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

Officials, others scrutinize county’s past spending

While the Tunica County Board of Supervisors figures out how to pay the county’s current bills, some local citizens are digging through the county’s past for an understanding of its structure and finances.

Barbara Tuchel, member of Tunicans for Transparency in Government, and District 4 Supervisor Henry Nickson, Jr. are among those suspicious about past dealings of the county.  District 1 Supervisor James Dunn, who has been a board member for more than 30 years, said most major decisions have been and are still made with expert advice on hand.

Tuchel said members of her organization are curious about some component units of the county that are set up as nonprofits.  She said they are also seeking clarity about expenditures.

“The money isn’t coming in, and, to my understanding, it wasn’t handled properly in the past,” she said.

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