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

Book Review: Pritchard’s Sailing to Alluvium plumbs depths of Delta myth

When NewSouth Books released John Pritchard’s first novel in 2005, my friend of long standing (his dad and mine were business partners and friends) asked the publisher of his hometown newspaper (me) to review it. And I, being younger and more intrepid, leapt in and added my poor effort to what became near universal acclaim.

By the time the follow-up to Junior Ray came out in 2008, I was thoroughly intimidated but again responded with my take on The Yazoo Blues, with its combination of local history and the further antics of its protagonist.

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County gets funds for Feuer site prep

New investments aimed at Delta small business owners, entrepreneurs, families, and communities are designed to grow the region’s economy and create jobs, the Delta Regional Authority and Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant announced last week.

Six new investments coming directly to Mississippi leverage $1,090,422 in federal resources into more than $105 million in total public and private investment and the creation and retention of 488 jobs for the Delta region The awards are provided through the DRA States’ Economic Development Assistance Program.

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Seeking Work

 A line of job applicants spilled from the G.W. Henderson Recreation Center last Wednesday, as more than 900 people took advantage of the opportunity to speak to potential employers at a local Job Fair.

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Town nixes sale of land for ‘safe room’

The Town of Tunica took action on a county request for almost seven acres of land for use by the FEMA Safe Room 361 program.

In executive session, aldermen unanimously voted not to donate or sell the land, located between Old U.S. 61 and new 61 north of the city limits. The matter was considered in executive session as part of the “real estate” exception to open meetings laws.

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