Wednesday, December 19, 2018
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The Tunica Times • P.O. Box 308/986 Magnolia Street, Tunica, MS 38676

Urban renewal project advances

County supervisors took one more step toward redevelopment of the former Harrah’s Casino site in North Tunica County, approving a “Moral Obligation Pledge Agreement” in support of the project at their Board meeting Monday.

Don Hewitt and Herby Irvin, representing Tunica Hospitality & Entertainment, appeared before the Board to give an update on the project. Tunica County had agreed previously to pursue an urban renewal bond issue of up to $80 million toward redevelopment of the property, which has stood vacant since Harrah’s closed its casino resort there in 2014. The property was sold for $3 million to TJM Properties of Clearwater, Florida in late November 2015.

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