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

King Cotton dethroned after long reign in Delta

The crop helped the Delta thrive, then contributed to its downfall. Now corn and soybeans dominate the land.
Cotton was always king in the Delta. Every fall harvest, its snowy white fiber stretched as far as the eye could see, unbroken for miles in every direction. It propped up every town and grew roots into every purse and pocket under the humid, harsh Delta sky. It was the reason for the Delta.
No more.

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Soldier served country with quiet respect

Some knew him as William. Others called him Brandon, but all agree that no matter how you knew him, Army Private Second Class William Brandon Dawson of Tunica was someone you wouldn’t forget.
On Friday, Sept. 24, his family and friends received word that Dawson had been killed in action in Kabul in Afghanistan. He was 20.

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Town in the dark

A two-hour power outage plunged the town of Tunica and surrounding areas into darkness from about 10 p.m. to midnight last Saturday night, Sept. 25.
Utility officials said Monday that the outage was caused by equipment failure on a transmission line between Senatobia and Tunica.

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Police nab bat wielding burglar

Two men have been arrested in connection with an assault last week in the town of Tunica.
Marcus Wimberley, aka Watts, 25, of Tunica and Kirk Moody were arrested Friday morning, Sept. 24, after police received an emergency call from Tony Ellison.

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