Wednesday, March 21, 2018
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The Tunica Times • P.O. Box 308/986 Magnolia Street, Tunica, MS 38676

Urban renewal project advances

County supervisors took one more step toward redevelopment of the former Harrah’s Casino site in North Tunica County, approving a “Moral Obligation Pledge Agreement” in support of the project at their Board meeting Monday.

Don Hewitt and Herby Irvin, representing Tunica Hospitality & Entertainment, appeared before the Board to give an update on the project. Tunica County had agreed previously to pursue an urban renewal bond issue of up to $80 million toward redevelopment of the property, which has stood vacant since Harrah’s closed its casino resort there in 2014. The property was sold for $3 million to TJM Properties of Clearwater, Florida in late November 2015.

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Time to Tailgate!

What if you could skip the hours of driving, the traffic jams, and the heat and still enjoy the good food, fellowship and fun of tailgating?

In downtown Tunica this Saturday, you can!

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Blue & White tagged as Mississippi’s Best Diner

A regular feature of Southern Living magazine’s online edition called “Southern Traveler” just named the South’s Best Diners.

It won’t be any surprise to Tunicans that our very own Blue & White Restaurant is the pick – the only pick – from Mississippi and only one of 18 from the region.

Many of the rest of the picks are located in cities, such as The Corner in Little Rock and Vickery Cafe in Fort Worth.

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County budget, tax picture emerges

Most Tunica County taxpayers will see a small increase on the tax bills that start arriving in late December.

According to a legal notice that is running in this issue (see Page 5), taxes assessed for the general county fund, schools, and  miscellaneous small assessments for the Yazoo-Mississippi Delta Levee Board, several water districts, colleges and universities and other funds, will total 96.65 mills.

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