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Pullquote: 'The plan is for the Boy Scouts to help us dispose of the flags properly. This presents an opportunity for the Scouts to learn of the proper disposal of a U.S. flag.'

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Scuttlebutt surrounding a possible incident at DeSoto Central High School on Wednesday morning causing the school to be placed on lockdown caused many parents to begin pulling students out of class, fearing a threat to their students’ safety.

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Northwest Mississippi Community College was one of only four colleges in the state’s community/junior college system to see an increase in fall 2016 enrollment. According to figures recently released by the college, 7,894 students enrolled for the fall semester at all campus locations, marki…

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The Rotary Club of Olive Branch recognized the Lewisburg High School Students of the Month for September at its Tuesday meeting. From left are principal Chris Fleming, Kaylin Blackburn, Garret Reeves and Rotary official Josh Newsom.

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It was a case of painting the town — or make that the school, with a fresh coat of paint at Olive Branch Elementary School on Saturday.

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Kathryn Cavitt was all smiles Thursday as fellow students, teachers and school administrators took note of her selection as a National Merit Scholar Semifinalist, one of 11 across the DeSoto County School District.

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Kristin Warren has spent her life traveling on a higher plane and as the daughter of a flight attendant and the owner of a local trucking company, the Hernando resident has always known she would be "going places."

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For 5-year-old Gianna Cunningham and her fellow kindergartners at Sacred Heart School in Southaven, knowing the value of clean water means knowing what our finny friends need to survive.

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Last month, when historic and prolonged amounts of rainfall struck parts of the Hammond and Baton Rouge, La. areas, a weather event that flooded homes, businesses and left many homeless, DeSoto County joined in providing relief supplies to the victims.

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DeSoto County Schools (DCS) board members are moving forward with plans to expand two school buildings to handle expected growth in the Lewisburg area. 

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Olive Branch aldermen Tuesday passed on a number of zoning changes, including a move from agricultural to a Planned Unit Development to allow for the construction of an assisted living and memory care facility just off Goodman Road. 

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A dilapidated home at 1619 Stateline Road received a reprieve from Southaven aldermen at their recent meeting in order to give more time to the formerly absentee homeowners to move in and bring the property up to code.

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Southaven Police are searching for a pair of suspects connected in two recent robberies in the city. 

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Lewisburg High School recently crowned its homecoming court during activities at the school. From left are: Alli Mitchell, Claire Waldon, Emily Mitchell, Sara Grace Little, Jessica Huffman, Kelsey Glasper, Jordan Burns, Claire Johnson, Kaylin Blackburn, Anna Macon Gilder, Natalie Bonner and …

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The mammoth parking lot surrounding Landers Center has turned into a city of sorts with crews from North American Midway Entertainment installing amusement rides, Pronto Pup stands, roller coasters and giant Ferris wheels as the Mid-South Fair prepares to open on Friday.

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Through action-splashed panels and heart-felt spoken words, books are more alive than ever, as two free programs this month at the Hernando Public Library will show.

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DeSoto County authorities are searching for an armed robber who struck the Citizens' Bank and Trust in Walls around 11:15 a.m. on Wednesday.

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Sandy Brent of Olive Branch, a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, hangs a bow on a framed copy of the U.S. Constitution commemorating "Constitution Day" slated for Sept. 17. The United States Constitution was signed by delegates to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelph…

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Southaven Mayor Darren Musselwhite is shown with new members of the Mayor's Youth Council, representing high school youth in Southaven. The new members were sworn in during the Tuesday, Sept. 20 Board of Aldermen meeting.  

