Local History: Rolling stores were a big hit in the 60’s
This week continues a summer long series of history stories by the late Ashley Harris that were first published in 1994 and 1995.
During the Fifties, Sixties and early Seventies a well-loved institution was born, matured, and finally died. This rural institution was the rolling store.
The first rolling stores in Tunica County were those owned by two brothers, Ralph and J.C. Whittle, who operated a combination grocery and clothing store in Tunica. The grocery store was managed by Ralph Whittle, and he saw the rolling store as an extension of the store in town.
The rolling stores carried what was referred to as “general merchandise.” This included items like soft drinks, candy, cookies and other snacks, lunch meats, and so on; but also items like charcoal and kerosene in 100-gallon drums at 15 cents a gallon.
Resolution honoring Nicole Newson
RESOLUTION OF APPRECIATION AND GRATITUDE
FOR EXEMPLARY PUBLIC SERVICE OF
NICOLE C. NEWSON
WHEREAS, Nicole Newson has served Tunica County for twelve (12) years; and
WHEREAS, Nicole Newson, throughout her service to Tunica County, has displayed the highest degrees of professionalism and integrity; and
WHEREAS, Nicole Newson treated all persons with dignity and respect; and
March of Hope
On July 11, a group marched from the Old Sub park to the Tunica County Sheriff’s Department in solidarity with the national Black Lives Matter movement. Participants chanted and sang songs of hope, with Tunica County Sheriff K.C Hamp providing an official escort along the route.
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