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A bond that was made between an elderly man and a class of primary school youngsters is now forever remembered in print, even though the earthly connection has since been separated.

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More than 120 golfers took part in a fundraiser for one of the Mid-South's premiere retirement communities, Wesley Meadows Retirement Community in Hernando, one of 12 campuses across the state, operated by Methodist Senior Services in Tupelo.

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More at-risk youths being served and added efforts to tap area resources pleased DeSoto Supervisors who heard the latest report on the county's four-year NFusion program through a $4 million grant.

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Aldermen in Olive Branch continue to address areas of the city that have become vacant unattended lots. This week the board moved on having a number of lots that have been declared a menace to public health and safety be cleaned up.

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Just having hope is enough to sustain life in most dire circumstances and in other cases, hope can enable an individual to not merely survive but thrive.

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Finding money to pay for important road projects in DeSoto County and statewide in Mississippi continues to be an issue, as Southaven Mayor Darren Musselwhite voiced to a group of businesspeople this week.

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The Rotary Club of Southaven heard from retired Chancery Court Judge Melvin McClure, Jr. of Senatobia, at its recent meeting, who talked about a new book he has written, entitled Battle of Hurricane Creek. The book details the tactics of Confederate commanders under Gen. Nathan Bedford Forre…

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It is a marriage of the “old” and the “new,” the traditional and the contemporary, and the prospects are exciting for a building that has likely seen more than its fair share of marriages, along with worship services, and in recent times even country gospel programs and other presentations o…

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The Southaven Rotary Club recognized its Student and Teacher of the Month from Northpoint Christian School at its recent meeting. From left at Teacher of the Month Wade Hinton, Student of the Month Mary Addison Wadsworth and Rotary Club President Matt Crick.

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Law enforcement officials Thursday identified the two men arrested as part of a pursuit in Marshall County that later ended near the county line in DeSoto County. 

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Heading into the final weeks of the school year, high school juniors and seniors have been reminded about the importance of making the right lifestyle choices, especially in light of recent prom events held in honor of the graduating seniors. 

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(Editor's Note: The race for mayor of Mississippi's third-largest city, Southaven and its future, was recently the topic of three candidates vying for the post. In today's edition, a look at that hotly contested race. Today's story is part of a continuing series of stories on the municipal r…

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With a diverse cast comprised of more than 56 area children, aged 5 to 16, the DeSoto Family Theatre production of Broadway's "The Lion King Jr." is being staged in this area for the very first time, according to director Whitney Branan, herself a Broadway actress and Memphis native.

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Members of Leadership DeSoto joined in the presentation of a $4,800 check from the Hernando Optimist Club to help offset the cost of building a new classroom extension at Hernando High School. Attending, from left, were Keith Briley, Horn Lake City Planning; Ian Heatherly, Entergy; Linda Tug…

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A trip to Washington and another to Jackson were gainful for DeSoto County, as congressional officials assured that infrastructure, flood prevention and workforce development would be top priorities, and Keep Mississippi Beautiful and Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves lauded Keep DeSoto Beautiful over a …

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If you like going green, take a trip Saturday to the annual Earth Day Celebration around the DeSoto County Courthouse square in Hernando from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., coinciding with the popular Hernando Farmers Market.

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Southaven Police Chief Steve Pirtle recognized three Southaven Police patrol officers at Tuesday night's city board meeting. Patrol Officers Mary Fite, Daniel Laboe and Kevin Kroth were honored for achievements in the classroom and shooting range, among other accomplishments.

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The body of a 43 year-old woman was discovered inside her home in the Olive Branch area late Monday afternoon, according to DeSoto County Coroner Jeff Pounders.

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When one hears the word "summit," the image of foreign leaders from many different countries converging on one spot comes to mind.

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Following denials in 1984 and 1985 of conditional use applications to the Board of Adjustment for a country store at the site, the DeSoto County Board of Supervisors on Monday rejected rezoning sought for the same purpose by the owner of the 2.87-acre property in the Cockrum area.

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(Editor's Note: In the next several issues, we are taking a look at candidates running for various municipal offices across DeSoto County. In this item, we take a look at the mayoral race in Horn Lake.)

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Easter is a time of excitement and anticipation and Horn Lake officials were more than "egg-cited" this past week about showing residents how its main park facility, Latimer Lakes Park, has gotten a fresh new look.

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The DeSoto Board of Supervisors warmed to a plan by Sheriff Bill Rasco for a helicopter swap, thanks to an unfreezing by President Donald Trump of a Department of Defense program put on hold two years ago by then-President Barack Obama.

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First Regional Library joined libraries in schools, campuses and communities nationwide this week in celebrating the many ways libraries are transforming their communities every day through the services and invaluable expertise they offer.

