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

Heritage area focuses on Delta

Memphis author Shelby Foote once claimed that one could see “a hundred years of history in 20 years in the Delta.”
A 1996 National Park Service symposium concluded that “much of what is profoundly American – what people love about America – has come from the Delta.”
“The cradle of American culture,” a land of mystique, home of the Blues and the birthplace of rock ‘n roll, inspiration to countless writers, artists and musicians...all these descriptions and more make the Delta a fascinating but often underappreciated part of the American story.

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Mapping out the future

The Rosa Fort High School Career and College Fair, sponsored by the David Williams Jr. Career and Technical Center, brought juniors and seniors together with representatives from businesses, colleges and the U.S. Military.

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Main Street to celebrate Great River Road Bike Trail

Cycling enthusiasts from across the Mid-South are expected to converge in Downtown Tunica in a few weeks as Tunica Main Street hosts a ribbon cutting and trail ride for Tunica’s leg of the Great River Road Bike Trail.
The event, which is slated to take place on Saturday, March 23, will feature a ribbon cutting ceremony, followed by a 13-mile ride along the southern end of Tunica’s trail.
“It’s going to be held at 8:30 a.m. on March 23. We’ll have a ribbon cutting in Rivergate Park. It’ll be at the trail head sign there in the park across from the public restrooms,” said Tunica Main Street Executive Director Lynn Ryals.

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Board takes up healthcare, drainage

The county board’s mid-month meeting last week convened at 5 p.m. and recessed at 5:30, with supervisors moving through an uncluttered agenda with little action taken.
Within minutes of calling the meeting to order, District 1 supervisor and Board president James Dunn said he would like to see the Board move forward on hiring a CEO for the Healthcare Authority. District 2’s Cedric Burnett made the motion to hire the healthcare commissioners’ recommended candidate, but the motion was voted down 3-2, with Phillis Williams, Henry Nickson, and McKinley Daley voting no. Williams said she would like to see the item taken up again at the last meeting this month. Current CEO Gene Osborn is seeking to retire from his post.

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