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

Mississippi Blues Trail Reaches 200th Marker with ‘Rocket 88’

As Mississippi celebrates 200 years of statehood, the Mississippi Blues Trail reached a major milestone with its 200th marker, “Rocket 88,” which celebrates what many credit as the first rock ‘n’ roll recording.

The Rocket 88 marker is located outside Lyon Town Hall, 111 Park Street in Lyon, near Clarksdale, Miss.

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Tunica couple chairs 2018 Crystal Ball

The 18th annual Crystal Ball will honor Mississippi native and Emmy Award-winning actress Sela Ward. Four local Community Stars will also be honored at the fundraiser to aid over 400 charitable programs through the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi. Another sell-out crowd of 1,000 is expected for the gala.

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WHEREAS, the undersigned Charles M. Cariker, Mayor of the Town of Tunica, has determined that a civil emergency exists with regard to the observance of Halloween in the Town of Tunica; and


WHEREAS, because of such situation, it is necessary to declare a curfew on Tuesday, October 31, 2017, beginning at 7:30 p.m.

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High school improving, but District grade slips to D

Now in the third year of state conservatorship, the Tunica County School District as a whole declined from a “C” grade last year to “D” in rankings released last week.

The overall decline was reflected in scores for four of five schools in the district, with only Rosa Fort High School showing gains.

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