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

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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Local schools getting recognition from state ceremonies today

 Tunica is one of 16 districts statewide to be part of State Superintendent of Education Dr. Carey Wright’s “Success Tour” this month.

Dr. Wright will visit Rosa Fort High School in Tunica today (Friday) at 1 p.m. to recognize top growth in two local schools.


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White Oak to get natural gas lines

 

The cost of living may be going down for one small community in North Mississippi.

A joint effort by Tunica County leaders and Atmos Energy officials will make natural gas service affordable for as many as 215 residents in the White Oak community and could mean similar reductions for other rural areas in the state.


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