Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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The Tunica Times • P.O. Box 308/986 Magnolia Street, Tunica, MS 38676

Times, it’s a changin’

On September 17, The Tunica Times will make history.
After 102 years as a Thursday publication, The Times will hereafter be published on Fridays.
“Many, many weekly newspapers have Thursday publication dates, harkening back to the days when new grocery stock was put on the shelves and advertised,” explained Times publisher Brooks Taylor. “With grocery stores primarily utilizing direct mail today, that reason no longer exists.

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Southern Gardening: Desert landscapes bloom with efficient irrigation

I spent last week in Palm Desert, Calif., where the daily temperatures were 110 degrees or more and the humidity was less than 20 percent.
The landscapes I saw there are completely foreign to our lush, green gardens. Yet the landscape was quite beautiful, not bleak as I had imagined. There were lots of flowering desert plants, and I quickly realized that one of the first things I needed to get was a desert plant guide.Read more


Town proposes $5 million budget

Officials with the Town of Tunica have proposed a budget of just over $5 million, down approximately $200,000 from last year’s projections.
Mayor Chuck Cariker attributes the reduction to the downward cycle in gaming revenue.
“Last year, we used $3 million as our number for gaming revenue. This year, we’ve lowered that  to $2.8 million,” Cariker said.
In 2006, the gaming revenue projected by the Town was $3.9 million.

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County attraction may change hands

The Tunica County Tourism Commission may soon be knee deep in the Mighty Mississippi following action by the Board of Supervisors on Aug. 13.
Supervisors agreed to submit a proposal to the Tourism Commission for operations at the Tunica RiverPark. The Tourism Commission has been handling the marketing for the facilty for several years.

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