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

Watts answers call to serve country

When Dundee native Jamorris Watts graduated from Rosa Fort High School in 2007, he knew his dreams of attending college rested squarely on his shoulders.
But despite facing financial difficulties in achieving his dreams, he knew not doing so could have dire consequences on his life.
“I grew up in a home where discipline and motivation were not demonstrated on a regular basis,” explained Watts. “I have three brothers who have been incarcerated for crimes – two for murder and another for armed robbery.”

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Tunica celebrates Memorial Day

Troop 16 Boy Scouts pause to remember Pfc. Brandon Dawson on Memorial Day.

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Rapper inspired by local people, places

Jeremy Wheeler barely remembers a time when music wasn’t a part of his life. Today, that aspect seems firmly rooted as the performer has released a new video, and his popularity is surging.
Wheeler, who is known as rapper Ya-Boi Slicc,  has been taking to the stage in and around Tunica since seventh grade.
“I liked music. I liked beats, and I just started rapping,” Wheeler said simply.
Once his talent was revealed, there was no stopping him.
In the early days, he and his cousin recorded songs and played them on the bus to school. They also practiced and performed in local apartment complexes, pretty much whenever and wherever they got a chance.

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Citizens, schools join forces

The first in a series of planned community summits was hosted by Superintendent Steve Chandler and Tunica County School District personnel on Thursday, May 24, in Rosa Fort High School’s gymnasium.
Chandler officially opened the summit by reminding attendees, “Building global leaders takes a community.”
He then presented the District’s Teacher of the Year, Celeste Maugh. Maugh teaches at Dundee Elementary School. He also introduced Parent of the Year, Marsheila Holland, whose child attends Tunica Elementary.

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