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

Vision on airport’s horizon

The exodus of one airline will make way for another, according to officials at the Tunica Airport.
On June 2, Vision Airlines will begin offering service from Tunica. AirTran Airways is scheduled to stop local service on May 2.
Vision will offer flights from Destin/Ft. Walton Beach, Florida for an introductory fare of $39 through April 24. Flights are set for Thursdays, Fridays, Sundays and Mondays of each week.

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Epiphany marks special day

The Church of the Epiphany in Tunica celebrated an anniversary of sorts at its Palm Sunday service last weekend.
For the first time since 1924, Palm Sunday fell on April 17, inspiring the local Episcopal congregation to remember the church’s dedication and host a reunion of extended family members and former congregants.
The service itself featured a procession into the church with members waving palm branches, special music and readings, Communion, hymns and songs, and prayer.
Father Bob France explained in his homily, “There was once a lady who had a vision...Sallie Jett Perry.

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WHEREAS, on April 25, 2010, Madysen Acey was involved in an accident which resulted in severe injury; and
WHEREAS, the injuries were life threatening and would have been fatal except for the heroic efforts and quick thinking response of Riley Berry and Marcus Berry; and
WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors of Tunica County, Mississippi desires to recognize and commend Riley Berry and Marcus Berry for their quick thinking, immediate unselfish response that resulted in saving the life of Madysen Acey.

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Pipe plant securing workers

In the face of a 20 percent unemployment rate, the highest in the state, there is a glimmer of hope for Tunica County workers.
Schulz Xtruded Products has begun the hiring phase for the first shift of production and maintenance workers, according to Lyn Arnold, Chamber of Commerce President and Economic Development Foundation President and CEO.

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