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

Tunica Talent

Tunica Middle School student and rising R&B/hip hop/pop/blues singer Kevineesia Holmes performed for the Tunica County Boys & Girls Club at the G.W. Henderson Recreation Center last Wednesday, July 11. Born in Shelby, Miss., Holmes attended Robinsonville Elementary prior to moving to Dallas, Texas, where she was selected to sing soprano solos with her school choir and also a youth choir.

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Search for shooting suspect ends quickly

Shots were fired and one person reported superficial wounds on Monday, July 16, outside a business in Tunica County.
A suspect, Stephon Henderson of Tunica, fled the scene of The Front Porch, a business along Old U.S. 61 in the North Sub.

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Local mother faces additional charges

A local mother has been charged with murder in the death of her toddler.
Latoya Ankston, 25, was taken into custody following an incident at her residence in Tunica County on July 8.

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Author uses roots to reach youth

A Tunica native has written an autobiography he hopes will serve as an inspiration to at-risk youth, and a means for keeping them from making destructive decisions in life.
Dennis Turner, who now lives in Olive Branch and works as a health and physical education teacher in Memphis, released the book, an against-all-odds story of overcoming and making the right choices in life.
“I started the book in October of last year and finished it in March of this year,” Turner said of his book, titled The Boy From the Ditch. “The book is actually the story of my life.

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