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ABC 24/CW 30 news anchor and author Katrina Rankin was the featured celebrity to read to children from her book, “Up North, Down South” during Celebrity Reading Day Wednesday at the Eloise McClinton Head Start Center in Southaven. With Rankin (third from left) are (from left). Pastor Barthol…

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(Editor’s note: Jon Bell is a Hernando native and is currently a student at the University of Memphis. Bell also covers high school football for the DeSoto Times-Tribune. Last month, Bell was one of a group of 13 Memphis students to take part in assisting the Olympic News Service report on t…

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Bolstered by a pile of facts and stats from Lewisburg area residents opposed to a gravel pit, the DeSoto Board of Supervisors in a 4-0 vote buried the proposal of Standard Construction for a mining operation on a 192-acre tract at 9641 Woolsey Road, near the Evening Shade and Lewisburg Farms…

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Presiding over flood donation efforts are, from left to right, Robert W. Carter (Renasant Branch manager), Maddie Sowell, and Kathy Young (Renasant Bank). On August 22, Renasant Bank in Hernando began taking donations for the victims of the recent Louisiana flooding. Carter was contacted by …

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Presiding over flood donation efforts are, from left to right, Robert W. Carter (Renasant Branch manager), Maddie Sowell, and Kathy Young (Renasant Bank). On August 22, Renasant Bank in Hernando began taking donations for the victims of the recent Louisiana flooding. Carter was contacted by …

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The race is not to the swift nor the strong but to those who endure — just ask Ashton Swift.

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The group working to turn the area in front of the Landers Center and DeSoto County Convention and Visitors Bureau/Tourism Association headquarters into a park honoring American veterans is about one-third of the way toward meeting its goal to make the park a reality. 

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The grill was hot and the gratitude was genuine Friday as an Olive Branch bank took a moment to thank the city’s first responders for what they do. 

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After making the turn at Pleasant Hill Road from his Byhalia home the past 11 years as pastor of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, Rev. David Laird’s morning commute to his new ministry location is now to Goodman Road in Olive Branch, where he is the new associate pastor for Maples Memo…

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Officials with the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) say they are set to begin an improvement project aimed at relieving congestion where traffic from I-55 leaves the interstate to enter Hernando. 

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Rotary Club of Southaven president Matt Crick (right) presents Steve Koepke of Sacred Heart Southern Missions a check for $675 during the club’s Thursday meeting at the Holiday Inn. Funds for the donation came as part of the proceeds from the club’s annual Crawfish Countdown event. Koepke sa…

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To applause and approval of the public, the DeSoto Board of Supervisors Thursday approved a Fiscal 2017 budget of $120.3 million in total expenditures that calls for no tax or net millage increases but includes more for road projects and sheriff's patrol and law enforcement needs, plus a 3 p…

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Journalist and author Tom Brokaw is set to kick off the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi's first "Delta Conversation" at the Grammy Museum on the campus of Delta State University on Sept. 30.

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A 25-year-old Horn Lake man has been arrested and is charged with child abuse in connection with the beating of his now four-month-old child. 

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The DeSoto County School District Board of Education Tuesday voted to readjust their tax request to the County Board of Supervisors, while at the same time defending the district’s recent efforts to streamline its financial bottom line. 

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The Horn Lake Board of Aldermen has passed a balanced budget for Fiscal Year 2017 that also allows the opportunity to increase salaries for the first time in four years. 

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The group working to turn the area in front of the Landers Center and DeSoto County Convention and Visitors Bureau/Tourism Association headquarters into a park honoring American veterans is about one-third of the way toward meeting its goal to make the park a reality. 

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The Men of Psi Mu Mu Chapter Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. were recently recognized for their hard work, service to the DeSoto County community, and efforts to help the Omega Psi Phi cause. At this past week’s 2016 State of Mississippi Organization of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. meeting …

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The Rotary Students of the Month at Olive Branch High School were recognized at a recent meeting. From left are Principal Allyson Killough, Christian Phillips, Mandie Berrocal and Rotary President Ashley Herbert.

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Voters in Southaven's Ward 2 Tuesday went to the polls and elected a new alderman to fill the seat of former Ward 2 Alderwoman Shirley Kite.

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The DeSoto County School District Board of Education will hold a special meeting Thursday morning, Sept. 15, regarding what the school district will be asking in property tax millage rates from the county. The meeting at the district's central office building will begin at 9 a.m.  

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DeSoto County Supervisors on Thursday will review and approve millage rates, which this year are drawing more scrutiny than in years past.

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Described as a "tough teddy bear" and "soft-hearted," John E. Phillips, the longtime owner/partner of Brantley-Phillips Funeral Home in Hernando, has died at the age of 90.

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