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

Walk to stomp out Alzheimer’s

A Moment in My Mind, an effort to raise awareness for Alzheimer’s Disease, will be held at the G.W. Henderson Rec Center on Saturday.
Sign up will begin at 8 a.m. with a 5K Run/Walk to follow at 9 a.m. Prizes will be awarded to females and males in seven age divisions.

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Tunica shares nation’s pain

The day 11 years ago that the world “stood still, even in Tunica, MS,” 2700 people perished and two towers came crashing down to earth in New York City, has come full circle for Patriot Day keynote speaker Steve Sosebee.
In the weeks following the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist strike on American soil, the Tunica businessman and volunteer firefighter, now assistant chief, connected emotionally with a fellow firefighter – Carl Bini of Staten Island and Fire Company No. 5 – who died when the towers disintegrated. In late 2001, Sosebee put up a flagpole at his business, Tunica Welding, and flew the U.S. flag until year’s end. Then he packed the flag, a Tunica Times newspaper containing Sosebee’s story and a letter and mailed it off to a Staten Island reporter, who agreed to get the package to Bini’s widow. Soon Christine Bini knew that people as far away as Mississippi shared her loss.

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McGarrh ok’d for judgeship

When Tunica’s Municipal Court convenes in October, a new face will occupy the judge’s seat.
At their regular meeting on Tuesday, September 4, the town board approved the appointment of DeSoto County attorney James R. McGarrh, Jr. as the city’s judge, replacing longtime judge Bard Selden, who will step into the position of Judge Emeritus and will substitute in McGarrh’s absence.

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Getting the blues

Blues artist Blind Mississippi Morris plays for the opening of “A Cast of Blues,” a new art exhibit at the Tunica Museum, showing now through Dec. 7.

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