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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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A former member of the Southaven Planning Commission has re-filed a complaint with the American Civil Liberties Union over what he said are a series of unconstitutional provisions of the City of Southaven's sign ordinances.

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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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As Master of Ceremonies for Christmas gift-giving to her fellow DeSoto County Master Gardeners, Pam Selby of the Twin Lakes area of Horn Lake embodied the holiday spirit with a Rudolph-red nose, a Santa hat and a very appropriate "evergreen" beard.

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Ending the year on an upbeat note for jobs and business expansion in the county, the DeSoto Board of Supervisors at its last 2016 session approved investment incentives for six growing industries.

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State Sen. Chris Massey, R-Nesbit, has been placed under six months of unsupervised probation after a hearing today in Olive Branch Municipal Court as the case involving an alleged assault against two lawn care workers following a heated argument in July.

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Hernando Mayor Chip Johnson says he'll seek another term as the DeSoto County seat's chief executive in next year's municipal elections.

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Hernando Mayor Chip Johnson says he'll seek another term as the DeSoto County seat's chief executive in next year's municipal elections.

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DeSoto County economic development officials Friday learned they would have a new tool in their promotion of the county to attract potential business and industry to Mississippi’s fastest-growing county. 

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Christmas came early for the Horn Lake Fire Department, which has a bright, shiny red new fire truck parked under the tree — or make that in the firehouse bay of Fire Station No. 3 on Hwy. 301.

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Like a perfectly-wrapped box of Christmas chocolates placed underneath the tree, the DeSoto Family Theatre production of "Meet Me in St. Louis" is a glittering jewel that needs to be savored and enjoyed.

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DeSoto County authorities are intensifying their search for a hit-and-run driver that left a Hernando man with serious injuries in a Monday afternoon accident along a rural road.

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Two people are in custody after a high-speed police chase down Interstate 55 following report of a shoplifting incident at the Southaven Walmart on Monday.

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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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