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Some freshman students at Olive Branch High School are getting the benefit of real-life learning experiences through a program introduced with help from the city’s business community.

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Reaction to a new seat belt law that requires all passengers in a vehicle to wear a seat belt is getting mixed reaction from some lawmakers.

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Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, Hernando's old, circa 1941 city hall is emerging from musty confines and mold as the freshened, sparkling new home of the DeSoto Arts Council.

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As he eyes another term in office, Southaven Mayor Darren Musselwhite touted the city's accomplishments over the past four years during his "State of the City" address at Landers Center on Thursday.

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Sharing a meal together and the common unity as Christian believers, pastors and lay leaders with area churches gathered recently at Hernando Underground cafe to promote the 1 Hernando Community Lenten Worship Services, with an emphasis on "unity."

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The "Penny for the Parks" bill died Wednesday in the Mississippi House after a spirited and often acrimonious discussion that lasted more than 20 minutes on the House floor.

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Veteran attorney James E. "Jim" Holland, Horn Lake Municipal Judge since 2001 and DeSoto County Emergency 911 Commission counsel since 2000, takes on a new challenge with his appointment by the DeSoto Board of Supervisors as County Prosecutor.

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The City of Southaven has received a check from the Mississippi State Auditor's Office in the amount of $60,344 owed to the city coffers from ex-mayor Greg Davis as a result of his embezzlement investigation.

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Andilyn Cole, an eighth-grader at Lake Cormorant Middle School, led the DeSoto County Schools board meeting in the Pledge of Allegiance at its recent meeting on March 21 in Hernando.  

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Southaven Rotary Club President Matt Crick (right) presents a $500 check to Cecil Sowell (left) and John Engstrom of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Northwest MS Area. The Club sponsored a table at the recent FCA Breakfast with Brian Bosworth and charitably donated the ten seats to the …

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A Southaven man is being held on charges of aggravated assault, accused of trying to run down a person with his car Tuesday evening.

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DeSoto Supervisors aim to clean up this county, but instead of a posse, it'll be with a passel of friends, family and fellow fans of a tidier environment as board members' teams deploy during the annual Spring Cleanup, April 29 through May 6.

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Drivers attempting to get through Hernando’s Commerce Street/I-55 interchange will need to “grin and bear it” a little longer, but Northern Transportation Commissioner Mike Tagert said Friday the exit ramp project there is moving along as scheduled. 

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The State of Mississippi is celebrating its 200th anniversary this year and DeSoto County is joining in the effort to commemorate the 154th Battle of Hernando with a large-scale Civil War re-enactment of that battle near the actual battlefield site on May 19-21.

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Joshua A. Smally of Horn Lake won the gold medal and title of champion in the Mississippi State American Legion High School Oratorical Scholarship Program, “A Constitutional Speech Contest,” held March 11 at Millsaps College in Jackson. 

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Food safety is more than food for thought for Hernando Farmers Market planners: It's the subject next week of training that's required for first-time market food vendors to participate, to ensure a good gastronomic impact on market-goers.

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The Arc Northwest Mississippi presents Autism Awareness Training for First Responders on Tuesday, March 28 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. at Getwell Road United Methodist Church, 7875 Getwell Road, Southaven.

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Trinity Baptist Church of Southaven Pastor Chad Everson likely believes divine providence joined with a helping hand from another local church to help his congregation move from almost closing its doors. Now, the church Everson leads is growing and serving the area around its new location.

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An early-morning accident in DeSoto County had deputies as concerned about what was inside the vehicle involved in the crash as they were the crash and the driver involved.

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The public gets two opportunities to interact on waste treatment processes, by visiting the DeSoto County Regional Utility Authority (DCRUA) booth at the April 22 Earth Day celebration, and by participating in a May 1 hearing on proposed changes to the DeSoto Solid Waste Management Plan over…

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When many youngsters look forward to their summer camp experience being centered on swimming and learning more about the outdoors, a group of teenagers are heading indoors to have their camp time be as “tekkie” as possible. 

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A suspect in the double shooting March 3 at the Legacy Crossing Apartments, 7560 Chesteridge Avenue in Southaven. turned himself in at the Southaven Police Department Wednesday afternoon and is now being charged with murder.

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With the success of the Lady Trojans of Northpoint Christian School and Lady Quistors of Olive Branch High School, both recently-crowned state champions in their respective divisions, the basketball world — while celebrating those achievements — is mourning the loss of another champion, Sue …

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A 17-year-old Southaven resident has been indicted in the suspected arson case involving the alleged torching and destruction of the concession complex at Greenbrook Softball Complex in June of 2015.

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A special school recognition bill that monetarily rewards school districts based on higher academic performance has overwhelmingly passed the Mississippi Senate and is now headed to the House Conference Committee, according to state Sen. David Parker, R-Olive Branch.

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Lexie Williams, a junior at Hernando High School and daughter of Heather and Mike Williams, and Susan Coker, testing coordinator at HHS, were recently recognized by Rotary Club of Hernando President Kenneth Stockton. Williams is the club's Rotary Youth Leadership representative this year.

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As the deadline for a tourism tax that generates funds for park improvements in Southaven ticks closer, Southaven aldermen Friday made a surprise move to end-run efforts to derail plans to extend the repealer on the tourism tax known as "Penny for the Parks."

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Three men have been arrested and charged in connection with a shooting early in the week near a Horn Lake residence that left a woman critically wounded.

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Three Marshall County teenagers were arrested and have been charged in connection with a February attempted armed robbery at the Olive Branch Buffalo Wild Wings, 7880 Craft Goodman Frontage Road.

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Getwell Road North to Stateline Road is one of the more heavily-used corridors in DeSoto County and Southaven city officials have finally gotten to the bottom of why the road construction project has taken so long — quite literally.

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Subdivision activity, another signal of vigor in the housing industry and economy in general, remains brisk as DeSoto heads into 2017.

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Members of the DeSoto County School District Board of Education Tuesday night approved expenditures for several improvements to district schools. Board members also approved the purchase of 44 school buses to replace aging vehicles in its 400-bus fleet. 

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A candidate for Ward 3 alderman in the City of Horn Lake has withdrawn his candidacy after coming to the realization that his bid for city office would place him in violation of the U.S. Hatch Act.

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Human skeletal remains were discovered inside a dilapidated home on Southern Street in Hernando on Saturday and authorities have reason to believe that the remains could possibly be connected to the case of a man reported missing in 2015.

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Center Hill Elementary School Principal Leslie “Sissy” Heyman relates it seems like she has always been in school, noting that her early home in Tate County was, at one time, the old Crockett Elementary School of the 1940s and 50s, now known as the Crockett Community Center.

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Due to a bill that allows for the creation of a 529 savings plan for individuals with disabilities, thousands of Mississippians with disabilities will be able to set aside tax-free savings for healthcare needs and other things, according to State Sen. Kevin Blackwell, R-Olive Branch.

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