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The DeSoto County Board of Education approved its $310 million-dollar budget at a recessed meeting Thursday as Mississippi's largest district prepares for the new school year ahead.

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DeSoto County seat hosts statewide Realtors event

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Johnson, Lauderdale completed city official terms.

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The Baddour Center has received a $3,500 grant from the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi to help some special people "sail" towards success in life.

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Drivers along I-55 in DeSoto County, especially those who travel at night, will need to be aware of new roadwork expected to start next week that may impact their traveling.

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It's a treat to see your organization's name illuminated in the marquee lights of New York City.

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The Mississippi Association of Secondary School Principals (MASSP) this week selected principal Lewisburg High School Principal Chris Fleming as its 2017 Mississippi High School Principal of the Year.

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The DeSoto County School District (DCS) expects to operate next year within the same tax structure that it functioned under in the current fiscal year that ends June 30.

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U.S. Rep. Trent Kelly, R-Mississippi, who represents DeSoto County and the First Congressional District, was not injured in an early Wednesday morning attack at a suburban Washington D.C. baseball practice field.

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Glynn Cyprien, Head Coach of the Memphis Hustle, the Grizzlies' NBA D-League team, to be christened a G-League team with sponsorship by drinkmaker Gatorade, said basetball fans are in for a treat when the team hits the hardwood in November.

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The DeSoto County Board of Supervisors recently honored the Lions Clubs of DeSoto County in celebration of the Lions Club International's 100th anniversary and recognizing the efforts of the clubs to restoring the sight and hearing of individuals in the Mid-South.

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The DeSoto County Board of Supervisors recently awarded Sarah Elizabeth Fiveash a $500 scholarship, through the Mississippi Association of Supervisors and the DeSoto County Board of Supervisors.

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When you ask young children what they want to be when they grow up, you will often hear responses like "police officer," "firefighter," or a variety of other first responder careers. 

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If you're traveling through DeSoto County, you might be surprised to find somebody famous walked your way at one time or another.

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Gospel singer Phillis McKinney with the McKinney Family & friends gospel group were among the musical guests on the historic DeSoto County Courthouse lawn during a recent lineup of artists.

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On a municipal election night in DeSoto County that offered few dramatics, Horn Lake voters Tuesday provided the most excitement in making a historic move to its city Board of Aldermen.

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Hernando aldermen Tuesday debated a possible change in local liquor laws that would allow restaurants to begin serving alcohol and mixed drinks as early as 11 a.m. on Sundays, rather than 1 p.m., which is currently the law on the books in the DeSoto County seat.

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DeSoto County Schools Monday announced at its regular school board meeting new administrative assignments as the district moves closer to having all of its principal positions filled for the new school year.

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Polls are open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. in all five of DeSoto County's municipalities for today's general election.

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Visitors from the south central Mississippi city of Laurel took in the sights and sounds of the DeSoto County seat of Hernando this past week and loved very minute of it, according to the tour's organizer.

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Susannah Neel was awarded the Josh Ose Memorial Scholarship for this year by Josh's parents, Ross and Sissy Ose of Hernando. On September 20, 2010, Josh was killed in action while defending our country. Every year this scholarship, held by the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi, i…

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Summer, for many students, is a time for relaxing, spending time at the pool/lake/beach, maybe going to a camp or two, working a part time job, or taking a few classes. Not for Collyn Taylor of Hernando. She is spending her summer traveling thousands of miles, rehearsing more than 650 hours,…

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Polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Tuesday across DeSoto County for the general election of municipal officials in all five of the county's municipalities.

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A motorcycle and a van collided near Landers Center late Wednesday, leaving two dead.

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When a group of elite seniors from DeSoto County Schools walked across the stage to receive their diplomas, they wore sky blue cords to signify they are a part of the Superintendent's Youth Leadership Council (SYLC).

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Being ranked as Mississippi's No. 1-ranked certified farmers market, the Hernando Farmers' Market is also ranked 30th in the nation by the American Farmland Trust.

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Being ranked as Mississippi's No. 1-ranked certified farmers market, the Hernando Farmers' Market is also ranked 30th in the nation by the American Farmland Trust.

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Patriots, just like America's veterans, come in all sizes, shapes and colors — just ask Brandon Martinez, who is the Commanding Officer for Horn Lake High School's U.S. Marine Corps JROTC.

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Five thousand miles from the cotton fields of the Mississippi Delta, two American tourists from DeSoto County paused to pay their respects to two fallen brothers who were laid to rest in the Luxembourg American Cemetery, located in Hamm, Luxembourg City, in the country of Luxembourg.

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Kroger Delta Division Pharmacies and the State of Mississippi jointly announced today plans to make lifesaving medication available to families of individuals who have opioid addictions and face the ever-present dangers and potential of overdose situations.

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Last week, two Chihuahua puppies were surrendered to the DeSoto County Animal Shelter and the individuals who brought them to the shelter claimed that the mother dog was ignoring the puppies and refused to feed them. Unable to find another dog in the shelter who was willing to feed the two, …

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Absentee voting continues at your local City Hall in all five municipalities in DeSoto County ahead of the June 6 general election.

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The recent 2017 DeSoto County Hunger Summit, sponsored by the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi, highlighted the fact that nutritious food is not often as readily available to some individuals as it is others.

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World champion pit master Melissa Cookston, owner of the Memphis Barbecue Co. in Horn Lake and Steak by Melissa in Southaven, took home another trophy from the Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest this past weekend.

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A pair of pioneering educators passed on to their next heavenly assignments after giving a lifetime of service to education and the greater DeSoto County community.

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Plowing into winning essays on soil allowed students across DeSoto County to dig into facts both fun and fearful.

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Hernando High School senior Malorie Arton has signed a cheerleading scholarship to the University of Memphis. Seated from left are Brandi Arton, Malorie Arton and Ryan Arton. Standing from left are athletic director David Lara, Memphis cheerleading coach Joe Arkansas, Hernando sponsor Erin M…

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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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The way zoning laws are designed in Hernando and most cities in Mississippi, applicants applying for a zoning change are given a broad set of permissible uses for property they have purchased and plan to develop.

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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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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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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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While the city of Hernando will be saying goodbye to longtime Mayor Chip Johnson at City Hall as a result of Tuesday's primary, there's a new, yet familiar face coming aboard in July as At-large Alderman, replacing the retiring Sam Lauderdale.

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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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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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With about $406,000 available in the city budget, Hernando aldermen OK'd street overlays for 2017 for as many as 21 sections. Advertising for bids was authorized, with work expected to be done this summer.

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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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