Trek through Mississippi ends with a twist
He did not travel down the Mighty Mississippi in a literal sense, but the Big River brought Mick Barrett to Tunica County and the home of a local family as part of his multi-state trek on foot.
On Tuesday, Dec. 13, Barrett stopped by the Tunica Museum seeking a place to pitch his tent for the night. Director Dick Taylor offered him a warm bed at the Taylors’ house instead and a hot meal at the Blue and White Restaurant. Barrett had come from Memphis and beyond, where he’d been following the path of the river.
Dreaming of a White Christmas
County: Keep it clean
It’s not spring, but county code enforcer Jewelie Brown hopes to encourage a clean-up effort by several property owners.
Brown presented a series of photographs and descriptions of homes in need of attention to the Board of Supervisors on Dec. 5. The public also offered comments.
Brown said one property in Cypress Village had raw sewage draining into the ditch. The owner claims it is coming from the washing machine, but Brown said it is on the surface.
Tunica’s future lies with audience beyond gaming
At first reading, the Tunica County Destination Development Plan produced by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP of Tampa, FL offers a rather pessimistic view of the future of local tourism.
But the 84-page study also outlines opportunities to recruit new businesses and attractions and re-imagine the use and scope of existing facilities.
PricewaterhouseCoopers analysts presented the report in June, following a kick-off luncheon in November 2010 and a near-seven month process of interviews with “stakeholders,” that is, local public officials, casino/resort management, and those responsible for marketing the destination.
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