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

Tunica celebrates Memorial Day

Troop 16 Boy Scouts pause to remember Pfc. Brandon Dawson on Memorial Day.

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Rapper inspired by local people, places


Jeremy Wheeler barely remembers a time when music wasn’t a part of his life. Today, that aspect seems firmly rooted as the performer has released a new video, and his popularity is surging.
Wheeler, who is known as rapper Ya-Boi Slicc,  has been taking to the stage in and around Tunica since seventh grade.
“I liked music. I liked beats, and I just started rapping,” Wheeler said simply.
Once his talent was revealed, there was no stopping him.
In the early days, he and his cousin recorded songs and played them on the bus to school. They also practiced and performed in local apartment complexes, pretty much whenever and wherever they got a chance.

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Citizens, schools join forces


The first in a series of planned community summits was hosted by Superintendent Steve Chandler and Tunica County School District personnel on Thursday, May 24, in Rosa Fort High School’s gymnasium.
Chandler officially opened the summit by reminding attendees, “Building global leaders takes a community.”
He then presented the District’s Teacher of the Year, Celeste Maugh. Maugh teaches at Dundee Elementary School. He also introduced Parent of the Year, Marsheila Holland, whose child attends Tunica Elementary.

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Cancer conquerors to be celebrated at capital

Join Baptist Cancer Services, a division of Baptist Medical Center in Jackson, Miss., on Sunday, June 3, from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. at the Old Capitol Inn for National Cancer Survivors Day.  
This free event honors the lives of those surviving and battling cancer. This year’s guest speaker will be cancer survivor Walter Redden and the guest emcee will be radiation oncologist Richard Friedman, MD.

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