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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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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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The Rotary Club of Southaven has recognized the Horn Lake High School Student and Teacher for the month of November. The Teacher of the Month is Marine Corps Jr. ROTC instructor Lt. Col. F.A. ”Skip” Barth and the Student of the Month is Gary Leedom. They are joined by Rotary Club member Fran…

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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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Cecil Brunson has two Purple Hearts, a Silver Star, a chest full of other medals and a million mental images that still haunt his memory.

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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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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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In education, teachers get seemingly giddy and ecstatic when they receive extra money they can use to better enhance their students’ educational experience. 

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A arrest was made Thursday evening in the shooting death of Horn Lake High School student Alana Tello, killed in a Memphis park near the Mississippi state line Tuesday evening. 

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The clouds in the sky reflected the somber mood early Thursday morning in front of Horn Lake High School, as students, family and friends of Alana Tello gathered to remember her and release balloons in her memory.

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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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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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As DeSoto County nears Veterans Day on Nov. 11, events and programs are planned to ensure those who sacrificed in defense of America are properly reminded of the nation's gratitude. 

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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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Audiences at the DeSoto Family Theatre production of "The Diary of Anne Frank" have been treated to a harrowing, even heart-wrenching performance by a stellar cast under the able direction of Lindsey Roberts.

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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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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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A plan by telecom infrastructure firm Mobilitie for a 120-foot tower on county right of way at the busy College Road and Craft Road intersection, and possibly two other sites, generated some negative signals from DeSoto Supervisors.

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The bodies of two adult males were pulled from the burning remains of a charred home in the 3500 block of Wren Cove in the Eudora area in the early morning hours Saturday.

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Each Wednesday noon at a Horn Lake nursing home, visitors and residents get a musical treat with their lunchtime meal.

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A Horn Lake woman has been charged with DUI Death and could face other more serious charges in the death of a 42-year-old Horn Lake man following a Tuesday collision involving her car and a motorcycle on Nail Road.

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The Hope Center in Horn Lake and the Michael Douglas Youth Foundation are sponsoring the Harlem Legends "Hoops and Health" Celebrity Basketball Show on Oct. 22 featuring  fun, prizes and family entertainment, according to Stacey Dodd with the Hope Center in Horn Lake.

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Hernando Aldermen heard a flow of traffic concerns on historic Elm Street from residents including local attorney Amy Brown, who suggested solutions in the form of "traffic calming" approaches.

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For the past 14 years, the Living Waters Mission, a lifesaving mission in rural Honduras supported by Rotary Clubs here, has provided clean drinking water to thousands of people in that poverty-stricken area of Central America.

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Travis Wammack is considered "musical royalty," by Rock N' Roll standards, a former child prodigy who is still rocking at almost 72 years young, a pioneering guitarist who has influenced a "Who's Who" in rock, blues and soul during his six decades touring the globe.

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DeSoto County authorities are searching for an armed robber who struck the Citizens' Bank and Trust in Walls around 11:15 a.m. on Wednesday.

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