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

Steel going up on GreenTech site

GreenTech Automotive plant manager Trey Agner describes the evolution of GTA’s efforts to start up a new car company as “exciting.

“It’s like a seed planted first. Then it takes a while for the seed to germinate. Now...the seed is growing, and soon it will be a full tree.”

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Furniture show is new local event

TUNICA – The first Tunica Furniture Market is taking place at venues across Tunica this week.  Approximately 60,000 square feet of space will be utilized to display furniture available for purchase by retailers across the U.S.

More than 40 exhibitors are at the show, including Serta Mattresses, Steve Silver Company, Vaughan-Bassett Furniture Company, Powell Company, Prime Designs Upholstery and Fusion Furnitures, Inc. The variety of attending companies allows for a wide range of purchasing prices, from economy to higher end.

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Local History: Part 2: Tunicans in World War II

During World War II, many black citizens from Tunica served in the armed forces, including G.W. Henderson, Sr.

“There weren’t many blacks in the Army then, and that made our race stand out.

“We were proud to be Americans. I was proud of my service, and I loved that Marine uniform.”

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Star-crossed year 2013 ends in lingering dissension

If you believe that 13 is an unlucky number, than the year 2013 certainly bolstered that belief. Although the past year had some bright spots, for the most part those high notes were overshadowed by the declining fortunes of the area’s resort industry, as reflected in decreases in gaming tax revenues collected by the county.

For the sake of trying to look on the bright side, let’s start with the positives. The brightest note of 2013 has to be the announcement in September that a $140 million German automotive parts manufacturer, Feuer Powertrain, planned to build its first U.S. plant near Robinsonville. The announcement, held at the Tunica RiverPark, drew state and local economic development officials. The company plans to begin construction early in 2013 and will ultimately create 300 jobs.

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