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After more than 10 years in and out of the making, teetering with economic seismic shifts, the game-changing Hernando West residential project not only stands on solid ground, it's moving forward toward new construction. Can you dig it?

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Horn Lake mayoral candidate Michael Guice, standing, addresses issues during a recent forum of Republican mayoral candidates held in the Olive Branch Municipal Court chambers. Other candidates who attended and spoke at the forum are, from left, Hernando Mayor Chip Johnson, moderator and form…

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It was a case of Mother Nature versus Mother Earth.

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First Regional Library Executive Director Ed Hughes is turning a page in his long career as a library director both here in Mississippi and elsewhere as he begins a new chapter in his life.

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DeSoto County and the municipalities seek more helping hands to get a grip on refuse and rubbish for the annual weeklong Spring Cleanup starting Saturday, April 29, and beyond. "We're really in need of more volunteers," said Supervisor Bill Russell of Walls. The blight fight kicks off with C…

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Looking to fill openings while cutting costs, the DeSoto County School District has announced the appointment of 13 administrators to new positions within Mississippi’s most-populated public school district.

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A bond that was made between an elderly man and a class of primary school youngsters is now forever remembered in print, even though the earthly connection has since been separated.

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More than 120 golfers took part in a fundraiser for one of the Mid-South's premiere retirement communities, Wesley Meadows Retirement Community in Hernando, one of 12 campuses across the state, operated by Methodist Senior Services in Tupelo.

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Heading into the final weeks of the school year, high school juniors and seniors have been reminded about the importance of making the right lifestyle choices, especially in light of recent prom events held in honor of the graduating seniors. 

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Members of Leadership DeSoto joined in the presentation of a $4,800 check from the Hernando Optimist Club to help offset the cost of building a new classroom extension at Hernando High School. Attending, from left, were Keith Briley, Horn Lake City Planning; Ian Heatherly, Entergy; Linda Tug…

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If you like going green, take a trip Saturday to the annual Earth Day Celebration around the DeSoto County Courthouse square in Hernando from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., coinciding with the popular Hernando Farmers Market.

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Following denials in 1984 and 1985 of conditional use applications to the Board of Adjustment for a country store at the site, the DeSoto County Board of Supervisors on Monday rejected rezoning sought for the same purpose by the owner of the 2.87-acre property in the Cockrum area.

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First Regional Library joined libraries in schools, campuses and communities nationwide this week in celebrating the many ways libraries are transforming their communities every day through the services and invaluable expertise they offer.

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(Editor's Note: In the next several issues, we'll take a look at candidates running for various municipal offices across DeSoto County. In today's issue, a look at the mayor's race in the DeSoto County seat.)

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The bountiful harvest of "the Good Earth" will be celebrated with Earth Day 2017 in DeSoto County, slated for Saturday, April 22.

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With back-to-back Division II-A Tennessee state girls basketball champions and championship runner-up in football in 2015, the Northpoint Christian School Trojans basked in the glow of recognition from the Rotary Club of Hernando on Wednesday.

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A 40-year-old man whose body was discovered floating in a rural pond near Walls has been identified as Willie Brown of Memphis, according to DeSoto County Coroner Jeff Pounders.

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Weather permitting, long-sought repairs will be completed by Friday to a potholed, substandard parking lot along Hernando's busy Commerce Street. Asphalt crews overseen by contractor Roy R. Holmes were hard at work Wednesday, as businessman Donald Breshears had promised Hernando aldermen the…

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Mark "Oz" Geist, author of the bestselling book, "13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Happened in Benghazi," shared his harrowing account of mounting a defense and rescue operation as a CIA contractor in that Libyan stronghold to a standing-room only crowd of more than 400 persons this past…

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DeSoto County and its cities, through membership in the six-state Interstate 69 Mid-Continent Coalition, back a state-federal application for $85.2 million for Fiscal 2017 to extend I-69 in the county, and welcome reported progress along the corridor.

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From planting daffodil bulbs on the courthouse square to singing Christmas carols to the elderly to imparting the importance of recycling, and doing more, much more, the Hernando Mayor's Youth Council members give back to their community. The high schoolers' high energy is born of the firm b…

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With a desire to maintain the beauty of DeSoto County and an increase in citizen requests for roadside litter collection, the Board of Supervisors voted on March 20 to hire a Litter Control Operator in the Department of Environmental Services. The Litter Control Operator is tasked with super…

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After nine years of traveling a trail of red tape to gain release of federal Safe Routes to School grant funds, Hernando officials are heartened that work finally is underway on sidewalks and crosswalks on College, Hill and Fletcher streets that lead to and from Oak Grove Central Elementary School.

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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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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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Eighty-year-old Harry Grubbs is a cancer survivor — in fact he's not supposed to be here.

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With spring almost here, can the Hernando Optimist Club's much-anticipated A'Fair fest be far behind?

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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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Air Force veteran David Dodson's lips had never been pressed to a bugle before in all of his 49 years.

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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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A substitute teacher working at a DeSoto County school was arrested Tuesday and is now banned from working in the DeSoto County School District. 

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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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