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Youngsters have fun while learning at camp.

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The DeSoto County Board of Education approved its $310 million-dollar budget at a recessed meeting Thursday as Mississippi's largest district prepares for the new school year ahead.

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Deputies shot in parking lot gun battle honored for heroism. 

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Horn Lake shelter offers animals for adoption at weekend event. 

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Drivers along I-55 in DeSoto County, especially those who travel at night, will need to be aware of new roadwork expected to start next week that may impact their traveling.

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It's a treat to see your organization's name illuminated in the marquee lights of New York City.

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The DeSoto County School District (DCS) expects to operate next year within the same tax structure that it functioned under in the current fiscal year that ends June 30.

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U.S. Rep. Trent Kelly, R-Mississippi, who represents DeSoto County and the First Congressional District, was not injured in an early Wednesday morning attack at a suburban Washington D.C. baseball practice field.

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The DeSoto County Board of Supervisors recently honored the Lions Clubs of DeSoto County in celebration of the Lions Club International's 100th anniversary and recognizing the efforts of the clubs to restoring the sight and hearing of individuals in the Mid-South.

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The DeSoto County Board of Supervisors recently awarded Sarah Elizabeth Fiveash a $500 scholarship, through the Mississippi Association of Supervisors and the DeSoto County Board of Supervisors.

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If you're traveling through DeSoto County, you might be surprised to find somebody famous walked your way at one time or another.

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The Horn Lake High School Hall of Fame inducted 10 deserving civic and community leaders this past weekend during a ceremony that recognized the accomplishments and contributions of each.

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On a municipal election night in DeSoto County that offered few dramatics, Horn Lake voters Tuesday provided the most excitement in making a historic move to its city Board of Aldermen.

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DeSoto County Schools Monday announced at its regular school board meeting new administrative assignments as the district moves closer to having all of its principal positions filled for the new school year.

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Polls are open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. in all five of DeSoto County's municipalities for today's general election.

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Polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Tuesday across DeSoto County for the general election of municipal officials in all five of the county's municipalities.

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A motorcycle and a van collided near Landers Center late Wednesday, leaving two dead.

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Patriots, just like America's veterans, come in all sizes, shapes and colors — just ask Brandon Martinez, who is the Commanding Officer for Horn Lake High School's U.S. Marine Corps JROTC.

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Kroger Delta Division Pharmacies and the State of Mississippi jointly announced today plans to make lifesaving medication available to families of individuals who have opioid addictions and face the ever-present dangers and potential of overdose situations.

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Fresh off another championship at the Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest, competition pitmaster and local restaurant owner Melissa Cookston has received another honor with her future induction into the Barbecue Hall of Fame. 

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Absentee voting continues at your local City Hall in all five municipalities in DeSoto County ahead of the June 6 general election.

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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.

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Plowing into winning essays on soil allowed students across DeSoto County to dig into facts both fun and fearful.

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A 25-year-old man was killed in a head-on collision on Miss. Hwy. 305 in rural eastern DeSoto County Thursday night.

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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…

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Horn Lake Police are investigating an attempted armed robbery that occurred Thursday night at a local convenience store. 

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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Having stood since the 1960s on the Alley Ballard property at 2830 Old Highway 304, the old barn had for years begun to fall apart.  

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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.

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(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 …

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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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