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

New airman proves ‘good’ comes from Tunica

“When the world says ‘give up,’ hope whispers ‘try it one more time’.” - Author Unknown

Although just 19 years old, Dominique LaToi Smith of Tunica seems to have heard those whispers many times in her life.

Dominique was born in St. Louis, Mo. on Sept. 4, 1995 to Linda Davis Smith and Delmar Smith. She demonstrated creativity early, learning and loving to draw by age four.

“I made sure she had all the tools to broaden her horizons in life,” her mother, Linda, said.

That included enthusiasm for a “terminology house,” a project Dominique created while in eighth grade at Tunica Middle School.

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County takes up issues

With the August primary election just weeks away, some are questioning the integrity of Tunica County’s voter rolls – and even questioning the integrity of some citizens.

Candidate for District 2 supervisor Barbara Tuchel, in her capacity as spokesperson for the Tunicans for Transparency in Government committee, reported on May 28 that an examination of the roll for District 2 had produced the following:

• 31 voters who have not voted since 2004 and should be removed from the active roll;

• 17 voters whose listed registration date is more recent than the last time they voted;

• six voters who still have a post office box listed and not a physical address.

Tuchel said she attended an Election Commission meeting in March, reported her findings, and was told the issues would be investigated and/or corrected.

Tuchel said the District 2 Election Commissioner had a “handwritten list of his own examination” of the rolls when she next attended a meeting of the group.

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Saying goodbye to B.B.

The talk of Tunica on Wednesday, May 27, was the arrival of a motorcade bearing the body of blues legend B.B. King from Memphis to Indianola, where he was buried late last week.

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Veterans proud to serve the community

Some of our most heroic locals are celebrating a year of continued community service through the work of William Brandon Dawson American Legion Post 34.

Post 34 is a local nonprofit veteran organization with nearly 30 members working together to serve Tunica County through various community-based initiatives and events.  Members from all branches of the armed forces are included.

“It gives us collaboration,” said Valarie Davis, who served nine years as a Military Police in the U.S. Army.

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