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

Walton honored for years of service

Jeanine Walton, who is retiring from the Tunica County School District after 35 years, was honored by family, friends and co-workers at a surprise reception on Monday, December 19, at the Tunica Museum.

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Progress in local schools recognized


Citing a “laser like focus on teaching and learning,”  Dr. Margie Pulley welcomed state officials, administrators, teachers, students and the community to a formal acknowledgement of the strides made by the Tunica County School district on Friday, Dec. 16.

“We are moving in the right direction to grow all students to proficiency,” Pulley told the crowd gathered at the Rosa Fort High School gymnasium. “This is truly a celebration.”

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Delivering toys and smiles

Sheriff K.C. Hamp, Sr. (center) and staff, in sponsorship with Pastor Evelyn Hubbard of the Tunica 10-Point Coalition

and Major Hare of Hollywood Casino, passed out Christmas gifts on Wednesday, December 15, to 150 children at Tunica’s ICS Headstart Center.

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Local History Yazoo Pass, Part 3: Yankees reach the Coldwater

This week continues a series of history stories by the late Ashley Harris that were first published in 1994 and 1995. This story appeared in the December 1, 1994 issue.

Lt. Commander Watson Smith was dismayed when General Willis Gorman told him it would take 30,000 Union troops to make a success of the Yazoo Pass expedition.

Watson Smith was starting to show evidence of the “combat fatigue” that would “incapacitate him for duty” shortly.

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