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Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, Hernando's old, circa 1941 city hall is emerging from musty confines and mold as the freshened, sparkling new home of the DeSoto Arts Council.

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Veteran attorney James E. "Jim" Holland, Horn Lake Municipal Judge since 2001 and DeSoto County Emergency 911 Commission counsel since 2000, takes on a new challenge with his appointment by the DeSoto Board of Supervisors as County Prosecutor.

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DeSoto Supervisors aim to clean up this county, but instead of a posse, it'll be with a passel of friends, family and fellow fans of a tidier environment as board members' teams deploy during the annual Spring Cleanup, April 29 through May 6.

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The State of Mississippi is celebrating its 200th anniversary this year and DeSoto County is joining in the effort to commemorate the 154th Battle of Hernando with a large-scale Civil War re-enactment of that battle near the actual battlefield site on May 19-21.

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Food safety is more than food for thought for Hernando Farmers Market planners: It's the subject next week of training that's required for first-time market food vendors to participate, to ensure a good gastronomic impact on market-goers.

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The Arc Northwest Mississippi presents Autism Awareness Training for First Responders on Tuesday, March 28 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. at Getwell Road United Methodist Church, 7875 Getwell Road, Southaven.

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An early-morning accident in DeSoto County had deputies as concerned about what was inside the vehicle involved in the crash as they were the crash and the driver involved.

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The public gets two opportunities to interact on waste treatment processes, by visiting the DeSoto County Regional Utility Authority (DCRUA) booth at the April 22 Earth Day celebration, and by participating in a May 1 hearing on proposed changes to the DeSoto Solid Waste Management Plan over…

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A special school recognition bill that monetarily rewards school districts based on higher academic performance has overwhelmingly passed the Mississippi Senate and is now headed to the House Conference Committee, according to state Sen. David Parker, R-Olive Branch.

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Subdivision activity, another signal of vigor in the housing industry and economy in general, remains brisk as DeSoto heads into 2017.

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Members of the DeSoto County School District Board of Education Tuesday night approved expenditures for several improvements to district schools. Board members also approved the purchase of 44 school buses to replace aging vehicles in its 400-bus fleet. 

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Due to a bill that allows for the creation of a 529 savings plan for individuals with disabilities, thousands of Mississippians with disabilities will be able to set aside tax-free savings for healthcare needs and other things, according to State Sen. Kevin Blackwell, R-Olive Branch.

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Now that the deadline has passed for qualifying in upcoming municipal races across DeSoto County, there are some new faces of which voters will become acquainted.

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As he tackles DeSoto Youth Court duties, newly-sworn County Judge Craig Treadway assuredly will be hit with criticism from many youthful defendants, families, and even victims themselves.

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Mississippi legislators Wednesday, March 1 honored Olive Branch native and current NASCAR driver Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., in the Mississippi House Chamber with the presentation of House Resolution 43. The resolution commends and congratulates Stenhouse on his numerous racing achievements and su…

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Several bills which remain alive at the State Capitol in Jackson are designed to bring in badly-needed new revenue for state coffers while others are aimed at curbing costs.

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The DFT production of "Disney's The Little Mermaid," is a pure joy to behold and an added bonus is a timely message of love and understanding that bridges the great divide between an underwater kingdom and the often strange and confusing world above the surface.

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After years of waiting for state and federal help to complete a major project to improve flood-prone Holly Springs Road, the DeSoto County Board of Supervisors decided it's time try to unlock the flow of needed cash with bond action.

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Getting ready to "Rock Around the Flock," organizer Tommy Dunlap is fine tuning his guitar and spreading the word about the annual gospel music event that raises fund for the Interfaith Council on Poverty.

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The DeSoto County Detention Center soon will benefit from the caring presence of student nurses, under an agreement with Northwest Mississippi Community College approved by the Board of Supervisors.

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She's the wife of an immigrant, a longtime Republican voter, female and Muslim and Christy En Nasery loves America.

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She's the wife of an immigrant, a longtime Republican voter, female and Muslim and Christy En Nasery loves America.

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The housing market year got off to a somewhat sluggish start in January with residential building permits at 73 countywide, down about 25 percent from the 107 of January 2016. However, county Planning Department officials weren't disheartened.

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It's time again for Wayne Bartley's "Give A Kid A Chance To Be A Kid" 2017 Autism Golf Tournament" benefitting Autism Intervention Programs Throughout North Mississippi which is set for April 27 at the Club at North Creek.

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This past weekend, runners in Ridgeland took part in an event that was the inspiration of an insurance executive from DeSoto County who passed away last month and in whose memory this year’s run was held.

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A Slayden area man is behind bars in Memphis in connection with the death of a Holly Springs man at Griffin Inc., an armored car supplier in Byhalia.

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Fair skies and smooth landings marked the official, permanent arrival Friday morning of the two DeSoto Sheriff's Department Aviation Unit helicopters from leased space to their new, county-owned facility complete with helipad, fuel station, and hangar with storage and crew work area.

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Officials were investigating the cause of this car-truck accident near the I-55/I-69 interchange Thursday afternoon. A tanker truck apparently collided with a vehicle seen in the far left part of this photograph. The accident caused the exit ramp to be closed and a traffic backup to result i…

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For Murray, the tail-less Manx cat bound for Washington State — the paper heart affixed to his cozy travel carrier for his Valentine's Day flight on a Wings of Rescue twin-engine turboprop — showed he'd be missed by his caregivers at the DeSoto County Animal Services shelter.

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The Mississippi Senate Wednesday overwhelmingly approved passage of the compromise bill authored by state Sen. David Parker, R-Olive Branch, which extends the repealer on the one-percent tourism tax on restaurant meals for parks, but also allows for the authorization of a public referendum o…

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At a busy session that focused on infrastructure, the DeSoto Board of Supervisors approved safety-related and anti-erosion road projects, and endorsed a parks and greenways master plan for the remainder of Fiscal 2017.

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DeSoto County Administrator Vanessa Lynchard had news that business leaders in Olive Branch were happy to hear Tuesday afternoon: the center of residential building growth in the county has found a home in Olive Branch and its immediate area.

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Members of the DeSoto County School District (DCS) Board of Education discussed a wide range of topics during a public work session Tuesday morning at the district offices in Hernando.

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Hernando Police are searching for two armed robbery suspects who robbed the Shell Gas Station at 586 East Commerce Street at approximately 4:26 a.m. Saturday.

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With a big bag containing her fledgling "forest" riding shotgun, Sheree Malone of Hernando was driving away a happy planter from the annual Public Tree Giveaway at Snowden Grove in Southaven.

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In the age of social media, digital computation and electronic tablet writing, the Mississippi Legislature has taken steps to reinstitute and reinforce a grammar school standby — cursive writing.

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Antique lovers and just the plain curious will have a chance this weekend to marvel at some of the finest antiques ever offered to the public during an estate sale worthy of Public Television's "Antiques Road Show."

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The Nesbit community's old downtown "is just sitting there," a cluster of forlorn, empty or under-used buildings, says DeSoto Supervisor Lee Caldwell. Yet she envisions a future where the area can be an up-and-coming, humming hub of commerce.

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