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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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Ending the year on an upbeat note for jobs and business expansion in the county, the DeSoto Board of Supervisors at its last 2016 session approved investment incentives for six growing industries.

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Ending the year on an upbeat note for jobs and business expansion in the county, the DeSoto Board of Supervisors at its last 2016 session approved investment incentives for six growing industries.

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State Sen. Chris Massey, R-Nesbit, has been placed under six months of unsupervised probation after a hearing today in Olive Branch Municipal Court as the case involving an alleged assault against two lawn care workers following a heated argument in July.

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Hernando Mayor Chip Johnson says he'll seek another term as the DeSoto County seat's chief executive in next year's municipal elections.

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DeSoto County economic development officials Friday learned they would have a new tool in their promotion of the county to attract potential business and industry to Mississippi’s fastest-growing county. 

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Like a perfectly-wrapped box of Christmas chocolates placed underneath the tree, the DeSoto Family Theatre production of "Meet Me in St. Louis" is a glittering jewel that needs to be savored and enjoyed.

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Hernando aldermen embraced eight hires for the city, including a sports coordinator and the addition of four police officers and a full-time Animal Shelter manager.

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DeSoto County authorities are intensifying their search for a hit-and-run driver that left a Hernando man with serious injuries in a Monday afternoon accident along a rural road.

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Two people are in custody after a high-speed police chase down Interstate 55 following report of a shoplifting incident at the Southaven Walmart on Monday.

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Supporters of the Hernando Dog Park are barking up the right trees, with more than $22,000 raised from an engaged community toward a goal of $25,000 for the long-sought facility's first phase.

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The Christmas parade season in DeSoto County gets into full swing tonight with the first of four parades that communities in the county will host to help usher in the holiday season.

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Circuit Judge Bobby Chamberlin has been declared the winner over Columbus attorney John Brady in a State Supreme Court race that has shifted back and forth district-wide, with Chamberlin pulling out front due to a strong showing in his native DeSoto County and surrounding counties, including…

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For students in the Hernando High School Occupational Employment program, digging deep into the dirt is a key part of the curriculum.

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Mississippi Supreme Court candidate Judge Bobby Chamberlin is aiming to make history as only the second native DeSoto Countian to serve on the Mississippi Supreme Court, should he be elected in next Tuesday's run-off election.

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Four people were shot and a man later arrested after an incident east of Hernando Wednesday evening.

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As a great-grandmother who looks after several grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Mittie Armistead, 70, said the food and household items she receives from the Interfaith Food Pantry housed on the campus of the First Presbyterian Church in Hernando is a blessing.

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A shoebox from the back of an 18-wheeler parked in the parking lot of Parkway Baptist Church in Hernando just might be destined for hurricane-ravaged Haiti or war-torn Iraq or Afghanistan.

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The DeSoto County Board of Supervisors greeted the new head librarian of the busy Hernando branch, Jesse Pool, and will welcome a new bridge next year with replacement of an aging span on Meadowbrook Road in the Horn Lake area.

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The DeSoto County Regional Utility Authority's Fiscal 2016 "true-up," the final adjustment of projected wastewater treatment cost against actual use and cost by DeSoto's five municipalities, will deliver credits for Olive Branch, Hernando and Horn Lake and deficits for Southaven and Walls.

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With the clock ticking and unhappy with a proposed redistricting map from consultant Slaughter and Associates of Oxford, Hernando Aldermen, with public input, tackled the map themselves at Tuesday evening's board session.

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FEUER Powertrain North America, Inc. opened its $140 million 156,000 square-foot automotive crankshaft manufacturing facility in Robinsonville Wednesday to much fanfare and accolades from state and local officials in addition to the company's German-based CEO.

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