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Tunica Times

County funds housing, museum

County supervisors completed a long agenda Monday, taking action on a number of long-simmering issues in advance of the close of Fiscal Year 2017. Only three supervisors attended – Board president James Dunn, District 2 supervisor Michael Johnson, and District 4 supervisor Henry Nickson.

Attorney Tom Tucker III presented requests from Resorts, Bally’s and Gold Strike casinos for refunds from 2014, 2015 and 2016 ad valorem taxes. The requests stem from a ruling in a lawsuit filed against the county by Hollywood Casino that has been appealed to the Mississippi Supreme Court. The Board voted to deny the refund requests, citing the pending litigation.

After hearing reports from several county departments, supervisors approved a one time appropriation of $71,000 to the North Tunica Fire District.


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Information sought on September 6 murder

On Wednesday, September 6, 2017, Dereon Romero was found dead outside his Tunica, MS apartment, an apparent homicide.


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Arrest made in purse snatching

A 27 year old man is being held on $15,000 bond in the Tunica County Jail on charges of robbery.

William Ellett was arrested after an incident last Wednesday, September 13, outside the Piggly Wiggly grocery in town.


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Sheriff's Department helps LeBonheur


“At LeBonheur, they deal with the most disheartening situations on a daily basis,” Beth Ross (left), the mom of a former patient, told golfers at the kickoff for the Tunica County Sheriff’s Department golf tournament benefitting LeBonheur on Friday, Sept. 15.


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New caucus focuses on river corridor

Sen. Robert L. Jackson, (D) Marks, MS  joined legislators from seven states at the first meeting of the newly created Mississippi River Legislative Caucus (MRLC) in St. Louis on Sept. 12 and 13.

The goal of the MRLC is to better coordinate state legislators in the 10 states bordering the Mississippi River around river health and sustainable infrastructure development.

The meeting corresponded with the annual meeting of the Mississippi River Cities and Towns Initiative (MRCTI), a group that coordinates mayors whose jurisdiction includes the river. A Congressional Mississippi River Caucus also exists, but this new project is the first to specifically coordinate state legislators along the river.


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