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  • Rural life challenges senior diets

    Eating well is critical to living well, but many senior citizens find both difficult to do, especially those who live in rural areas.A study by the Southern Rural Development Center headquartered at Mississippi State University found that getting to a wel...
  • Cub Scouts advance

    {paypalaccess}Read more{/paypalaccess}Pack 16 Cub Scouts celebrated end-of-year advancements in a program on May 16. Luke Townsend and Hardy Franklin “crossed over” from the Cub Scout program to Boy Scouts. Moving up to Second Year Webelos were Nathan...
  • Nominations sought for Excellence in the Arts

    The Mississippi Arts Commission is seeking nominations for the 2011 Governor’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts.  The awards, presented annually by the Arts Commission and the Governor’s Office, recognize organizations and individuals whose work...
  • Rolling meth lab nets arrest of Memphis man

    Few details are being released to the public following an arrest outside an area casino on May 13.According to a May 14 press release, deputies with the Tunica County Sheriff’s Department were called to “the Robinsonville area” regarding an auto bur...
  • Organizers’ expectations exceeded by benefit

    Love and generosity flowed like water at Saturday’s benefit for Madysen Acey, even before a light rain near dark sent most of the activity from the parking lot to indoors at The Catfish Warehouse in Tunica.Over $65,000 was raised from a variety of activ...
  • Dundee alley closure still in supervisors’ hands

    If and where to cross the line caused a frenzy of discussion at the Board of Supervisors meeting on May 14.On May 3, supervisors considered a request to close an alley near the site of St. Luke’s Baptist Church in Dundee. Several home owners voiced conc...
  • Prom Promise

    {paypalaccess}Read more{/paypalaccess}Tunica firefighters, sheriff’s deputies and emergency response professionals from Pafford Ambulance Service and Air Evac staged an eerie reminder of the dangers of drinking and driving for students at Rosa Fort High...
  • Cupples awarded scholarship

    {paypalaccess}Read more{/paypalaccess}Emily Cupples, daughter of Ed and Catherine Cupples, has been awarded the Sam Walton Community Building Scholarship from the Sam Walton Foundation. The scholarship is presented to students who demonstrate outstanding ...
  • DSU hosts Teach for America Center

    Delta State University officials are making preparations to welcome a new group of students and teachers to the campus.  Over 800 people will begin arriving on campus in June for the Teach For America training institute. In July 2009, Teach for Ameri...
  • Locals earn degrees from Delta State

    Delta State University awarded 418 degrees to students during Spring Commencement held Saturday, May 8, inside Walter Sillers Coliseum on the campus in Cleveland, Miss.. The degrees awarded include 316 baccalaureate, 95 masters, 6 educational specialists...
  • Locals among UM graduates

    Ten students from Tunica county are among 2,247 University of Mississippi students who completed required coursework this spring semester for their academic degrees.{paypalaccess}Read more{/paypalaccess}Local graduates were: Colisha Amos, who earned a bac...
  • Northwest plans May 14 commencement

    Mississippi State University President, Dr. Mark E. Keenum, will be the keynote speaker at the 94th graduation exercises held at Northwest on Friday, May 14.The ceremonies will be held at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the Howard Coliseum on the Senatobia campus. ...
  • Minister's Corner: The Salt of the Earth

    The Salt of the EarthMatthew 5:13Up north, where I come from, salt has two functions.  The first is the same as anywhere else in the world—to season food.  Like most of us, I probably use too much, having gotten used to salty food early in lif...
  • Southern Gardening: Supertunias bring color to gardens

    There are many excellent petunias on the market—too many to detail in this column—so I am going to concentrate on what I consider one of the best petunias series: the Supertunias.There are two groups in this series, the Supertunias and the Supertunia ...
  • Cookin with The Columns: A different spin on green beans

    We had a dinner here at The Columns this past weekend and this is one of those dishes that I always have someone ask for the recipe when I serve it. I have printed it in the paper a couple of times before, but maybe you didn’t see it or maybe you didn...
  • Yum, yum

    Curt Berry digs in at the Rotary Pancake Breakfast on May 6. The annual event raises funds for the local Scouting program....
  • It's a bird...

    {paypalaccess}Read more{/paypalaccess}Tunica RiverPark manager Steve Gelvin recently caught a hummingbird in mid-flight amongst the park’s tempting flowerbeds....
  • Local soldier returns from duty abroard

    Army Sgt. 1st Class Samuel G. Miles has returned to Fort Richardson, Anchorage, Alaska after being deployed to Afghanistan for one year.  The soldier is one of 3,500 members of the 4th Airborne Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division stationed at...
  • House of Hope seeks home in Mississippi

    The serene setting amid cypress trees that is Lake Washington, a Mississippi Oxbow Lake on the banks of which this small town sits, is where Kasha Cox envisions a place of refuge and hope for troubled teenagers.She and her husband, Ricky, began a journey ...
  • Morris “Smitty” Smith

    Services for Morris “Smitty” Smith, 76, of Tunica, formerly of Covington,  were held at 1 p.m. on May 12 at the Covington Funeral Home chapel, with burial in R. H. Munford Cemetery in Covington.Mr. Smith, a retired ironworker, passed away on Sund...

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