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In a time when national disunity is high and barriers both intentional and unintentional still divide people along racial lines, several churches in the area have started working toward racial reconciliation and First Baptist Church of Olive Branch (FBCOB) is leading the charge.

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DeSoto County School District (DCS) Board of Education members have heard the district’s budget request for Fiscal Year 2020, and district officials were quick to say that Mississippi’s largest public school district will not be asking for additional millage in the coming year.

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Drivers in Hernando are being reminded of road closures at McIngvale Road between Monteith Avenue to Greenwich Drive and Holly Springs Road at Stonehenge Drive to McIngvale Road. Road work started Wednesday and is estimated to take 4-5 days to complete as widening is being done in preparatio…

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DeSoto County Schools Supt. Cory Uselton addresses the monthly luncheon of the Olive Branch Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, June 12. Uselton informed business leaders about the recent accomplishments of the county school district and Olive Branch's impact on those results. 

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This month, incoming fourth through eighth grade students from Olive Branch, Pleasant Hill, Lewisburg, Center Hill and DeSoto Central will gather for the Olive Branch Police Department’s 13th annual Camp B.U.I.L.D., a free summer camp designed to build positive character traits in students.

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A Horn Lake man is in the DeSoto County Adult Detention Center in Hernando on charges of aggravated assault after an argument at a Southaven Walmart turned into a road rage incident with one person being stabbed.Mario Rabara, age 37 of Horn Lake was taken to the jail Friday evening and is be…

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Southaven police officers and first responders were called to the scene of a two-car wreck near the intersection of U.S. Highway 51 and Church Road Friday afternoon about 1 p.m. Early information from the police department was that three people were taken to area hospitals for treatment and …

Mississippi Republican voters will soon get the opportunity to see all three candidates for the state’s highest office debate on the same stage. Whether DeSoto County voters will be able to see it on their television screens or on their computer or smartphone screens remains to be determined. 

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Led by a drummer dressed in Revolutionary War attire, an honor guard presents the colors for the eighth annual Memorial Day service at Blocker Cemetery in Olive Branch. The tribute program is presented by the Knights of Columbus and this year made special notice of the women who served in th…

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From left, Northwest Mississippi Association of Realtors (NWMAR) Leadership Class members Joyce Moore, Krista Golightly, Amy Clark, Susan Lee,  Beth Gardner with Hunger 2 Hope, along with Class members Patsherette Gordon, Shelly Capps, and Eden Tagle present a donation in the amount of $1,38…

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Results of the initial testing of third graders in Mississippi for reading assessment have been released. While most youngsters were able to score past a higher bar set for them this year to be promoted to fourth grade, there are some who hoped they were able to achieve the needed scores on …

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Four Scouts with Southaven Boy Scout Troop ‘Ole’ 97’ achieved the rank of Eagle Scouts and officially received that recognition during a ceremony May 18 at Maples Memorial United Methodist Church in Olive Branch. The four new Eagle Scouts are (from left) Jansen Swift, David Bonds, Noah Walls…

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