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The DeSoto County Board of Education approved its $310 million-dollar budget at a recessed meeting Thursday as Mississippi's largest district prepares for the new school year ahead.

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Deputies shot in parking lot gun battle honored for heroism. 

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The Baddour Center has received a $3,500 grant from the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi to help some special people "sail" towards success in life.

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Drivers along I-55 in DeSoto County, especially those who travel at night, will need to be aware of new roadwork expected to start next week that may impact their traveling.

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It's a treat to see your organization's name illuminated in the marquee lights of New York City.

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The Mississippi Association of Secondary School Principals (MASSP) this week selected principal Lewisburg High School Principal Chris Fleming as its 2017 Mississippi High School Principal of the Year.

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The DeSoto County School District (DCS) expects to operate next year within the same tax structure that it functioned under in the current fiscal year that ends June 30.

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U.S. Rep. Trent Kelly, R-Mississippi, who represents DeSoto County and the First Congressional District, was not injured in an early Wednesday morning attack at a suburban Washington D.C. baseball practice field.

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Glynn Cyprien, Head Coach of the Memphis Hustle, the Grizzlies' NBA D-League team, to be christened a G-League team with sponsorship by drinkmaker Gatorade, said basetball fans are in for a treat when the team hits the hardwood in November.

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The DeSoto County Board of Supervisors recently honored the Lions Clubs of DeSoto County in celebration of the Lions Club International's 100th anniversary and recognizing the efforts of the clubs to restoring the sight and hearing of individuals in the Mid-South.

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The DeSoto County Board of Supervisors recently awarded Sarah Elizabeth Fiveash a $500 scholarship, through the Mississippi Association of Supervisors and the DeSoto County Board of Supervisors.

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When you ask young children what they want to be when they grow up, you will often hear responses like "police officer," "firefighter," or a variety of other first responder careers. 

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A person of interest is under investigation in an early morning house fire in the Evening Shade subdivision over the weekend.

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If you're traveling through DeSoto County, you might be surprised to find somebody famous walked your way at one time or another.

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The headlines tell the story.

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A man threatening suicide was taken into custody by the DeSoto County Sheriff Department's SWAT team Monday after a standoff that lasted for more than two and a half hours.

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DeSoto County is among Mississippi's fastest-growing counties and a major part of that growth is located along the I-269 corridor in the Lewisburg area.

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Polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Tuesday across DeSoto County for the general election of municipal officials in all five of the county's municipalities.

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A new report from a national transportation research group that lays a case for more highway funding has put figures to Mississippi’s deteriorating road system, including DeSoto County. 

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A motorcycle and a van collided near Landers Center late Wednesday, leaving two dead.

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When a group of elite seniors from DeSoto County Schools walked across the stage to receive their diplomas, they wore sky blue cords to signify they are a part of the Superintendent's Youth Leadership Council (SYLC).

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Patriots, just like America's veterans, come in all sizes, shapes and colors — just ask Brandon Martinez, who is the Commanding Officer for Horn Lake High School's U.S. Marine Corps JROTC.

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Several residents in parts of DeSoto County may will be continuing the clean up of moving away tree limbs, branches and leaves, instead of relaxing and having grill outs this Memorial Day.

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Kroger Delta Division Pharmacies and the State of Mississippi jointly announced today plans to make lifesaving medication available to families of individuals who have opioid addictions and face the ever-present dangers and potential of overdose situations.

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Last week, two Chihuahua puppies were surrendered to the DeSoto County Animal Shelter and the individuals who brought them to the shelter claimed that the mother dog was ignoring the puppies and refused to feed them. Unable to find another dog in the shelter who was willing to feed the two, …

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Absentee voting continues at your local City Hall in all five municipalities in DeSoto County ahead of the June 6 general election.

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Absentee voting continues at your local City Hall in all five municipalities in DeSoto County ahead of the June 6 general election.

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A pair of pioneering educators passed on to their next heavenly assignments after giving a lifetime of service to education and the greater DeSoto County community.

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Plowing into winning essays on soil allowed students across DeSoto County to dig into facts both fun and fearful.

