‘The house that Coach Kirkland built’
Retired basketball coach extraordinaire Gerone Kirkland, his wife Annie and many family members entered the Rosa Fort High School gymnasium to thunderous applause from a large crowd gathered to honor one of Mississippi’s best, as the facility was renamed the Gerone Kirkland Gymnasium Building last Saturday.
Coach Kirkland, with over 800 wins in his career, has one of the best coaching records in the state. He worked in Tunica County at RFHS from 1969 to 1997, retiring as athletic director and varsity basketball coach and taught P.E., Driver’s Education and Mississippi history during his tenure.
Spring rains soak Tunica
With May weather seeming more like April in rainfall and temperature, the town of Tunica public works department has been working to get a handle on water leaks, overflowing ditches and inflow into its sewer system.
May rainfall totaled 4.41 inches from May 2-5, exceeding normal amounts by over three inches.
Operations director Ellis Koonce told the town board Tuesday that at the peak of last week’s downpours, 1.65 million gallons of water were moving through the municipality’s treatment plant, over four times the normal amount.
Music festival bringing stars to county
Event organizers for the First Annual Delta Country Jam Music Festival held a press conference May 7 at the Peabody Hotel in Memphis, TN, announcing megastar Tim McGraw to headline the two-day music extravaganza that will take place in Tunica, MS, October 4-5 on the Abbay & Leatherman Plantation. Tickets will go on sale May 17 through Ticketmaster.
Country music will once again roll across the Delta on the Abbay & Leatherman Plantation for one of the largest, most anticipated and exciting country music festivals of 2013. Fans of country music will experience non-stop entertainment by today’s brightest stars on a 20-acre field. Webster Franklin, President & CEO of Tunica Convention and Visitors Bureau spoke at the press conference about the rich history the Delta holds when it comes to music, noting how Tunica, MS has grown over the past 20 years from a sleepy town to a premiere entertainment destination.
Field's celebrates 25 years
Chancery Clerk Rechelle Siggers and Deputy Clerk Luevenia Byrd congratulate co-worker Cindy Fields on 25 years of service in the Chancery office.
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