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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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DeSoto County Administrator Vanessa Lynchard had news that business leaders in Olive Branch were happy to hear Tuesday afternoon: the center of residential building growth in the county has found a home in Olive Branch and its immediate area.

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Students for the month of February at Center Hill High School have been recognized by the Rotary Club of Olive Branch. From left are President Ashley Herbert, students Parker Tomlinson and Carter Wardlow, along with Principal Doug Payne.  

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Students for the month of February at Olive Branch High School have been recognized by the Rotary Club of Olive Branch. From left are President Ashley Herbert, students Braden Rawson and SeighViance Givens, along with Principal Allyson Killough. 

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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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In the age of social media, digital computation and electronic tablet writing, the Mississippi Legislature has taken steps to reinstitute and reinforce a grammar school standby — cursive writing.

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Olive Branch aldermen approved the hiring of three new police officers and honored the fundraising work of its firefighters during its meeting on Tuesday evening. 

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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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DeSoto County’s top teacher of the year has gone through hard work and hardship to get where she is today, representing the current corps of instructors who work daily to prepare their students for the next chapter of their lives.

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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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DeSoto County is on track to have some major improvements to its road system finished next year, according to Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) Northern District Commissioner Mike Tagert.

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The Rotary Club of Olive Branch has recognized the Lewisburg High School Students of the Month for February. From left are: Assistant Principal Gina Ross, students Abbie Hunter and Austin Williams, and Club President Ashley Herbert. 

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The Olive Branch Board of Aldermen unanimously voted this past Tuesday to move forward with a maximum $8 million bond for the purpose of improving the city's combined water and sewage systems. 

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The Rotary Club of Olive Branch has honored the Olive Branch High School Students of the Month for January. With club president Ashley Herbert (left) are (from left) students Myah Taylor and Nils Waldon, along with school principal Allyson Killough. 

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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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DeSoto County joined the rest of the country Monday to honor the legacy of the late civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with events that sought to instill Dr. King’s dream that America be a nation of service to each other.

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State Sen. Kevin Blackwell, R-Olive Branch, has been appointed by Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves to serve on the Joint Committee on Performance Revaluation and Expenditure Review or PEER.

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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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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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This Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 p.m., the voice of game show announcer Johnny Gilbert will again be heard through televisions in DeSoto County and the Mid-South saying, “This is Jeopardy!”

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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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Aldermen in Olive Branch Tuesday night voted to approve a zoning change for about 1.39 acres of land near the intersection of Germantown Road and Stateline Road that would allow for commercial development at that location.

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As the City of Olive Branch transitions from one garbage service provider to another, officials have been working to alert residents about the changes. Some confusion may have developed about what trash can to use for garbage removal, however.

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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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A time of service to remember the sacrifice of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his followers in the American Civil Rights Movement is planned for Monday, Jan. 16 at Olive Branch Intermediate School.

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Right smack in the middle of making his last-minute preparations for the big night this weekend, Jolly Ol’ Saint Nick took a break to make it a special moment with some quality time for some special youngsters on their terms Saturday morning.

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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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Olive Branch aldermen are expected to declare Friday, Dec. 23 a city holiday with offices to be closed in observance of the Christmas holiday at its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday evening.

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