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

Aldermen approve holiday curfew change


Little ghosts and goblins will get an extra half hour of trick-or-treating time this year, after town officials moved the customary curfew time back from 7:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. The first whistle will blow at 7:30 p.m. as a warning of the final whistle at 8.
Town officials noted that Daylight Savings Time will not end until after Halloween this year. It is still light at 5 p.m., delaying the start of the spooky holiday.
In a divided vote on Tuesday, the town of Tunica Board of Aldermen approved lending support to a bill proposed by the Mississippi Municipal League that would give citizens of a municipality the option to vote on a local sales tax. Called the Citizens for Economic Development Act, the bill will be submitted to the Legislature for action in the 2013 session. The revenue raised through the local sales tax would be designated for specific economic development projects.

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Home Cooking: Hailey turns family experiences into a love for cooking


As a child, Gloria Hailey spent a lot of time in the family kitchen, watching and helping when possible to create meals and dishes she learned along the way.
Today, Hailey uses her love for cooking to create dishes for her guests at The Columns Bed & Breakfast, which she runs, along with her husband Charles. And, she attributes that passion to her years of sharing time in the kitchen with the women in her life.
“I can’t ever remember not cooking with my mother,” said Hailey. “She always loved to be in the kitchen.

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Tunica Academy's Royal Court 2012

Tunica Academy Homecoming Queen Samantha Melton (center) and her court including freshman maid LeEllen Perry, senior maid Claire Schubert, junior maid Ellen Graves and sophomore maid Mckenzie Murdock are spotlighted tonight (Friday).

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CVB hosts leg of blues music celebration


The Tunica Convention and Visitors Bureau on Wednesday hosted an evening of music as part of a week-long celebration of the Blues that spanned the Mississippi Delta and two other states.
For its part of the “Bridging the Blues” music event, Tunica hosted a performance by Clarksdale’s own James “Super Chikan” Johnson on the platform of the recently-completed Tunica Visitors Center.
“The purpose was to create a series of blues-related events for a nearly two-week period so any visitor in the Delta region is guaranteed to have the opportunity to hear live blues somewhere in the Delta on each day throughout this period,” said Webster Franklin, president of the Tunica Convention and Visitors Bureau.

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