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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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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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After Ronald Hiers’ life hit a “humiliating” rock bottom with a moment that went viral on social media and then broadcast on national television, things have definitely taken an upswing for the recovering drug addict.

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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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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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Circuit Judge Bobby Chamberlin has been declared the winner over Columbus attorney John Brady in a State Supreme Court race that has shifted back and forth district-wide, with Chamberlin pulling out front due to a strong showing in his native DeSoto County and surrounding counties, including…

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At the finish line of Saturday's race, coming in a winner for Dachshund mixes Piper and Pippi means more than placing first, second or third. It means finding a loving home.

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A shoebox from the back of an 18-wheeler parked in the parking lot of Parkway Baptist Church in Hernando just might be destined for hurricane-ravaged Haiti or war-torn Iraq or Afghanistan.

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The DeSoto County Board of Supervisors greeted the new head librarian of the busy Hernando branch, Jesse Pool, and will welcome a new bridge next year with replacement of an aging span on Meadowbrook Road in the Horn Lake area.

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Breakfast time in the cardiac care area of Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto in Southaven Friday morning came with a side of certificates and awards for the department’s work in saving lives. 

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Young children are often described by their mothers as being “perfect in every way.” 

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So far, a total of seven new entrance signs to the state's third-largest city have been installed, with the handsome, black, wrought-iron signs to be placed at eight other locations before Thanksgiving, according to Southaven Mayor Darren Musselwhite.

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The DeSoto County Regional Utility Authority's Fiscal 2016 "true-up," the final adjustment of projected wastewater treatment cost against actual use and cost by DeSoto's five municipalities, will deliver credits for Olive Branch, Hernando and Horn Lake and deficits for Southaven and Walls.

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The Rotary Club of Southaven has recognized the Horn Lake High School Student and Teacher for the month of November. The Teacher of the Month is Marine Corps Jr. ROTC instructor Lt. Col. F.A. ”Skip” Barth and the Student of the Month is Gary Leedom. They are joined by Rotary Club member Fran…

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With the clock ticking and unhappy with a proposed redistricting map from consultant Slaughter and Associates of Oxford, Hernando Aldermen, with public input, tackled the map themselves at Tuesday evening's board session.

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FEUER Powertrain North America, Inc. opened its $140 million 156,000 square-foot automotive crankshaft manufacturing facility in Robinsonville Wednesday to much fanfare and accolades from state and local officials in addition to the company's German-based CEO.

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Mississippi Republican State Party Executive Committee member and DeSoto County Republican Executive Committee member Heather Fox's court date for domestic violence is slated for Wednesday in DeSoto County Justice Court.

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Justin Bartley is now 20 but he is just now able to communicate to his parents, Wayne and Carla Bartley of Olive Branch, if he has a headache or stomach ache.

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Justin Bartley is now 20 but he is just now able to communicate to his parents, Wayne and Carla Bartley of Olive Branch, if he has a headache or stomach ache.

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Cecil Brunson has two Purple Hearts, a Silver Star, a chest full of other medals and a million mental images that still haunt his memory.

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Veterans and their families joined second graders at Northpoint Christian School for an annual veterans observance. Students in Christine Ross' second grade class collected items for soldiers and learned about their sacrifices.

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The DeSoto County School District (DCS) Board of Education is welcoming a new face to the board in January, with Tuesday’s election putting newcomer Michele Henley on the five-person board that oversees Mississippi’s largest school district.

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DNA samples from the remains of a person discovered in a shallow grave in Southaven have helped positively identify the individual, DeSoto County Coroner Jeff Pounders said Wednesday.

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Pastor Ray Johnson with the Spirit Church in Olive Branch leads a flock made up of black and white, Democrats, Republicans and independents.

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One of the most contentious national elections in American history will be culminated today with the choosing of the country's next President along with the down ballot consisting of state and local offices.

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If you enjoy British comedy combined with the elegance of the bygone Victorian era, you will love Northpoint Christian School's upcoming production of the Oscar Wilde classic, "The Importance of Being Earnest," which runs Nov. 17-19 in the Northpoint Christian School's Performing Arts Center…

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For the second time in two weeks, a major traffic tie-up was caused by a hazardous spill on Interstate 55, according to state and local authorities.

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One of the most pivotal moments in the American Civil Rights struggle occurred in Hernando on June 6, 1966 when James Meredith, the first African-American man who successfully integrated the University of Mississippi, was ambushed by a would-be assassin and gunned down near Hernando.

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The Rotary Club of Southaven recognized the Southaven High School Student and Teacher of the Month at its meeting on Thursday, Nov. 3. Club president Matt Crick (left) joined Student of the Month Erica Jones and Teacher of the Month Justin McMurphy.

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More than 20 years ago, Southaven Police Lt. Jerald Wheeler helped to establish a program for young people interested in pursuing a possible law enforcement career.

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n a unanimous vote, 6-0, Hernando Aldermen on Tuesday night rejected a rezoning amendment to allow the controversial Parkview senior-living community after hearing from area neighbors concerned about residential density per acre, rental units, traffic and diminution of property values.

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Southaven city officials have set the date of Nov. 16 for the groundbreaking ceremonies for the city's soon-to-be-expanded tennis facilities at the Tennis Center at Snowden Grove Park.

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The City of Southaven Tuesday hired a new assistant public defender and announced the launching of the city's bike and walking trails system, which will eventually link Stateline Road to Snowden Grove Park.

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With thousands of little ghosts and goblins taking to area streets and in neighborhoods this Monday for the Halloween observance, area law enforcement authorities are urging caution when driving between the hours of 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Monday.

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Months of long hours and hard work have again paid off for members of the Lewisburg High School marching band, as for the third straight year, the 183-member organization can call themselves “state champions.” 

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Audiences at the DeSoto Family Theatre production of "The Diary of Anne Frank" have been treated to a harrowing, even heart-wrenching performance by a stellar cast under the able direction of Lindsey Roberts.

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A Southaven church plans to use Halloween weekend not to hand out candy and treats, but rather to provide a more meaningful and eternal message to youngsters, especially teenagers. 

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