DeSoto County’s attractive centralized location to interstate highways, air traffic, along with the Mid-South headquarters of the global delivery services giant FedEx have nabbed another company to locate with the addition of the new Navistar Parts Distribution Center on Polk Lane in Olive Branch. 

Capt. David Crites, Sgt. Jeff Jaffe, Lt. Don Barr, and Sgt. Dwight Brittain were among Southaven Police Department officers who enjoyed a lunch meal served by the realtors of the Collins-Maury Coldwell Banker real estate agency during Feed A Cop Day at the agency office on Goodman Road East.…

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The Hernando Walmart Supercenter has granted the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi $4,000 to help in the renovation project at Conger Park in Hernando. All $4,000 will be matched by the Maddox Foundation. Among those on hand for the check presentation were: Keith Fulcher, Gia Mat…

It’s called a “hidden gem,” tucked away in the far reaches of DeSoto County. The Hernando DeSoto River Park west of Lake Cormorant is home to a shelter in front of the lapping waters of the Mississippi River and other amenities for residents and visitors to come watch ships travel Ol’ Man Ri…

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The Northwest Mississippi Association of REALTORS® (NWMAR) held a silent auction and with the proceeds presented a check for $620 to Healing Hearts Child Advocacy Center, which is a non-profit agency that provides a safe and child-friendly space for child victims of abuse and assault to tell…

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The Hernando Optimist Club recently presented a $1,000 check to the Historic DeSoto Foundation and the DeSoto County Museum to assist with the organization’s work in preserving history and educating youth of the area about this region’s important heritage. Youth education is one of the major…

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Pleasant Hill Elementary School students (from left) Maria and Iris Giannini led the DeSoto County School District Board of Education meeting in the Pledge of Allegiance at the board's Nov. 7 meeting in Hernando. Students from district schools are routinely asked to lead the board meeting in…

There is a change in leadership at the top of state government in Jackson with Tuesday’s election of Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves over Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood as the state’s next governor, replacing Phil Bryant, who leaves the office due to term limits.

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Both the City of Southaven and the First Regional Library (FRL) system doubled down and further explained their positions regarding a recent announcement the FRL would be cutting its hours at the M.R. Davis Public Library in Southaven and cited cuts in the city’s annual funding as the reason.

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Northwest Mississippi Community College’s 2019 Homecoming Court was presented during halftime festivities Oct. 10. Members of the court are (first row, from left) escort Arquavious McKinney, Olive Branch; sophomore maids Hailey Wilson, Potts Camp and Emily Brown, Oxford, representing Lafayet…

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Hernando Middle School sixth-grader Ann Morgan Hasselman led the DeSoto County School District Board of Education board meeting in the Pledge of Allegiance on Oct. 17. District students are routinely asked to begin the board meetings with the Pledge during the school year.

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The DeSoto County Visitors Center, located next to the Landers Center in Southaven, is closed until further notice due to a fire that burned part of the building late Sunday night, Oct. 20. The Visitors Center is the main offices of DeSoto County Tourism and is also located next to the Count…

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Hernando Middle School sixth-grader Ann Morgan Hasselman led the DeSoto County School District Board of Education board meeting in the Pledge of Allegiance on Oct. 17. District students are routinely asked to begin the board meetings with the Pledge during the school year.

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Current Southaven Chamber of Commerce Board President Dr. Rick Gregory (right) recognizes 1974 Chamber Board President Tommy Climer with a special gavel during the 50th Anniversary Gala and Awards event Oct. 17 at the Landers Center. Each past board president was recognized as part of the ev…

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