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

Arrest made in purse snatching

A 27 year old man is being held on $15,000 bond in the Tunica County Jail on charges of robbery.

William Ellett was arrested after an incident last Wednesday, September 13, outside the Piggly Wiggly grocery in town.

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Sheriff's Department helps LeBonheur

“At LeBonheur, they deal with the most disheartening situations on a daily basis,” Beth Ross (left), the mom of a former patient, told golfers at the kickoff for the Tunica County Sheriff’s Department golf tournament benefitting LeBonheur on Friday, Sept. 15.

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New caucus focuses on river corridor

Sen. Robert L. Jackson, (D) Marks, MS  joined legislators from seven states at the first meeting of the newly created Mississippi River Legislative Caucus (MRLC) in St. Louis on Sept. 12 and 13.

The goal of the MRLC is to better coordinate state legislators in the 10 states bordering the Mississippi River around river health and sustainable infrastructure development.

The meeting corresponded with the annual meeting of the Mississippi River Cities and Towns Initiative (MRCTI), a group that coordinates mayors whose jurisdiction includes the river. A Congressional Mississippi River Caucus also exists, but this new project is the first to specifically coordinate state legislators along the river.

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Pedestrian death under investigation

A fatality involving a pedestrian last Saturday night on Highway 61 South near town is being investigated by the Mississippi Highway Patrol.

Eric Hurd of Tunica was killed in the incident, which occurred about 8 p.m. on September 9.

A portion of 61 between Academy Drive and Peabody Street was closed and traffic diverted away from the site of the accident through town.

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