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September 24th, 2014 --- 11:08:56 CDT -0500
King Biscuit Blues Festival
Oct 08, 2014 - Oct 11, 2014
Since 1986, this festival is tribute to the blues roots of Helena, Arkansas and...
Downtown Historic Helena
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September 25th, 2014 --- 15:50:51 CDT -0500
'Threat' puts county on alert

A statement that was taken as a threat or warning had the town of Tunica and Tunica County on heightened alert early this week. Tunica Police Chief Richard Veazey said a Tunica resident was told Sunday by a convenience store employee of Middle Eastern descent, "This country won't be the same after Tuesday."

September 22nd, 2014 --- 21:22:15 CDT -0500
Family legacy set course for 26-year law enforcement career

Johnny Cox got his start in law enforcement in his hometown of Tunica nearly 30 years ago, but he didn't stay "small town" for long. And September 7, Cox was honored by the Southaven Police Department for over 26 years of dedicated service.

September 22nd, 2014 --- 17:35:34 CDT -0500
Local art gallery showcases Mississippi talent

Artists in Mississippi have a new place to call home right here in Tunica at the Crooked Letter Art Gallery. Heather McGregor, owner of the gallery, said she recently opened it to bring something new to the area.

September 19th, 2014 --- 20:28:04 CDT -0500
Ocean Springs' Faith Edgell competes in Miss Mississippi Teen USA in Tunica

Faith BreAnn Edgell, 14, of Ocean Springs will compete for the title of Miss Mississippi Teen USA 2015 on Oct. 30, 31, and Nov. 1 at Gold Strike Casino Resort in Tunica, Miss. Miss Edgell is the daughter of Tony and Elaine Wilson of Ocean Springs and Glen and Deana Edgell of Murfreesboro, Tenn.

September 11th, 2014 --- 21:04:11 CDT -0500
GreenTech Automotive says Miss. factory built

In this May 13, 2014 photo, building supplies sit at the GreenTech Automotive's plant in Tunica, Miss. A unit of Virginia-based WM Industries Corp., GreenTech said Tuesday, Sept.

September 10th, 2014 --- 15:43:37 CDT -0500
Dad arrested after he left his one year old baby in a car so that...

Dad arrested after he left his one year old baby in a car so that he could go into a casino and play the slot machines The Sheriff's Department said the baby is fine but may have been left in the car for almost an hour A father has been arrested after he allegedly left his one-year-old child behind the wheel of a running car so that he could go into a casino and gamble. Martin Bass was arrested on Tuesday in Tunica, Mississippi and taken to the Tunica County jail after officers found his child in a car outside Bally's casino.

September 10th, 2014 --- 08:22:35 CDT -0500
Man Arrested After Baby Left in Car Outside Casino

Authorities in northwest Mississippi say a man has been charged with child neglect after leaving his 1-year-old baby in a running vehicle while he was in a casino. WMC-TV reports that Martin Bass was arrested Tuesday afternoon and taken to the Tunica County jail.

September 9th, 2014 --- 13:38:29 CDT -0500
Charlie Mitchell: Casino sheen is fading, but no rescue likely

Grass is reclaiming the acres of parking that served what was Mississippi's largest casino complex. One white pickup with a blinking orange light now prowls the vast real estate of Harrah's Tunica - the only security remaining from 1,000 folks who lost jobs three months ago when Caesar's Entertainment decided to stop losing money at the venue and shut it down.

September 9th, 2014 --- 09:34:48 CDT -0500
GreenTech Automotive Completes Electric-Vehicle Production Plant in Tunica, Miss.

With construction on the new facility complete, GTA is making final preparations in the building's interior and has started moving equipment from its pilot manufacturing facility in , Mississippi. The company expects to celebrate the facility's grand opening and begin vehicle production there in the fourth quarter of 2014.

September 8th, 2014 --- 14:49:06 CDT -0500
County library, other facilities feeling pinch of proposed budget cuts

Just weeks away from opening a second branch in Tunica County, First Regional Library director Ed Hughes revealed planned cutbacks in hours of operation in both the town of Tunica and at the new Robinsonville branch. Citing a proposed 32 percent reduction in county funding, Hughes said the R.C. Irwin library in Tunica could open 30 hours per week - and only 10 hours per week for the new space in Robinsonville.

September 2nd, 2014 --- 12:57:51 CDT -0500
Arrest made in pedestrian death

A 21 year old Tunica man has been charged in the hit and run death of a pedestrian on Aug. 18. Just before 8 p.m. on Aug. 18, local emergency personnel and law enforcement responded to a call on Prichard Road.

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