Interstate 269, the nation's newest transportation corridor, is expected to open this fall — specifically during the time frame of September through November with a targeted date of Sept. 20 eyed by MDOT officials.
Marcus Dupree was the subject of an award-winning book by the late Mississippi author Willie Morris, "The Courting of Marcus Dupree" which chronicled recruiting one of the top high school football players in the nation.
The Career Technology Center West student population at the CTC West facility in Horn Lake will grow by at least 90 to 100 additional students next year and Principal Allyson Killough said that's an indication that the market is strong for what used to be known as vocational students — an ol…
Track and special athletes from across DeSoto County turned out to participate in the annual Special Olympics Mississippi Area 16 Track and Field Competition at DeSoto Central High School.
Seniors in high school who are 18 years-old and registered to vote have a unique opportunity—they can learn about the electoral process and earn extra cash while in training and working at the polls as student election clerks for the June 5th election.
Horn Lake city officials will know more about whether or not the City of Memphis will continue to treat Horn Lake's sewage following a meeting of the Horn Lake Creek Interceptor Sewage District Board which was slated to meet Wednesday night.
For patients at a DeSoto County hospital who need intensive care, a new program is providing an extra set of eyes to monitor them, even if a bedside manner is not immediately available.
On the day that slain civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was being remembered by thousands gathered in Memphis, DeSoto County's pre-eminent civil rights pioneer and political science professor, Dr. Leslie-Burl McLemore of Walls, was speaking to a small audience at the University…
DeSoto County has consistently ranked high in most rankings as far as quality of life, health and education are concerned and now the state's fastest-growing county can add another feather in its cap.
A bubbly personality, but with a humble heart and a passion to help kids and support teachers, is the makeup of this year’s DeSoto County Schools (DCS) Parent of the Year.
Charles Barkley, retired Hall of Fame basketball player, Emmy Award-winning studio analyst and author, recently donated $250,000 to the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi to empower a new African-American history initiative for high school students throughout Mississippi and Alabama.
Olive Branch Police provided additional information Friday evening about a death investigation after a man was found shot to death and lying in a city residential street early that same morning.
Mississippi's newest U.S. Senator, Cindy Hyde-Smith, has hit the ground running since she was tapped by Republican Gov. Phil Bryant to fill the seat long held by U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran, who is officially stepping down from his duties as of April 1.
Preliminary autopsy results are back from the Mississippi State Crime Lab in Jackson on the body of 32-year-old Trisha Marie Lyons whose body was discovered in an abandoned house on Fogg Road on March 15.
Teaching a young man or woman to fish instead of just handing them a cleaned and fully-cooked fish will pay dividends for a lifetime, longtime caterer and award-winning chef John Woods told business and industry officials at the inaugural Career Technology Breakfast at the Career Tech Center…
With the start of the spring season, DeSoto County residents begin looking at how all of winter’s trash came about and ended up in their yard or along their roadside.
An early morning fire Wednesday claimed the life of a 65-year-old Horn Lake man and sent three individuals, reported to be his relatives, to hospitals in Memphis.
Mississippi legislators have passed the nation’s strictest abortion ban with support from DeSoto County legislators, but legal challenges may be forthcoming in response, if it indeed becomes law.
For the first time Thursday, the DeSoto County School District (DCS) embarked on a unique step for them toward filling its many classrooms with teachers for the 2018-19 school year.
As the DeSoto County Economic Development Council (EDC) actively works to find new industry and business opportunities to the county, it is also embarking on an effort to introduce those career options to youngsters beginning to think about what to do when they leave high school.
DeSoto County Schools Supt. Cory Uselton Tuesday announced that two of the district’s principals will transition to new locations when the new school year begins.
There once was a time Brad Meadows was knocking on doors in the outside sales world, hoping they would open for him to get the next big score in a sale for the firm he represented.
DeSoto County Supervisors Monday were examining whether or not to strip the Board of Adjustment from having the final say on weightier matters involving conditional use and subdivision issues which are sometimes appealed to the Board of Supervisors.
Two tourism tax measures which will benefit Southaven and Horn Lake were overwhelmingly approved by the Mississippi State Senate on Thursday and are on their way to Gov. Phil Bryant for his signature.
Passage by the Mississippi House of Representatives of tourism tax incentives for both Horn Lake and Southaven will continue to pay dividends for years to come, according to the author of the bill, State Rep. Jeff Hale, R-Nesbit and the bill's co-author, State Rep. William Kinkade, R-Byhalia.
House members are slated to consider a controversial Senate bill put forth by Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves which would consolidate power and authority over transportation funds under the governor's control, rather than a three-person Mississippi Department of Transportation Commission.
A deluge of rainfall across the Mid-South these past few days has resulted in the closing of some roads and the potential for even more flooding in low-lying areas, DeSoto County Road Manager Andy Swims said Friday.
Northern District Transportation Commissioner Mike Tagert told Southaven business leaders this week that several highway projects affecting them continue moving forward and at faster than expected speed.
Drivers who have had to endure a nearly two-year-long detour between Hernando and points to the south on U.S. Highway 51 Tuesday were greeted with the news that their extra travel was at an end.
Hernando aldermen approved rezoning for a tightly-compacted upscale community off Memphis Street — with greenspace amenities — Tuesday over and above the objections of one alderman who argued the R-10 zoning classification wasn't allowed under the city's development plan, a guide or blueprin…
Another DeSoto County school student has been placed in the county Juvenile Detention Center after the youngster’s arrest on charges of making social media threats.
DeSoto County Sheriff's Department Detective Greg Horton (second from right), who is also assigned to the U.S. Secret Service Task Force, has earned an award as one of the top 10 Computer Forensic Examiners in the United States for 2016-17. Special Agent Jim Hawkins (second from left) made t…
Two Center Hill High School students were arrested by the DeSoto County Sheriff’s Department over the past weekend for their involvement in alleged threats against the school made on social media.
Their voices are feeble and raspy like scratchy records from an old phonograph, but their memories are razor sharp about the horrors they experienced during the Holocaust of World War II when more than six million people perished — along with 1.5 million children.