DeSoto County Schools (DCS) moved ahead last week and took another step in addressing school safety and security issues on its campuses.
In consultation with school districts, the Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) has determined that 40,991 teachers and teacher assistants are eligible for the state-funded $1,500 pay raise during the upcoming school year.
Caroline Couch of Hernando, a student at the Hutchinson School in Memphis, is one of 100 young women selected to attend the 73rd American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) Girls Nation session July 20-27 in Washington, D.C.
Lexi Cobbs will represent DeSoto County in the 70th Mississippi Miss Hospitality competition at the Historic Hattiesburg Saenger Theater in Downtown Hattiesburg on July 26 and 27 at 8 p.m. each evening.
Elected officials of DeSoto County communities last month attended three days of training and leadership development presented at the Mississippi Municipal League’s (MML) 88th annual Conference at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Coliseum & Convention Center in Biloxi.
Mississippi Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley has announced that in the first year of implementation of the PSC’s Hire Mississippi Rule, in-state utility construction contract to Mississippi-based companies has risen by 12.6 percent, representing millions spent with Mississippi-bas…
The Hernando Veterans Parade Committee provided lunch to 125 soldiers of the Mississippi Army National Guard MWR Alpha Company, 2nd 198, on Saturday, July 13. The Guardsmen recently returned from duty in Afghanistan. Lunch was provided at the Armory, located on McCracken Road in Hernando.
DeSoto County School District (DCS) officials are reminding parents of school-age children that, while they’re enjoying their summer vacations, the start of school is just a few short weeks away.
When most people imagine a farmers market, images of a handful of vendors selling a few fruits and vegetables may come to mind, but one farmers market in DeSoto County has slowly been rising above the rest.
Without veterans, the Fourth of July would have been just another day in our lives. In fact, without veterans, we may have sung “God Save The Queen” or another country’s anthem Thursday instead of the “Star Spangled Banner.”
Teacher pay raises, school safety and criminal penalties are among the topics addressed by new Mississippi state laws that went into effect with the start of July.
The new school year officially began July 1, and at the first DeSoto County School District Board of Education meeting of the new year held Tuesday, a change in leadership occurred among the board members.
While it seems that the school year just ended, the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reminds parents not to wait until the last minute for back-to-school immunizations. Mississippi state law requires children to be immunized against childhood diseases to enter public or private …
Those who are planning to head to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recreation areas, including Arkabutla Lake, this Fourth of July holiday weekend are reminded to practice safety when they visit.
As America celebrates its independence today on the Fourth of July, beyond the picnics and fireworks we remember that our freedoms came at a price, thanks to those who were placed in the front lines in defense of our country.
If you never thought DeSoto County was growing, or thought the growth was overstated, outgoing County Tax Assessor Parker Pickle has some numbers for you. About two billion of them to be exact.
This summer, children and adults with special needs in north Mississippi are carrying forward special memories that will last a lifetime after taking part in a summer camp designed just for them called Camp B.O.L.D.
It may provide some relief or it may not. But at least DeSoto County supervisors are taking their concerns about how those coming to the county’s Driver License Stations are being served to the top.
Northwest Mississippi Community College DeSoto Center biology instructors Dr. Darrell Barnes and Dr. Lindsay Massie and their students will be on hand on July 19 for a formal ceremony to officially "adopt" the ARK trails, where they have been working for over a year.
There’s as many reasons for getting into the hobby of amateur radio as there are radio operators. That’s what you will find when you start talking to them, either in person or “on the air,” as you could very easily this weekend.
The DeSoto County Museum will again house a children's Holocaust memorial exhibit to commemorate the 1.5 million children whose lives were lost during the Holocaust. The Unknown Child memorial was dedicated to the museum on Monday night with several special guests in attendance.
Outdoorsman Shawn Hendricks is learning to cope after a tragic accident left him confined him to a wheelchair and is determined to prove that nothing will keep him from doing what he loves.
DeSoto County municipal leaders will return to their board rooms in regular session Tuesday evening. Horn Lake, Southaven and Hernando boards convene at 6 p.m., while in Olive Branch, the regular session will be gaveled in at 6:30 p.m.
The Hernando area chapter of PEO International, a women's organization dedicated to providing educational opportunities to women of all ages and backgrounds, has presented a $1,000 scholarship to Cassie Mills of Olive Branch, who has graduated from Magnolia Heights School in Senatobia. Mills…
DeSoto County residents with disabilities may now be able to "Achieve a Better Life Experience" with the implementation of the Mississippi ABLE program, which will allow individuals with disabilities to open savings accounts without losing federal benefits.
It was the county candidates’ turn to face Republican supporters Thursday night, as the DeSoto County Republican Club and the DeSoto County Republican Women jointly held a forum to introduce their party hopefuls at the local level.
The suspect who was shot and killed by federal marshals in the Frayser area of Memphis Wednesday night was connected to a DeSoto County shooting and car theft case earlier this month.
Leaders of two organizations leading a town hall meeting in Hernando Monday night believe the treatment of public education by the Mississippi legislature in the waning days of the 2019 session was deplorable.
DeSoto County School District (DCS) Board of Education members have heard the district’s budget request for Fiscal Year 2020, and district officials were quick to say that Mississippi’s largest public school district will not be asking for additional millage in the coming year.
The Mississippi State Board of Education (SBE) has selected junior Omar Jamil of Hernando and senior Shelby Dean of Clinton for its student representative program, which will begin in July.
Drivers in Hernando are being reminded of road closures at McIngvale Road between Monteith Avenue to Greenwich Drive and Holly Springs Road at Stonehenge Drive to McIngvale Road. Road work started Wednesday and is estimated to take 4-5 days to complete as widening is being done in preparatio…
DeSoto County Republicans are trotting out their political hopefuls so the party faithful have an idea where they stand on issues ahead of the Aug. 6 primary election.
Riders gently guide their horses and weave through obstacles around the outdoor arena. Some look determined. Others sit triumphantly. To outsiders it may have appeared like an ordinary scene in rural Hernando, but the horses at this ranch are changing lives “one ride at a time.”
You were likely not aware of it, but Wednesday morning, a 7.7 magnitude earthquake centered near Jonesboro, Arkansas struck, causing widespread devastation across DeSoto County.
The state of Mississippi and DeSoto County were saddened Thursday when it was announced that retired U.S. Senator Thad Cochran had passed away at the age of 81.
Mississippi State Treasurer Lynn Fitch congratulates two lucky newborns who will each start their life with $529 in education savings through a Mississippi Affordable College Savings (MACS) scholarship.