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There is an organization that has as its primary mission the ability to serve others in times of crisis need and are inviting others to help it live out the mission detailed in 1 Peter 4:10, “As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace.”

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There is an organization that has as its primary mission the ability to serve others in times of crisis need and are inviting others to help it live out the mission detailed in 1 Peter 4:10, “As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace.”

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(Editor's Note: In the next several issues, we'll take a look at candidates running for various municipal offices across DeSoto County. In today's issue, a look at the mayor's race in the DeSoto County seat.)

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In a ceremony in his office at the Mississippi State Capitol, Gov. Phil Bryant signed into law the ABLE Act which allows for the establishment of tax-free 529 accounts for disabled individuals.

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It was like it was the Rio Olympics 2016 revisited on the DeSoto Central High School track Wednesday morning, beginning with all of the pomp and pageantry that could rival that of the Olympic Games Opening Ceremonies. 

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The bountiful harvest of "the Good Earth" will be celebrated with Earth Day 2017 in DeSoto County, slated for Saturday, April 22.

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When you first meet the current Miss Mississippi under the Miss America program Laura Lee Lewis, you are obviously struck by her beauty and her vivaciousness. Many people who meet her, however, don’t know her real story and the struggles and obstacles she has overcome to get where she is today. 

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At the age of 89, U.S. Army World War II veteran Robert Brooks had lived a long life after serving his country as a member of "America's Greatest Generation."

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The body of a black female was discovered in the trunk of a repossessed vehicle at a Horn Lake car lot early Monday morning, according to DeSoto County Coroner Jeff Pounders.

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Veteran attorney and former Horn Lake Municipal Judge James E. "Jim" Holland took the oath as DeSoto County Prosecutor, taking praise for his experience and long public service and accepting the challenge of a daunting Justice Court caseload that requires rigorous attention to the demands of…

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Southaven is on solid financial footing and the city's mayor said the primary reason for that is good stewardship of the city's finances.

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With back-to-back Division II-A Tennessee state girls basketball champions and championship runner-up in football in 2015, the Northpoint Christian School Trojans basked in the glow of recognition from the Rotary Club of Hernando on Wednesday.

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The Teacher and Student of the Month from DeSoto Central High School were honored by the Rotary Club of Southaven at its recent meeting. From left are Rotary member Frank Fairley, Student of the Month Dianna Foucault, Teacher of the Month Jeannine Foucault and DeSoto Central Principal Cliff …

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DeSoto County Sheriff Bill Rasco, center, threw out the ceremonial first pitch prior to Friday evening’s high school softball game with DeSoto Central at Lewisburg. Rasco was joined by Lewisburg High School school resource officers Dep. David Parnell Jr., left, and Dep. Hoss Howell.

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The DeSoto County Sheriff’s Department Monday morning identified the victims involved in the weekend home invasion and robbery in Olive Branch that resulted in the deaths of a victim and a suspect, along with the wounding of another suspect.

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The DeSoto County School District Parent of the Year knows the value of education, along with the challenges educators face on a daily basis to keep DeSoto County one of the top school districts in the state. She has seen it from both sides. 

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The new lead pastor of The Church of Lake Forest at 7180 Goodman Road West in Walls knows the sanctuary, halls and rooms of his new church home very well. Actually, it’s not really a new home for him, but rather a homecoming.

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Civil rights icon James Meredith and students from across the Mid-South were honored during the third annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Prayer and Scholarship Brunch at Brown Missionary Baptist Church on Saturday.

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The DeSoto County School District recently received the bad news from state officials that money to fund education was being reduced even more that what it had previously expected.

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The Teacher and Student of the Month from DeSoto Central High School were honored by the Rotary Club of Southaven at its recent meeting. From left are Rotary member Frank Fairley, Student of the Month Dianna Foucault, Teacher of the Month Jeannine Foucault and DeSoto Central Principal Cliff …

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A 40-year-old man whose body was discovered floating in a rural pond near Walls has been identified as Willie Brown of Memphis, according to DeSoto County Coroner Jeff Pounders.

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DeSoto County Schools have begun holding events to highlight Autism awareness and Overpark Elementary School in Olive Branch was one such school that held an event late last week to educate its students about autism.

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DeSoto County authorities discovered the body of a man in a rural pond in the Walls area on Tuesday. The body has not yet been identified.

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Horn Lake's star athletes and top scholars rolled up their sleeves and helped to clean up their community this past weekend and city officials say it's a sign the future of the community is in good hands.

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Weather permitting, long-sought repairs will be completed by Friday to a potholed, substandard parking lot along Hernando's busy Commerce Street. Asphalt crews overseen by contractor Roy R. Holmes were hard at work Wednesday, as businessman Donald Breshears had promised Hernando aldermen the…

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