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

Robinsonville Community Center gets green light

The “when” is still uncertain, but the “where” and “how” on a community center in Robinsonville were finally decided at the Board of Supervisors meeting on Feb. 7.
On the heels of a motion to approve a $300,000 allottment for a fire station at Dundee, District 1 Supervisor James Dunn called for the approval of the  Robinsonville community center. Dunn said the item had been budgeted for and he would like to see bids solicited for the project.
Board president Billy Pegram asked Dunn to wait until the board got farther down in the agenda. An item, listed as number 27, called for consideration on a voting precinct at Robinsonville. Dunn said as far as he was concerned, his issue should come first.

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Dig at Beaver Dam may reveal ancient secrets

For several years, John Conaway, field archaeologist for the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, has been trying to resolve some unanswered questions about the Indians that lived near Beaver Dam.
Remote sensing was used to take electronic computer images of the area around two years ago. The images revealed features under the top layer of soil that appear to be houses, pits, and a large circle about twenty meters in diameter.

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School’s special gallery combines history, art

An array of colors and perspectives stretches from corner to corner in a classroom at a local school. Excited voices direct the view to one of hundreds of masterpieces now featured in Robinsonville Elementary’s very own art gallery.
RES principal Wilner Bolden said that the gallery began as a way to commemorate Black History Month. It soon became an opportunity to learn about different artists and give the participants a chance to showcase their creativity.

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