THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF TUNICA COUNTY, DECLARING FEBRUARY, 2013 AS BLACK HISTORY MONTH IN TUNICA COUNTY
THE BOARD OF
OF TUNICA COUNTY,
FEBRUARY, 2013 AS
BLACK HISTORY MONTH
IN TUNICA COUNTY
WHEREAS, Black History Month has its origins beginning in 1915 when Historian Carter G. Woodson and prominent Minister Jesse E. Moorland began an organization dedicated to researching and promoting achievements by Black Americans and other people of African descendant; and
WHEREAS, in 1926, these men initiated a “Black History Week”; and
WHEREAS, this tradition continued for decades until President Gerald R. Ford officially recognized Black History Month in 1976 calling upon the public to “seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of Black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history”; and
CVB strikes back
From all accounts, one could say the Tunica Convention and Visitors Bureau has gone to the dogs.
That’s because the county’s official office of tourism has initiated countermeasures to offset a series of negative ads sponsored by Southland Greyhound Park.
“We just tried to have some fun with the Southland ads that have been running (on television) in recent weeks,” explained Tunica CVB President Webster Franklin. “We started a social media campaign that turned into a word of mouth campaign. It’s a cooperative effort between the CVB and all nine of Tunica’s casinos. It’s been very successful.”
Tunica's newest Eagle
George Pace Perry III (center) is Troop 16’s newest Eagle Scout. George was presented the award during services at the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany on Feb. 17.
Man redefines ‘drive-in’
A Robinsonville man was arrested Monday night after he allegedly took a restaurant’s name a bit too literally.
According to a sheriff’s department spokesperson, Demarco Peaches, 32, of Robinsonville was arrested late Monday after he reportedly drove his vehicle through the glass front window of the Checkers Drive In Restaurant in Robinsonville, then fled the scene.
“We got a call at 9:36 p.m. that a car had run into the glass at Checkers,” said Tunica County Sheriff’s Department Chief Deputy Randy Stewart. “The subject was reported to be driving a black Lincoln Town Car, and somewhere around 10:23, one of our officers on routine patrol located the vehicle at one of the casinos.”
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