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

Bad economy, bad crop year marked 2009

The Year in Review from the year 2009 is reprinted from the January 7, 2010 issue of The Tunica Times.

The year 2009 began on a note of “hope and change,” with the inauguration of Barack Obama as U.S. president on January 20, 2009, and ended with local farms and businesses struggling to stay afloat.

What happened in the interim was a combination of bad weather, bad timing and bad luck, all amid dire warnings of a flu pandemic.  As the year closed farmers were in the red, city and county officials were pinching pennies and the rest of us were left wondering where the flush times of 10 years ago had gone.

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