Aldermen set utility rates for city
The Mayor and Board of Aldermen literally hope their new rates will hold water as they go into effect early this fall.
With a unanimous vote on July 6, the board approved a new water and sewer rate structure. Rates will follow those used by the Tunica County Utility District. Residential customers will pay $12 a month for water up to 6000 gallons, plus $10 per month for sewer services up to 6000 gallons. Every 1000 gallons over the minimum will cost $2 for water and $3 for sewer. Commercial customers are divided into three different categories: small, large and hotels, motels and apartment complexes. Small commercial businesses are defined as those who will use less than 15,000 gallons a month. They will pay $12 for water up to 6000 gallons and $2 for every 1000 gallons over that. They will pay $18 for sewer services up to 6000 gallons and $3 for every 1000 gallons over the minimum.
Sheriff: Someone has answers in cold cases
On May 13, 2009, family and friends of Fannie Burks received news that a nightmare was coming to an end. After 15 years, Sheriff’s Department officials had a suspect in custody in connection with Burks’ murder.
Today, the Sheriff’s Department is hoping they can give other families the same wonderful news. Commander Eugene Payne reports the department is working six “cold cases” in an effort to provide answers for some grieving familes.
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