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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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State Sen. Chris Massey, R-Nesbit, has been placed under six months of unsupervised probation after a hearing today in Olive Branch Municipal Court as the case involving an alleged assault against two lawn care workers following a heated argument in July.

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A man from Olive Branch has been sentenced to serve 50 years in prison after pleading guilty to charges of production of distribution of child pornography, according to information released by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Mississippi.

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Students at a DeSoto County elementary school came home with new wheels for Christmas Monday morning and Santa Claus had nothing to do with it, as some parents may now have to rethink what they are putting under the tree this year. 

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Hernando Mayor Chip Johnson says he'll seek another term as the DeSoto County seat's chief executive in next year's municipal elections.

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Present day faculty and staff, former teachers, family and friends gathered at Olive Branch Elementary School (OBES) to dedicate the library to the late R. Lemoyne Brigance who died in May of this year.

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DeSoto County economic development officials Friday learned they would have a new tool in their promotion of the county to attract potential business and industry to Mississippi’s fastest-growing county. 

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Top law enforcement officials from communities across the state of Mississippi are set to converge on Olive Branch next week for the annual winter conference of the Mississippi Association of Chiefs of Police. 

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Center Hill Elementary School fifth-graders, and twins, Jared (left) and Aiden Smalley lead the DeSoto County School District Board of Education meeting in the Pledge of Allegiance on Monday, Dec. 5 in Hernando. Students are routinely asked to start the school board meeting with the pledge.

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Drive-thru patrons of the Olive Branch Chick-fil-A Thursday morning were surprised to see Police Chief Don Gammage working the window. Gammage and members of the department visited there as part of its monthly “Coffee With The Chief” program, where Gammage goes to a local restaurant to meet …

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Like a perfectly-wrapped box of Christmas chocolates placed underneath the tree, the DeSoto Family Theatre production of "Meet Me in St. Louis" is a glittering jewel that needs to be savored and enjoyed.

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DeSoto County authorities are intensifying their search for a hit-and-run driver that left a Hernando man with serious injuries in a Monday afternoon accident along a rural road.

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Center Hill Elementary School fifth-graders, and twins, Jared (left) and Aiden Smalley lead the DeSoto County School District Board of Education meeting in the Pledge of Allegiance on Monday, Dec. 5 in Hernando. Students are routinely asked to start the school board meeting with the pledge.  

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Two people are in custody after a high-speed police chase down Interstate 55 following report of a shoplifting incident at the Southaven Walmart on Monday.

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An influx of runners and their supporters converge on downtown Memphis Saturday morning to run and raise funds for the world-famous St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, a leader in fighting childhood cancer and other diseases. 

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Supporters of the Hernando Dog Park are barking up the right trees, with more than $22,000 raised from an engaged community toward a goal of $25,000 for the long-sought facility's first phase.

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Looking to highlight successes in public school education over the past year, Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) Supt. Dr. Carey Wright is setting about a statewide tour to a select group of schools that have excelled in the classroom. 

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The Christmas parade season in DeSoto County gets into full swing tonight with the first of four parades that communities in the county will host to help usher in the holiday season.

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The Rotary Club of Olive Branch recently recognized Students of the Month at Lewisburg High School for the months of October and November. With club president Ashley Herbert (far left) are, from left, Abbie Hunter, Jessica Huffman, Taylor Bond and Cory Baldwin.

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