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

Debate introduces District 3 supervisor candidates to voters race first up

The candidate debate for District 3 proceeded on Monday at the White Oak Community Center, although half of the candidates seeking the office did not participate in the event sponsored by Pastor Roman Fullilove.

At the onset of the evening, Fullilove informed the audience that all four candidates, incumbent Phillis Williams, Keith Willis, Maverick Harris, and Evada Bullock, had been given a special invitation to participate well in advance.  He further shared his disappointment that not all candidates had confirmed their attendance.

“If you’re running to help this community, you’ll make an effort to be here,” Fullilove said.

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New business opens downtown

Delta Mini Mall owner Bobby Gookin (center, with scissors), manager Audrey Glover (to Gookin’s right), vendors and special guests celebrate the grand opening of the business with a ribbon-cutting on Friday, March 20.

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Aldermen set new water, sewer rates; hearing planned

The Board of Aldermen formalized an increase to Town water and sewer rates with an unanimous vote for an ordinance outlining fees at their March 17 meeting. Homeowners inside the corporate limits and one mile outside the corporate limits will see the changes on their May bill. Changes to rates for town customers over a mile outside the corporate limits have been sent to the Public Service Commission for review. A public hearing on the changes will be held April 7 at Town Hall at 5:30 p.m. A legal notice outlining the new rates will run in the April 3 issue of this newspaper.

Prior to approving the ordinance, aldermen heard from a citizen and received reports from department heads.

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County Government Timeline

County Government Timeline

(presented at Community Information Meeting

March 4, 2015)


General county fund:    $458,882,649

60% of the total*

Road Maintenance fund:   $149,518,883

Approx. 19.6% of the total*

Tunica County School District:   $88,606,096

Approx. 11.6% of the total*

Town of Tunica:      $62,660,675

Approx. 8.2% of the total*

TOTAL:     $759,668,303

* Tunica Times calculations

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