DeSoto County supervisors have gone on record in support of the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution regarding the legal possession and ownership of firearms. Supervisors at the morning portion of its Tuesday, Jan. 21 meeting, declared the county to be a Second Amendment “Safe Haven” co…
Lewisburg Elementary School principal Sherry Anderson has been named a member of Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann’s new Administrator Advisory Council, Hosemann’s office announced on Friday, Jan. 17.
It has been a week fraught with emotions for many in DeSoto County, from coming to grips with what an early Saturday morning storm with a pair of tornadoes did to their property, to the uncertainty of what lies ahead.
From left are Rotary Club of Olive Branch President Tracy Kirkley, Center Hill Rotary Students of the Month for January Kennedi Evans and Dru Hines, along with Principal Doug Payne.
New Northern District Transportation Commissioner John Caldwell took the oath of office on Tuesday, Jan. 7 to begin his first term in office. Wife and DeSoto County Supervisor Lee Caldwell held the Bible as Caldwell was sworn into office. Caldwell won election to the post in the November ele…
New DeSoto County Board of Supervisors Board President Jesse Medlin receives the gavel from outgoing Board President Lee Caldwell. The change of leadership came during the board’s first meeting of the new year on Monday, Jan. 6 in Hernando. Board members take turns during their terms in offi…
From left are Rotary Club of Olive Branch President Tracy Kirkley, Olive Branch High School Rotary Students for the month of January Sarah Joy Smith and Benjamin Beard, and school Principal Jacob Stripling.
DeSoto County residents in the path of what has been officially determined to be two tornadoes in the county Saturday morning were spending the weekend cleaning up and starting the rebuilding process.
Applications are being accepted for people interested in learning more about the DeSoto County Sheriff’s Department through its Sheriff’s Citizen Academy, or SCA.
For 20 years, the annual Crystal Ball Gala has been a special event in Northwest Mississippi. The gala event, to be held this year on Saturday, Jan. 18 at the Arena in Southaven, has been the driving force that supports the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi (CFNM) as it “connects…
DeSoto County supervisors this week received information from the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks (MDWFP) about a growing concern for a disease affecting deer.
Wednesday, Jan. 8 will begin the nomination period for the 2019 DeSoto's Best Awards, presented by the DeSoto Times-Tribune. Expect the DeSoto's Best website to go live and begin accepting nominations that evening. Look for more information on our website and on our Facebook page.
The 20th annual Crystal Ball will provide the backdrop to honor four outstanding Community Stars of Northwest Mississippi. These regional Community Stars will be honored along with the gala’s Stars of Hope, C Spire founders, brothers Wade and Jimmy Creekmore. The Crystal Ball helps over 800 …
You ask Lewisburg High School senior Bobby Current if he is a liberal or a conservative and the answer you get speaks volumes for what the nation’s political climate should be today, instead of the volatile discourse and divide that exists.
As of the coming start of the Mississippi Legislative session next week, Robert Foster (R-Hernando) will no longer be a state representative. Instead, Foster is moving back into his role of owner/operator of the popular Cedar Hill Farm agri-tourist attraction.
The Mississippi Legislative PEER Committee has released its report titled “Review of the Department of Public Safety Driver Service Bureau’s Management of Customer Service Delivery.”
There was an afternoon gathering Thursday, Dec. 19, at the Lewis Ranch on Malone Road in Nesbit, with people brought together to honor and recognize the music legend who lives there, in Jerry Lee Lewis.
We don’t know exactly where it will be located yet, but the mega-giant internet service and product provider Google is set to add its first Operations Center (GOC) in Northwest Mississippi.
The head of the Mississippi Department of Education will be dealing with new leadership at the top of state government next month when Tate Reeves becomes governor. She believes the new administration will work to continue education growth in the state.
Members of the Olive Branch Board of Aldermen dealt Tuesday, Dec. 17, with moving three street projects ahead and the board also passed on a group of planning and zoning requests.
Members of the DeSoto County Board of Supervisors Monday morning, Dec. 16, heard from a group of citizens concerned their weekly social gatherings at the county’s senior citizens center in Southaven were being broken up by a band wanting to play there once a month.
The Northwest Mississippi Association of REALTORS® (NWMAR) and Toys-For-Tots Mid-South partnered together to spread some Christmas cheer to the House of Grace, a local non-profit organization. Together they donated unwrapped toys, specially selected for the children of House of Grace, so the…
As DeSoto County School District (DCS) students head into the Christmas break, they leave school on Friday knowing that when they come back in January, they won’t have to bring any extra money with them to cover lunches they haven’t paid for.
Members of the DeSoto County Schools Board of Education returned from the Mississippi School Boards Association (MSBA) meeting with two awards; being the Red Apple Award and the Diploma Circle Honor Award. The Red Apple Award is based on total hours of MSBA-approved board training hours earn…
At a recent ceremony honoring those who have established endowed scholarships at Northwest Mississippi Community College, a plaque of appreciation was presented by Northwest President, Dr. Michael Heindl (front row, fourth from right) to Jane Waldrop Williamson (center) for the establishment…
Brothers Wade and Jimmy Creekmore will be honored as the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi’s Star of Hope at their 20th annual Crystal Ball. This black-tie gala has been voted as the number one charitable event in Mississippi and is attended by 1,200 people.
The election has been won and now Gov.-elect Tate Reeves is setting forward what he feels the state of Mississippi must do to move forward under his watch.
The Tennessee Valley Authority is proposing upgrades to its transmission system to provide power for growing load and increase power reliability in the Olive Branch area of DeSoto County.
The United States Postal Service (USPS) is ready to help deliver those special gifts to all the good girls and boys this Christmas season and have announced their holiday hours to make it happen.
DeSoto County supervisors have a lengthy list of items they would like to see done in the Mississippi State Legislature in the 2020 session that begins next month.
DeSoto County’s attractive centralized location to interstate highways, air traffic, along with the Mid-South headquarters of the global delivery services giant FedEx have nabbed another company to locate with the addition of the new Navistar Parts Distribution Center on Polk Lane in Olive Branch.
Lottery players in DeSoto County and elsewhere in Mississippi who before had to head to other states to try their luck on scratch-off tickets now don’t have to travel any further than just down the street for their chance at winning some big money.
For the past week, from schools, to hospitals, and city governments, in many ways, DeSoto County residents have paused to reflect and remember the servicemen and women, past and present, who have fought to defend our country.