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

New crop sprouts in county

A steep shift in the price of peanuts over the past year has prompted several Delta growers to include the protein-packed legume in the mix of crops they planted this spring.
And, at least a few Tunica County growers are among those looking for a payout from the crop.
According to Anthony Bland, county agent with the Mississippi State Agricultural Extension Service in Tunica, three or four local growers are among those planting peanuts on land traditionally reserved for cotton.

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For The Fallen

Local law enforcement officers and citizens gathered for Police Memorial Day on Tuesday, May 15 in Rivergate Park. Mayor Chuck Cariker thanked all officers “who put our lives ahead of theirs” and encouraged all to tell those who protect and serve “thank you.”

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Injured cyclist reunited with companion

John Allen is living proof that a horror story can have a happy ending.
While travelling on bike through Tunica County in early February, Allen and his dog Lady Marie were struck by a car, whose driver allegedly fell asleep at the wheel. The accident, which occurred about two miles south of Tunica, along Highway 61, left Allen critically injured and in the hospital for more than three weeks.

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Golf across levee comes back from destructive 2011 flood

The great flood of 2011 severely damaged or destroyed many homes and businesses. In the world of golf, there may never have been a more devastating flood than River Bend Links, in Tunica.
“We like to say it is the worst flooding of a golf course since Noah,” said Bobby Leatherman, one of the new owners of River Bend Links.

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