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

Free seminar focuses on growing problem

Tunica Main Street and Tunica Chamber of Commerce are co-sponsoring a Gang Awareness Seminar that is free to the public.  The seminar will be held at the Tunica Rotary Club Building at 6 p.m. on Monday, August 23. The two speakers will be Marvin Overstreet and Donnie Mullins.
“I heard these men speak at the Lions Club and thought that what they had to say was so interesting and informative,” Main Street director Lynn Ryals said. “Several people with businesses in town have asked to have these two men back to speak to everyone.”
Overstreet began his law enforcement career with the Wayne County, Ms. Sheriff’s Department, where he worked as a dispatcher. He attended the University of Southern Mississippi and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice. He also completed the Ms Law Enforcement Training Academy.

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Battle with cancer drives Dunaway to fight back

AUTHOR’S NOTE: My first assignment as a freelance writer for The Tunica Times was to write a story about the Relay for Life that’s coming up Friday, August 27. So I sent a list of thought provoking questions to Linda Dunaway, who is still in the fight of her life, and I was so taken by her own words I didn’t change a thing. I hope they mean as much to you as they did to me.

When the doctor walked into the recovery room in May of 2007, I knew before he spoke that my world at that moment would never be the same.
I truly can’t remember my first reaction at that moment, my focus immediately was on my husband.  As I looked at Joe I could see all the fear and bad memories racing through his mind of his mother’s painful battle with cancer.  It was then that I knew I had to do everything I could to battle this disease.  
Telling the children was the hardest part; they had the same look and the fear and shock in their faces, and this was harder for me than all of the treatments I went through.  All I knew at that time was I never wanted to see that pain in their faces again.


Pipe plant project undergoes changes

A string of items related to the Schulz project monopolized a special meeting called by the Board of Supervisors on Aug. 6.
During executive session, supervisors voted to terminate the county’s contract with Graycor Harrell, who were hired as general contractors for construction of the multi-million dollar manufacturing facility. Board attorney Andy Dulaney said the next company on the short list of potentials would be awarded the job. H & M Company of Memphis was next in line from the list of selectees reviewed and scored by a committee appointed by the Board of Supervisors. H & M has had charge over projects throughout the United States. Twenty-one companies submitted proposals for the job.

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