Tommy Carrier only worked at 10th Inning Bar & Grill at Snowden Grove for a few months. Her co-workers remembered her as being very sweet and fun to be around.
After two weeks back to school for the second semester, DeSoto County Schools saw COVID-19 numbers that mirrored those from the end of fall semester.
In her coffee shops, Tina Tatum wants to create a space for gathering. Her newest space in Hernando is another place where she hopes visitors can do just that.
Between 60-75 people gathered outside the DeSoto County Courthouse on Sunday for a rally organized by a local conservative group called the Patriot Party of Mississippi.
As students in the DeSoto County Schools district returned to classes for the spring semester, the district saw a decrease in new cases compared to numbers reported in the final weeks of the fall semester.
The former police chief of Walls pled guilty to charges of embezzlement on Friday. Herb Brewer, who served as police chief from December 2014 to February 2019, was indicted by a grand jury last February.
The DeSoto County Board of Supervisors appointed Judge Doug Hollowell III to the Justice Court District One seat on Monday. The seat was vacated by Judge Ken Adams last week — who served 25 years on the bench — to run for mayor of Olive Branch.
With photos of her late husband on the wall behind her, Barbara Chatham was sworn in as District 2 Election Commissioner by DeSoto County Circuit Clerk Dale Thompson on Monday.
On the first day of the 2021 Legislative Session, the Mississippi House of Representatives voted 119-1 to formally adopt the new state flag approved by voters in November. The measure will now move to the state Senate for a vote.
Mississippi will begin scheduling appointments for the next phase of the vaccination plan this week. This group, 1b, includes Mississippians age 75 and older, first responders and educators.
The DeSoto County Board of Supervisors named District 2 Supervisor Mark Gardner as board president on Monday during their first meeting of 2021. District 5 Supervisor Michael Lee was named board vice president.
Though the word “unprecedented” has been thrown around a lot in 2020, the older generations may remember stories of the last pandemic: the Spanish Flu in 1918.
The Mississippi State Health Department announced Wednesday that it would expand its vaccination infrastructure with 18 drive-thru locations across the state.
The second COVID-19 vaccine approved for use in the United States was given to health care workers at Methodist Olive Branch hospital Wednesday morning.
Though the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine were given in DeSoto County and Mississippi last week, the danger of the pandemic is far from over — by many measures, it’s worse than ever.
As the fall semester comes to a close, DeSoto County Schools reported a record number of new COVID-19 cases. The district reported 125 total new cases, with 78 students and 47 staff members testing positive for the virus.
Cars wrapped around The Landers Center in Southaven on Wednesday morning as people waited for the chance at getting a few boxes of groceries from Sacred Heart Southern Missions’ food pantry.
The process for getting COVID-19 vaccine shipments to Mississippi long-term care facilities has begun, according to State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs.
After some confusion about the Mississippi Cottage Food Law, Tracie’s Texas Salsa is shifting from its original home on Facebook to the Bazar’s Bakery storefront.
The DeSoto County School Board held a special meeting on Tuesday to update the quarantine protocols for the school district, meaning students who have been exposed to COVID-19 may quarantine for as few as seven days in some circumstances.
About 600 students in the DeSoto County school system are expected to return to classrooms in January for the first time this school year.
UPDATE 3:32 p.m. The child has been identified and is currently in the custody of Child Protective Services SPD is still following up on all leads concerning the suspects who abandoned the child.
The first COVID-19 vaccine in Mississippi will be given this afternoon at 1:00, according to a tweet from State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs.
As the school semester comes to a close, DeSoto County Schools reported a decrease in the number of new COVID-19 cases and quarantines in students. The district reported 96 total new cases, with 54 students and 42 staff members testing positive for the virus.
Dobbs said that it is possible that 1000 people in the state die before the end of the year, if enough people continue to ignore safety guidelines like wearing masks or avoiding public gatherings.
During a special meeting Monday night, the Hernando Board of Aldermen unanimously approved Julie Hopkins’ plan for a “reverse Christmas parade.”
In a Tuesday press conference, State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs reiterated the dangers in attending large gatherings as the COVID-19 pandemic worsens in the state. Still, church services are continuing as normal across the county.
A special election to fill the Ward 1 seat on the Hernando Board of Aldermen will be held on Jan. 19, 2021. The seat was previously held by Elhanan “Sonny” Bryant, who died on Saturday, Nov. 28.
The pollution that DeSoto County residents have been exposed to could contribute to their risk of being susceptible to COVID-19, according to new research from Harvard University.
After a week off for Thanksgiving, DeSoto County Schools reported a decrease in the number of new COVID-19 cases and quarantines in students. The district reported 99 total new cases, with 66 students and 33 staff members testing positive for the virus.
Most of Southaven and Horn Lake have enjoyed cheap sewage treatment from the city of Memphis for decades, and DeSoto County officials are fighting to keep it that way.
Following the cancellation of the Hernando Christmas parade, some residents have joined to come up with a creative, safe alternative. The solution, a “reverse parade,” addresses the COVID-19 related concerns of holding a parade, but it also comes with its own set of logistical hurdles.
DeSoto County Schools will not change policies on sporting events in response to the state department of health’s new recommendation that Mississippians not attend sporting events or other social gatherings.
DeSoto County has now reported over 10,000 people infected with COVID-19 since March, and over 100 DeSoto County residents have died from the virus since it first entered the county.
Update: As of Wednesday morning, new data from Baptist DeSoto Hospital now show four open ICU beds. Across the entire Methodist LeBonheur hospital system, three ICU beds remain available. This is only a snapshot of availability, as beds become occupied and available throughout the day.