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Like a perfectly-wrapped box of Christmas chocolates placed underneath the tree, the DeSoto Family Theatre production of "Meet Me in St. Louis" is a glittering jewel that needs to be savored and enjoyed.

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DeSoto County authorities are intensifying their search for a hit-and-run driver that left a Hernando man with serious injuries in a Monday afternoon accident along a rural road.

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Center Hill Elementary School fifth-graders, and twins, Jared (left) and Aiden Smalley lead the DeSoto County School District Board of Education meeting in the Pledge of Allegiance on Monday, Dec. 5 in Hernando. Students are routinely asked to start the school board meeting with the pledge.  

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Two people are in custody after a high-speed police chase down Interstate 55 following report of a shoplifting incident at the Southaven Walmart on Monday.

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An influx of runners and their supporters converge on downtown Memphis Saturday morning to run and raise funds for the world-famous St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, a leader in fighting childhood cancer and other diseases. 

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Supporters of the Hernando Dog Park are barking up the right trees, with more than $22,000 raised from an engaged community toward a goal of $25,000 for the long-sought facility's first phase.

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Just one agency remains to complete the "migration" by city and DeSoto County first-response and public service units from an aging radio network to a new, $9 million state-of-the-art communications system from Motorola.

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Looking to highlight successes in public school education over the past year, Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) Supt. Dr. Carey Wright is setting about a statewide tour to a select group of schools that have excelled in the classroom. 

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Three young Tunica farmers, cousins Michael and Patrick Johnson and partner Buddy Allen, show they mean business -- the benevolent business of feeding a need -- by putting their money where their community's hungriest mouths are.

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Circuit Judge Bobby Chamberlin has been declared the winner over Columbus attorney John Brady in a State Supreme Court race that has shifted back and forth district-wide, with Chamberlin pulling out front due to a strong showing in his native DeSoto County and surrounding counties, including…

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Mississippi Supreme Court candidate Judge Bobby Chamberlin is aiming to make history as only the second native DeSoto Countian to serve on the Mississippi Supreme Court, should he be elected in next Tuesday's run-off election.

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Operators of a proposed Mississippi Royals youth baseball training facility struck out with the DeSoto Board of Supervisors, who sided with residents worried about traffic and noise in the agriculture-zoned area at 100 Malone Road S. near Hernando.

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Four people were shot and a man later arrested after an incident east of Hernando Wednesday evening.

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As a great-grandmother who looks after several grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Mittie Armistead, 70, said the food and household items she receives from the Interfaith Food Pantry housed on the campus of the First Presbyterian Church in Hernando is a blessing.

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Despite recent rainfall, a total of 52 of the state's 82 counties, including DeSoto, remain under a statewide burn ban, which can only be lifted by Gov. Phil Bryant.

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At the finish line of Saturday's race, coming in a winner for Dachshund mixes Piper and Pippi means more than placing first, second or third. It means finding a loving home.

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A shoebox from the back of an 18-wheeler parked in the parking lot of Parkway Baptist Church in Hernando just might be destined for hurricane-ravaged Haiti or war-torn Iraq or Afghanistan.

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The DeSoto County Board of Supervisors greeted the new head librarian of the busy Hernando branch, Jesse Pool, and will welcome a new bridge next year with replacement of an aging span on Meadowbrook Road in the Horn Lake area.

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Young children are often described by their mothers as being “perfect in every way.” 

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The DeSoto County Regional Utility Authority's Fiscal 2016 "true-up," the final adjustment of projected wastewater treatment cost against actual use and cost by DeSoto's five municipalities, will deliver credits for Olive Branch, Hernando and Horn Lake and deficits for Southaven and Walls.

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Belhaven University became the second major sponsor for the 2017 Crystal Ball charitable event. The University, which has locations in Southaven and Memphis, is sponsoring the gala to assist the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi in improving Northwest Mississippi’s quality of life.

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DeSoto County Schools Director of Transportation John Caldwell gave the district’s school board an update on his department during the board’s Thursday meeting in Hernando. 

