last look at Rivergate 2016

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Town reviewing remote read meter bids

Four companies are vying for a chance to provide remote read water meters for the Town of Tunica.

Mayor Chuck Cariker along with Mike Wrenn of the Town of Tunica’s public works department and deputy Town Clerk Charles Hailey opened and read bids for the water meter project on Friday, April 22. Submitting bids were: Central Pipe, HD Supply, Southern Pipe and Meter Services. Cariker told company representatives that engineer Jeff Oldham would review all bids and make a recommendation to the Board of Aldermen at their next meeting on May 3.

The lowest bid was submitted by Meter Services, who was offering RG3 Tesla meters. They estimated costs at $354,512. The next lowest bidder was HD Supply, who projected costs for their Census meters at $380,839. The highest bid was submitted by Central Pipe, who was offering Badger meters for $442,080. Southern Pipe bid $424,300 and was offering Master meters.

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24th annual Rivergate delights





Bloody Marys

1st - Pig Pimpin

2nd - Robert Andrews


3rd - Keep It Spicy


1st - Keep It Spicy

2nd - Shade Tree Smokers

3rd - Tres Hombres

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