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

Shortfall loan may up debt by millions

County supervisors voted Monday to take the next step toward a loan in anticipation of taxes, after learning that the amount they can borrow may substantially exceed first estimates.

Board attorney Ellis Pittman said gaming tax revenues can be added to the amount anticipated from property taxes and that up to 25 percent of that amount could be borrowed.

“We’re looking for a fiscal year tax,” county administrator Michael Thompson said.

“All (property taxes and gaming tax revenue) can be considered taxes that you can get an anticipation loan on,” Pittman restated.

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Local History: Tunicans do their part to aid war effort

And then there were War Bonds and Stamps.

By Christmas of 1944, Tunica County residents were buying war bonds for the sixth war loan campaign. Bing Crosby was on the radio urging all patriotic Americans to “Buy, buy, buy a bond. Even if you can’t be a soldier in the ranks, you can be the guy who buys the guns, the ships, the planes, and tanks.”

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Working Hard

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Flu hitting hard in state

JACKSON, Miss. - The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) has received several reports from clinical partners throughout the state of serious complications from flu in younger adults, including deaths.

“The only type of flu identified in Mississippi so far this year is the 2009 influenza A H1N1 strain, which has in past years primarily affected those under 65 years of age,” said Dr. Thomas Dobbs, MSDH State Epidemiologist. “This year, we’ve received reports of serious complications and some deaths associated with influenza infection in those under 65. During the 2009 H1N1 pandemic, 80 percent of the deaths were in people younger than 65, unlike a typical flu season in which the majority of deaths occur in those 65 and older.”

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