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The dog days of summer may be over but canine lovers across DeSoto County still love to parade their pooches around in style.

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A hung jury has resulted in the murder trial of 29 year-old Quinton V. Tellis in the murder of Jessica Chambers of Courtland.

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DeSoto County Supervisors Monday approved sending in a request to the Mississippi Department of Transportation for State Aid Road funds to help with phases of a long-stalled Holly Springs Road project that would elevate bridges above 100-year flood levels and potentially stabilize erosion in…

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The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) Monday reported two new human cases of the West Nile Virus, including one new case in DeSoto County. 

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State Rep. Robert Foster Thursday enjoyed watching youngsters race around and enjoy the Cedar Hill Farm attraction he owns and operates south of Hernando off U.S. Highway 51. 

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It was a special briefing session inside the Olive Branch Police Department Friday morning with a trio of very special announcements given out to the officers on hand.

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Southpoint Church's Katie Marlier believes in making a joyful noise unto the Lord in her very own special way.

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Joyriding in stolen vehicles became a fatal event for one teenager from Memphis Thursday morning in Southaven.

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The city of Olive Branch has gained fame the past several weeks for its inclusion in the "Best Places to Live in America" listing from Money Magazine.

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Testimony Wednesday in the trial of a man charged in the burning death of 19-year-old Jessica Chambers on Dec. 6, 2014 was hard to hear and family members wept as photos and diagrams of Jessica Chambers were introduced in the courtroom as evidence.

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The increasing popularity of craft beer is giving a DeSoto County service club the opportunity to tap into the growing trend and aid two projects that promote their credo, “Service above self.” 

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The pumpkins are in — and it looks like this year will be a bumper crop for Clayton Farms, the Cockrum-based farm that produces sweet potatoes, pumpkins and even muscadine grapes sold at the Hernando Farmers Market each Saturday by longtime producer Ronald Clayton.

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Children are the the world's most precious resource but all too often their lives are adversely affected by sexual and emotional abuse.

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The Arc Northwest Mississippi hosted its Boots and BBQ fundraiser Saturday night at the Red Barn, located at 5050 Highway 304 West of Hernando. A packed house enjoyed food presented by John Woods’ First Choice Catering and then took part in a live and silent auction, as well as other activit…

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Fourth-graders at a DeSoto County school this week have entered their section of school confident that their area is secure. 

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A person is being held in connection with a shooting in Southaven Friday that has sent a man to a Memphis hospital for treatment of a gunshot wound.

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The DeSoto County Veterans Park, adjacent to the DeSoto County Visitors Center and Landers Center nearby, is being dedicated Saturday morning at 10 a.m. with much fanfare.

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The lasting legacy that Noah Costa gave to those around him was a sense of fun and adventure and a willingness to share that free-wheeling spirit with others.

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Tanisha Dennis has a smile on her face and a song in her heart.

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A DeSoto County school will no longer be using a lesson taught that meant to address social justice and diversity, but in doing that used a word offensive to African-Americans. 

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Dawn Edwards, Jesse Dement and Sidney O'Bryant with the Hernando Main Street/Chamber of Commerce check off a list of things to do in preparation of Saturday's Water Tower Festival on the historic square. The Water Tower 10K begins at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start. Registration is at 6:30 a.m. …

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A woman flipped her vehicle along U.S. Hwy. 51 around 10:30 a.m. Thursday after striking a Mississippi Department of Transportation bush hog tractor.

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The much-anticipated McIngvale Road Extension from Interstate 269 to Byhalia Road to Green T could begin as early as next summer, said Hernando City Engineer Joe Frank Lauderdale.

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Hernando aldermen voted Tuesday to increase water rates on city customers by 26 percent in a bid to make needed repairs on the city's aging water system and stay ahead of rising costs for maintenance and future upgrades.

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The Grinch hasn’t stolen Christmas from needy youngsters who benefit from the Toys for Tots program in DeSoto County and the Mid-South, but it’s still on his mind to do.

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Most folks enjoy living in Olive Branch for the quiet neighborhoods that welcome its growing population and has helped the DeSoto County city become the fifth-ranked Best Place to Live in America by Money Magazine.

