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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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The bountiful harvest of "the Good Earth" will be celebrated with Earth Day 2017 in DeSoto County, slated for Saturday, April 22.

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When you first meet the current Miss Mississippi under the Miss America program Laura Lee Lewis, you are obviously struck by her beauty and her vivaciousness. Many people who meet her, however, don’t know her real story and the struggles and obstacles she has overcome to get where she is today. 

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At the age of 89, U.S. Army World War II veteran Robert Brooks had lived a long life after serving his country as a member of "America's Greatest Generation."

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Veteran attorney and former Horn Lake Municipal Judge James E. "Jim" Holland took the oath as DeSoto County Prosecutor, taking praise for his experience and long public service and accepting the challenge of a daunting Justice Court caseload that requires rigorous attention to the demands of…

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Civil rights icon James Meredith and students from across the Mid-South were honored during the third annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Prayer and Scholarship Brunch at Brown Missionary Baptist Church on Saturday.

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The DeSoto County School District recently received the bad news from state officials that money to fund education was being reduced even more that what it had previously expected.

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A 40-year-old man whose body was discovered floating in a rural pond near Walls has been identified as Willie Brown of Memphis, according to DeSoto County Coroner Jeff Pounders.

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DeSoto County authorities discovered the body of a man in a rural pond in the Walls area on Tuesday. The body has not yet been identified.

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These early-bird members of the DeSoto Board of Supervisors didn't want any worms — instead, they got rides to Murfreesboro in Middle Tennessee after a 6 a.m. meeting this past Tuesday.

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Taking a welcome time out from budgets, bids, road projects and other matter-of-fact matters, the DeSoto Board of Supervisors offered full-court praise for the state champion Olive Branch High girls' basketball team with two Resolutions of Appreciation.

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Taking a welcome time out from budgets, bids, road projects and other matter-of-fact matters, the DeSoto Board of Supervisors offered full-court praise for the state champion Olive Branch High girls' basketball team with two Resolutions of Appreciation.

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Mark "Oz" Geist, author of the bestselling book, "13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Happened in Benghazi," shared his harrowing account of mounting a defense and rescue operation as a CIA contractor in that Libyan stronghold to a standing-room only crowd of more than 400 persons this past…

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DeSoto County and its cities, through membership in the six-state Interstate 69 Mid-Continent Coalition, back a state-federal application for $85.2 million for Fiscal 2017 to extend I-69 in the county, and welcome reported progress along the corridor.

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From planting daffodil bulbs on the courthouse square to singing Christmas carols to the elderly to imparting the importance of recycling, and doing more, much more, the Hernando Mayor's Youth Council members give back to their community. The high schoolers' high energy is born of the firm b…

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Canine officers and their dogs from around the state gathered in Southaven this past week in their efforts to improve training and practice skills in combatting crime.

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The gavel has fallen on the 2017 session of the Mississippi Legislature, although there is anticipation of a special session later this spring in order to pass budgets for the attorney general's office and the Department of Transportation.

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A weekend trip to New Orleans, La. by a DeSoto County Schools music organization has a greater purpose than just performing and being critiqued by the experts. This trip has been six years in the making and one item they will play is meant to advocate and educate.

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The Magnolia State is celebrating its 200th birthday this year and DeSoto County, along with sister counties across the region, are planning a host of activities and events to mark the occasion.

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In its third year of offering the ALEC Autism Training to law enforcement and first responders in DeSoto County, the lessons learned from the day-long training are being put to use.

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With a desire to maintain the beauty of DeSoto County and an increase in citizen requests for roadside litter collection, the Board of Supervisors voted on March 20 to hire a Litter Control Operator in the Department of Environmental Services. The Litter Control Operator is tasked with super…

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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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Flying is a breeze — even for a 92-year-old.

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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.

  • By HENRY BAILEY Contributing Writer
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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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Eighty-year-old Harry Grubbs is a cancer survivor — in fact he's not supposed to be here.

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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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A good many things are blooming this time of year, including the arts in DeSoto County.

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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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