Updates on COVID-19 cases, DeSoto County response.
Nine youngsters, ranging in age from 11-17 years old, have been arrested in connection with a Mid-South car theft ring that has hit area dealerships in Southaven, Olive Branch, and the Memphis area.
As DeSoto County government moves into observing Gov. Tate Reeves’ Shelter in Place statewide order as of 5 p.m. Friday, April 3, government department heads told the Board of Supervisors how it intends to keep functioning during the state order.
Early in the battle against the coronavirus outbreak, healthcare people fighting its attack were in desperate need of medical masks to cover their faces as they attended to virus victims.
One fisherman found that the high waters of the Mississippi River gave him an opportunity to wet his line at the entrance to the now-closed Hernando DeSoto River Park near Lake Cormorant. The river stage Friday morning had crested at 37.1 feet and is expected to fall below the 34 foot flood …
When students of DeSoto County Schools (DCS) return to the classroom, the requirements they face to be promoted to the next grade will have somewhat changed. School district board members Thursday approved recommendations of district administrators to adjust the academic plan for the approxi…
A Horn Lake man has been identified as the driver of a concrete truck who was wounded by a DeSoto County deputy during a standoff Thursday morning in Horn Lake.
Mississippi currently has the highest COVID-19 hospitalization rate in the nation, at 31 percent, according to states’ health department data gathered by The COVID Tracking Project.
DeSoto County supervisors are set to enforce Gov. Tate Reeves’ executive order establishing a statewide shelter-in-place for Mississippi to slow the spread of COVID-19 and protect the health of state residents.
Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves has signed a new executive order establishing a statewide shelter-in-place for Mississippi to slow the spread of COVID-19 and protect the health of all who call the state home.
A well-known DeSoto County catering service is not letting the coronavirus pandemic completely shut down its operation. For now, it’s just going in a different direction.
Tyler Densford of Olive Branch, who suffered a paralyzing spinal cord injury in 2016 as an airman that has left him confined to a wheelchair ever since, has begun taking the next steps toward an ability to walk.
DeSoto County Tuesday morning closed Brantley Road between U.S Highway 61 and Wilson Mill Road due to high water flooding the roadway. Recent rainfall and high water has flooded fields in western DeSoto County. County officials Wednesday morning announced the road had been reopened. The Nati…
Residents of an Olive Branch senior living facility were no doubt anxious to enjoy some time out of their rooms amid the coronavirus pandemic Sunday, so a break to sit out in the sunshine and listen to music was a welcome treat.
The Maddox Foundation has announced a $27,500 matching grant for donations to the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi’s fund to meet the emergency nutritional needs of children.
Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto has set up an outside drive-through coronavirus testing station in front of the Southaven hospital’s emergency room entrance. Methodist Olive Branch Hospital has done the same outside its facility. Seven county medical clinics are also offering COVID-19 testi…
Paul Gardner of Southaven gives blood during a drive held by Vitalant (formerly Lifeblood) on Thursday, March 26 on the parking lot of the Southaven Chamber of Commerce in Southaven.
Governor Tate Reeves Tuesday signed an Executive Order that would require restaurants to suspend dine-in service. This would allow them to only supply goods by carry-out or delivery options. This measure is an attempt to promote social distancing and limiting groups of 10 or more.
Civil emergencies have been declared in all four DeSoto County cities, and the County Board of Supervisors is urging its residents to stay at home to help flatten the curve of cases and curtail activities until the pandemic has passed.
From left: Nathan Hickerson, Kristy Dunning, Dana Carter, Marsha Karas, Lashunta Johnson, Alfreda Stewart, and Krissie Anderson passed out Grab and Go meals Tuesday morning at Lake Cormorant Elementary School. Part of the DeSoto County School District's outreach to its children during the pa…
In response to the coronavirus health crisis, the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi is seeking donations to its FEED DESOTO Fund. FEED DESOTO was established as an outgrowth of a 2017 Hunger Summit hosted by the Community Foundation and seventeen of its partners and has been fund…
Northpoint Christian School is completing its first week of remote learning. The school started remote learning on Wednesday, as a way for all 987 Northpoint students in grades PK-12 to continue the learning process while remaining closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mississippi state health officials on Thursday announced that 16 new positive cases of coronavirus, or COVID-19, have been discovered in the state. The new listing includes one more positive case discovered in DeSoto County.
Public schools in DeSoto County will continue to be shuttered through April 17, as directed by Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves. The governor made that announcement during a social media session with the public Thursday morning, March 19.
As the DeSoto County School District (DCS) continues to deal with its response to the COVID-19, or coronavirus, pandemic, Mississippi's largest school district Sunday took action to ensure its employees are not forgotten.
Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves Saturday announced that he has declared Mississippi is a state of emergency "to protect public health." It was the latest statewide action in response to the ongoing threat of COVID-19, commonly called coronavirus.
Two DeSoto County residents are among Mississippians to be honored by the Mississippi Commission for Volunteer Service next month for their volunteer work.
Friday, March 13, President Donald Trump declared that a major disaster exists in the State of Mississippi and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding from Jan. 10-11, 2020.
Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi president Tom Pittman will step down from that position on April 1, and the Foundation’s Executive Vice President Keith Fulcher will become president. Pittman has served as president since 2004 and will remain with the organization as president e…
Northwest Mississippi Community College is excited to announce the groundbreaking ceremony for its newest residence hall, set for Thursday, March 19, at 1:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend.
On March 6, the City of Hernando and Hernando Farmers Market announced a partnership with Jackson Medical Mall Foundation, who will provide $1.68M in new support for the healthy food incentive program Double Up Food Bucks to sites across Mississippi, including the Hernando Farmers Market.
The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) Wednesday night reported its first presumptive positive case of coronavirus or COVID-19. Final verification will come from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Jace Fleming of Hernando (right) won a $529 scholarship from College Savings Mississippi (CSM) at the Mississippi High School Activities Association state basketball tournament at Ole Miss. Jace is shown with College Savings Mississippi Director Emilee Brasell (left). CSM is a division of th…
Northwest Mississippi Community College recently hosted the Mississippi Council of Teachers of Mathematics Junior High Math Competition. Seventh grade winners were Mary Meagher (far left) from Oxford Middle School, first place, and Reese McCoy (not pictured) from Northpoint Christian School,…