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

Tunica touted as bird capital

Editor’s Note: This information was compiled by Jeanine Walton and submitted on behalf of Tunica Main Street’s Promotion Committee. Information was obtained at

Did you know that Tunica, Mississippi is the Purple Martin Capital of the State of Mississippi?
To celebrate this auspicious title, Tunica Main Street is encouraging the residents of Tunica to get active in attracting and keeping these birds migrating to our community by putting up several Martin birdhouses in your yard.  

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Teacher charged with sexual battery

A former teacher is facing criminal charges in the wake of allegations by a student.
Melvin Glass, 55, of Hernando turned himself in to the Tunica County Sheriff’s Department last week, following an investigation into an incident that occured in December 2011. Glass has been accused of fondling a student on the campus of Rosa Fort High School, where he was employed as a teacher at the David Williams Career Technical Center.

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Vote Tuesday, just not this one

News reports are touting Super Tuesday next week, March 6, but Mississippi is not one of the states that will be voting that day. (Tennessee votes March 6.) Instead, local voters will head to the polls the following Tuesday, March 13, for the Presidential Primary Election.

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