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

June vote takes shape

This spring’s campaigns for municipal office are shaping up to be low key. The qualifying deadline passed last Friday, March 3, with incumbent mayor Chuck Cariker drawing no opposition for the June vote. Cariker will begin his third term as mayor in July. He had served one term as alderman before being elected mayor in 2009.

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Local History: See Mississippi Through Foreign Eyes

This week continues a series of history stories by the late Ashley Harris. This story first appeared in the February 2, 1995 issue.

Traugott Bromme was born near Leipzig, Germany in 1802 and came to the United States in 1820.  He traveled extensively in the South, Texas and Mexico.

Bromme became a surgeon on a Columbian war schooner and cruised throughout the West Indies.  For reasons unknown he was detained for a year as a prisoner in Haiti.

After his release Bromme returned to Germany where he compiled and published geographical studies of the places he visited on his travels.

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Tunica retiree reshapes tiny house for traveling goals

The first line of a popular rock anthem perfectly described what lies on the horizon for one Tunica County resident. “Get your motor running. Head out on the highway. Lookin’ for adventure and whatever comes our way” may even be playing on her radio as she pulls out of the driveway.

Charla Lofton doesn’t have a specific date of departure in mind, but estimates it will be soon when she takes the tiny house she’s been working on “every day for nine weeks straight” out to travel the country. Her first stop will be Chattanooga, Tenn., where she grew up.

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Local History: The Paving of Highway 61

This week continues a series of history stories by the late Ashley Harris. This story first appeared in the December 29, 1994 issue.

“TO PAVE NO. 61 HIGHWAY” was the lead headline on the December 14, 1933 edition of the Tunica Times.

“It is understood,” said a lower-case headline,”that upon approval by Government Engineer that Highway will go through Town of Tunica.”

Highway 61 and 51 were to get 46 miles of paving under the National Recovery Highway Projects program.

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