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

Lovelady uses hardships as motivation


The biography of former Ole Miss football standout and current Baltimore Raven Michael Oher inspired the world through the book and movie titled The Blind Side.
Now, a former Rosa Fort star with a similar story is hoping to emulate Oher’s success and pursue his own dreams of one day making it to the NFL.
“My life was very similar to that (of Oher’s). That’s my life there, too,” explained Derrell Lovelady, who graduated from Rosa Fort High School in 2012. “I’ve used his story as motivation and I figure if he could do that, I could do that, too.”

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Football Fever

Participants ran routes and worked on other aspects of the game during a free football camp at the G.W. Henderson Rec Center on Friday, June 22.

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Burglary under investigation

Local law enforcement is seeking the public’s help in solving a burglary case at a local attraction.
On June 19, officials at Tunica National Golf and Tennis reported missing merchandise from a retail area. The value of the items was not released.

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Local attorney tied to Davis case

Tunica County prosecutor Chuck Graves has been assigned to a case that is drawing attention in a neighboring county.
DeSoto County Circuit Court Judge Robert Chamberlin recently appointed Graves to try a misdemeanor charge against Southaven mayor Greg Davis.

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