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A total of 11 people have been arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance after a raid on a Southaven home Wednesday morning.

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Visitors to the B.J. Chain Public Library in Olive Branch recently began to be welcomed to the building by a unique wall hanging above the computer terminals of the library.

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DeSoto County finished near the top of the most-recent state achievement test results released by the Mississippi Department of Education, but none had the one-two punch of two middle schools. 

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DeSoto County Drug Court, one of the more successful drug courts in the 17th Judicial District of Mississippi, seeks to help turn lives around in as much as it does to punish lawbreakers.

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DeSoto County Museum Director Brian Hicks recently received an in-kind donation for the painting and refurbishment of the museum from Hernando West principal developers Bill Brown and Steven Katz.

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Hernando Elementary School first-grader Lillian Holley celebrated her birthday by asking her gifts to donate school supplies instead of a birthday gift. Backpacks, packages of pencils, reams of paper, notebooks and more were given, all of which were then given to the DeSoto County Schools’ C…

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Triple-digit temperatures and high humidity have combined to bake the Mid-South in a simmering hot oven the past several weeks, posing risks to the young, the elderly and those individuals with respiratory problems.

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The Hernando Youth Football Association Cheerleaders have been involved in recent community service and reached out to local law enforcement to show appreciation for their work in the community. Pictured are: First Row:  Bode Hess, K9 Officer James Ratliff and his partner, Krash, and Layne A…

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A DeSoto County couple’s passion for the plight of forgotten children, both at home and across the world, has led to their starting an effort to meet the needs of those youngsters.

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Meredith Moore Walker, one of the longest serving members of First Presbyterian Church of Hernando, has been recognized by the Presbyterian Women of First Presbyterian Church of Hernando with an Honorary Life Membership during a recent ceremony at the church.

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DeSoto County Supervisors veered to roads and infrastructure issues with approval of inspection of 54 bridges across the county, asphalt repair at three railroad crossings, erosion-control measures at five locations and pursuit of a Federal Lands Access Program (FLAP) grant to improve a road…

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Investing money into drainage projects is paying big dividends to city taxpayers and residents in flood-prone areas, according to Southaven city officials.

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Safety is the primary goal behind current construction work at four intersections along state Hwy. 302, better known as Goodman Road, according to the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT).

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Emily Katherine Hicks of Hernando recently served as a page for the Mississippi Senate. Pages generally run errands for officials and Senate staff. Emily is pictured with Lt. Governor Tate Reeves, who sponsored her visit. Emily is the daughter of Brian and Margaret Hicks and attends Hernando…

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Vehicular traffic was backed up for nearly a mile on Getwell Road early Wednesday, and during morning and afternoon peak times gridlock is something that Southaven motorists have come to expect.

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Water and erosion problems at an Olive Branch church have been making it difficult for members to come to services on Sundays and the church's pastoral leader sought help from Mayor Scott Phillips and the Board of Aldermen Tuesday night.

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New charges have been levied against the DeSoto County School District (DCS) by the group that claims discrimination exists against black students and black students with disabilities in discipline matters. 

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New charges have been levied against the DeSoto County School District (DCS) by the group that claims discrimination exists against black students and black students with disabilities in discipline matters. 

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DeSoto County Supt. of Education Cory Uselton addresses the Rotary Club of Olive Branch on Tuesday, July 19 at the Olive Branch Country Club. Uselton spoke about the district's progress in his first year as Superintendent and its impact and partnership with the Olive Branch community.  

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The conviction of former Southaven Mayor Greg Davis in DeSoto County Circuit Court in 2014 on embezzlement and fraud charges has been overturned, and Davis could be retried in another county.

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An elderly and deaf Olive Branch man was critically injured and his wife, who is also deaf, was also hurt, when a trio of men attacked them in their home late Monday night, according to Olive Branch Police Chief Don Gammage, adding the three were later arrested and are being held on attempte…

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Noted interventional radiologist Dr. Henry Dalsania, dressed in light blue scrubs and plastic, slip-on booties, prepped for surgery in typical fashion as he spoke with a reporter at Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto.

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A seventh-generation farming family from Byhalia and a Mid-South landscape company teamed up to enrich and preserve the final resting places of America's veterans and bridging the distance with the help of local volunteers.

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The latest dirt is more delay on deciding the gravel pit saga pitting Standard Construction, which proposes a mining operation in the Lewisburg area near Olive Branch, and dozens of residents of Evening Shade and other neighborhoods who oppose it.

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A Walls Elementary School teacher was recently among instructors from across the state who came to Hinds Community College for the state Department of Transportation’s (MDOT) inaugural STEM Conference, which showcased several department programs, including Litter Prevention, Transportation a…

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Sunday's rumored protest at the Tanger Outlets mall in Southaven cost the Southaven Police Department extra dollars in equipment usage and in extra manpower, but Police Chief Steve Pirtle said Monday morning the "non-event," despite the cost, did provide a successful test of law enforcement …

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Two men and a woman were arrested Saturday following a standoff in a rural DeSoto County residence near Nesbit. 

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Mike Goolsby, wife Tonya and the team at Colonial Hills Church have been trying to make a difference in the lives of people from all walks of life and faith journeys in the Mid-South for more than a decade.

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The man who stands accused of dousing 19-year-old Jessica Chambers, a Courtland teenager, with flammable liquid and setting her ablaze along a lonely road in 2014,  entered a plea of not guilty Friday in DeSoto County Circuit Court.

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Protests by the group Black Lives Matter that have been seen across the nation in recent weeks and in Memphis in particular last weekend may appear in DeSoto County this weekend.

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DeSoto County school officials are expressing pleasure in the most recent accountability results released this week by the Mississippi Department of Education (MDE), findings they say are the best results they have seen since state testing first began. 

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During the year 1912 — 104 years ago — Arizona and New Mexico became states, the Titanic sunk in the Atlantic Ocean and Fenway Park in Boston opened for baseball for the first time.

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Nathan Rodgers and his brother Jon are aiming high as members of the 4-H program in DeSoto County.

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DeSoto County Supervisors, while fuming at another "unfunded mandate" from above, approved the hiring of a full-time attorney/public defender to aid indigent parents in Youth Court cases in which children are in state Child Protective Service custody. In the supervisors' view, it's the right…

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Former Southaven Mayor Greg Davis is awaiting word from the Mississippi Court of Appeals involving the criminal case against him as to whether or not he should report to the custody of the DeSoto County Sheriff's Department next week.

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Olive Branch police officials are seeking to hear more “clicks” in the year ahead — not from an increased number of internet purchases, but from drivers and vehicle passengers clicking their seat belts before the ignition is turned on.

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As they prepare to tackle number crunching for the 2017 county budget, the DeSoto Board of Supervisors welcomed good news about the tax base — the total assessed value as of July 5 was almost 3 percent above last year. Meanwhile, money is going out as the board deals with road repairs and "u…

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A 16-year-old Lewisburg youth died late Saturday in a one-car accident near the Mississippi Department of Transportation weigh station along Interstate 55.

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