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

District ‘in the black’


Proposing to hold the line at $26 million, the Tunica County school board is poised this week to adopt a budget for the 2013 fiscal year.
District business manager Yulanda Austin laid out details last week at a hearing on the financial plan.
Austin said the amount being requested – $7.9 million – was unchanged from the 2012 budget year, but because the total assessed value of property in the county has declined, the millage figure may go up.

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Back to school

Kids excitedly board buses during the first week of the new school year for Tunica County Schools.

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Board considers road bids


The Board of Supervisors got good news and bad news with bids for paving in two areas of the county.
Memphis based contractor Lehman-Roberts was the sole bidder for jobs at Canal Park and a 2.4 mile section of Old U.S. 61. Estimates for the overlay on the old highway were lower than projected, but upgrades at Canal Park subdivisions were more than expected. County engineer Daniel Murphy reviewed both bids, before presenting a recommendation to the board.

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Museum Sports Day honors athletes


While the pageantry and celebrations of the 2012 London Olympic Games have the nation enthralled, take a break this Saturday, August 4, to come out to the Tunica Museum and enjoy Sports Day.
From 2 to 5 p.m., young athletes – whether football, basketball, or baseball players, cheerleaders or others – are invited to don jerseys and uniforms and turn out for the official opening of an exhibit of Janice Ward’s Olympic memorabilia that is on display now at the museum.

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