Tuesday, May 26, 2015
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The Tunica Times • P.O. Box 308/986 Magnolia Street, Tunica, MS 38676

Town, schools answer county complaint

By its own calculations, the Town of Tunica is now owed nearly a half million dollars in gaming tax revenue from Tunica County, money the county is withholding, it says, pending the resolution of a claim filed last October.

Funds that go to the Tunica County School District are also being withheld by the county, according to a counterclaim filed by TCSD against Tunica County.

Now, the claims and counterclaims may be one step closer to a resolution. Both the Town of Tunica and the Tunica County School District have asked the court to enjoin Tunica County to release the funds being held and cease withholding the gaming tax revenues in the future.

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Gaming agent killed at Robinsonville office

In an apparent accidental shooting, John Ballard Gorman, 45, of Madison County was shot last Wednesday, January 21, and died on the scene at Mississippi Gaming Commission offices near Robinsonville.

Gorman, the father of two, had been with the agency since its inception and had just been promoted to Director of Investigations the day before the incident.

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Meeting with the State Superintendent

State Superintendent of Education Dr. Carey Wright (left) and her staff meet with members of the Tunica County Committee for Educational Improvement last Friday, January 23, in Jackson.

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NWCC offers test assistance for job seekers, adult students


Too few people in Tunica County are utilizing a valuable resource available to them now at no cost, and ABE/GED Transition Coordinator at Northwest Mississippi Community College Beth Little wants to get the word out.

Adult Basic Education classes are a path to higher education, a better job, and knowledge to help parents partner in their children’s schooling.

“Our ABE program offers so much more than just a GED,” Little told Tunica Rotary members last week, “And it’s at no cost to the public.”

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