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

Building relationships has been Winters’s life

Neddie Winters understands the power of conversations and their ability to change hearts and minds. The 1968 graduate of Rosa Fort High School and current president of Mission Mississippi has held and facilitated many discussions on race between African Americans and Caucasians throughout the state of Mississippi in an effort to foster racial reconciliation statewide.

“People are finding out that they’ve got more in common than they have not in common,” Winters said.  “We spend a lot of time helping people build relationships.”

Mission Mississippi is a nonprofit organization set up to encourage and demonstrate grace in the Body of Christ across racial lines, so that communities throughout Mississippi can see practical evidence of the Gospel message.  Winters has been affiliated with the organization since its start 22 years ago and has served as president since 2009.


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Suspect apprehended in Tunica

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Town revises zoning to reflect new housing options in downtown area

They say home is where the heart is. Soon, several more hearts could be at home in downtown Tunica.

Bob Barber presented a recommendation that will pave the way for two new apartments on Edwards Avenue  to town officials at the Dec. 1 meeting of the Mayor and Board of Aldermen. Barber said the Planning Commission was in favor of amending the Town of Tunica Zoning Ordinance, Section IV, which will allow residences in a commercial zone.


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Shop ‘Small’ this Saturday

2015 is the year to stay home, tune out and kick back.

If you were planning on Black Friday shopping, think again: do you really want to fight the traffic and long lines? Or Cyber Monday on line? You’re taking a chance that what you’re looking for will be back ordered. Thanksgiving night? Too stuffed to move!

Why not try Small Business Saturday right in your own home town? No traffic, plenty of merchandise in stock, and friendly service to boot.

“We’re encouraging everybody to shop with local businesses because it has such an impact,” Tunica Chamber of Commerce CEO Lyn Arnold said of her organization’s efforts to promote Tunica businesses.

This Saturday’s emphasis is part of a larger “I Shop Tunica” campaign launched alongside the holiday season’s $1,000 Shopping Spree.

Small businesses offer personal attention and assistance that can be important to customers, Arnold explains.


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