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

County ponders going paperless

A casual discussion near the end of the Sept. 3 Board of Supervisors meeting may cut down on the volume of paper that crosses officials’ desks.

Board president James Dunn asked county administrator Clifton Johnson to research ways to eliminate paper reports and other printed material that supervisors handle at each meeting.

“I would like to see a system put in place as soon as possible to do away with paper, “ Dunn said.

“We could have IPads and these reports could be projected,” he said, gesturing toward the screen in the courtroom.

Johnson agreed to look into Dunn’s idea.

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Lamar County reaps benefits from shelter

Officials in the only county thusfar in Mississippi to use federal dollars to build an emergency shelter call the facility a “great asset” to their community.

Lamar County administrator Chuck Bennettt said the shelter, completed early in 2012, even came in a million dollars under budget.

“We turned it down at first,” Bennett said, “because the rules were then that you couldn’t use it for anything else.

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Brushes with Stardom

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Storm shelter plans proceed


A $3.3 million storm shelter/community center will go forward, after a thumbs up Tuesday from county supervisors.

Local emergency manager Randy Stewart said the facility would accommodate 1,764 people.

“I would like for the Board to consider moving forward,” Board president James Dunn said.

“Is there a location?” District 3 supervisor Phillis Williams asked.

“The town has not acted on our request,” replied Board attorney Andy Dulaney.

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