Since coming into office in 2013, Southaven Mayor Darren Musselwhite has taken great pride in the fact that the City of Southaven has become more transparent in its governance and operations.
The curtain goes up Friday for "The Diary of Anne Frank," a classic award-winning drama based on the life of Jewish Dutch teenager Anne Frank, one of the more anticipated shows of the season by DeSoto Family Theatre.
DeSoto County government has joined an area-wide effort to better serve businesses by supporting the DeSoto Economic Development Council's effort to establish a regional workforce training center in the county.
The bodies of two men pulled from the burning remains of a charred home in the 3500 block of Wren Cove in the Eudora area Saturday morning have been sent for autopsy at the Mississippi State Crime Laboratory in Jackson.
Representatives of the Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) have taken to the road in recent weeks to hear from educators, parents, and others about how it plans to improve an already improving state school system.
A plan by telecom infrastructure firm Mobilitie for a 120-foot tower on county right of way at the busy College Road and Craft Road intersection, and possibly two other sites, generated some negative signals from DeSoto Supervisors.
A gift is something that brings joy to a person's life or is transformative in nature to make a person's life better or more enjoyable. It's the act of giving that also brings joy to both giver and recipient.
The Hope Center in Horn Lake and the Michael Douglas Youth Foundation are sponsoring the Harlem Legends "Hoops and Health" Celebrity Basketball Show on Oct. 22 featuring fun, prizes and family entertainment, according to Stacey Dodd with the Hope Center in Horn Lake.
What began as a festival to celebrate the music, heritage and great food of the DeSoto County seat of Hernando a decade and a half ago has blossomed into a full-blown Mid-South extravaganza with marquee musical names in the line-up, championship barbecue and great fun.
The Water Tower Festival and the Front Porch Jubilee are combining efforts to make this weekend a memorable, musical affair with two nights of festivities this year, both Friday and Saturday evening and daytime activities both days.
DeSoto County's oldest civic club, the Rotary Club of Hernando, celebrated its 80th anniversary Wednesday with a retrospective look at the contributions the club has made during the past eight decades.
Hernando Aldermen heard a flow of traffic concerns on historic Elm Street from residents including local attorney Amy Brown, who suggested solutions in the form of "traffic calming" approaches.
For the past 14 years, the Living Waters Mission, a lifesaving mission in rural Honduras supported by Rotary Clubs here, has provided clean drinking water to thousands of people in that poverty-stricken area of Central America.
Travis Wammack is considered "musical royalty," by Rock N' Roll standards, a former child prodigy who is still rocking at almost 72 years young, a pioneering guitarist who has influenced a "Who's Who" in rock, blues and soul during his six decades touring the globe.
Kathryn Cavitt was all smiles Thursday as fellow students, teachers and school administrators took note of her selection as a National Merit Scholar Semifinalist, one of 11 across the DeSoto County School District.
Kristin Warren has spent her life traveling on a higher plane and as the daughter of a flight attendant and the owner of a local trucking company, the Hernando resident has always known she would be "going places."
Through action-splashed panels and heart-felt spoken words, books are more alive than ever, as two free programs this month at the Hernando Public Library will show.
(Editor’s note: Jon Bell is a Hernando native and is currently a student at the University of Memphis. Bell also covers high school football for the DeSoto Times-Tribune. Last month, Bell was one of a group of 13 Memphis students to take part in assisting the Olympic News Service report on t…
Presiding over flood donation efforts are, from left to right, Robert W. Carter (Renasant Branch manager), Maddie Sowell, and Kathy Young (Renasant Bank). On August 22, Renasant Bank in Hernando began taking donations for the victims of the recent Louisiana flooding. Carter was contacted by …
The group working to turn the area in front of the Landers Center and DeSoto County Convention and Visitors Bureau/Tourism Association headquarters into a park honoring American veterans is about one-third of the way toward meeting its goal to make the park a reality.
Officials with the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) say they are set to begin an improvement project aimed at relieving congestion where traffic from I-55 leaves the interstate to enter Hernando.
Journalist and author Tom Brokaw is set to kick off the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi's first "Delta Conversation" at the Grammy Museum on the campus of Delta State University on Sept. 30.
Described as a "tough teddy bear" and "soft-hearted," John E. Phillips, the longtime owner/partner of Brantley-Phillips Funeral Home in Hernando, has died at the age of 90.
A career firefighter who previously served on the Southaven city board and an Army National Guard veteran are vying to fill an open seat on the Southaven Board of Aldermen. The election is Tuesday.
Hernando aldermen approved a Fiscal Year 2017 budget of about $19 million in total expenditures that includes 2 percent cost-of-living raises for all city workers and an increase in the allocation for the Hernando Public Library. Aldermen also reset a public hearing on the proposed Parkview …
The latest suspected heroin death in DeSoto County occurred on Thursday, one of many heroin overdose deaths in a county which now has the dubious distinction of ranking No. 1 in heroin-related overdose deaths statewide.
DeSoto County is continuing brisk housing activity, as measured by single-family building permits, subdivision approvals and rezoning applications, that point to continued economic recovery.
The DeSoto Board of Supervisors recently gave the go-ahead for development of proposed signs for the County Courthouse in Hernando as part of a $20,000 regional grant to develop the First Contact Historical Trail that traces European explorers' initial encounters with Native Americans in Nor…
Bringing people together by sitting down and breaking bread and having fellowship is the aim of the inaugural "1Hernando Community Music & Family festival this Saturday on the front lawn of the First Presbyterian Church in Hernando.
The long-awaited, massive Hernando West residential development, which promises to change the face of the city across 1,139 acres, got final approval this week from the Board of Aldermen for a seven-lot Phase I start on the northwest corner of West Commerce Street and Elm Street near the squ…
Gratefulness is sometimes shown by a good meal and DeSoto County Shriners and Masons recently took that avenue to show appreciation to the county’s defenders of the law and public safety.
Authorities over the weekend released the names of three people charged in connection with a carjacking that resulted in a high-speed chase through DeSoto County before ending south of Grenada on Friday.
The new school year has gotten off on a winning note as the 2015 State Championship Hernando High School Marching Band takes to the field, the second year in a row to claim the coveted title.