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

‘Bully!’ for MSU athletic scholarship recipient Bryant


Hard work – and play – paid off big for Brandon Bryant, who left last Tuesday, June 3,  to start his football career with a full athletic scholarship at Mississippi State University.  The 2014 Rosa Fort High School alumnus played sports his entire life but said he kicked his efforts into full gear after losing his aunt Keshia Bond a year ago.

“It’s going to be a big transition.  I’m going to just be positive,” he said.  “My strategy to stay focused is my family.   My aunt, who passed, she just made everything complete for me.  When she passed away, I grind harder than I ever did before.”

His mother, Katrina Bryant, said Brandon dedicated his senior season of football to Bond.

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Tunica farm hosts USDA leaders

Krysta Harden looked at home as she pulled on a pair of rubber knee pants and ventured into a Tunica County corn field last Thursday.

Harden, sworn in as Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture last August, toured two MP Farms tracts in North Tunica County, en route to keynoting the 2014 Delta Council Annual Meeting in Cleveland on Friday, May 30.

The 54 year old Georgia native, born into a peanut farming family, saw demonstrations here of the kind of conservation and crop management practices that are an important part of the 2014 Farm Bill (see related story, Page 2).

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Shooter charged

Eric L. Brandon, 20, has been charged with murder and conspiracy in connection with the May 21 shooting death of Sammie L. Dotson III, 23, of Tunica. Brandon is being held without bond in the Tunica County Jail. More arrests are pending.

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Casinos hit in robberies

The Tunica County Sheriff’s Office is actively investigating two recent robberies in the casino resort area.

Deputies responded to a reported shooting at Bally’s Casino Saturday, May 31, where a black male suspect attempted to rob a cage cashier. The suspect discharged  a weapon inside the casino and fled the scene without any money.

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