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

Local History" Ghosts of the past aren’t so far away

First in a continuing series

William Faulkner wrote in Requiem for a Nun, “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.”

As Halloween approaches, there are some “ghosts” from Tunica County’s past that we can visit in our area cemeteries, without even getting a scare.

Here are some of their stories:

Tunica County received official recognition from the state of Mississippi in October of 1837 just a few years after the Treaty of Pontotoc ceded the last of the Chickasaw lands east of the Mississippi to the federal government.

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Fall Into the Arts

The 3rd Annual Arts of Tunica Main show and sale gets a twist this year, morphing into more of an art walk among several venues.

Saturday’s event in downtown Tunica begins at 4 p.m. at 1229 Main Street, the former location of the Tunica Florist. The next stop is Tunica Florist and Marketplace’s current location at 1251 Main, where owner Scott Rhynes, Peter Woods of Peter’s Pottery and artist Jonathan Brown will be on hand.

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Board stalls on spending

Much like in the recent federal stalemate, county officials couldn’t agree long enough to take action on half of the items on last Thursday’s agenda.

Supervisors either tabled or let die: bids on the Gateway to the Blues project; funding for TCUD; two change orders in connection with the Robinsonville Multipurpose Facility; a manual check to pay for roof repairs at the Tunica RiverPark; and amendments to the Fiscal Year 2014 budget, just adopted last month.

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Youth ‘lift high the cross’ for Mission Mississippi anniversary

Eighty-two counties in 82 days.

That’s what Mission Mississippi of Jackson, led by Neddie Winters, and Fellowship of Christian Athletes groups in every county in the state will accomplish to mark 20 years of work toward racial reconciliation and healing.

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