World champion pit master Melissa Cookston, owner of the Memphis Barbecue Co. in Horn Lake and Steak by Melissa in Southaven, took home another trophy from the Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest this past weekend.
The Southaven Rotary honored its Student and Teacher of the Month from Horn Lake High School at its recent meeting. From left are instructor Mary Green, student Joe Gee and Rotarian Frank Fairley.
Horn Lake Mayor Allen Latimer introduces Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann, who spoke Wednesday at the "Get Out The Vote" event for Republican municipal candidates at Latimer Lakes Park in Horn Lake. Hosemann delivered the keynote address at the Southaven Chamber of Commerce ea…
A "picnic" to pick books for youths to choose from for this summer drew a flurry of First Regional Library system staff to the M.R. Davis Public Library in Southaven for a first-rate selection for the 14 branches.
More than 50 DeSoto County “special” athletes will be mining for gold in Biloxi this weekend and Monday morning they received a special sendoff with help of county law enforcement, including police, Sheriff’s Department and Mississippi Highway Patrol.
Members of the DeSoto County Board of Education (DCS) Monday night approved the appointments of more new principals and district administrators for the coming 2017-18 school year, including the naming of a new Executive Director of Safety and Risk Management and a new Director of Transportation.
Character and integrity are among the traits and characteristics that graduating Horn Lake High School senior and baseball standout Joe Gee inherited from his parents.
In our internet-driven society, computer users continue to be hit by hackers who enjoy causing havoc, and in some cases, being able to extract money, from people who don’t take necessary protections for their systems and the important files they generate.
Fearing the worst but hoping for the best, residents living near Tunica Cutoff and along Lake Road are bracing for additional rainfall on Thursday which could cause the mighty Mississippi River to crest at 38 feet or higher.
Considered the “best and brightest” among DeSoto County’s graduating high school seniors, 36 students have been honored and recognized in the annual Reach for the Stars program sponsored by BancorpSouth and the DeSoto Times-Tribune.
Hearts are huge and filled with love inside parents who welcome into their home a child who has had a difficult life already in their short time on earth; a youngster seeking love but who finds they are “in the system” of foster care for any number of reasons.
More than 67 guns at last count were stolen from a delivery trailer at an Academy Sports parking lot on Goodman Road in Olive Branch in the overnight hours late Sunday and early Monday, according to Olive Branch Police Chief Don Gammage.
Downed trees and limbs due to high winds kept county road crews busy sawing and hauling on DeSoto County's west side. "We had a number of crews out, multiple times, in the Love and Eudora communities," DeSoto Road Manager Andy Swims said Monday of the impact of gusts that swept through the c…
On the lawn of DeSoto County's historic courthouse square stands the Fallen Heroes Monument dedicated to those of the law enforcement community that serves the citizens.
Listed below are the contested races in tonight's municipal Republican primary elections around DeSoto County. Polls closed at 7 p.m. This page will be updated as results come in. Races where there was no opposition or just one candidate on the ballot will not be included in this list.
Polls are open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. today for primary elections in DeSoto County's five municipalities as each party nominee advances to the June 6 general election.
The choral musical program created by the husband and wife duo of Reese Norris and wife Joelle will celebrate the comprehensive musical program's fifth anniversary in style this Saturday, May 6 with a 3 p.m. free concert at Brown Missionary Baptist Church in Southaven.
(Editor's note: This article is another in a series of items that have been published on campaigns for the municipal primary elections on May 2 and the general election on June 6. In this article, Horn Lake aldermanic candidates who attended a recent North Mississippi Cultural Forum program …
The current Mayor of Horn Lake, in the middle of an election campaign to keep the office he attained four years ago, believes his city has made progress under his watch.
Horn Lake mayoral candidate Michael Guice, standing, addresses issues during a recent forum of Republican mayoral candidates held in the Olive Branch Municipal Court chambers. Other candidates who attended and spoke at the forum are, from left, Hernando Mayor Chip Johnson, moderator and form…
First Baptist Church of Horn Lake Pastor Tim Trillett, right, received the Horn Lake Chamber of Commerce “Rock Award” from Hank Ludwig of Renasant Bank, the award sponsor, and Chamber Executive Director Varina Hopper, during the recent Chamber Quarterly Luncheon at Bonne Terre Country Inn an…
First Regional Library Executive Director Ed Hughes is turning a page in his long career as a library director both here in Mississippi and elsewhere as he begins a new chapter in his life.
DeSoto County and the municipalities seek more helping hands to get a grip on refuse and rubbish for the annual weeklong Spring Cleanup starting Saturday, April 29, and beyond. "We're really in need of more volunteers," said Supervisor Bill Russell of Walls. The blight fight kicks off with C…
Looking to fill openings while cutting costs, the DeSoto County School District has announced the appointment of 13 administrators to new positions within Mississippi’s most-populated public school district.
Following denials in 1984 and 1985 of conditional use applications to the Board of Adjustment for a country store at the site, the DeSoto County Board of Supervisors on Monday rejected rezoning sought for the same purpose by the owner of the 2.87-acre property in the Cockrum area.
(Editor's Note: In the next several issues, we are taking a look at candidates running for various municipal offices across DeSoto County. In this item, we take a look at the mayoral race in Horn Lake.)
Easter is a time of excitement and anticipation and Horn Lake officials were more than "egg-cited" this past week about showing residents how its main park facility, Latimer Lakes Park, has gotten a fresh new look.
When you first meet the current Miss Mississippi under the Miss America program Laura Lee Lewis, you are obviously struck by her beauty and her vivaciousness. Many people who meet her, however, don’t know her real story and the struggles and obstacles she has overcome to get where she is today.
The body of a black female was discovered in the trunk of a repossessed vehicle at a Horn Lake car lot early Monday morning, according to DeSoto County Coroner Jeff Pounders.
Horn Lake's star athletes and top scholars rolled up their sleeves and helped to clean up their community this past weekend and city officials say it's a sign the future of the community is in good hands.
In what has been a banner year for DeSoto County high school instrumental organizations, another state championship has wound its way back from competition, this time to Horn Lake High School.
Mark "Oz" Geist, author of the bestselling book, "13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Happened in Benghazi," shared his harrowing account of mounting a defense and rescue operation as a CIA contractor in that Libyan stronghold to a standing-room only crowd of more than 400 persons this past…
From planting daffodil bulbs on the courthouse square to singing Christmas carols to the elderly to imparting the importance of recycling, and doing more, much more, the Hernando Mayor's Youth Council members give back to their community. The high schoolers' high energy is born of the firm b…
Horn Lake High School's Elite Ensemble performed in the grand, ornate rotunda of the Mississippi Capitol recently and enjoyed an impromptu performance for Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant during a recent trip to Jackson.
The gavel has fallen on the 2017 session of the Mississippi Legislature, although there is anticipation of a special session later this spring in order to pass budgets for the attorney general's office and the Department of Transportation.
With a desire to maintain the beauty of DeSoto County and an increase in citizen requests for roadside litter collection, the Board of Supervisors voted on March 20 to hire a Litter Control Operator in the Department of Environmental Services. The Litter Control Operator is tasked with super…
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.
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.
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.