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

The Taxman cometh


Notices for 2012 taxes started landing in local mailboxes this week, and some county residents are experiencing “sticker shock.”
In August, Tunica County advertised a proposed increase of 15.83 mills, from 53.74 mills to 69.57 mills.
County administrator Clifton Johnson said the Board of Supervisors approved and he delivered to the tax assessor an actual millage of 66.49 on county property (except in Robinsonville). In the town of Tunica, the actual rate is 66.24 mills, slightly less than the proposed increase.

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Historic district proposed


Town officials will consider establishing a local historic district, following a report Tuesday by planning director Bob Barber.
Barber told the Board that the town’s existing preservation commission met recently, a requirement for Tunica’s Certified Local Government status with the state.
“You enacted a preservation ordinance in 2005 or 2006 and established a national historic district,” Barber explained.
That district is bounded on the south by Peabody Street, on the east by Highway 61, on the north by Mockingbird Street, and on the west by Kestevan Alley.

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Tis the Season

It was beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Tunica County with a flurry of holiday activities from one end of the community to the other.

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Superintendent proposes coaching strategy


After reviewing districtwide STAR data from August, September and October, Superintendent of Education Steve Chandler is going back to his football roots. He and the district hope to bring in some new recruits to help coach teachers to successful year end results.
Chandler has recommended the hiring of three instructional specialists for Tunica County Schools. The school board approved the additional personnel at their meeting on Nov. 14. Chandler said “to his knowledge,” instructional specialists are a first for Tunica County Schools.

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