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

Man redefines ‘drive-in’

A Robinsonville man was arrested Monday night after he allegedly took a restaurant’s name a bit too literally.
According to a sheriff’s department spokesperson, Demarco Peaches, 32, of Robinsonville was arrested late Monday after he reportedly drove his vehicle through the glass front window of the Checkers Drive In Restaurant in Robinsonville, then fled the scene.
“We got a call at 9:36 p.m. that a car had run into the glass at Checkers,” said Tunica County Sheriff’s Department Chief Deputy Randy Stewart. “The subject was reported to be driving a black Lincoln Town Car, and somewhere around 10:23, one of our officers on routine patrol located the vehicle at one of the casinos.”

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Fire destroys home

A Saturday night fire destroyed a home located just off Perry Road in western Tunica County, but according to fire department officials, no one was injured in the blaze.
Tunica Volunteer Fire Department Chief Scott Goff said the fire consumed the mobile home, which was located just off Perry Place Drive, west of Perry Road.
“We got the call Saturday night at about 8 o’clock,” Goff said. “We had three trucks that responded and were there about two hours. It took us about 45 minutes to an hour to get it under control. There were several hot spots there that we had to make sure weren’t going to reignite.”

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Fostering the Arts

Sarah Goff was among performers at Love Notes, hosted by the Tunica Arts Council on Feb. 8 at the Tunica Museum.

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Local business blooms under new owner’s hand

For Scott Rhines, Tunica Florist and MarketPlace is more than just a business. It’s the symbol of his finding his way back home.
Rhines left Tunica in 2009, after owners of Main Street Market Antiques on Edwards Avenue made a hard decision to dissolve the business. Rhines took a job as town clerk for Como, Miss. He lived and worked there until June of 2012, when a new path began to unfold before him.
“My endings caught up with me, and I decided I really wanted to be from somewhere,” Rhines said. “My house (in Como) sold on June 19 and I bought the shop in August. In six weeks’ time, I sold a house, put my stuff in storage, got an apartment, made a deal on a business, leased a house, got my stuff out of storage and started a flower shop. I’ve never looked back on it. I needed a life change and a job change.”

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