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

Times serving as drop off for Batesville Elementary relief effort

The Tunica Times office at 986 Magnolia Street in Tunica is

serving as a collection point for school supplies for Batesville

Elementary School, which suffered a devastating fire last weekend.

Items that teachers need in their classrooms would be appreciated. There is a list of books needed for the students at this web site:

First Security Bank has established an account to receive donations

at any First Security Bank branch or by mail to First Security Bank, Attn: Tracy Goforth, P.O. Box 690, Batesville, MS 38606, payable

to First Security Bank FBO BES Teachers.


Supes hire Tisdell as Board attorney

County supervisors voted unanimously Wednesday, July 8, to hire David  L. Tisdell of Tunica as attorney to the Board, to replace the late Ellis Pittman, who was shot and killed on June 26 in Clarksdale.

The Board came out of executive session, and Chancery Clerk Rechelle Siggers announced the action taken during the closed session. Siggers said there would be a 90 day transition period for Tisdell to take over from Pittman Law Office associates Melvin Miller and Ja’Nekia Barton, who had been serving in Ellis Pittman’s stead at meetings on June 30, July 6, and July 8.

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TCUD gets co. funding

Supervisors agreed Monday to give the Tunica County Utility District $100,000 to help the district catch up on outstanding bills. But the county purse comes with strings attached: TCUD will have to take up monthly loan payments to the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality that the county had previously been paying on the utility’s behalf.

County administrator Michael Thompson recommended that course of action, after meeting with TCUD commissioners on June 28.

The county board delayed action on TCUD’s request for funds at its June 30 meeting and asked for more information from the district.

In a letter to Board president James Dunn dated June 30, TCUD chairman Beatrice Peace cited “a significant drop in revenue” as the source of TCUD’s current financial crisis.

“In fiscal year 2008, TCUD’s budgeted revenues were $3,536,500,” Peace wrote. “The budgeted revenues for TCUD’s fiscal year 2015 are $2,457,131.25.

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