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Alleging free speech issues, a Southaven mayoral candidate has filed a federal lawsuit against the City of Southaven that claims, among other things, that the city's sign regulations that govern political candidates are unconstitutional.

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The nonprofit Hernando Parks and Recreation Foundation hit a home run with city approval of Civic Center ball fields lease amendments allowing them to handle concessions to raise funds for capital improvements.

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It's time again for Wayne Bartley's "Give A Kid A Chance To Be A Kid" 2017 Autism Golf Tournament" benefitting Autism Intervention Programs Throughout North Mississippi which is set for April 27 at the Club at North Creek.

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A Slayden area man is behind bars in Memphis in connection with the death of a Holly Springs man at Griffin Inc., an armored car supplier in Byhalia.

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At the Hernando Public Library, holding on to four Soul Food Cooking Contest trophies for her winning ways in the kitchen, Patricia A. Hurt of the Hernando area was asked to reveal her secret of success, that special ingredient.

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Fair skies and smooth landings marked the official, permanent arrival Friday morning of the two DeSoto Sheriff's Department Aviation Unit helicopters from leased space to their new, county-owned facility complete with helipad, fuel station, and hangar with storage and crew work area.

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Officials were investigating the cause of this car-truck accident near the I-55/I-69 interchange Thursday afternoon. A tanker truck apparently collided with a vehicle seen in the far left part of this photograph. The accident caused the exit ramp to be closed and a traffic backup to result i…

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Hernando Police are searching for two armed robbery suspects who robbed the Shell Gas Station at 586 East Commerce Street at approximately 4:26 a.m. Saturday.

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Antique lovers and just the plain curious will have a chance this weekend to marvel at some of the finest antiques ever offered to the public during an estate sale worthy of Public Television's "Antiques Road Show."

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The Nesbit community's old downtown "is just sitting there," a cluster of forlorn, empty or under-used buildings, says DeSoto Supervisor Lee Caldwell. Yet she envisions a future where the area can be an up-and-coming, humming hub of commerce.

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A capital murder and aggravated robbery suspect wanted out of Mariana, Ark. was taken into custody Monday by Hernando Police, according to Hernando Police Chief Scott Worsham.

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Parents of students in the DeSoto County School District (DCS) can start making school vacation plans for next school year. It may be best to put them down in pencil for now, just in case.

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The Maddox Foundation has started off the New Year by making a $500,000 contribution to the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi as part of its signature $10 Million Challenge Grant. From left are Tom Pittman, Community Foundation President/CEO, Glenda Gurley with the Maddox Foundat…

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Jon Thompson is a modern-day raider of sorts searching for the Lost Ark, who in this case is among a group of adventurers and scientists raking the bottom of the Pacific Ocean for the lost aircraft of famed aviator Amelia Earhart.

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Several key bills that affect DeSoto County and the rest of the state's 82 counties either met a swift end after failing to gain passage out of committee or remain alive to be debated and voted upon another day.

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DeSoto County is on track to have some major improvements to its road system finished next year, according to Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) Northern District Commissioner Mike Tagert.

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The Mississippi State Senate is set to take up MAEP revamp legislation in the Education Committee today, considering a plan that could mean less money for the state's kindergarten through 12th grade program if recommendations from an outside educational analysis and review group known as EdB…

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The library not only can take it, as in checking in CDs, DVDs or audio materials, it can dish it out, too. That quality comes in handy with the formerly annual Soul Food Cooking Contest, returning by popular demand to Hernando after nearly 20 years on the back burner.

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The search is on for a trio of armed suspects wanted in connection with the shooting of a Little Caesar's Pizza franchise manager in Horn Lake Wednesday night in addition to an armed robbery of the O'Reilly's Auto Parts Store in Senatobia a short time later.

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A DeSoto County man who pled guilty in connection with the death of a 24-year-old Memphis woman in 2011 will remain in prison — at least for another year.

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Long-time Hernando Main Street Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Susan Fernandez has stepped down in her role as director and will become the new Member Services Manager with the DeSoto County Economic Development Council.

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DeSoto County joined the rest of the country Monday to honor the legacy of the late civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with events that sought to instill Dr. King’s dream that America be a nation of service to each other.

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Pennies add up — make that an extra $1.9 million dollars a year — which has been generated from the Penny for the Parks one-percent special tourism tax levy on restaurant meals in Southaven that has helped to fund such projects as Southaven's Senior Citizens Center and the city's new tennis …

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The 17th annual Crystal Ball, one of the largest charity events in the Mid-South, is nearing a 1,000-guest sell-out again with only 45 tickets still available for the Jan. 21 gala at the Arena at Southaven.

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"Mimi, have you got your coffee?" asked little Jayden Anderson, one of the energetic members of the "older 2s" class at Kaco's Kids Childcare in Hernando, of director and founder Tracy Williams. She was visiting the group just after lunch, right before nap time.

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A 60-year-old DeSoto County man died early Monday from injuries he received in a Sunday house fire on Bright Road in rural DeSoto County, according to DeSoto County Coroner Jeff Pounders. His wife was taken off life support late Monday and died early Tuesday morning, according to officials a…

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The snow that blanketed DeSoto County with between two to four inches of the white stuff caught many residents and transportation officials by surprise on Friday morning.

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The first winter storm of the season caused traffic tie-ups and the cancellations of school for public, private and parochial schools across DeSoto County and the Mid-South.

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The first winter storm of the season caused traffic tie-ups and the cancellations of school for public, private and parochial schools across DeSoto County and the Mid-South.

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School children in DeSoto County were given an extra day start to the weekend Friday, while many parents were also trying to determine childcare plans for the day, when overnight snowfall resulted in school officials deciding to cancel classes for the day.

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Newly-installed Mississippi Supreme Court Justice Bobby Chamberlin will hold a local swearing-in ceremony this Sunday, Jan. 8 at 1:30 p.m. in the main courtroom of the DeSoto County Courthouse in Hernando. Looking on during ceremonies recently in Jackson are Chief Justice William L. Waller, …

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Lawmakers from DeSoto County got down to business Wednesday at the Mississippi State Capitol in Jackson with some filing bills ranging from eliminating Common Core curriculum in public schools to eliminating staggered school board terms and exempting owners of milk-producing animals from reg…

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With city elections looming in May amid the start of the qualifying period for candidates, one veteran Hernando alderman, at-large member Sam Lauderdale, says he will not seek a sixth four-year term and has no other political plans.

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A DeSoto County man was taken into custody just outside Regions Bank at Swinnea and Goodman roads in Southaven on Friday for suspected bank robbery, the culmination of a string of bank robberies which plagued Southaven on Friday during one of the busiest shopping days of the season.

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A former member of the Southaven Planning Commission has re-filed a complaint with the American Civil Liberties Union over what he said are a series of unconstitutional provisions of the City of Southaven's sign ordinances.

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The year 2016 was an outstanding year for the Hernando Main Street Chamber of Commerce, according to Executive Director Susan Fernandez.

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Artfully speaking, students at Hernando High School were recently able to express their true colors — in all shades, shapes and forms — just before Christmas break.

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And it came to pass in those days that a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. This census first took place while Quirinius was governing Syria. So all went to be registered, everyone to his own city.

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Adding to the holiday glow just days before Christmas for grateful senior adults, members of the Hernando Mayor's Youth Council distributed colorful poinsettia at the Wesley Meadows and Coleman Crawford Estates communities.

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