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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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For the fifth year, a DeSoto County hospital plans to open its doors to expectant parents seeking answers to questions about the process of pregnancy and delivery of a healthy baby. 

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Listed below are the contested races in tonight's municipal Republican primary elections around DeSoto County. Polls closed at 7 p.m. This page will be updated as results come in. Races where there was no opposition or just one candidate on the ballot will not be included in this list. 

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Few details were immediately available, but DeSoto County Sheriff’s Department officials are investigating the death of a woman found with a gunshot wound to her head inside a burning vehicle.

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Polls are open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. today for primary elections in DeSoto County's five municipalities as each party nominee advances to the June 6 general election.

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Polls are open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. today for primary elections in DeSoto County's five municipalities as each party nominee advances to the June 6 general election.

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Having stood since the 1960s on the Alley Ballard property at 2830 Old Highway 304, the old barn had for years begun to fall apart.  

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The choral musical program created by the husband and wife duo of Reese Norris and wife Joelle will celebrate the comprehensive musical program's fifth anniversary in style this Saturday, May 6 with a 3 p.m. free concert at Brown Missionary Baptist Church in Southaven.

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More than 144 golfers — a full field — representing 36 teams came out to play a little golf at the Club at North Creek and soak up a little sunshine while investing in children who are often never given a second chance in life.

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A trip to Washington and another to Jackson were gainful for DeSoto County, as congressional officials assured that infrastructure, flood prevention and workforce development would be top priorities, and Keep Mississippi Beautiful and Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves lauded Keep DeSoto Beautiful over a …

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It seems to be almost like “preaching to the choir” when it comes to touting the strength of the DeSoto County School District’s (DCS) educational program, but a recent report provides more national confirmation of how schools in the district are viewed elsewhere.

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The Stars and Stripes are about to have a brand new look in front of a number of DeSoto County Schools buildings. The Felix LaBauve Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution has donated 12 large 5-by-8-foot American flags to the district. Nicole Smith, left, and Sandy Brent, right,…

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Horn Lake mayoral candidate Michael Guice, standing, addresses issues during a recent forum of Republican mayoral candidates held in the Olive Branch Municipal Court chambers. Other candidates who attended and spoke at the forum are, from left, Hernando Mayor Chip Johnson, moderator and form…

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Longtime former DeSoto County Supervisor Gene Thach, who died Tuesday at age 87, is remembered as a visionary who foresaw the explosive growth in Mississippi's fastest-growing county of DeSoto.

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It was a case of Mother Nature versus Mother Earth.

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First Regional Library Executive Director Ed Hughes is turning a page in his long career as a library director both here in Mississippi and elsewhere as he begins a new chapter in his life.

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DeSoto County and the municipalities seek more helping hands to get a grip on refuse and rubbish for the annual weeklong Spring Cleanup starting Saturday, April 29, and beyond. "We're really in need of more volunteers," said Supervisor Bill Russell of Walls. The blight fight kicks off with C…

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More at-risk youths being served and added efforts to tap area resources pleased DeSoto Supervisors who heard the latest report on the county's four-year NFusion program through a $4 million grant.

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Just having hope is enough to sustain life in most dire circumstances and in other cases, hope can enable an individual to not merely survive but thrive.

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Law enforcement officials Thursday identified the two men arrested as part of a pursuit in Marshall County that later ended near the county line in DeSoto County. 

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With a diverse cast comprised of more than 56 area children, aged 5 to 16, the DeSoto Family Theatre production of Broadway's "The Lion King Jr." is being staged in this area for the very first time, according to director Whitney Branan, herself a Broadway actress and Memphis native.

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A trip to Washington and another to Jackson were gainful for DeSoto County, as congressional officials assured that infrastructure, flood prevention and workforce development would be top priorities, and Keep Mississippi Beautiful and Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves lauded Keep DeSoto Beautiful over a …

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When one hears the word "summit," the image of foreign leaders from many different countries converging on one spot comes to mind.

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Following denials in 1984 and 1985 of conditional use applications to the Board of Adjustment for a country store at the site, the DeSoto County Board of Supervisors on Monday rejected rezoning sought for the same purpose by the owner of the 2.87-acre property in the Cockrum area.

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The DeSoto Board of Supervisors warmed to a plan by Sheriff Bill Rasco for a helicopter swap, thanks to an unfreezing by President Donald Trump of a Department of Defense program put on hold two years ago by then-President Barack Obama.

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First Regional Library joined libraries in schools, campuses and communities nationwide this week in celebrating the many ways libraries are transforming their communities every day through the services and invaluable expertise they offer.

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In a ceremony in his office at the Mississippi State Capitol, Gov. Phil Bryant signed into law the ABLE Act which allows for the establishment of tax-free 529 accounts for disabled individuals.

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It was like it was the Rio Olympics 2016 revisited on the DeSoto Central High School track Wednesday morning, beginning with all of the pomp and pageantry that could rival that of the Olympic Games Opening Ceremonies. 

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