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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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Residents warned of suspicious activity in park, neighborhood.

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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 Mississippi Association of Secondary School Principals (MASSP) this week selected principal Lewisburg High School Principal Chris Fleming as its 2017 Mississippi High School Principal of the Year.

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George Pokorski, a resident of Olive Branch, was recently inducted to the Amro Music Educators Walk of Fame.

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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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A person of interest is under investigation in an early morning house fire in the Evening Shade subdivision over the weekend.

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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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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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DeSoto County is among Mississippi's fastest-growing counties and a major part of that growth is located along the I-269 corridor in the Lewisburg area.

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A DeSoto County Schools instructor known for interweaving horticulture and agriculture into his elementary school curriculum is part of an exchange of ideas with like-minded teachers from other parts of the United States and their counterparts in Japan.

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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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Several residents in parts of DeSoto County may will be continuing the clean up of moving away tree limbs, branches and leaves, instead of relaxing and having grill outs this Memorial Day.

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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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Bill Cruthirds, Sr., former longtime Director of Community Relations and Tourism for the City of Olive Branch, died Wednesday at the age of 79. 

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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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The Mississippi Farm Bureau Foundation has revealed the winners of its annual art contests, and three students from DeSoto County Schools walked away with smiles on their faces and money in their pockets for their artwork on agricultural themes.

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The recent 2017 DeSoto County Hunger Summit, sponsored by the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi, highlighted the fact that nutritious food is not often as readily available to some individuals as it is others.

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The recent 2017 DeSoto County Hunger Summit, sponsored by the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi, highlighted the fact that nutritious food is not often as readily available to some individuals as it is others.

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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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Since 1962, Americans have observed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week that it falls on as National Police Week.

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A DeSoto County man has been charged with two counts of sexual battery of a vulnerable person following a joint investigation between the DeSoto County Sheriff's Department and the Mississippi Attorney General's Office-Vulnerable Persons Division.

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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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An Olive Branch woman is facing federal charges of defrauding the Memphis law firm that she worked for with hundreds of thousands of dollars.

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Overpark Elementary School kindergarten teacher Amy Gardner has been named the Rotary Club of Olive Branch Teacher of the Year.

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The Rotary Club of Olive Branch awarded four scholarships to Olive Branch area high school seniors during its Salute to Education Tuesday. With President Ashley Herbert (far left) are, from left, Lauren Snodgrass (Center Hill), Bethany Thomas (Olive Branch), Emily Miller (Center Hill) and Ab…

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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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Tuesday’s Olive Branch Rotary Club meeting honored educators and awarded a Teacher of the Year and student scholarship awards. Olive Branch area Teachers of the Year recognized with Rotary President Ashley Herbert (far left) are: Matthew Yardley (CTC-East), Barbara Weaver (Chickasaw Elementa…

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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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Children who are subjected to being placed in foster care face many challenges for their future, starting with the trauma and struggle of the moment when they are being ripped out of their familiar, albeit threatening home situation, and then placed in the strange environment of a foster family.

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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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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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Tuesday’s night Republican primary election in Olive Branch had only two contested races on the ballot and the results had few surprises with them. 

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Young dancers at an Olive Branch dance studio recently got a visit from a traveling trio of top performers on a national tour to promote dance and the creative arts.

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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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