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Horn Lake Intermediate School principal Carol Smith (center) has been awarded the Mississippi Association of Colleges for Teachers Education's Outstanding Administrator Award for Delta State University. Each of the 15 universities in Mississippi represented could each make an award to a dese…

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Workers were making final preparations for the Sept. 19 start of the annual Mid-South Fair at the Landers Center in Southaven. For 161 years, the event has been an entertainment staple of the Mid-South area. It moved to Southaven from its Memphis location in 2009 and has been in DeSoto Count…

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When the DeSoto County Board of Supervisors approved its budget for Fiscal Year 2020 this month, it was able to do it again without raising taxes. The board-passed budget will hold the line on taxes with a total tax levy for the year, starting in October, of 41.02 total mills. 

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In the latest Chicken Soup for the Soul book, titled “Chicken Soup for the Soul: “Angels All Around,” a Horn Lake author expresses the desires of her heart and how she thinks an angel helped provide that. Marianne Gage who writes under the name M. Elizabeth Gage, contributed an item titled, …

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DeSoto County Supervisors this week heard from a representative of C Spire, the service provider that is in the midst of installing fiber to provide what it terms “ultra fast gigabit internet” service in areas of the county. 

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Southaven Police Chief Macon Moore Friday said he believes the man accused of killing two Southaven Walmart store managers and the wounding of one of his officers could be back in Mississippi by early next week.Martez Abram, age 39, appeared in a Shelby County, Tennessee court room Friday mo…

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Mississippi U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith speaks with Walt Starr with U.S. Rep. Trent Kelly's office prior to the DeSoto County Economic Development Council luncheon on Sept. 13. Hyde-Smith was the featured presenter to the EDC's quarterly luncheon at Whispering Woods Hotel and Conference Ce…

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As part of last month’s event to help open the new Slim Chickens restaurant on Getwell Road in Southaven, six-year-old Paisley Alexander, a first-grader at Pleasant Hill Elementary in Olive Branch, was granted a Make-A-Wish playhouse for her backyard. Paisley battles a genetic disorder that …

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Palmer Home for Children has received a $7,000 donation from Cedar Hill Farm, money raised from the Fireworks on the Farm event.  From left are Memory Craig and Katie Cantrell of the Palmer Home for Children, Robert Foster of Cedar Hill Farm, and event Entertainment Chair Tommy Dunlap.  

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Northwest Mississippi Community College President Dr. Michael Heindl (first row, left) recently received a letter of OCR/ADA compliance from the Mississippi Community College Board following a lengthy review process that began in 2017. The college received minor findings after last year’s si…

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Brandon Redder, fourth from left, of Olive Branch, received recognition from Rural Medical & Science Scholars program directors Ann Sansing and Jasmine Harris-Speight, community health intern, Reagan Moak, and counselors Osvaldo Ballesteros and Landis Llewelyn. Redder was among 21 studen…

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On Sept. 17, the Mississippi Humanities Council will host the second in a special two-part Ideas on Tap series on public education in the state. The program, “The Future of Public Education in DeSoto County,” will take place at the DeSoto Arts Council on Sept. 17 at 5:30 pm.

The Hernando Board of Aldermen will return to City Hall on Sept. 3 at 6 p.m. to continue discussions about the Fiscal Year 2020 budget, following a public hearing Aug. 29 that gained little more than air some areas where money could or could not be cut.

On Wednesday, Aug. 21, DeSoto County Sheriff’s Department Detective Greg Horton with the DeSoto County Sheriff’s Department received recognition from the U.S. Secret Service and Congressman Trent Kelly for being one of the Top 10 Computer Forensic Examiners in the country.

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The Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi is honored to host Archie Manning as the keynote speaker for the 2nd Delta Conversation which will take place on Sept. 11 at 12 noon at the GRAMMY Museum-Mississippi in Cleveland. Tickets are $60 and are almost sold out. 

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From left are Melvin Bannister, Optimist International Foundation President; Grace O'Grady, Hernando Middle School 8th grader, and Rebecca Butler Mona, Optimist International President. O'Grady was the winner of the Optimist International World Oratorical Contest for the Southeast Region of …

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