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The "Penny for the Parks" bill died Wednesday in the Mississippi House after a spirited and often acrimonious discussion that lasted more than 20 minutes on the House floor.

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Veteran attorney James E. "Jim" Holland, Horn Lake Municipal Judge since 2001 and DeSoto County Emergency 911 Commission counsel since 2000, takes on a new challenge with his appointment by the DeSoto Board of Supervisors as County Prosecutor.

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Joshua A. Smally of Horn Lake won the gold medal and title of champion in the Mississippi State American Legion High School Oratorical Scholarship Program, “A Constitutional Speech Contest,” held March 11 at Millsaps College in Jackson. 

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The Arc Northwest Mississippi presents Autism Awareness Training for First Responders on Tuesday, March 28 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. at Getwell Road United Methodist Church, 7875 Getwell Road, Southaven.

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When many youngsters look forward to their summer camp experience being centered on swimming and learning more about the outdoors, a group of teenagers are heading indoors to have their camp time be as “tekkie” as possible. 

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With the success of the Lady Trojans of Northpoint Christian School and Lady Quistors of Olive Branch High School, both recently-crowned state champions in their respective divisions, the basketball world — while celebrating those achievements — is mourning the loss of another champion, Sue …

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Three men have been arrested and charged in connection with a shooting early in the week near a Horn Lake residence that left a woman critically wounded.

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Subdivision activity, another signal of vigor in the housing industry and economy in general, remains brisk as DeSoto heads into 2017.

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A candidate for Ward 3 alderman in the City of Horn Lake has withdrawn his candidacy after coming to the realization that his bid for city office would place him in violation of the U.S. Hatch Act.

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Due to a bill that allows for the creation of a 529 savings plan for individuals with disabilities, thousands of Mississippians with disabilities will be able to set aside tax-free savings for healthcare needs and other things, according to State Sen. Kevin Blackwell, R-Olive Branch.

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Now that the deadline has passed for qualifying in upcoming municipal races across DeSoto County, there are some new faces of which voters will become acquainted.

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Horn Lake aldermen Tuesday will consider several items on its agenda, including city representation when city and county officials meet with federal government representatives in Washington, D.C. and also accepting the retirements of its top two law enforcement officers.

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Several bills which remain alive at the State Capitol in Jackson are designed to bring in badly-needed new revenue for state coffers while others are aimed at curbing costs.

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The DFT production of "Disney's The Little Mermaid," is a pure joy to behold and an added bonus is a timely message of love and understanding that bridges the great divide between an underwater kingdom and the often strange and confusing world above the surface.

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If you think your child can be the next Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell or George Washington Carver, an activity this summer may be the place for him or her to get inspired in that direction.

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It's time again for Wayne Bartley's "Give A Kid A Chance To Be A Kid" 2017 Autism Golf Tournament" benefitting Autism Intervention Programs Throughout North Mississippi which is set for April 27 at the Club at North Creek.

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This past weekend, runners in Ridgeland took part in an event that was the inspiration of an insurance executive from DeSoto County who passed away last month and in whose memory this year’s run was held.

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A Slayden area man is behind bars in Memphis in connection with the death of a Holly Springs man at Griffin Inc., an armored car supplier in Byhalia.

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The Mississippi Senate Wednesday overwhelmingly approved passage of the compromise bill authored by state Sen. David Parker, R-Olive Branch, which extends the repealer on the one-percent tourism tax on restaurant meals for parks, but also allows for the authorization of a public referendum o…

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Hernando Police are searching for two armed robbery suspects who robbed the Shell Gas Station at 586 East Commerce Street at approximately 4:26 a.m. Saturday.

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Parents of students in the DeSoto County School District (DCS) can start making school vacation plans for next school year. It may be best to put them down in pencil for now, just in case.

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Several key bills that affect DeSoto County and the rest of the state's 82 counties either met a swift end after failing to gain passage out of committee or remain alive to be debated and voted upon another day.

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The DeSoto County Sheriff’s Department late Wednesday morning reported that one of the deputies injured in Wednesday night’s shooting incident in Southaven is in critical, but stable condition at Regional One Medical Center, formerly the Med, in Memphis.

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Members of The Daughters of the American Revolution Chief Mussacunna Chapter of Southaven met Saturday, Jan. 14 at the American Legion Hall in Horn Lake. An informative program a bout the history of The Star-Spangled Banner was given by Tommy Thompson, a member of the Sons of the American Re…

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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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Firefighters from the Horn Lake Fire Department who received special recognition during a recent Board of Aldermen meeting are, from left, Lt. Richard Coggins, top fundraiser for MDA and cancer fighting efforts; Lt. Nisbet Frazer Toole, 20-year service recognition; Katrina Jones, EMS of the …

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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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Three men from Marshall County, including a 16-year-old juvenile, have been arrested and charged in the armed robbery of a CVS Pharmacy store in Olive Branch. The trio, captured in Southaven after being seen in the parking lot of another CVS store Wednesday, may have been casing that locatio…

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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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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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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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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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