Wednesday, June 20, 2018
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The Tunica Times • P.O. Box 308/986 Magnolia Street, Tunica, MS 38676

Retiring educator guided, inspired students

Battles have been fought and won. Kings and queens have been crowned. Laws have been passed and new worlds discovered, all thanks to a man who’s been bringing history to life at Tunica Academy for over four decades.

As the school year came to a close, Richard Fullilove graded his last papers as a TA teacher. The school honored him with a plaque for his years of service at graduation on May 16 and held a faculty luncheon in his honor on May 21.

Fullilove said he can’t believe how fast the years have gone by since he and his wife Danna moved to Tunica as a young couple. He was teaching in Cleveland at Bayou Academy and she was teaching in Gunnison, Miss. when they decided to see if there was a school out there that both could call home.

“We were hoping to teach in the same school and sent some applications in,” Fullilove said.

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