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It’s called a “hidden gem,” tucked away in the far reaches of DeSoto County. The Hernando DeSoto River Park west of Lake Cormorant is home to a shelter in front of the lapping waters of the Mississippi River and other amenities for residents and visitors to come watch ships travel Ol’ Man Ri…

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The Northwest Mississippi Association of REALTORS® (NWMAR) held a silent auction and with the proceeds presented a check for $620 to Healing Hearts Child Advocacy Center, which is a non-profit agency that provides a safe and child-friendly space for child victims of abuse and assault to tell…

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The Hernando Optimist Club recently presented a $1,000 check to the Historic DeSoto Foundation and the DeSoto County Museum to assist with the organization’s work in preserving history and educating youth of the area about this region’s important heritage. Youth education is one of the major…

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Pleasant Hill Elementary School students (from left) Maria and Iris Giannini led the DeSoto County School District Board of Education meeting in the Pledge of Allegiance at the board's Nov. 7 meeting in Hernando. Students from district schools are routinely asked to lead the board meeting in…

There is a change in leadership at the top of state government in Jackson with Tuesday’s election of Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves over Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood as the state’s next governor, replacing Phil Bryant, who leaves the office due to term limits.

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Northwest Mississippi Community College’s 2019 Homecoming Court was presented during halftime festivities Oct. 10. Members of the court are (first row, from left) escort Arquavious McKinney, Olive Branch; sophomore maids Hailey Wilson, Potts Camp and Emily Brown, Oxford, representing Lafayet…

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Hernando Middle School sixth-grader Ann Morgan Hasselman led the DeSoto County School District Board of Education board meeting in the Pledge of Allegiance on Oct. 17. District students are routinely asked to begin the board meetings with the Pledge during the school year.

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The DeSoto County Visitors Center, located next to the Landers Center in Southaven, is closed until further notice due to a fire that burned part of the building late Sunday night, Oct. 20. The Visitors Center is the main offices of DeSoto County Tourism and is also located next to the Count…

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Hernando Middle School sixth-grader Ann Morgan Hasselman led the DeSoto County School District Board of Education board meeting in the Pledge of Allegiance on Oct. 17. District students are routinely asked to begin the board meetings with the Pledge during the school year.

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Northwest Mississippi Community College’s 2019 Homecoming Court was presented during halftime festivities Oct. 10. Members of the court are (first row, from left) escort Arquavious McKinney, Olive Branch; sophomore maids Hailey Wilson, Potts Camp and Emily Brown, Oxford, representing Lafayet…

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The Hernando Optimist Club recently presented a $1,000 check to the Historic DeSoto Foundation and the DeSoto County Museum to assist with the organization’s work in preserving history and educating youth of the area about this region’s important heritage. Youth education is one of the major…

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This home on East Jefferson Loop in Hernando sustained roof and interior damage when it was struck by lightning and caught fire late Sunday night, part of a storm system that came through DeSoto County. There were no injuries as a result and the occupants escaped the home safely. Several hom…

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Turning Point Recovery Center in Southaven donated $800 to the DeSoto County Sheriff's Department to be used to purchase the drug Narcan. The drug is used for the partial or complete reversal of an opioid overdose. Deputies will have the drug available as part of their routine patrols.  The …

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Hernando Aldermen Tuesday approved the five-day closure of West Commerce Street at the intersection with Highway 51 to allow for the installation of the pedestrian crosswalk on the east side of Highway 51. Full closure starts the morning of Oct. 5 and will be opened the morning of Oct. 10. P…

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DeSoto County officials reported on Sept. 26 that an audit report on the county has come up clean without findings. A letter acknowledging that fact was sent to Board President Lee Caldwell from State Auditor Shad White’s office in Jackson.

Examiners with the Nesbit Department of Public Safety vehicle license bureau have been recognized for their efforts to promote organ donor donation as part of the license issuance or renewal process. Donate Life Mississippi awarded the bureau the Red Heart Award for having the state’s highes…

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Stewart L. Herron and his wife Dorothy V. Herron recently donated framed photographs and other memorabilia including a World War II rations book belonging to Dorothy Herron to the DeSoto County Museum to be displayed in the Museum's award-winning Military Service Room. The photographs are of…

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Workers were making final preparations for the Sept. 19 start of the annual Mid-South Fair at the Landers Center in Southaven. For 161 years, the event has been an entertainment staple of the Mid-South area. It moved to Southaven from its Memphis location in 2009 and has been in DeSoto Count…

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When the DeSoto County Board of Supervisors approved its budget for Fiscal Year 2020 this month, it was able to do it again without raising taxes. The board-passed budget will hold the line on taxes with a total tax levy for the year, starting in October, of 41.02 total mills. 

DeSoto County Supervisors this week heard from a representative of C Spire, the service provider that is in the midst of installing fiber to provide what it terms “ultra fast gigabit internet” service in areas of the county. 

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Mississippi U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith speaks with Walt Starr with U.S. Rep. Trent Kelly's office prior to the DeSoto County Economic Development Council luncheon on Sept. 13. Hyde-Smith was the featured presenter to the EDC's quarterly luncheon at Whispering Woods Hotel and Conference Ce…

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