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

Choir ready to share message with world


A pool of Tunica talent will share their abilities with the world on March 18 as they perform on the Bobby Jones Gospel Hour. The nationally televised program airs on Black Entertainment Television on Sunday mornings at 8 a.m. Central time.
The Tunica Gospel Choir was invited to perform on the program after one of the show’s co-hosts attended the Feb. 27 services at Commerce Boulevard Christian Church. Dr. Mardean Gales liked what she heard and asked that Tunica’s choir travel to Nashville to appear on the show.
The Gospel Choir is comprised of talent from all over Tunica County. It includes singers, musicians, and choir directors from a variety of local churches, who meet to practice and praise God each week.


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Homeland Security awards grant

A $50,000 grant has been awarded to the Tunica County Sheriff’s Office for the purchase of law enforcement equipment.  The grant was presented by the Mississippi Office of Homeland Security, on behalf of the Mississippi Department of Public Safety.

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Threat closes local business

A call-in bomb threat caused the evacuation of a local bank and an area around downtown on Tuesday, March 1.
Around 11 a.m., the Tunica Police Department and Tunica County Sheriff’s Department were summoned to First Security Bank. Authorities ordered personnel to evacuate the building and closed Harris Street, a section of Edwards Avenue and a portion of School Street. The FBI and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms were alerted and on standby.

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Man dies after club shooting

A shooting in the parking lot of the Delta Kream in the early morning hours of Saturday, Feb. 19 left one local man fighting for his life.
Jimmy Keys of Tunica was hospitalized in critical condition and later died from his injuries, after being shot in the leg by a security guard for After 5 Sports Bar on Highway 61 in Tunica, according to Tunica Police Chief Richard Veazey.

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