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

Mayor: expenses controlled

On his first day as supervisor, District 4 Supervisor Henry Nickson Jr. encouraged Tunica County to take note of how the town of Tunica does things.
Mayor Chuck Cariker said he wanted to further explain the town’s travel policy and encourage questions if citizens had them.
“In the past, the town had two credit cards, one for the clerk and one for the mayor,” Cariker said. “Currently, we only have one credit card that remains locked in the vault. It is used for advance travel reservations and only issued to someone when they are traveling on official business.”

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Making the Grade

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Workforce finding jobs slowly

Tunica County ranks 72nd of 82 counties, according to the latest unemployment figures released by the Mississippi Department of Employment Security.
For the month of November, Tunica County reported 13.1 percent of eligible workers were unemployed. That figure is down slightly from October, when the local rate was posted at 13.3.

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Annual Wild Winter festival still undecided

Whether to bring back a Tunica favorite or hold off until 2013 is the question before Tunica Main Street.
Main Street Director Lynn Ryals said she has made contacts with a few teams to gauge interest, but is seeking more input on the Wild Winter Festival. Last year’s event was cancelled due to low participation.
“It’s a lot to do for five or six teams,” Ryals said.

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