DeSoto County Schools (DCS) moved ahead last week and took another step in addressing school safety and security issues on its campuses.
In consultation with school districts, the Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) has determined that 40,991 teachers and teacher assistants are eligible for the state-funded $1,500 pay raise during the upcoming school year.
Lexi Cobbs will represent DeSoto County in the 70th Mississippi Miss Hospitality competition at the Historic Hattiesburg Saenger Theater in Downtown Hattiesburg on July 26 and 27 at 8 p.m. each evening.
Mississippi Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley has announced that in the first year of implementation of the PSC’s Hire Mississippi Rule, in-state utility construction contract to Mississippi-based companies has risen by 12.6 percent, representing millions spent with Mississippi-bas…
DeSoto County School District (DCS) officials are reminding parents of school-age children that, while they’re enjoying their summer vacations, the start of school is just a few short weeks away.
Without veterans, the Fourth of July would have been just another day in our lives. In fact, without veterans, we may have sung “God Save The Queen” or another country’s anthem Thursday instead of the “Star Spangled Banner.”
Teacher pay raises, school safety and criminal penalties are among the topics addressed by new Mississippi state laws that went into effect with the start of July.
The new school year officially began July 1, and at the first DeSoto County School District Board of Education meeting of the new year held Tuesday, a change in leadership occurred among the board members.
While it seems that the school year just ended, the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reminds parents not to wait until the last minute for back-to-school immunizations. Mississippi state law requires children to be immunized against childhood diseases to enter public or private …
Those who are planning to head to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recreation areas, including Arkabutla Lake, this Fourth of July holiday weekend are reminded to practice safety when they visit.
As America celebrates its independence today on the Fourth of July, beyond the picnics and fireworks we remember that our freedoms came at a price, thanks to those who were placed in the front lines in defense of our country.
If you never thought DeSoto County was growing, or thought the growth was overstated, outgoing County Tax Assessor Parker Pickle has some numbers for you. About two billion of them to be exact.
This summer, children and adults with special needs in north Mississippi are carrying forward special memories that will last a lifetime after taking part in a summer camp designed just for them called Camp B.O.L.D.
It may provide some relief or it may not. But at least DeSoto County supervisors are taking their concerns about how those coming to the county’s Driver License Stations are being served to the top.
Northwest Mississippi Community College DeSoto Center biology instructors Dr. Darrell Barnes and Dr. Lindsay Massie and their students will be on hand on July 19 for a formal ceremony to officially "adopt" the ARK trails, where they have been working for over a year.
There’s as many reasons for getting into the hobby of amateur radio as there are radio operators. That’s what you will find when you start talking to them, either in person or “on the air,” as you could very easily this weekend.
The DeSoto County Museum will again house a children's Holocaust memorial exhibit to commemorate the 1.5 million children whose lives were lost during the Holocaust. The Unknown Child memorial was dedicated to the museum on Monday night with several special guests in attendance.
DeSoto County municipal leaders will return to their board rooms in regular session Tuesday evening. Horn Lake, Southaven and Hernando boards convene at 6 p.m., while in Olive Branch, the regular session will be gaveled in at 6:30 p.m.
DeSoto County residents with disabilities may now be able to "Achieve a Better Life Experience" with the implementation of the Mississippi ABLE program, which will allow individuals with disabilities to open savings accounts without losing federal benefits.
It was the county candidates’ turn to face Republican supporters Thursday night, as the DeSoto County Republican Club and the DeSoto County Republican Women jointly held a forum to introduce their party hopefuls at the local level.
Leaders of two organizations leading a town hall meeting in Hernando Monday night believe the treatment of public education by the Mississippi legislature in the waning days of the 2019 session was deplorable.
DeSoto County School District (DCS) Board of Education members have heard the district’s budget request for Fiscal Year 2020, and district officials were quick to say that Mississippi’s largest public school district will not be asking for additional millage in the coming year.
DeSoto County Republicans are trotting out their political hopefuls so the party faithful have an idea where they stand on issues ahead of the Aug. 6 primary election.
This month, incoming fourth through eighth grade students from Olive Branch, Pleasant Hill, Lewisburg, Center Hill and DeSoto Central will gather for the Olive Branch Police Department’s 13th annual Camp B.U.I.L.D., a free summer camp designed to build positive character traits in students.
Congressman Trent Kelly is gearing up to represent Mississippi in the annual Congressional Baseball Game for Charity later this month and will be showing his pride for one DeSoto County School in particular.
Riders gently guide their horses and weave through obstacles around the outdoor arena. Some look determined. Others sit triumphantly. To outsiders it may have appeared like an ordinary scene in rural Hernando, but the horses at this ranch are changing lives “one ride at a time.”
Fedricka Hobbs, hospice care consultant and sales director for the Compassus program serving Memphis and Southaven, was recently inducted into the 2019 Compassus Presidents’ Circle for her outstanding performance in increasing patient access to quality hospice care. Hobbs was recognized in A…
You were likely not aware of it, but Wednesday morning, a 7.7 magnitude earthquake centered near Jonesboro, Arkansas struck, causing widespread devastation across DeSoto County.
The state of Mississippi and DeSoto County were saddened Thursday when it was announced that retired U.S. Senator Thad Cochran had passed away at the age of 81.
In the midst of picnics, special sales, beach trips and fun in the sun on Monday, a group of Scouts in DeSoto County were showing respect to the symbol of the nation that was honoring those whose service was remembered on Memorial Day.
Mississippi Republican voters will soon get the opportunity to see all three candidates for the state’s highest office debate on the same stage. Whether DeSoto County voters will be able to see it on their television screens or on their computer or smartphone screens remains to be determined.
Led by a drummer dressed in Revolutionary War attire, an honor guard presents the colors for the eighth annual Memorial Day service at Blocker Cemetery in Olive Branch. The tribute program is presented by the Knights of Columbus and this year made special notice of the women who served in th…
From left, Northwest Mississippi Association of Realtors (NWMAR) Leadership Class members Joyce Moore, Krista Golightly, Amy Clark, Susan Lee, Beth Gardner with Hunger 2 Hope, along with Class members Patsherette Gordon, Shelly Capps, and Eden Tagle present a donation in the amount of $1,38…
Results of the initial testing of third graders in Mississippi for reading assessment have been released. While most youngsters were able to score past a higher bar set for them this year to be promoted to fourth grade, there are some who hoped they were able to achieve the needed scores on …
According to the latest information, DeSoto County remained one of the Mississippi counties with the lowest unemployment rates among the 82 counties in the Magnolia State.
There is a need for more workforce training programs in Northwest Mississippi, according to the president of Northwest Mississippi Community College (NWCC), and the school is in the early stages toward fulfilling that need.
The DeSoto County Republican Women (DCRW) gave the House of Grace a $500 donation at its meeting on Thursday, May 16 at the M.R. Davis Public Library in Southaven. From left are DCRW president Ashleigh Parker, Lorine Cady with the House of Grace, along with Melissa Dabar and Bettye Van Vulpe…
Southaven aldermen have planned two meetings for next week, due to high school graduations requiring some members of the board to not be able to attend the regularly scheduled Tuesday session.