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

Puppy Power

The Tunica Humane Society has been awarded a $3,000 “I Care for Animals” car tag grant to fund the spay/neuter of their shelter animals. The “I Care for Animals” Car Tag Program offers an opportunity for Mississippians to purchase a specialty license plate.

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Promises drove Anderson

Tunica County knows her as “Ladybug” and she is recognized by her smiling face, laughter, giving heart and outgoing personality. For those who know her well,  she is also a woman of great faith and tremendous courage.
LaTonya “Ladybug” Anderson, a lifelong resident of Tunica County and an employee at Bally’s and Horseshoe Casinos, remembers the day that changed her life like it was yesterday.

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Fannie Mae Butler

Fannie Mae Butler, 97, died February 29, 2012, at Northwest Regional Medical Center in Clarksdale.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 3, at Meredith Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale, with burial in Oakwood Cemetery in Tunica.

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Soliving A Cold Case: Cornes’ murder was top priority, Sheriff says

It was a humid summer day in July nearly 10 years ago when an employee of Tunica Grain Elevator made a grisly discovery. Just before 7 a.m., the  Sheriff’s Department learned that the body of a woman was hanging between two grain bins. Her clothing, including her shoes, was strewn around the scene.
The victim was identified as 45 year old JoAnn Cornes of Tunica, the mother of four. Coroner Glenn Grent pronounced her dead at approximately 7:21 a.m on July 23, 2002. She had last been seen the previous evening by her common law husband, Henry Neely, who said she had no disputes or problems with anyone.

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