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

PSC: Rate payers gain bill of rights


Public Service Commission Chairman Brandon Presley announced last week that the PSC has approved a Ratepayers’ Bill of Rights to help assure customers of fair treatment by utility companies.
Presley first proposed the idea for a ratepayers’ rights measure in Mississippi in February 2009.
“We put into place in Mississippi some basic, decent and humane guidelines for how customers should be treated by their utility companies,” Presley said. “This is an historic achievement for the people of Mississippi.”

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National Night Out

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Main St. umbrella may cover hwy.


To incorporate the highway or not to incorporate the highway. That was the question pondered by town officials, citizens and business owners at a special meeting on Wednesday, July 28.
Bob Wilson, director of Mississippi Main Street, presented a power point presentation highlighting possibilities for Tunica. Wilson said creating a highway district was possible, even though it would not encompasses the same design as downtown.
“Even though the area is not considered historic, there’s a way to make it look attractive,” Wilson said.

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THS gets boost from star’s foundation


When matchbox twenty frontman Rob Thomas appears in concert at Harrah’s Tunica on August 27, he will have a special announcement to make.
The Tunica Humane Society has been selected as one of the beneficiaries of the foundation established by Thomas and his wife.
The Sidewalk Angels Foundation is a New York-based nonprofit that works hand in hand with charities across America to address social issues for humans and animals. The Foundation has raised nearly half a million dollars since its founding in 2003, for organizations like Pets Alive, Blythedale Children’s Hospital and the Animal House in Jamaica.
Recipients are selected based on past program success, demonstrable use for future funds and resources and a shared charitable philosophy. According to Thomas’ web site, the Foundation typically chooses smaller, grass-roots organizations for assistance, believing they are more in touch with their community’s needs and have more impact.
“This is the most wonderful news for us,” THS Executive Director Sandy Williams said. “(The Foundation) has already sent us $2500 to assist us right now until the concert tour is over.

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