Farmers expecting good harvest despite growing season snags
Mother Nature dished out her share of challenges for Tunica County farmers during the 2011 growing season. Rain or the lack thereof, heat and even wind, all contributed to what had been a questionable start and middle of the crop-growing season.
Still, despite this myriad of setbacks – and with the harvest now underway – many area growers and agricultural officials are optimistic about seeing end results better than they originally anticipated.
Debris comes with hefty price tag
Nearly four months have passed since the Great Flood of 2011 poured out its wrath on many communities along the Mississippi River, including the Tunica Cut-off.
While many former Cut-off residents have moved on to take up residences elsewhere, dozens more are still trying to put their lives back together, removing tons of debris from what once were their homes. Consequently, officials are projecting the total cost of cleanup from the flood to total into the hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Happy Birthday, Mrs. Eudene!
House fire ruled arson
A fire at a local home is under investigation.
Around 10 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 15, the Tunica Fire Department responded to a call at 1757 Hospital Street. A fire was reported in the home’s interior in a bedroom in the back.
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