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

Taskforce, Road Department going to work on employment issues

Creating more jobs and keeping employees happy with the ones they have were two of the highlights of the July 2 meeting of the Board of Supervisors.
Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Foundation President and CEO Lyn Arnold said a taskforce of several local entities has been created to focus on employment in Tunica County. Its mission is to create the best workforce to compete in the global job market.

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Lovelady uses hardships as motivation

The biography of former Ole Miss football standout and current Baltimore Raven Michael Oher inspired the world through the book and movie titled The Blind Side.
Now, a former Rosa Fort star with a similar story is hoping to emulate Oher’s success and pursue his own dreams of one day making it to the NFL.
“My life was very similar to that (of Oher’s). That’s my life there, too,” explained Derrell Lovelady, who graduated from Rosa Fort High School in 2012. “I’ve used his story as motivation and I figure if he could do that, I could do that, too.”

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Football Fever

Participants ran routes and worked on other aspects of the game during a free football camp at the G.W. Henderson Rec Center on Friday, June 22.

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Burglary under investigation

Local law enforcement is seeking the public’s help in solving a burglary case at a local attraction.
On June 19, officials at Tunica National Golf and Tennis reported missing merchandise from a retail area. The value of the items was not released.

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