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

Delta Day Festival blends culture, fun

Tunica Main Street has special ordered great fall weather for this year’s annual Delta Day festival. Forecasters are calling for sunshine and highs in the mid 60s on Saturday, Oct. 29.
There will be a little bit of everything under the sun including kids’ activities, delicious food, rocking bands and antique cars. There is no fee to attend and Rivergate Park downtown will serve as the host site.

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Town eyes new wards

Tunica’s Board of Aldermen started the process of redistricting town wards last week, leading up to the next municipal election in 2013.
The 2010 census showed a slight population loss in town boundaries, from 1132 in 2000 to 1030 in the year 2010. But a shift in population within existing wards is really driving the move.

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CVB head shores up Tunica tourism options

The tie between local museums and tourism got a boost from Convention & Visitors Bureau chief Webster Franklin, as Franklin outlined progress at two local venues last week for Tunica Rotary members.
Franklin said the Tunica RiverPark and the new Gateway to the Blues are “very important to continued tourism development, especially cultural and heritage tourism.

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Recovery expenses hefty

Countless homes destroyed or damaged, hundreds of man hours in clean up,  millions of dollars in lost revenue...there are many numbers that could be attached to the flooding in Tunica County. On Oct. 14, Emergency Management Director Randy Stewart issued a worksheet providing a breakdown on what Tunica County has spent in disaster recovery.

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