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One of two men accused in the carjacking and fatal shooting of an elderly Memphis man and the eventual apprehension of the pair in Horn Lake last weekend has now been charged with first-degree murder. 

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Three of the four Mississippi Supreme Court candidates running for a seat on the high court in the Nov. 8 general election campaigned in Southaven on Tuesday with an appearance before the DeSoto County Republican Club at the group's August meeting.

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With crews already at work on right of way, replacement of the U.S. 51 Bridge over the Coldwater River is expected to be competed in spring 2018, says North Mississippi Department of Transportation Commissioner Mike Tagert. The flood-damaged bridge is in Tate County, just south of the line w…

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The investigation was ongoing this week in Tate County in the aftermath of the Aug. 11 raid led by Sheriff Brad Lance and officials of the Animal Rescue Corps (ARC) that seized more than 200 dogs, cats, chickens and other animals, including a donkey.

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A four-hour standoff in a Southaven neighborhood Monday night has resulted in a man being taken into custody on aggravated assault and kidnapping charges, after he held a woman inside a home and held officers at bay until late in the evening. 

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A coordinated effort of almost 100 law enforcement officers involved were able to catch two accused homicide suspects in Horn Lake late Sunday afternoon.

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An employee of Hope Sullivan Elementary School in Southaven has been dismissed from his job after he allegedly made a threat Monday against the school. 

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The DeSoto Board of Supervisors recently gave the go-ahead for development of proposed signs for the County Courthouse in Hernando as part of a $20,000 regional grant to develop the First Contact Historical Trail that traces European explorers' initial encounters with Native Americans in Nor…

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Diving into details of county departmental budget requests for Fiscal 2017, the DeSoto Board of Supervisors took time out to tackle urgent business, including obtaining radios for the Sheriff's Search and Rescue unit and approving cooperation with Tate County on a four-way stop at an interse…

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There is a different kind of flood that is invading the inundated streets of Baton Rouge and suburbs like Denham Springs and Walker, La.

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Legal representation for the DeSoto County School District will remain in the hands of Board Attorney Keith Treadway for the time being, as the board continues to look at its options for the future.

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First District Rep. Trent Kelly told Southaven business leaders this week, “You’re doing it right,” when speaking about the progress he sees from DeSoto County.

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Bringing people together by sitting down and breaking bread and having fellowship is the aim of the inaugural "1Hernando Community Music & Family festival this Saturday on the front lawn of the First Presbyterian Church in Hernando.

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Four Mississippi math and science teachers, including a teacher from DeSoto County, have been named state finalists for the 2015-16 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching Program, or PAEMST.

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The Olive Branch Board of Aldermen has been given a proposed budget that will total more than $57.3 million for the upcoming fiscal year that begins on Oct. 1. 

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More DeSoto County grocery shoppers are discovering the best way for them to shop for their favorite food items is with a computer keyboard in the comfort of their home.

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The long-awaited, massive Hernando West residential development, which promises to change the face of the city across 1,139 acres, got final approval this week from the Board of Aldermen for a seven-lot Phase I start on the northwest corner of West Commerce Street and Elm Street near the squ…

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The Southaven Police Department and the City of Southaven have been cleared in a shooting which occurred in the Big Lots parking lot near State Line Road and Interstate 55 in Southaven on May 28, 2014, which resulted in the death of a 20-year-old Memphis man.

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Aldermen in Southaven Tuesday night were introduced to a $66.5 million total budget that City Administrator/CAO Chris Wilson said is balanced with emphasis on public safety and infrastructure.

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The City of Southaven is mourning the loss of a dedicated public servant with the death on Sunday of former Southaven Fire Chief Ron White.

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A 35-year-old woman was killed in a multi-car pile-up on Interstate 55 early Monday, according to DeSoto County Coroner Jeff Pounders.

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A 35-year-old woman was killed in a multi-car pile-up on Interstate 55 early Monday, according to DeSoto County Coroner Jeff Pounders.

