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

Lamar County reaps benefits from shelter

Officials in the only county thusfar in Mississippi to use federal dollars to build an emergency shelter call the facility a “great asset” to their community.

Lamar County administrator Chuck Bennettt said the shelter, completed early in 2012, even came in a million dollars under budget.

“We turned it down at first,” Bennett said, “because the rules were then that you couldn’t use it for anything else.

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