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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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Some freshman students at Olive Branch High School are getting the benefit of real-life learning experiences through a program introduced with help from the city’s business community.

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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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The public gets two opportunities to interact on waste treatment processes, by visiting the DeSoto County Regional Utility Authority (DCRUA) booth at the April 22 Earth Day celebration, and by participating in a May 1 hearing on proposed changes to the DeSoto Solid Waste Management Plan over…

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Three Marshall County teenagers were arrested and have been charged in connection with a February attempted armed robbery at the Olive Branch Buffalo Wild Wings, 7880 Craft Goodman Frontage Road.

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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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Center Hill Elementary School Principal Leslie “Sissy” Heyman relates it seems like she has always been in school, noting that her early home in Tate County was, at one time, the old Crockett Elementary School of the 1940s and 50s, now known as the Crockett Community Center.

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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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Mississippi legislators Wednesday, March 1 honored Olive Branch native and current NASCAR driver Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., in the Mississippi House Chamber with the presentation of House Resolution 43. The resolution commends and congratulates Stenhouse on his numerous racing achievements and su…

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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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Taking a cue from lessons learned during a recent unit on the World War II Holocaust, some students at Lewisburg Middle School next week will put in action their sensitivity toward homeless refugees living in the Mid-South from the Middle East.

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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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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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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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