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

Rivergate Festival organizers embracing stormy past

Rain and wind, thunder and lightning may have spoiled some festivals past, but this year, organizers are “going with the flow” and incorporating spring’s unpredictable weather into the 21st annual Rivergate Festival April 18-20.
“We’ve just decided to use the weather to our advantage,” Chamber CEO Lyn Arnold said. “We may even have to manufacture some raindrops if it’s sunny.”
Festival posters and advertising feature an outsize pair of rain boots decorated with symbols of all the things that make Rivergate fun: music, crawfish, barbecue, cars, bikes, and even a nod to an arena equine event that has coincided with the festival weekend for 10 years.

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Cowboy contest, sponsor fete join forces

The 2013 Rivergate Festival kicks off Thursday, April18, at the Tunica Arena with a sponsor reception.
This event marks the 10th anniversary of Cowboy Mounted Shooting at the venue.

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Citizens seek EPA review

The Board of Supervisors authorized lot clean-ups and took action on citizen concerns at their March 18 meeting.
County code enforcer Jewelie Brown had previously presented a list of properties in need of attention. County attorney Andy Dulaney said public hearing notices had been mailed to the physical address of the properties, the address on file at the tax assessor’s office or hand delivered by the Tunica County Sheriff’s Department. No one had responded to the notices by Monday, except property owner Eddie Lee Cole, who was present at the hearing.
Dulaney said Cole was in the process of correcting issues on his property and no action was required on his lot.

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New eatery offers international cuisine

In recent weeks, Tunica has seen a proliferation of restaurants which specialize in everything from Tex-Mex and authentic Mexican food to pizza.
Now, with the advent of the latest dining establishment to call Tunica home, patrons can satisfy their tastes for a more diverse range of international cuisine.
Watson’s Green Olive Restaurant, which is located adjacent to the renovated Watson’s Cash Store in the old Dorothy Ann Gin office building, opened for business last Saturday. The restaurant features an extensive menu of fare, including Italian and seafood dishes, as well as Middle Eastern-influenced foods.

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