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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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Mississippi Republican State Party Executive Committee member and DeSoto County Republican Executive Committee member Heather Fox's court date for domestic violence is slated for Wednesday in DeSoto County Justice Court.

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Justin Bartley is now 20 but he is just now able to communicate to his parents, Wayne and Carla Bartley of Olive Branch, if he has a headache or stomach ache.

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Just two days away from a day when Americans were able to exercise their voting privilege on Election Day, civil rights icon James Meredith Thursday helped unveil a marker recognizing an event where his march 50 years ago to allow African-Americans the right to vote in Mississippi was halted…

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DNA samples from the remains of a person discovered in a shallow grave in Southaven have helped positively identify the individual, DeSoto County Coroner Jeff Pounders said Wednesday.

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The Mississippi Freedom Trail will commemorate the 1966 “March Against Fear” with the unveiling of its 24th marker at 2 p.m. Thursday.

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The Mississippi Freedom Trail will commemorate the 1966 “March Against Fear” with the unveiling of its 24th marker at 2 p.m. Thursday.

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Pastor Ray Johnson with the Spirit Church in Olive Branch leads a flock made up of black and white, Democrats, Republicans and independents.

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One of the most contentious national elections in American history will be culminated today with the choosing of the country's next President along with the down ballot consisting of state and local offices.

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If you enjoy British comedy combined with the elegance of the bygone Victorian era, you will love Northpoint Christian School's upcoming production of the Oscar Wilde classic, "The Importance of Being Earnest," which runs Nov. 17-19 in the Northpoint Christian School's Performing Arts Center…

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For the second time in two weeks, a major traffic tie-up was caused by a hazardous spill on Interstate 55, according to state and local authorities.

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One of the most pivotal moments in the American Civil Rights struggle occurred in Hernando on June 6, 1966 when James Meredith, the first African-American man who successfully integrated the University of Mississippi, was ambushed by a would-be assassin and gunned down near Hernando.

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Hernando Middle School students and staff were briefly evacuated from the building early Thursday morning when the presence of smoke was discovered in a teacher workroom. 

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n a unanimous vote, 6-0, Hernando Aldermen on Tuesday night rejected a rezoning amendment to allow the controversial Parkview senior-living community after hearing from area neighbors concerned about residential density per acre, rental units, traffic and diminution of property values.

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Southaven city officials have set the date of Nov. 16 for the groundbreaking ceremonies for the city's soon-to-be-expanded tennis facilities at the Tennis Center at Snowden Grove Park.

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The City of Southaven Tuesday hired a new assistant public defender and announced the launching of the city's bike and walking trails system, which will eventually link Stateline Road to Snowden Grove Park.

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A lengthy slow down of traffic on I-55 southbound from the Commerce Street off ramp to I-69 Friday morning was caused after this rig started leaking fuel and HazMat crews were brought in to clean up the mess. No injuries were reported.  

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With every step, skaters, runners and walkers alike help carry forth the memory of Noah Costa.

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A morning gathering of businesspeople in DeSoto County Wednesday heard information about a topic most don’t want to think about, but information that could be lifesaving if a tragic situation should occur. 

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Between 300 and 400 people in the historic West End neighborhood of Hernando came together for the Hill Street Community Block Bash this past weekend.

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Maddie and Macie Sowell of Hernando were among the estimated 3,000 children and adults who turned out for the annual Hernando Main Street Chamber of Commerce "Trunk Or Treat" on the historic Hernando Square on Oct. 15. handing out treats was Taylor Phillips of Brantley-Phillips Funeral Home …

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Since coming into office in 2013, Southaven Mayor Darren Musselwhite has taken great pride in the fact that the City of Southaven has become more transparent in its governance and operations.

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Holding up a bright red-orange pen about the size of a flashlight, Meleiah Tyus was moved to say, "Wow, these are gi-normous."

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The curtain goes up Friday for "The Diary of Anne Frank," a classic award-winning drama based on the life of Jewish Dutch teenager Anne Frank, one of the more anticipated shows of the season by DeSoto Family Theatre.

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DeSoto County government has joined an area-wide effort to better serve businesses by supporting the DeSoto Economic Development Council's effort to establish a regional workforce training center in the county.

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The bodies of two men pulled from the burning remains of a charred home in the 3500 block of Wren Cove in the Eudora area Saturday morning have been sent for autopsy at the Mississippi State Crime Laboratory in Jackson.

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