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Southaven Chamber of Commerce officials Monday along with the city's business and professional community were mourning the loss of Southaven dentist and Oxford resident Dr. Michael Perry and his wife Kimberly, who were killed along with two other couples, Dr. Jason Farese and Dr. Lea Farese …

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An animal cruelty investigation was ongoing and charges were expected next week against a Tate County woman after Tate County Sheriff's Department and county Animal Control officials, teamed with nonprofit Animal Rescue Corps, raided a rural residence near Looxahoma east of Senatobia on Thursday.

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The hearing for the woman under investigation for animal cruelty and other charges is expected within the next few days as Tate County authorities build their case against the Thyatira woman who allegedly ran a puppy mill where abused, neglected and abandoned animals were discovered.

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With great hoopla and fanfare, the Southaven Chamber of Commerce officially opened the doors of its new Chamber building to the public Thursday with a ribbon cutting and social gathering.

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Longtime DeSoto County resident Mat Lipscomb, Jr., 92, the co-founder of Lipscomb & Pitts Insurance in Memphis, died Thursday after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s disease. 

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Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant this week recognized the Horn Lake Fire Department with a state award, especially in light of its work during the 2014 flooding that engulfed parts of DeSoto County, including Horn Lake. 

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After three years of trying to go on a mission trip, but being denied for various reasons each time, Raymond Flores Jr., a Southaven alderman in addition to his work with Cougar Chemical Co. of Memphis, was looking forward to spending two weeks teaching and working with pastors and lay leade…

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Tate County authorities working with the national nonprofit Animal Rescue Corps conducted a raid Thursday on what officers describe as a "puppy mill" in the Thyatira area near Looxahoma.

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From the kudzu-cloaked bluffs around Walls to the star-studded Hollywood hills, McGhee Monteith Hollister has been on a journey that has taken her from acting ingenue to independent filmmaker.

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It was a sweet treat with an important message being delivered to students in Southaven schools this week, thanks to the city’s men and women wearing a badge pledged to “protect and to serve.” 

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With Fiscal Year 2017 budget preparation slipping into high gear, the DeSoto Board of Supervisors this week heard a request from Sheriff Bill Rasco calling for an overall departmental increase that would allow for the purchase of 19 Ford Interceptor patrol vehicles, a Tahoe for K-9 unit use,…

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Gratefulness is sometimes shown by a good meal and DeSoto County Shriners and Masons recently took that avenue to show appreciation to the county’s defenders of the law and public safety. 

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Now in their new spacious 17,000 square-foot multi-purpose complex, the seniors belonging to "Forever Young" have all the space they need to kick up their heels.

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Call it a transatlantic relationship, but a group of Southaven Police Explorer Scouts have struck up a rather "jolly old" rapport with cadets from "across the pond," affiliated with the London Metropolitan Police.

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A Lewisburg High School student has been taken into custody and is facing charges after he brought a gun into school Monday, according to a release from the DeSoto County School District.

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Authorities over the weekend released the names of three people charged in connection with a carjacking that resulted in a high-speed chase through DeSoto County before ending south of Grenada on Friday. 

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The new school year has gotten off on a winning note as the 2015 State Championship Hernando High School Marching Band takes to the field, the second year in a row to claim the coveted title.

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The Southaven Board of Aldermen have tabled for further review an application by developer Laney Funderburk to rezone 280 acres between Tchulahoma Road and Getwell Road, south of Stateline Road, from agricultural to Planned Business Park designation.

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She has helped make math profitable for the fundraising efforts of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and last weekend Overpark Elementary School kindergarten teacher Amy Gardner was named to a national honor from the Memphis-based facility for her support. 

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DeSoto Supervisors are making their lists and checking them twice, and more, as county departments' requests for increases come flowing in with the start of preparing the budget for the 2017 fiscal year that begins Oct. 1.

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The Scriptures speak of new wine being poured into new wineskins and the congregation of Christ Covenant Presbyterian Church is following the admonishment of the Disciple Mark.

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A new court date has been set for state Sen. Chris Massey (R-Nesbit), his father and two other people involved in an altercation at an Olive Branch work site last month that resulted in aggravated assault charges being filed.

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