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

Tunica tops travel list

Tunica has just topped the list of the “Seven Most Beautiful and Underrated Cities and Towns in the U.S.”, compiled by EscapeHere’s Angela Nightingale.
The web site calls Tunica “a surprisingly fun city.
“Home to at least nine casinos, Tunica has a risk and spice of a typical gaming town. There is more to this little known spot than gambling, however. The city has  four-star golf courses, gorgeous hotels and several popular nightclubs, including a variety of famous blues clubs,” Nightingale writes on July 9.

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Bands battle to perform at Delta Country Jam

NASHVILLE —The Delta Country Jam, a two-day country music festival October 4-5 on the Abbay & Leatherman Plantation in Tunica, is offering local and regional artists to compete in front of thousands of concert-goers. The Battle of the Bands, presented by Zuus Country, began accepting applications starting July 19.  
Local and regional artists should submit a music video or a creative video to show the personality and talent of the band. Cover songs are allowed, but original songs are preferred. Only full band and solo acoustic performances are accepted; no performances to tracks will be allowed. The top 10 semi-finalists will be selected by August 19 and will be up for fan voting.  Fan voting ends on September 9, and the winners will be announced.

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Ted Poore is top Mississippi principal

Reprinted with permission from the Madison County (MS) Herald

For the second time, Ted Poore is Mississippi’s Principal of the Year, named by the National Association of Secondary School Principals.
The Germantown High School leader was just named the state’s best high school principal.  As the top administrator for Madison Middle School, Poore was selected as 2003’s Principal of the Year for the middle school division.

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County enacts new animal control law


Cruelty to animals is now against the law in Tunica County.
Supervisors adopted an animal control ordinance on July 1 that gives county officials broad discretion to regulate animals kept as pets and to monitor how pet owners care for their animals.
The law officially goes into effect August 1.
Fourteen articles of the ordinance address various aspects of animal control, including enforcement, animal cruelty and fighting, unattended animals inside cars, vicious animals and animals running at large, the number of dogs and cats that people can lawfully own and keep on their premises, and also general responsibilities of pet ownership.

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