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The dog days of summer may be over but canine lovers across DeSoto County still love to parade their pooches around in style.

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A hung jury has resulted in the murder trial of 29 year-old Quinton V. Tellis in the murder of Jessica Chambers of Courtland.

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DeSoto County Supervisors Monday approved sending in a request to the Mississippi Department of Transportation for State Aid Road funds to help with phases of a long-stalled Holly Springs Road project that would elevate bridges above 100-year flood levels and potentially stabilize erosion in…

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The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) Monday reported two new human cases of the West Nile Virus, including one new case in DeSoto County. 

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State Rep. Robert Foster Thursday enjoyed watching youngsters race around and enjoy the Cedar Hill Farm attraction he owns and operates south of Hernando off U.S. Highway 51. 

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Testimony Wednesday in the trial of a man charged in the burning death of 19-year-old Jessica Chambers on Dec. 6, 2014 was hard to hear and family members wept as photos and diagrams of Jessica Chambers were introduced in the courtroom as evidence.

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The increasing popularity of craft beer is giving a DeSoto County service club the opportunity to tap into the growing trend and aid two projects that promote their credo, “Service above self.” 

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The pumpkins are in — and it looks like this year will be a bumper crop for Clayton Farms, the Cockrum-based farm that produces sweet potatoes, pumpkins and even muscadine grapes sold at the Hernando Farmers Market each Saturday by longtime producer Ronald Clayton.

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Children are the the world's most precious resource but all too often their lives are adversely affected by sexual and emotional abuse.

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The Arc Northwest Mississippi hosted its Boots and BBQ fundraiser Saturday night at the Red Barn, located at 5050 Highway 304 West of Hernando. A packed house enjoyed food presented by John Woods’ First Choice Catering and then took part in a live and silent auction, as well as other activit…

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The DeSoto County Veterans Park, adjacent to the DeSoto County Visitors Center and Landers Center nearby, is being dedicated Saturday morning at 10 a.m. with much fanfare.

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The lasting legacy that Noah Costa gave to those around him was a sense of fun and adventure and a willingness to share that free-wheeling spirit with others.

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Dawn Edwards, Jesse Dement and Sidney O'Bryant with the Hernando Main Street/Chamber of Commerce check off a list of things to do in preparation of Saturday's Water Tower Festival on the historic square. The Water Tower 10K begins at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start. Registration is at 6:30 a.m. …

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A woman flipped her vehicle along U.S. Hwy. 51 around 10:30 a.m. Thursday after striking a Mississippi Department of Transportation bush hog tractor.

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The much-anticipated McIngvale Road Extension from Interstate 269 to Byhalia Road to Green T could begin as early as next summer, said Hernando City Engineer Joe Frank Lauderdale.

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Hernando aldermen voted Tuesday to increase water rates on city customers by 26 percent in a bid to make needed repairs on the city's aging water system and stay ahead of rising costs for maintenance and future upgrades.

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The Grinch hasn’t stolen Christmas from needy youngsters who benefit from the Toys for Tots program in DeSoto County and the Mid-South, but it’s still on his mind to do.

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A woman from Nesbit has died after being struck by a vehicle in Alabama.

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An escapee from the Coahoma County Jail facing rape and murder charges was captured Tuesday evening in Horn Lake.

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Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley heard complaints from telecommunications customers and those wanting improved service along with residents wishing to have natural gas availability.

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In a surprise move, the DeSoto County Election Commissioners Monday requested to scrub or cancel the Special Election scheduled for Nov. 7, due to the fact only one candidate qualified to run for the Office of Circuit Court Judge, County Court Judge and Prosecuting Attorney.

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Abel Albonetti, who grew up in Eudora, never played sports because he was home schooled. But, where an organized athletic program wasn’t available, Albonetti filled the void himself to become one of the top bodybuilders around, in demand by fitness companies willing to send him worldwide to …

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A rural DeSoto County woman reportedly used her firearm skills to defend her home early Friday morning, wounding a man she may have thought was a burglar, although it is still unclear if the person shot was indeed trying to forcibly enter the home. 

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Musician and attorney Steven Pittman and his dedicated group of volunteers are ginning up plenty of excitement and great music at the third annual Front Porch Jubilee this Saturday at the historic Clifton Cotton Gin in Hernando.

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A new pavilion at Hernando High School that will double as an outdoor classroom for students as well as a gathering place for alumni and other groups, was dedicated by school officials and faculty Tuesday, along with members of the Leadership DeSoto team that helped shape and fund it.

