GreenTech on track
Local and state economic development officials remain confident that GreenTech Automotive will make good on its commitment to build cars in Tunica County by year’s end in 2014 – despite recent intense scrutiny by the national media of the company and its political connections.
“People have been on the payroll for over five years,” Tunica County Chamber of Commerce CEO and economic development foundation chief Lyn Arnold said in an interview August 2.
“Two important things to know: Charles Wang has been a constant, and the engineers have been the same.”
No answers yet on tax protests
The Tunica County Tax Assessor’s Office stands behind its current property assessments.
Tax consultant Bill Bryant defended several assessments or valuations of property for tax purposes during last week’s Board of Supervisors meeting.
Tunica County heard protests from four casinos – Fitzgeralds, Resorts, Hollywood and Bally’s – and two other businesses.
Two men representing the casino properties collectively challenged the method being used by the county to calculate the assessments.
Hearts that Care
Look out! Eddie Mac is back in town
Chef Eddie McGregor has made his way back to downtown Tunica, reclaiming the kitchen of the Café Marie. This time around, Chef Eddie is the sole owner of the Cafe’ Marie.
For those of you who do not know, Chef Eddie operated the Café Marie from 2006-2010. Chef Eddie launched a catering company and three deli style restaurants in Memphis, TN, catering events such as office lunches, baby showers, weddings, rehearsal dinners, serving 12 to 1,200 people. With the delis now left in trusted hands, he is back in Tunica and ready to pour his heart and soul into the Café Marie.
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