Tunicans worked to combat ‘37 waters

A January 1937 lead headline in Memphis’ Commercial Appeal blared, “55-foot Crest Predicted,” and Tunica Countians went into action.Flooding from the Ohio River system pushed the Mississippi to record levels and threatened homes and livelihoods up and down the river. Delta residents had vivid memories of 1927, when the levee failed near Greenville and flooded […]

Church mourns couple

The death of a local church parishioner is still under investigation by authorities in DeSoto County.Alex Ward was discovered dead in his home by neighbors on Saturday, Aug. 14.  Investigators have stated that Ward was doused in an accelerant such as kerosene or gasoline and preliminary autopsy reports have indicated he died from smoke inhalation […]