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The DeSoto County Visitors Center, located next to the Landers Center in Southaven, is closed until further notice due to a fire that burned part of the building late Sunday night, Oct. 20. The Visitors Center is the main offices of DeSoto County Tourism and is also located next to the Count…

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Hernando Middle School sixth-grader Ann Morgan Hasselman led the DeSoto County School District Board of Education board meeting in the Pledge of Allegiance on Oct. 17. District students are routinely asked to begin the board meetings with the Pledge during the school year.

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Current Southaven Chamber of Commerce Board President Dr. Rick Gregory (right) recognizes 1974 Chamber Board President Tommy Climer with a special gavel during the 50th Anniversary Gala and Awards event Oct. 17 at the Landers Center. Each past board president was recognized as part of the ev…

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Patrons of the public library in Southaven will soon have fewer hours available to read and research materials. The governing body that oversees public libraries in northwest Mississippi has blamed funding cuts from the City of Southaven behind a decision to cut hours of operation.

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Northwest Mississippi Community College’s 2019 Homecoming Court was presented during halftime festivities Oct. 10. Members of the court are (first row, from left) escort Arquavious McKinney, Olive Branch; sophomore maids Hailey Wilson, Potts Camp and Emily Brown, Oxford, representing Lafayet…

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On Saturday, Oct. 12, as part of the Horn Lake Chamber of Commerce Food Truck Festival at Latimer Lakes Park, the City of Horn Lake dedicated a special bench in memory of the late Joan Latimer, wife of Mayor Allen Latimer. The Memorial Bench with her name on it will be placed at a location o…

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With Krista Rickman cutting the ribbon, the Becky Dearden Memorial Basketball Court was dedicated at Center Hill Elementary School on Oct. 15. Rickman is the daughter of the late school principal and was joined by family members, including husband Tom Rickman, and sons Zach and Ben. Members …

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Members of the Rotary Club of Olive Branch went all “pink” to support breast cancer awareness at their meeting on Oct. 15. The featured speaker for the noon meeting at the Olive Branch Country Club was Grant Director Lisa Mischke (fourth from right) with the Susan G. Komen Foundation’s Memph…

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The Hernando Optimist Club recently presented a $1,000 check to the Historic DeSoto Foundation and the DeSoto County Museum to assist with the organization’s work in preserving history and educating youth of the area about this region’s important heritage. Youth education is one of the major…

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This home on East Jefferson Loop in Hernando sustained roof and interior damage when it was struck by lightning and caught fire late Sunday night, part of a storm system that came through DeSoto County. There were no injuries as a result and the occupants escaped the home safely. Several hom…

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On Oct. 8, Olive Branch police officers responded to the Xfinity offices, 5338 Goodman Road, regarding a burglary. Security footage revealed two subjects made entry and took several iPads. If you have any information regarding the two subjects depicted in the security footage, contact the Ol…

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Turning Point Recovery Center in Southaven donated $800 to the DeSoto County Sheriff's Department to be used to purchase the drug Narcan. The drug is used for the partial or complete reversal of an opioid overdose. Deputies will have the drug available as part of their routine patrols.  The …

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Hernando Aldermen Tuesday approved the five-day closure of West Commerce Street at the intersection with Highway 51 to allow for the installation of the pedestrian crosswalk on the east side of Highway 51. Full closure starts the morning of Oct. 5 and will be opened the morning of Oct. 10. P…

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Long-time Tate Countian Don Clanton has been named Northwest Mississippi Community College’s Alumnus of the Year for 2019. Northwest will hold its 2019 Homecoming festivities on Thursday, Oct. 10 on the Senatobia campus. Clanton will be honored during the Alumni Celebration beginning at 4 p.…

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Horn Lake businessman Korie Peace of Korie’s Auto Spa, a native of Tutwiler, recently sponsored a backpack giveaway for children at the Tutwiler Community Education Center. Peace is a native of Tutwiler and said he remembered what the center did for him as a child. Forty backpacks were donat…

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DeSoto County officials reported on Sept. 26 that an audit report on the county has come up clean without findings. A letter acknowledging that fact was sent to Board President Lee Caldwell from State Auditor Shad White’s office in Jackson.

Examiners with the Nesbit Department of Public Safety vehicle license bureau have been recognized for their efforts to promote organ donor donation as part of the license issuance or renewal process. Donate Life Mississippi awarded the bureau the Red Heart Award for having the state’s highes…

Northwest Mississippi Community College Physical Plant Director Mary Ayers (far left) and President Dr. Michael Heindl (second from left) join officials and volunteers with the Coldwater River Nature Conservancy Sept. 17 to announce fundraising efforts for the new Virginia Trails at Hunter's…

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Stewart L. Herron and his wife Dorothy V. Herron recently donated framed photographs and other memorabilia including a World War II rations book belonging to Dorothy Herron to the DeSoto County Museum to be displayed in the Museum's award-winning Military Service Room. The photographs are of…

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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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