Death at casino still under investigation
Investigators are still piecing together details on a alleged domestic dispute that morphed into a murder at an area casino on Thursday, April 5.
The Tunica County Sheriff’s Department responded to a call from Hollywood Casino at 5:52 a.m. Casino patrons reported a commotion outside a hotel room on the first floor. A male could be heard in the hallway demanding to be let in to room 139.
Dundee Elementary School second graders including Laaric Harris, Kylei Dawson, Ariona Taylor, Favian Sanchez and Mahkai Bullock checked on some new feathered friends on Wednesday, April 11.
Council issues call for artists
The Mississippi Delta has long been described as the epitome of Southern culture and one of the most colorful places on Earth. It is the birthplace of many noted authors, musicians, and artisans. Tunica, which sits atop the world famous region, is no exception. In an effort to harness some local creativity, the Tunica Arts Council is in the fledgling stages.
Since January, a small group of interested individuals has been meeting to discuss Tunica and its artistic talents. They have developed a mission “to foster and support the growth and development of the arts in our community.”
Rivergate gears up for 20th anniversary
The Tunica Rivergate Festival, which started out as a small gathering of locals and evolved into a full-blown Memphis In May-sanctioned barbecue contest before returning to its local roots, will celebrate its 20th anniversary later this month.
The festival, which takes place in – and bears the name of – downtown Tunica’s Rivergate Park, is the county’s longest-running community event.
This year’s festival is slated for April 20 and 21, and organizers are anticipating a great event to commemorate the festival’s twentieth year.
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