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

THS misses valuable resource


I ran across a picture the other day of two large dogs, and it reminded me of Debbie Pegram and how much we miss her being with us at the animal shelter. We had some great times rescuing dogs before Debbie got sick. Those of us at the Humane Society pray every day that Debbie will beat her battle with cancer and return to us very soon.
This particular rescue is one of my more memorable times working with Debbie. Our run-in with those two dogs took place about two years ago. It was a hot Sunday afternoon, and I had gone to the Blue and White to pick up some fried chicken. On the way back home, I got a call from the Sheriff’s Department. There were two large dogs chained to a tree in Robinsonville. They had no water, and it was about 100 degrees that day. The deputies needed our assistance ASAP.

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Dudy Gras celebrates start of Bulldogs’ baseball season


For the past seven years, fans of Mississippi State University baseball have celebrated the start of the forthcoming season with a quirky parade that begins in downtown Starkville and culminates just beyond the left field wall at Dudy Noble Field.
The event, known as Dudy Gras, is an homage to Bulldog baseball and the school’s famed Left Field Lounge, a seasonal collection of trucks, trailers and other contraptions that create a one-of-a-kind tailgating atmosphere at the ballpark.

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Cutoff property included in fraud crackdown


Felicia C. Adams, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Mississippi, and James E. Ward, Special Agent in Charge of the Department of Homeland Security, Office of Inspector General, announced recently that Richard C. (“Chris”) Ungren, 38, of Olive Branch, Ronnie G. Beard, 46, of Okolona and James W. Pulliam, 62, of Mansfield, Texas have been charged as defendants in three separate indictments by the federal grand jury for the Northern District of Mississippi.
Each faces charges of making fraudulent claims for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) benefits following the tornado and flooding disasters that hit Mississippi in the Spring of 2011.

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Trees in town sprout talk


It was no surprise that trees and the town’s tree ordinance were the main topics of discussion at last Monday’s Planning Commission meeting.
New adviser to the Town of Tunica Planning Commission Bob Barber of Hernando met  for the first time with members Lou Erwin, Sonia Gibson, Georganne Perry, Jack Wilkes and Kate Hughey. The commission has recently been operating without a consultant. Ward 2 and 4 aldermen have not appointed members to the board.

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