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

Jeffcoat aims to breathe new life into local grocery

With more than three and a half decades of grocery industry experience, James Jeffcoat has learned a lot about customers and the things that make them tick.
Even more importantly, he realizes the importance of fair pricing and good service.
“We have a 10 foot rule in our store,” explains Jeffcoat, owner-operator of Jeffcoat’s Family Market–located on Main Street in the former site of Chandler’s Fresh Market. “If a customer comes within 10 feet of you, you speak to them.”

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Board gives go ahead to residents

A requested variance on lot specifications met with unanimous appproval at the June 7 meeting of the mayor and Board of Aldermen.
Michael Sides and Buddy Allen said they had met with the Town Planning Commission asking to divide a lot at 1090 Hickory Lane. The Planning Commission denied the request, and appearing before aldermen is the next step, Mayor Chuck Cariker said.

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Family suspects foul play in local’s death

The family of a longtime Tunica County resident is seeking answers to questions surrounding his death in Hot Springs, Ark. in mid-May.
On May 16, investigators with the Garland County Sheriff’s Department retrieved the body of Charles Ewing, 56, from a vehicle submerged in Lake Hamilton. Workers painting a nearby hotel noticed the Cadillac approximately 100 feet from the shore and called law enforcement officials.

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Contest cash up for grabs

This could be your year!
You could win $500, just by picking your favorites in The Tunica Times’ 15th Annual People’s Choice Awards.
The deadline to return your completed ballot and drawing entry is Monday, June 20 by 5 p.m. Bring it by our office at 986 Magnolia Street in Tunica or mail it to Box 308.
There are only two rules: your ballot must be substantially complete (more than 50 percent) and cannot be a photocopy.
Be sure to print clearly and fill in your name and contact information on the drawing entry.
People’s Choice winners will be recognized in a special supplement in July, and the drawing winner will be announced at the same time.
Remember: you can’t win $500 if you don’t enter.


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