Crystal Ball spotlights Cobb; annual event nears sell-out
Tickets for the 16th annual Crystal Ball are already heading toward a sell-out. The gala raises funds for the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi and 200 local charitable programs it supports annually. This year’s theme of “Mr. Gatsby’s Crystal Ball” promises an elegant evening of fun.
Bradford Cobb – the son of a Tunica farmer who has managed Katy Perry to superstardom – will be honored with the annual Star of Hope award. After graduating from the University of Mississippi, he moved to Los Angeles and worked his way up to one of the Top 100 music executives in the nation, managing the careers of Adam Lambert, k.d. laing, the B-52s and others in addition to Katy Perry. Local Community Stars will also be honored at the gala.
As year ends, supervisors vote to comply with court order
County supervisors came out of executive session Tuesday night to make a surprising announcement.
“Regarding Case No. 2014-0169, the Board voted to come into compliance with the judge’s order,” Board attorney Melvin Miller said without elaborating near the end of this week’s payroll meeting.
Case No. 2014-0169 is the county’s suit against the Town of Tunica and the Tunica County School District, claiming that the state law governing distribution of local gaming taxes is unconstitutional.
More Holiday happenings
From visits with Santa to Christmas programs that reveal the true meaning of the season to sharing toys, fun and fellowship, Tunicans are getting into the spirit. At left, Tunica Academy fourth graders present their version of “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas.”
Eli Coleman passes along his wish list.
Volunteers assist at Winterfest last Saturday.
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