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DeSoto County officials are making a major push for residents in unincorporated areas to sign up for curbside recycling, which is being offered to rural residents for the first time in the county's history.

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DeSoto County officials are making a major push for residents in unincorporated areas to sign up for curbside recycling, which is being offered to rural residents for the first time in the county's history.

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There still is something to be said about being in the “right place at the right time,” and in the case of an emergency medical situation in Hernando this week, it was also “with the right skills.”

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Hernando Mayor Tom Ferguson, as an airline captain and pilot, no doubt is used to delivering special packages, as in people and cargo. Ferguson’s past has also included time flying a crop-duster airplane to deliver important crop protection products to fields for area farmers.

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DeSoto County's $150 million wastewater treatment system is often seen as the catalyst behind the explosive growth in Mississippi's fastest-growing county.

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A 66-acre tract at the intersection of U.S. Hwy. 51, Interstate 55 and Interstate 269 had been eyed as an ideal spot for the tree-shaded campus of a national corporate headquarters.

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The City of Hernando and Hernando Excel By 5 are hosting their fourth annual Children's Health Fair this Saturday, Sept. 23 for children ages birth to age 19 to provide basic health information for the community.

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Olive Branch Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Vickie DuPree and her staff that daily promotes the city this week just got a new project put on them that they are very happy to complete.

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Hernando Mayor Tom Ferguson, as an airline captain and pilot, no doubt is used to delivering special packages, as in people and cargo. Ferguson’s past has also included time flying a crop-duster airplane to deliver important crop protection products to fields for area farmers.

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With an eye towards future growth and rising costs, Hernando aldermen Tuesday approved an automatic water rate hike for residents in the amount of up to three percent each year.

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The millions who died in the Holocaust before and during World War II include the haunting faces of children who stare back at the visitor to the Unknown Child Holocaust Exhibit at the DeSoto County Museum like holograms of human beings who met a horrific fate.

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Country music singer Chris Stapleton surprised local volunteers and board members with the Hernando-DeSoto Chapter of Habitat for Humanity with a sizable donation that will enable Habitat to continue its mission of providing affordable housing.

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Hernando Mayor Tom Ferguson and Ginger Britt with the Chief Mussacuna Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution proclaim this week as "Constitution Week" in the DeSoto County seat. Flags were presented to Hernando City Hall and the Hernando Public Library.

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Atmos Energy, United Way and the Boy Scouts at Camp Currier, the weekend retreat for the Chickasaw Council of the Boy Scouts of America, have formed a partnership for the past decade and more.

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Hernando aldermen voted Thursday in a recessed board meeting to increase the city property tax rate by 5.8 mills, the first major increase in the city's ad valorem tax rate in decades.

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Making wishes come true in the lives of critically ill children has been the life's work of people like Kim Terrell of Olive Branch, a former Make-A-Wish program manager.

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Entergy Mississippi has dispatched crews to Texas and Florida in the wake of devastating hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the last of which left more than 7 million without power in the immediate aftermath of the storm.

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A DeSoto County Deputy Sheriff was struck and injured as his patrol car collided with a freight train near Vaiden and McCracken roads in Hernando around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, but has since recovered from his injuries.  

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A total of 19 students from high schools in DeSoto County Schools (DCS) have been named National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) semifinalists. The group is among about 1,600 students selected nationwide for the scholarship program. 

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Shana and Dane Blanchard were on their honeymoon during a dream vacation to the U.S. Virgin Islands when that dream vacation turned into a nightmare in the wake of Hurricane Irma's wrath and fury.

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The Mississippi Department of Health (MSDH) has reported the first case of West Nile Virus found in DeSoto County for 2017. 

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Recent tragic events of children being killed by firearms have again brought forward the need to ensure guns are used properly and with respect, at the same time assuring that weapons are locked and housed in a way that youngsters cannot shoot themselves, or others. 

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DeSoto County taxpayers will not experience a tax increase this year, following action by the DeSoto County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday.

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Members of the DeSoto County Board of Education were reminded during Thursday’s meeting to support the efforts of Olive Branch High School parents contesting the Mississippi High School Activities Association’s (MHSAA) removal of the school’s girls basketball team as 6A state champions, whic…

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This aerial view, provided by the Mississippi Department of Transportation, shows the progress on the Highway 51 Coldwater River Bridge, located south of Hernando. MDOT officials recently said the construction project is ahead of schedule and should be completed by the end of this year, retu…

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Hernando city officials debated how to finance an additional ambulance and crew for the DeSoto County seat during a three-hour meeting Tuesday night.

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