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

Local family is raising melanoma awareness

Though it did not appear to be anything serious, Norma Leigh Perry decided to have a nagging mole removed when she was 19.  What she discovered in the process changed her life forever.

After the mole was removed, her doctor sent it to a laboratory for testing, Perry recalled.

“It came back as melanoma,” Perry said.

Subsequently, Perry said she endured many visits to the doctor and surgery but came out cancer free in a short period of time.

A couple of years later, she married Chris Perry, who had been her beau of six years.  They’ll celebrate their 21st anniversary in November, Chris said.  In those two decades, the couple has been fortunate enough to have three children:  Sallie, 18; LeEllen, 17; and Ethan, 15.

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Times serving as drop off for Batesville Elementary relief effort

The Tunica Times office at 986 Magnolia Street in Tunica is

serving as a collection point for school supplies for Batesville

Elementary School, which suffered a devastating fire last weekend.

Items that teachers need in their classrooms would be appreciated. There is a list of books needed for the students at this web site:

First Security Bank has established an account to receive donations

at any First Security Bank branch or by mail to First Security Bank, Attn: Tracy Goforth, P.O. Box 690, Batesville, MS 38606, payable

to First Security Bank FBO BES Teachers.


Supes hire Tisdell as Board attorney

County supervisors voted unanimously Wednesday, July 8, to hire David  L. Tisdell of Tunica as attorney to the Board, to replace the late Ellis Pittman, who was shot and killed on June 26 in Clarksdale.

The Board came out of executive session, and Chancery Clerk Rechelle Siggers announced the action taken during the closed session. Siggers said there would be a 90 day transition period for Tisdell to take over from Pittman Law Office associates Melvin Miller and Ja’Nekia Barton, who had been serving in Ellis Pittman’s stead at meetings on June 30, July 6, and July 8.

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Fourth of July Fun

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