The DeSoto County trusty sought after his escape from a work detail Wednesday afternoon has been found, authorities stated Thursday afternoon.
The DeSoto County Sheriff’s Department Wednesday afternoon was seeking Robert Gene Heath, age 42 of Adamsville, Tenn., a trusty who escaped from a work detail near the DeSoto County Schools Bus Maintenance Facility early that afternoon.
In front of the DeSoto County Courthouse in Hernando stands a monument to men who have given their all, literally, to protect and serve their community and county.
Living in the shadow of all of what is found north of the state line in Memphis, DeSoto County Tourism officials know they have to work hard and be creative in how they can get Mid-South visitors to spend some time in the county during their visits to the region.
Career Tech Center-West welding student Danielle Northrip (center) won last month’s Mississippi North Region welding competition, held by Midwest Technical Institute at Delta Technical College in Horn Lake. With it, she has also won a $10,000 Delta Tech scholarship. Northrip is joined by (fr…
Sean Cook recently rallied his Boy Scout Troop Pack 190 to contribute dog food and supplies to Blackwell Animal Rescue Center and is shown with the items goodies loaded in his mother’s car for the rescue. One of the issues BARC has getting enough food to the fosters so they don’t have to be …
DeSoto County officials stated Thursday morning a man taken into custody in Osceola, Arkansas is a person the Sheriff’s Department has been seeking on sexual battery charges.
As expected, Wednesday's court hearing to hear the challenge to the City of Olive Branch annexing about 50 square miles of land in the Center Hill, Lewisburg, Bridgetown, Pleasant Hill and Cedar View communities inside its city limits did not take long.
Monday is Tax Day and last-minute income tax filers have been reminded by the U.S. Postal Service of where and when they can get their tax forms into the post office to make the Monday deadline.
The City of Horn Lake lost its Public Works Director this week as Spencer “Penny” Shields passed away Wednesday evening. The city announced Shields’ passing on its Facebook page Thursday.
Lewisburg High School’s broadcast journalism program Patriot Vision won the overall award for Mississippi’s Best Newscast at the recent Mississippi Scholastic Press Association (MSPA) Awards day.
The Mississippi Roses (MS) Chapter of the Links, Incorporated hosted the 2019 High School Oratorical Contest on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at Doxey Auditorium on the campus of Rust College.
Joined by Southaven Police School Resource Officer Javier Iniguez, Morgan Tibbens takes the honorary lap of the DeSoto Central High School track to begin the annual Area 16 Special Olympics Track and Field event Wednesday morning. Hundreds of participants took part in the event highlighting …
Having a good time enjoying a hobby interest that also serves an important service when severe weather or disasters strike was a good reason for a “party” Saturday in a school parking lot.
DeSoto County school board members Monday approved the construction of a Ninth Grade Academy building for DeSoto Central High School, similar to one now functioning at Southaven High School.
Two of the three Republicans campaigning for the party’s nomination in the governor’s race Tuesday met on a Mississippi State University stage to debate for the first time.
The DeSoto County Schools Board of Education will hold its first meeting in April on Monday, April 8, It begins at 3 p.m. in the boardroom at the Central Services office, 5 E. South Street in Hernando.
It’s been a battle of minds inside Longview Heights Baptist Church in Olive Branch this week. Successful competitors need not have knowledge of religion and spiritual matters. But those who succeed in this competition should know a lot about math, history, language arts, science and current events.
There were certainly many basketball fans glued to the television sets Friday night, watching to see if their NCAA brackets had survived another round, or if they’ve been completely busted, as many are by now.
On what became a cloudy, and later a rainy Saturday afternoon, barbecue wafted in the air in front of the Sportsman’s Warehouse location in the Southaven Towne Center during the day.
Public school teachers in DeSoto County and across the state of Mississippi should expect to see some increase in their salaries from the state next school year, although it will likely be not as much as they were hoping to see.
Going out for lunch at a DeSoto County sandwich shop Wednesday meant more than just eating out. Hungry customers were aiding a local agency dealing with victims of abuse while also satisfying their own appetites.
The Mississippi Council of Teachers of Mathematics Junior High Math Competition was held on the Senatobia campus of Northwest Mississippi Community College. On March 20, students from surrounding district schools traveled to the campus for testing. Northwest math instructors Susan Leake and …
Instead of voting to override Mayor Allen Latimer’s veto of a board order to begin the bid process for street repairs in the Holly Grove subdivision, the Horn Lake Board of Aldermen have voted to start the process toward a more than $5 million street bond issue that would address problems th…
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant has said he would sign a bill that has passed the state Legislature, a bill that would set further restrictions on abortions in the state. It would make the state among the toughest in the nation to get the procedure, but may also place the state on a road involv…
Republicans at Mississippi State University have invited three of the major candidates from their party to discuss issues in early April on the Starkville campus.
The prevailing attitude among state lawmakers in Jackson appears to be that public school teachers and teacher assistants in Mississippi are deserving of some sort of a pay raise from the state’s portion of their paycheck.
You can expect discussion between the DeSoto County Board of Supervisors and Sheriff Bill Rasco during Monday’s meeting about the Sheriff’s Department budget, with the conversation to center on the school resource officers at some county schools.
A DeSoto County city is among the state’s highest for evictions and the numbers across the state may grow with the Mississippi House passage of a bill that addresses the eviction of tenants. The bill is now headed to Gov. Phil Bryant for signing.
The Northwest Mississippi Community College Alumni Board of Directors met recently to discuss plans for its upcoming year. Seated from left are: Bonnie Burkes, secretary-treasurer; Brenda Holmes, Lafayette County; Jackie Myrick, vice president; Marvelene McCullar, at-large representative and…
Commissioner Mike Tagert, Northern Transportation District, has announced updates to Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) projects in Northwest Mississippi.
The DeSoto County Museum is recognizing Black History Month with a special exhibit portraying the work of Gemenie Bowdre. The Historic DeSoto Foundation board of directors dedicated the exhibit, titled “African-American Literacy in DeSoto County During Segregation and Integration,” in honor …
Greenbrook Elementary School principal MeLynda Crockett is not one to stay behind the desk in her office during the school day. Crockett is virtually on the move and is encouraging those around her to do likewise.
March is a special time of the year. Coming out of the doldrums of winter, we start to enjoy more daylight, students and families look forward to Spring Break, and the promise of warmer weather starts to become more of a reality.
More than 250 prospective teachers attended DeSoto County Schools second annual Career Fair on Tuesday, March 5 at the Board of Education board room in Hernando. Potential teaching candidates were able to meet 42 principals in one location, representing eight school zones in DeSoto County.