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Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, Hernando's old, circa 1941 city hall is emerging from musty confines and mold as the freshened, sparkling new home of the DeSoto Arts Council.

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Drivers attempting to get through Hernando’s Commerce Street/I-55 interchange will need to “grin and bear it” a little longer, but Northern Transportation Commissioner Mike Tagert said Friday the exit ramp project there is moving along as scheduled. 

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The State of Mississippi is celebrating its 200th anniversary this year and DeSoto County is joining in the effort to commemorate the 154th Battle of Hernando with a large-scale Civil War re-enactment of that battle near the actual battlefield site on May 19-21.

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Food safety is more than food for thought for Hernando Farmers Market planners: It's the subject next week of training that's required for first-time market food vendors to participate, to ensure a good gastronomic impact on market-goers.

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The Arc Northwest Mississippi presents Autism Awareness Training for First Responders on Tuesday, March 28 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. at Getwell Road United Methodist Church, 7875 Getwell Road, Southaven.

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An early-morning accident in DeSoto County had deputies as concerned about what was inside the vehicle involved in the crash as they were the crash and the driver involved.

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The public gets two opportunities to interact on waste treatment processes, by visiting the DeSoto County Regional Utility Authority (DCRUA) booth at the April 22 Earth Day celebration, and by participating in a May 1 hearing on proposed changes to the DeSoto Solid Waste Management Plan over…

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Lexie Williams, a junior at Hernando High School and daughter of Heather and Mike Williams, and Susan Coker, testing coordinator at HHS, were recently recognized by Rotary Club of Hernando President Kenneth Stockton. Williams is the club's Rotary Youth Leadership representative this year.

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Subdivision activity, another signal of vigor in the housing industry and economy in general, remains brisk as DeSoto heads into 2017.

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Human skeletal remains were discovered inside a dilapidated home on Southern Street in Hernando on Saturday and authorities have reason to believe that the remains could possibly be connected to the case of a man reported missing in 2015.

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Due to a bill that allows for the creation of a 529 savings plan for individuals with disabilities, thousands of Mississippians with disabilities will be able to set aside tax-free savings for healthcare needs and other things, according to State Sen. Kevin Blackwell, R-Olive Branch.

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For most of their married lives, Gerald and Louise Conlee of Eudora partnered in life doing just about everything together, from household chores to fishing.

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During the recent Kroger Marketplace in Hernando grand opening, Kroger Food Store executives, including store manager Ahmad Akbary, far left, presented a $1,000 donation to the Hernando High School band on behalf of the grocery chain, as band director Len Killough and other officials and stu…

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Now that the deadline has passed for qualifying in upcoming municipal races across DeSoto County, there are some new faces of which voters will become acquainted.

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Several bills which remain alive at the State Capitol in Jackson are designed to bring in badly-needed new revenue for state coffers while others are aimed at curbing costs.

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The DFT production of "Disney's The Little Mermaid," is a pure joy to behold and an added bonus is a timely message of love and understanding that bridges the great divide between an underwater kingdom and the often strange and confusing world above the surface.

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With blatant criminal acts on the rise in DeSoto County – from robberies to assaults to shooting police officers – public and private awareness is focusing on the age-old question, “what can be done?”

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Getting ready to "Rock Around the Flock," organizer Tommy Dunlap is fine tuning his guitar and spreading the word about the annual gospel music event that raises fund for the Interfaith Council on Poverty.

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The DeSoto County Detention Center soon will benefit from the caring presence of student nurses, under an agreement with Northwest Mississippi Community College approved by the Board of Supervisors.

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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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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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The public-private National Aging and Disability Transportation Center (NADTC) announced a grant of nearly $50,000 to Hernando to develop and test practical and sustainable innovations to expand access by older adults to needed community services, including health, nutrition, fitness, social…

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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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