Reprint of Embassy introduces Russell to next generation
Tunica author and journalist, the late William “Billy” Russell, was living and working in Berlin, Germany, at the outbreak of World War II. Then just 24 years old, he witnessed the run-up to the conflict in 1939 and early 1940, before leaving Germany and writing his memoirs of that time in a nonfiction work, Berlin Embassy, originally published by E.P. Dutton in 1941 and long out of print.
The book has recently been reissued in paperback by Carroll and Graf Publishers of New York, an imprint of Avalon Publishing Company, and is now available on Amazon.
The Tunica Humane Society has been awarded a $3,000 “I Care for Animals” car tag grant to fund the spay/neuter of their shelter animals. The “I Care for Animals” Car Tag Program offers an opportunity for Mississippians to purchase a specialty license plate.
Promises drove Anderson
Tunica County knows her as “Ladybug” and she is recognized by her smiling face, laughter, giving heart and outgoing personality. For those who know her well, she is also a woman of great faith and tremendous courage.
LaTonya “Ladybug” Anderson, a lifelong resident of Tunica County and an employee at Bally’s and Horseshoe Casinos, remembers the day that changed her life like it was yesterday.
Fannie Mae Butler
Fannie Mae Butler, 97, died February 29, 2012, at Northwest Regional Medical Center in Clarksdale.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 3, at Meredith Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale, with burial in Oakwood Cemetery in Tunica.
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