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

Shooting death is first homicide of new year

The death of a local man is under investigation by the Tunica County Sheriff’s Department.

On Jan. 5, deputies responded to a call at a residence on Coldwater Street. A male victim was found injured and unresponsive. He was later pronounced dead at the scene. The victim has been identified as Ray Scott, 30, of Tunica.

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Tunica Humane Society gets big surprise to mark its 10th year

The old saying, “What goes around, comes around,” pretty much holds true, if you have the patience to stick with something long enough.

That’s certainly the case for the Tunica Humane Society and founding members Sandy Williams and Gail Johnson. A special gift arrived at First Security Bank for the group just a day or two before Christmas – a notification that the mortgage on the shelter was paid in full.

Here’s what Williams had to say about THS’s “best Christmas present of all” in a Facebook post on December 25:

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2017 Year in Review: County leaders work to find dollars, stay out of the red


2017 in Tunica County may be remembered as the year of red and green.

The county government and other local entities saw themselves nearly in the red and began looking for ways to save some green.

At the start of the year, the Tunica County Board of Supervisors announced that they were considering the sale or lease of the two county operated healthcare clinics as a way to generate some relief on county coffers. A public hearing was set for February, but later moved to March.

In early February, county administrator Adrian McKay predicted a gaming revenue decline for the fiscal year. He predicted a $3.5 million shortfall by September 2017 and recommended a hiring and spending freeze. His recommendation was approved by the Board of Supervisors.

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Taxpayers ask for refunds after Court ruling

More than 60 taxpayers submitted requests for refunds late last week to Tax Assessor/Collector Norma Anderson and the Tunica County Board of Supervisors, citing overpayment of 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 ad valorem taxes.

The requests stem from a recent Mississippi Supreme Court ruling upholding a 2015 Circuit Court decision that Tunica County’s 2014 budget and tax levy is “invalid, null and void.”

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