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

Author uses roots to reach youth


A Tunica native has written an autobiography he hopes will serve as an inspiration to at-risk youth, and a means for keeping them from making destructive decisions in life.
Dennis Turner, who now lives in Olive Branch and works as a health and physical education teacher in Memphis, released the book, an against-all-odds story of overcoming and making the right choices in life.
“I started the book in October of last year and finished it in March of this year,” Turner said of his book, titled The Boy From the Ditch. “The book is actually the story of my life.

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Mother charged with abuse

An incident which sent a child to an area hospital is being investigated by the Tunica County Sheriff’s Department.

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Red, White and Blue Fun

The annual Independence Day parade included bike riders, walkers, golf carts and lots of enthusiasm, despite temperatures over 100.

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Allen family pulls together to accomplish amazing things


When her daughter Janice was just four months old, Patricia Allen received some unexpected news that would change her life forever.
“I got a letter from the hospital saying she had failed her hearing test,” recalled Allen.
“It was something that was pretty hard – looking at this baby for four months, thinking everything was OK, only to find out she was deaf. I just didn’t know what to do.”

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