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Hernando aldermen approved rezoning for a tightly-compacted upscale community off Memphis Street — with greenspace amenities — Tuesday over and above the objections of one alderman who argued the R-10 zoning classification wasn't allowed under the city's development plan, a guide or blueprin…

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DeSoto County Sheriff's Department Detective Greg Horton (second from right), who is also assigned to the U.S. Secret Service Task Force, has earned an award as one of the top 10 Computer Forensic Examiners in the United States for 2016-17. Special Agent Jim Hawkins (second from left) made t…

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For as many times as Holly Springs Road has held the top spot on the DeSoto County Board of Supervisors 15-year Road Project List, one might think the project would be well under way by now.

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Longtime Road Department employee, Dewayne Hall, center, (fifth from left) was honored recently for his 21 years of service to DeSoto County. Making the presentation was DeSoto County Assistant Road Manager Mike Kennedy. Looking on, are, from left, DeSoto County Sheriff Bill Rasco; District …

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Pat Sylvester, principal investigator for NFusion, a federal and state program aimed at improving the lives and educational opportunities of youth, is targeting its message to the public at large and families who might not be aware of the program's existence.

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The 2+2 Program at Northwest Mississippi Community College DeSoto Center and the University of Mississippi - DeSoto sponsored an Education Night at the Jan. 27 Memphis Hustle game. Students from the partner institutions were recognized throughout the game, as well as students from DeSoto Cou…

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Actress and Mississippi native Sela Ward championed the plight of abused and neglected children in her home state with an impassioned plea for ordinary Mississippians to become involved in transforming lives of the most vulnerable citizens from a state of despair to one of success.

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As volunteers from the Crystal Ball gathered around a horse-drawn carriage that looks as if it could have carried Cinderella to the ball, their sights were set on welcoming a Hollywood princess to the glittering affair, set for Saturday at the Arena at Southaven.

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Diane Horne, a member of the Elizabeth Tilley Chapter of the Colonial Dames of the XVII Century recently presented a check for postage to deliver boxes of items for military service men and women who are serving overseas from Mississippi.Horne has compiled more than 140 hours, sorting and pa…

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The DeSoto County Board of Supervisors met briefly Tuesday and then abruptly adjourned the meeting to next Monday at 9 a.m. due to ice and snow and inclement weather which was expected for the remainder of the week.

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The DeSoto County School District Board of Education is moving forward on new board policies that put in writing qualifications for being the superintendent of the state’s largest school district, administrative hiring, graduation requirements and notifying the public about when regular boar…

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Welcome to the world of sniffling, sneezing and wheezing, as DeSoto County has joined much of the United States in suffering the past few weeks with influenza, more commonly called the flu.

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