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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. 

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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…

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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…

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It was a case of Mother Nature versus Mother Earth.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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Just having hope is enough to sustain life in most dire circumstances and in other cases, hope can enable an individual to not merely survive but thrive.

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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.

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(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.)

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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A 40-year-old man whose body was discovered floating in a rural pond near Walls has been identified as Willie Brown of Memphis, according to DeSoto County Coroner Jeff Pounders.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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.

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Horn Lake Police Friday continued their investigation of an armed robbery that took place in front of a residence in the city late Wednesday night.

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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.

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This time of year the only "resurrection" that is being talked about is the heavenly kind that occurs at Easter.

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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…

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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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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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Police in Horn Lake have released information about Monday night’s shooting incident that has left a woman in critical condition.

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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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A rash of burglaries has hit DeSoto County, and Horn Lake in particular, over the past weekend.

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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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Boards of Aldermen in DeSoto County communities have several items to discuss on their agendas this evening.

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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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A woman and a man are dead and a girl is in critical condition after a Sunday night shooting incident in Horn Lake. 

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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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