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

Student journalist finds her inspiration in business classroom

Stephanie Calhoun is a mother of one male child. She is from Tunica, Mississippi.  From the past until now, Stephanie has had an encourager in her life, which is her mother.  Stephanie keeps herself up by ignoring adverse responses and disincentives.  She is also a modern Rosa Fort High School teacher.

Stephanie has not taught in any other schools.  She has been at Rosa Fort High for four years and counting.  Stephanie’s devotion is to teach. When I asked why, she said, “I feel I am making a difference and giving people opportunities to make one.”  Stephanie intended to be a teacher at Rosa Fort High, because it was in the city where she grew up.  She also said, “It was always my backup plan.”  She teaches Business Law, Accounting, Personal Finance, and Communication in Business.


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Small farms sprout in Delta

A group of retired educators, veterans, students, university employees, and farm service workers from Tunica, Quitman, and Coahoma counties have been gathering together for a few years at workshops, farm tours, and conferences to plant a new yet somewhat familiar industry in the Delta:  sustainable farming.

With small and limited resources, these new crop of farmers are learning practices and techniques to increase their ability to use family farm land to add revenue to the local economy.

“There is one lady who is certified with 1/100 of an acre,” said Marilyn Williams.

Williams, a member of the Mississippi Delta Council for Farm Workers Opportunities, Inc., said she has learned a lot about farming in the last few years through the help of her fellow farming colleagues.  Williams is the owner of Tunica County’s first hoop house, which is a greenhouse heated by the sun, cooled by the wind, and usually made of a combination of plastic, metal, and/or wood.


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Hometown athlete Torrey Gill looks to go pro

Per aspera ad astra, the motto for the state of Kansas, translates into the simple English phrase “to the stars through difficulty.” Long before his association with Kansas, Torrey Gill was determined to reach higher.

Gill, the son of Cynthia Gill and Torrey Norwood, proudly calls Tunica his hometown. He grew up with the love of his family, the encouragement to take his education seriously and notable talent on the football field.

Gill said he initially began playing football in the community through the Tunica County Parks and Recreation program.

“I just had a natural love for the game and I knew then what I wanted to do when I grew up,” Gill said.

Gill went on to play in middle school, learning more about both sides of the football.


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Angels of music

The Rust College A’Capella Choir presented a concert of spirituals, opera contemporary and traditional gospel songs including I’ll Meet You in the Morning at the Tunica United Methodist Church on Thursday, March 17.



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