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

Sen. run-off is June 24

Neither Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate garnered over 50 percent in a three-way race, forcing a run-off between six term incumbent Thad Cochran and Tea Party backed attorney Chris McDaniel.

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‘Bully!’ for MSU athletic scholarship recipient Bryant


Hard work – and play – paid off big for Brandon Bryant, who left last Tuesday, June 3,  to start his football career with a full athletic scholarship at Mississippi State University.  The 2014 Rosa Fort High School alumnus played sports his entire life but said he kicked his efforts into full gear after losing his aunt Keshia Bond a year ago.

“It’s going to be a big transition.  I’m going to just be positive,” he said.  “My strategy to stay focused is my family.   My aunt, who passed, she just made everything complete for me.  When she passed away, I grind harder than I ever did before.”

His mother, Katrina Bryant, said Brandon dedicated his senior season of football to Bond.

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Tunica farm hosts USDA leaders

Krysta Harden looked at home as she pulled on a pair of rubber knee pants and ventured into a Tunica County corn field last Thursday.

Harden, sworn in as Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture last August, toured two MP Farms tracts in North Tunica County, en route to keynoting the 2014 Delta Council Annual Meeting in Cleveland on Friday, May 30.

The 54 year old Georgia native, born into a peanut farming family, saw demonstrations here of the kind of conservation and crop management practices that are an important part of the 2014 Farm Bill (see related story, Page 2).

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Shooter charged

Eric L. Brandon, 20, has been charged with murder and conspiracy in connection with the May 21 shooting death of Sammie L. Dotson III, 23, of Tunica. Brandon is being held without bond in the Tunica County Jail. More arrests are pending.

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