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A man and woman were captured in Hernando outside a lawyer's office after Walls Police gave chase following report of a stolen vehicle at Star Landing Road and U.S. 61 about 9:15 a.m. Friday.

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DeSoto County Coroner Jeff Pounders says it's one of the strangest cases he has ever seen, but based on evidence and toxicology results he stands by the official explanation of death by asphyxiation in the case involving a 37 year-old Horn Lake woman on June 2.

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DeSoto County residents may be dealing with a long, hot dry spell but recent heavy rains causing drainage issues have plagued homeowners in all parts of the county.

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DeSoto County Sheriff's investigators have charged Mario Stevenson with capital murder in the death of Lashanda Otis, whose body was found next to a burning vehicle along a rural roadside on May 1.

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Rubye Norvell is the only individual in her small retirement community in Olive Branch who was alive the same year that the Titanic sailed and sank to the ocean floor.

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Hernando Director of Planning Jared Darby is leaving his post after more than five years in helping to plan and steer the growth of one of Mississippi's fastest-growing cities.

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The City of Hernando recognized eight competitive soccer teams during Tuesday night's city board meeting and a recreational youth sport that has exploded during the past five years.

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The highly-acclaimed Broadway musical "The Music Man" has proved to be a family favorite since debuting onstage nearly a half-century ago.

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Northpoint Christian School in Southaven has named Lisa Biglane as Director of Marketing and Communications for the school.

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Residents in rural, unincorporated DeSoto County will have the opportunity this fall to receive curbside recycling, effective Oct. 1, following approval Monday of a six-year contract by the DeSoto County Board of Supervisors to garbage/recycling provider Waste Pro.

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Jadarrius Hodges and his teammate Kedarius Harris are headed to the USA World Powerlifting Meet in September with their eyes firmly fixed on the prize of becoming the best powerlifters in their class in the entire world.

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Schools offer more hours for registration

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Packed audiences at two separate charrettes or presentations on the proposed upscale Hernando West development, north and west of historic downtown Hernando, gives Hernando West principal Steven Katz encouragement the real estate deal his company made back in 2005-06 will at last bear fruit.

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Historic cemetery in danger of losing access.

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DeSoto County finds ways to stay out of hot summer temperatures.

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Hernando aldermen Monday reconvened a recessed meeting to make appointments to the Hernando City Planning and Election Commissions.

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Hernando aldermen are set to reconvene a recessed meeting Monday morning which was carried over from last week's contentious city board meeting.

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A youngster from DeSoto County has died as a result of a Thursday traffic accident in Marshall County. 

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A World War II veteran on a new mission to help the tax bills of his war brethren will have to appeal to people in Jackson to get his point across, according to DeSoto County officials. 

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Fireworks — and not the powder kind — erupted at the first meeting conducted by Hernando Mayor Tom Ferguson over his wishes to be able to review city employees before making board appointments or reappointments.

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DeSoto County's total assessed value has increased to nearly $1.8 billion, DeSoto County Tax Assessor Parker Pickle told DeSoto County Supervisors at their meeting Wednesday.

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There is a train of specially-equipped little red wagons that leads down the halls and around the corner of hospital corridors at Methodist Le Bonheur Children's Hospital in Memphis.

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Sizing up the overflow crowd that gathered inside the newly-proclaimed Marjorie L. Williams Board Room at Hernando City Hall Sunday, Hernando's new chief executive, Mayor Tom Ferguson, smiled broadly as friends, family and supporters filled the first several rows of seats.

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For 15 years, some special youngsters in DeSoto County have had at least one week during the summer to especially look forward to.

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Longtime DeSoto County Sheriff's Department deputy and bailiff Andrew Miller has hung up his holster and turned in his badge.

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Longtime DeSoto County Sheriff's Department deputy and bailiff Andrew Miller has hung up his holster and turned in his badge.

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Outgoing Hernando Mayor Chip Johnson received a long line of visitors stopping by to bid the three-term mayor goodbye on Friday. Johnson was first elected as alderman in 2001 and was first elected mayor in 2005. He served in that capacity until 2017. With Johnson are Valerie and Cory Donnell…

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As Diane and R.G. Moore glance south from the new Veterans Park under construction, the giant American flag atop Landers Center waves briskly in the light summer breeze.

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Hernando Police were busy Wednesday reviewing video evidence and other related photos in the smash and grab at Walmart early Monday.

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The swearing-in of the newly-elected Board of Aldermen and new Hernando Mayor Tom Ferguson is set for 2 p.m. Sunday, July 2 at Hernando City Hall, 475 West Commerce St. in Hernando.

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County supervisors eye ways to save on utility costs.  

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The nation's independence will be celebrated across DeSoto County in spectacular fashion beginning this week and next.

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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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