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Most folks enjoy living in Olive Branch for the quiet neighborhoods that welcome its growing population and has helped the DeSoto County city become the fifth-ranked Best Place to Live in America by Money Magazine.

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A woman from Nesbit has died after being struck by a vehicle in Alabama.

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A man from Horn Lake is among two Navy pilots who died Sunday in a plane crash in East Tennessee.

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Southaven city officials have again been honored by a national organization that oversees how cities report their finances.

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An escapee from the Coahoma County Jail facing rape and murder charges was captured Tuesday evening in Horn Lake.

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Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley heard complaints from telecommunications customers and those wanting improved service along with residents wishing to have natural gas availability.

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The Lake Cormorant community is dealing with the aftermath of an apparent accidental shooting death that took the life of a senior football player this past weekend. 

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In a surprise move, the DeSoto County Election Commissioners Monday requested to scrub or cancel the Special Election scheduled for Nov. 7, due to the fact only one candidate qualified to run for the Office of Circuit Court Judge, County Court Judge and Prosecuting Attorney.

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Teachers at one DeSoto County school will not have to dig as deep into their pocketbook to help pay for school supplies they need for their classrooms as they used to. 

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Abel Albonetti, who grew up in Eudora, never played sports because he was home schooled. But, where an organized athletic program wasn’t available, Albonetti filled the void himself to become one of the top bodybuilders around, in demand by fitness companies willing to send him worldwide to …

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Public safety agencies, such as the Olive Branch Police and Fire Departments, are aware of the responsibility they have to their community to keep them safe from harm.

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A rural DeSoto County woman reportedly used her firearm skills to defend her home early Friday morning, wounding a man she may have thought was a burglar, although it is still unclear if the person shot was indeed trying to forcibly enter the home. 

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Long considered the highway most DeSoto County residents hate to use but still find themselves nearly daily on, Goodman Road from Horn Lake to Olive Branch will later this year be getting an addition that officials hope will help keep the traffic moving.

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Pastor Don Bollinger said that his main passion as a minister is to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ and his congregation at Christ Community Church of Hernando decided to put "Christ" in the church's name from the start.

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Musician and attorney Steven Pittman and his dedicated group of volunteers are ginning up plenty of excitement and great music at the third annual Front Porch Jubilee this Saturday at the historic Clifton Cotton Gin in Hernando.

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A new pavilion at Hernando High School that will double as an outdoor classroom for students as well as a gathering place for alumni and other groups, was dedicated by school officials and faculty Tuesday, along with members of the Leadership DeSoto team that helped shape and fund it.

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DeSoto County officials are making a major push for residents in unincorporated areas to sign up for curbside recycling, which is being offered to rural residents for the first time in the county's history.

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Southaven Police Department and the municipal court system in the city were able to settle close to 50 outstanding warrants from its Operation Safe Surrender program held last week. 

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DeSoto Central High School’s gymnasium was busy Sunday afternoon, abuzz with basketball talent all looking to get noticed. 

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The City of Horn Lake is looking forward to again this year remembering veterans for what they have done in defense of our country and also to remember the city’s first mayor and his wife, a couple who set a strong foundation for the DeSoto County city. 

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In the 1990s, a spiritual movement took place in Pensacola, Fla. that over the next five years resulted in several million people being confronted with the message of Christ through a church in the city, Brownsville Assembly of God. 

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There still is something to be said about being in the “right place at the right time,” and in the case of an emergency medical situation in Hernando this week, it was also “with the right skills.”

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Hernando Mayor Tom Ferguson, as an airline captain and pilot, no doubt is used to delivering special packages, as in people and cargo. Ferguson’s past has also included time flying a crop-duster airplane to deliver important crop protection products to fields for area farmers.

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DeSoto County's $150 million wastewater treatment system is often seen as the catalyst behind the explosive growth in Mississippi's fastest-growing county.

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A 66-acre tract at the intersection of U.S. Hwy. 51, Interstate 55 and Interstate 269 had been eyed as an ideal spot for the tree-shaded campus of a national corporate headquarters.

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