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

State Auditor to county: ‘Reconsider’ withholding funds

Mississippi Auditor Stacey Pickering waded into the fray between Tunica County and the Town of Tunica/Tunica Schools in a March 30, 2015 letter to Board of Supervisors president James Dunn.

Pickering wrote:

It has come to my attention through phone calls from the public that the Board of Supervisors has stopped making payments to the Town of Tunica after the Board filed a lawsuit alleging that the payments to Tunica are unconstitutional. I would urge you to reconsider this position. Although Miss. Code Ann. Section 19-13-31 allows a board of supervisors to reject claims found by the board to be illegal, the local and private law has not yet been declared unconstitutional and/or illegal and you have not yet received an injunction relieving you from the requirements of that law.


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Rivergate Schedule Announced

• 23 YEARS •

APRIL 17-18, 2015

THURSDAY, APRIL 16TH

4 pm

Crawfish Alley opens

6 pm

VIP Reception


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Revival this Saturday aims to unite Tunicans

Everyone is welcome to attend a unique event at the Henderson Rec center April 11 with a mission to “make us one.” The Great River Revival will kick off at 1:45 p.m. with a program of music and inspirational messages from local ministers and conclude at 3:45.

“The ministers here in Tunica have come together...to bridge the gap of racism,” Pastor Roman Fullilove said in an interview this week. “We worship the same God, and we should not be divided.”

“Our desire as members of this committee, after prayer and planning, is to issue a clarion call to our county population to come together in God’s presence through worship and His Word,” Danny Smith of Tunica’s First Baptist Church said.


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Plan for natural gas service up for vote in May

White Oak residents are one step closer to having access to natural gas service for their homes.

Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley told about 50 people – most from White Oak – that the Commission is slated to vote next month on a plan from Atmos to extend service to neighborhoods and subdivisions not being currently served. Presley was in town last week to conduct a town hall meeting, the 136th such meeting for Presley during his terms on the PSC.

“This is a plan unlike anywhere in America,” Presley said. “We’re trying to do something that should have been done 70 years ago.”


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