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A 25-year-old man was killed in a head-on collision on Miss. Hwy. 305 in rural eastern DeSoto County Thursday night.

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Mississippi’s Secretary of State talked economic development and touched on recent primary elections as he visited DeSoto County on Wednesday.

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Eddie Burks of Hernando is busy making battle plans but no actual blood will be spilled from this weekend's Civil War re-enactment of the Battle of Hernando and the display of an exact replica of the C.S.S. Hunley, one of the first operating submarines in American military history.

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With facilities help from the DeSoto Board of Supervisors, Department of Human Services Director for the county, Kristie Greer, and staff will be able to assemble agencies to help Economic Assistance clients with multiple needs, in a "One Stop Shop" setting with scheduled times.

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With an eye on fostering a climate for job creation, the DeSoto County Board of Supervisors approved business investment incentives for five firms planning growth.

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A "picnic" to pick books for youths to choose from for this summer drew a flurry of First Regional Library system staff to the M.R. Davis Public Library in Southaven for a first-rate selection for the 14 branches.

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More than 50 DeSoto County “special” athletes will be mining for gold in Biloxi this weekend and Monday morning they received a special sendoff with help of county law enforcement, including police, Sheriff’s Department and Mississippi Highway Patrol.

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Members of the DeSoto County Board of Education (DCS) Monday night approved the appointments of more new principals and district administrators for the coming 2017-18 school year, including the naming of a new Executive Director of Safety and Risk Management and a new Director of Transportation.

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The DeSoto County Sheriff’s Department Friday announced the arrest of a suspect in the death of a pregnant woman found shot in the head near a burning car.

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In our internet-driven society, computer users continue to be hit by hackers who enjoy causing havoc, and in some cases, being able to extract money, from people who don’t take necessary protections for their systems and the important files they generate. 

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A "picnic" to pick books for youths to choose from for this summer drew a flurry of First Regional Library system staff to the M.R. Davis Public Library in Southaven for a first-rate selection for the 14 branches.

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The DeSoto Board of Supervisors accepted state grant funds for firefighting vehicles, and adopted a resolution supporting continued road/bridge funding in the state Legislature for the Office of State Aid and the Mississippi Department of Transportation -- but not with a proposed fuel tax hike.

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Fearing the worst but hoping for the best, residents living near Tunica Cutoff and along Lake Road are bracing for additional rainfall on Thursday which could cause the mighty Mississippi River to crest at 38 feet or higher.

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Considered the “best and brightest” among DeSoto County’s graduating high school seniors, 36 students have been honored and recognized in the annual Reach for the Stars program sponsored by BancorpSouth and the DeSoto Times-Tribune. 

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Chad Wicker, Detention Services Director for the DeSoto County Sheriff’s Department, has become the first and only person in Mississippi to earn the National Jail Manager Certification.

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DeSoto Supervisors lauded a veteran Fairhaven firefighter recognized as Mississippi's Paramedic of the Year, welcomed the county's new Litter Control Operator and noted the achievements of the soon-to-retire Director of Corinth-based Region IV Mental Health.

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Hearts are huge and filled with love inside parents who welcome into their home a child who has had a difficult life already in their short time on earth; a youngster seeking love but who finds they are “in the system” of foster care for any number of reasons.

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More than 67 guns at last count were stolen from a delivery trailer at an Academy Sports parking lot on Goodman Road in Olive Branch in the overnight hours late Sunday and early Monday, according to Olive Branch Police Chief Don Gammage.

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Downed trees and limbs due to high winds kept county road crews busy sawing and hauling on DeSoto County's west side. "We had a number of crews out, multiple times, in the Love and Eudora communities," DeSoto Road Manager Andy Swims said Monday of the impact of gusts that swept through the c…

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On the lawn of DeSoto County's historic courthouse square stands the Fallen Heroes Monument dedicated to those of the law enforcement community that serves the citizens.

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DeSoto County authorities have identified the woman whose badly-burned body was discovered alongside her vehicle on a rural DeSoto County road late Monday.

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Hearts are huge and filled with love inside parents who welcome into their home a child who has had a difficult life already in their short time on earth; a youngster seeking love but who finds they are “in the system” of foster care for any number of reasons.

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