Honoring a legend
Members of country music legend Conway Twitty’s family and MDA Tourism ‘s Music Trails Manager Alex Thomas unveiled a Country Music Trail Marker in nearby Friars Point, Miss. honoring the singer on Thursday, May 31.
Arena ropes world event
The Paul Battle Arena and Expo Center today announced that the facility will be the new host of the Palomino Horse Breeders of America World Show through 2015. The first PHBA World Show will be held at the arena in July 2013.
“Getting this event is huge, because it’s a world-level event,” said Rebecca Fyfe, administrative manager at Arena and Expo Center. “It’s here for two weeks, and extended events are good for the Tunica economy. The World Show is a longer, more efficient event that supports our ideas for growth.”
First Bloom of 2012
Leland and Connor Cariker show off Tunica County’s first cotton bloom of the year, discovered by their dad Justin on Sunday, June 3.
Watts answers call to serve country
When Dundee native Jamorris Watts graduated from Rosa Fort High School in 2007, he knew his dreams of attending college rested squarely on his shoulders.
But despite facing financial difficulties in achieving his dreams, he knew not doing so could have dire consequences on his life.
“I grew up in a home where discipline and motivation were not demonstrated on a regular basis,” explained Watts. “I have three brothers who have been incarcerated for crimes – two for murder and another for armed robbery.”
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