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

Races must unite for success of Delta

Butch Scipper says racial reconciliation is one of his top priorities.
As chancery clerk for almost 20 years, Scipper has worked to mend the damage from segregation by helping blacks and whites reach a common goal of improving the Delta. But for it to be successful, he says, they have to continue to do it together.
“We have great race relations here in Quitman County and have for years,” Scipper said. “I think it’s because people as a whole here have always, to some degree, accepted that everybody lives here together.”

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Board covers conditions at sub, Arena changes

In two meetings, the board of supervisors has appointed a new department head, leased a building to a manufacturing company, discussed the revitalization of a residential development and all things in between.
On Friday, Oct. 29, the board received the resignation of Paul Battle Arena and Expo Center head Peck Buichillion. His retirement was effective Oct. 31, 2010. Supervisors entered into executive session and announced Steve Sosebee as the new director for the facility.
On Monday, Nov. 1, the board kicked off their meeting with an executive session after the minutes from the previous month were read. Board attorney Andy Dulaney announced that no action was taken during executive session.

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Unofficial Election Results (Tunica County)

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Fantasy becomes reality for local musician, fan

In the summer of 1958, the Kingston Trio exploded onto the music scene with their hit single “Tom Dooley.” In the era of Do-Wop and Elvis, their clean, crisp brand of folk music was like nothing anyone had ever heard before and it took the country by storm, quickly becoming the definitive sound of a generation. Other familiar songs of the Trio include “Scotch and Soda,” “Sloop John B,” “The Lion Sleeps Tonight,” “Greenback Dollar,” and “Where Have All The Flowers Gone.”  Scores of other artists and musicians followed down the trail the Kingston Trio had blazed and folk music reigned supreme until the music scene went electric with the arrival of the British Invasion.

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