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

Main Street to celebrate Great River Road Bike Trail


Cycling enthusiasts from across the Mid-South are expected to converge in Downtown Tunica in a few weeks as Tunica Main Street hosts a ribbon cutting and trail ride for Tunica’s leg of the Great River Road Bike Trail.
The event, which is slated to take place on Saturday, March 23, will feature a ribbon cutting ceremony, followed by a 13-mile ride along the southern end of Tunica’s trail.
“It’s going to be held at 8:30 a.m. on March 23. We’ll have a ribbon cutting in Rivergate Park. It’ll be at the trail head sign there in the park across from the public restrooms,” said Tunica Main Street Executive Director Lynn Ryals.

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Board takes up healthcare, drainage


The county board’s mid-month meeting last week convened at 5 p.m. and recessed at 5:30, with supervisors moving through an uncluttered agenda with little action taken.
Within minutes of calling the meeting to order, District 1 supervisor and Board president James Dunn said he would like to see the Board move forward on hiring a CEO for the Healthcare Authority. District 2’s Cedric Burnett made the motion to hire the healthcare commissioners’ recommended candidate, but the motion was voted down 3-2, with Phillis Williams, Henry Nickson, and McKinley Daley voting no. Williams said she would like to see the item taken up again at the last meeting this month. Current CEO Gene Osborn is seeking to retire from his post.

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THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF TUNICA COUNTY, DECLARING FEBRUARY, 2013 AS BLACK HISTORY MONTH IN TUNICA COUNTY

PROCLAMATION OF
THE BOARD OF
SUPERVISORS
OF TUNICA COUNTY,
DECLARING
FEBRUARY, 2013 AS
BLACK HISTORY MONTH
IN TUNICA COUNTY

WHEREAS, Black History Month has its origins beginning in 1915 when Historian Carter G. Woodson and prominent Minister Jesse E. Moorland began an organization dedicated to researching and promoting achievements by Black Americans and other people of African descendant; and

WHEREAS, in 1926, these men initiated a “Black History Week”; and

WHEREAS, this tradition continued for decades until President Gerald R. Ford officially recognized Black History Month in 1976 calling upon the public to “seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of Black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history”; and

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CVB strikes back


From all accounts, one could say the Tunica Convention and Visitors Bureau has gone to the dogs.
That’s because the county’s official office of tourism has initiated countermeasures to offset a series of negative ads sponsored by Southland Greyhound Park.
“We just tried to have some fun with the Southland ads that have been running (on television) in recent weeks,” explained Tunica CVB President Webster Franklin. “We started a social media campaign that turned into a word of mouth campaign. It’s a cooperative effort between the CVB and all nine of Tunica’s casinos. It’s been very successful.”

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