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DeSoto County Schools Director of Transportation John Caldwell gave the district’s school board an update on his department during the board’s Thursday meeting in Hernando. 

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A DeSoto County Justice Court judge Wednesday remanded the domestic violence case of Heather Fox, a state Republican Party Executive Committee member and DeSoto County Republican Party Executive Committee member who, at one time, was actively involved in the North Mississippi campaign suppor…

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With the clock ticking and unhappy with a proposed redistricting map from consultant Slaughter and Associates of Oxford, Hernando Aldermen, with public input, tackled the map themselves at Tuesday evening's board session.

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FEUER Powertrain North America, Inc. opened its $140 million 156,000 square-foot automotive crankshaft manufacturing facility in Robinsonville Wednesday to much fanfare and accolades from state and local officials in addition to the company's German-based CEO.

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Mississippi Republican State Party Executive Committee member and DeSoto County Republican Executive Committee member Heather Fox's court date for domestic violence is slated for Wednesday in DeSoto County Justice Court.

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Justin Bartley is now 20 but he is just now able to communicate to his parents, Wayne and Carla Bartley of Olive Branch, if he has a headache or stomach ache.

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Just two days away from a day when Americans were able to exercise their voting privilege on Election Day, civil rights icon James Meredith Thursday helped unveil a marker recognizing an event where his march 50 years ago to allow African-Americans the right to vote in Mississippi was halted…

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Cecil Brunson has two Purple Hearts, a Silver Star, a chest full of other medals and a million mental images that still haunt his memory.

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At their most recent session, the DeSoto Board of Supervisors dealt with a range of infrastructure issues, from approving more railroad crossing repairs, anti-erosion work to protect roads and $50 million in bonds for completing the mammoth Interstate 69/269 project, to allowing Southaven to…

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To address concerns while keeping flood rules strict, the DeSoto Board of Supervisors recently approved two changes in the Flood Prevention Ordinance.

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The highest-ranking elected official in charge of overseeing elections in the state of Mississippi gave the Tuesday night process high praise during a visit to Olive Branch the day after the votes were counted. 

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The DeSoto County School District (DCS) Board of Education is welcoming a new face to the board in January, with Tuesday’s election putting newcomer Michele Henley on the five-person board that oversees Mississippi’s largest school district.

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DNA samples from the remains of a person discovered in a shallow grave in Southaven have helped positively identify the individual, DeSoto County Coroner Jeff Pounders said Wednesday.

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A group of 25 special education teachers in the DeSoto County School District Friday afternoon received iPads from the Arc Northwest Mississippi. The teachers are shown with DCS Supt. Cory Uselton and Arc Northwest Mississippi Executive Director Rebecca Treadway. The instructors went through…

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Pastor Ray Johnson with the Spirit Church in Olive Branch leads a flock made up of black and white, Democrats, Republicans and independents.

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One of the most contentious national elections in American history will be culminated today with the choosing of the country's next President along with the down ballot consisting of state and local offices.

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If you enjoy British comedy combined with the elegance of the bygone Victorian era, you will love Northpoint Christian School's upcoming production of the Oscar Wilde classic, "The Importance of Being Earnest," which runs Nov. 17-19 in the Northpoint Christian School's Performing Arts Center…

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For the second time in two weeks, a major traffic tie-up was caused by a hazardous spill on Interstate 55, according to state and local authorities.

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One of the most pivotal moments in the American Civil Rights struggle occurred in Hernando on June 6, 1966 when James Meredith, the first African-American man who successfully integrated the University of Mississippi, was ambushed by a would-be assassin and gunned down near Hernando.

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In education, teachers get seemingly giddy and ecstatic when they receive extra money they can use to better enhance their students’ educational experience. 

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n a unanimous vote, 6-0, Hernando Aldermen on Tuesday night rejected a rezoning amendment to allow the controversial Parkview senior-living community after hearing from area neighbors concerned about residential density per acre, rental units, traffic and diminution of property values.

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