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Visitors' center in Tunica offers intro to blues heritage

TUNICA — Mississippi has a small new museum dedicated to the state’s blues heritage. Gateway to the Blues Museum opened this past week inside a visitors’ center on U.S. Highway 61 in Tunica. It’s in a new building attached to a restored train depot that dates back to 1895. Webster Franklin, president and CEO of the Tunica Convention and Visitors ...

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Tunica blues museum progressing

TUNICA — The second phase of a blues museum project will begin within two weeks when a train depot built in the 1800s is moved about 13 miles from Dundee to Tunica. The depot will be moved to the site of the Tunica Convention and Visitors Center on U.S. 61, and construction is slated to begin in the spring or ...

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Searching begins in Yazoo City

YAZOO CITY — Rescuers stood ready Sunday to comb neighborhoods of splintered homes and twisted debris in Mississippi, a day after a devastating tornado sliced through the state and killed 10 people, including three children.James Jackson, a deputy state fire marshal, said crews took a break overnight but were organizing at first daylight to resume search and rescue operations. All ...

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