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Alleging free speech issues, a Southaven mayoral candidate has filed a federal lawsuit against the City of Southaven that claims, among other things, that the city's sign regulations that govern political candidates are unconstitutional.

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A dilapidated home at 1619 Stateline Road could be facing the wrecking ball, now that the condemnation process for the structure has begun yet again after a five-month reprieve.

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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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This past weekend, runners in Ridgeland took part in an event that was the inspiration of an insurance executive from DeSoto County who passed away last month and in whose memory this year’s run was held.

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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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It was a blue crush of another kind when a bus load of Northpoint Christian School eighth-graders bounded through the glass doors of the Southaven Police Department Tuesday to show appreciation to police officers for their lifesaving work.

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The Mississippi Senate Wednesday overwhelmingly approved passage of the compromise bill authored by state Sen. David Parker, R-Olive Branch, which extends the repealer on the one-percent tourism tax on restaurant meals for parks, but also allows for the authorization of a public referendum o…

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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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With a big bag containing her fledgling "forest" riding shotgun, Sheree Malone of Hernando was driving away a happy planter from the annual Public Tree Giveaway at Snowden Grove in Southaven.

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The City of Southaven is looking to hire more than a dozen new firefighters, partly through the United States Department of Homeland Security's SAFER Grant, Southaven Fire Chief Roger Thornton said.

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The Nesbit community's old downtown "is just sitting there," a cluster of forlorn, empty or under-used buildings, says DeSoto Supervisor Lee Caldwell. Yet she envisions a future where the area can be an up-and-coming, humming hub of commerce.

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The Southaven Mayor and Board of Aldermen Tuesday signed off in support of a compromise "Penny For the Parks" bill authored by state Sen. David Parker, R-Olive Branch, Sen. Kevin Blackwell, R-Olive Branch and Sen. Chris Massey, R-Nesbit, which would extend the repealer on the one-percent tou…

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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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The FBI’s Jackson Division office has joined the Southaven Police Department in asking for information from the public about a bank robbery last August that remains unsolved. 

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Five students from DeSoto Central Middle School were among the winners in the recent “Promote the Vote” contest, a program of Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann’s office to teach democratic fundamentals to school students and to encourage them to practice their civic responsibilities. 

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The Southaven Fire Department and Sta-Home Health combined in promoting Friday, Feb. 3 as Go Red! Day for the American Heart Association. Cardiovascular disease claims more lives than all forms of cancer combined each year and firefighters and first responders with their equipment came to th…

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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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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 Youth Court Judge Celeste Wilson has been elevated to the position of Circuit Judge of the 17th Judicial District, representing five counties in northwest Mississippi.

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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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For 9-year-old Connor Reid, a student in Kristen Holloway's third-grade class at DeSoto Central Elementary in Southaven, enjoying and appreciating trees is a hands-on experience.

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As Ronald Hiers leaned forward on a podium inside Turning Point Addiction Campuses Southaven location during a celebration of Turning Point's one-year anniversary, a hushed quiet came over the large crowd gathered to hear his address to alumni of the treatment center.

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The suspect shot dead in a shootout with DeSoto County Sheriff's deputies that left two deputies injured Wednesday night is a hardened criminal with a rap sheet that landed him in prison for 11 of the past 30 years.

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The DeSoto County Sheriff’s Department late Wednesday morning reported that one of the deputies injured in Wednesday night’s shooting incident in Southaven is in critical, but stable condition at Regional One Medical Center, formerly the Med, in Memphis.

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A hot topic and plenty of hot coffee and donuts were on the menu of the first-ever Southaven Chamber of Commerce Quarterly breakfast get-together at the Chamber's new office on Main Street.

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She’s an honor student with a near-perfect attendance record and a perfect grade-point average in her senior year at DeSoto Central High School, member of the National Honor Society, the National Technical Honor Society and president of her school’s SkillsUSA chapter.

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Given the hateful vocal and written venom many of us have seen, heard or read this past weekend in the wake of a new administration taking over in Washington, D.C., it seemed appropriate that the future of America has risen to tell adults to give it a rest and “try a little kindness.” 

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The 17th annual Crystal Ball transformed the Southaven Arena into a festive atmosphere Saturday night, with an elaborate circus theme that conjured up images of a magnificent Parisian circus in early 20th-century France.

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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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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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Three men from Marshall County, including a 16-year-old juvenile, have been arrested and charged in the armed robbery of a CVS Pharmacy store in Olive Branch. The trio, captured in Southaven after being seen in the parking lot of another CVS store Wednesday, may have been casing that locatio…

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The addition of eight new lighted tennis courts at Snowden Grove is well under construction despite the recent rainy weather, and Southaven city officials are hopeful the new complex will be completed in time to capitalize on tournament season in the spring and summer.

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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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Alexis Grace Henley, a kindergartener at DeSoto Central Primary School and daughter of new school board member Michele Henley, led the Board of Education in the Pledge of Allegiance at the Thursday, Jan. 5 board meeting, which was Michele Henley’s first session as new board member.  

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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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