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

CVB strikes back


From all accounts, one could say the Tunica Convention and Visitors Bureau has gone to the dogs.
That’s because the county’s official office of tourism has initiated countermeasures to offset a series of negative ads sponsored by Southland Greyhound Park.
“We just tried to have some fun with the Southland ads that have been running (on television) in recent weeks,” explained Tunica CVB President Webster Franklin. “We started a social media campaign that turned into a word of mouth campaign. It’s a cooperative effort between the CVB and all nine of Tunica’s casinos. It’s been very successful.”

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Tunica's newest Eagle

George Pace Perry III (center) is Troop 16’s newest Eagle Scout. George was presented the award during services at the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany on Feb. 17.

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Man redefines ‘drive-in’


A Robinsonville man was arrested Monday night after he allegedly took a restaurant’s name a bit too literally.
According to a sheriff’s department spokesperson, Demarco Peaches, 32, of Robinsonville was arrested late Monday after he reportedly drove his vehicle through the glass front window of the Checkers Drive In Restaurant in Robinsonville, then fled the scene.
“We got a call at 9:36 p.m. that a car had run into the glass at Checkers,” said Tunica County Sheriff’s Department Chief Deputy Randy Stewart. “The subject was reported to be driving a black Lincoln Town Car, and somewhere around 10:23, one of our officers on routine patrol located the vehicle at one of the casinos.”

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Fire destroys home

A Saturday night fire destroyed a home located just off Perry Road in western Tunica County, but according to fire department officials, no one was injured in the blaze.
Tunica Volunteer Fire Department Chief Scott Goff said the fire consumed the mobile home, which was located just off Perry Place Drive, west of Perry Road.
“We got the call Saturday night at about 8 o’clock,” Goff said. “We had three trucks that responded and were there about two hours. It took us about 45 minutes to an hour to get it under control. There were several hot spots there that we had to make sure weren’t going to reignite.”

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