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Results of the initial testing of third graders in Mississippi for reading assessment have been released. While most youngsters were able to score past a higher bar set for them this year to be promoted to fourth grade, there are some who hoped they were able to achieve the needed scores on …

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Four Scouts with Southaven Boy Scout Troop ‘Ole’ 97’ achieved the rank of Eagle Scouts and officially received that recognition during a ceremony May 18 at Maples Memorial United Methodist Church in Olive Branch. The four new Eagle Scouts are (from left) Jansen Swift, David Bonds, Noah Walls…

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The DeSoto County Republican Women (DCRW) gave the House of Grace a $500 donation at its meeting on Thursday, May 16 at the M.R. Davis Public Library in Southaven. From left are DCRW president Ashleigh Parker, Lorine Cady with the House of Grace, along with Melissa Dabar and Bettye Van Vulpe…

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American, state and local flags across DeSoto County and the country, such as this flag at the Landers Center in Southaven, flew at half-staff Wednesday, May 15 in honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day. President Donald Trump issued a proclamation to that effect in honor of law enforcement of…

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Northwest Mississippi Community College's Student Nurses Association (SNA) captured the prestigious "Spirit of the Community" Award from the annual Mississippi Organization for Associate Degree Nursing Student Association (MOSA) conference held in Biloxi.

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Some may question the need for job fairs to seek new employees when the unemployment rate in Mississippi and DeSoto County has remained fairly stable at 4.9 percent, what some people have said are near-record levels for employment in the state. 

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Mothers and expectant mothers filled a lobby at Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto in Southaven on Saturday, May 4 for the hospital’s annual Baby Fair event. Experts were available to answer questions and information available on breastfeeding, car seat and seat belt safety, along with vendors…

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Northwest Mississippi Community College will hold its 103rd commencement exercises on Friday, May 17. A ceremony will be held at 8 a.m. for the Associate of Arts degree candidates and at 1 p.m. for Career Certificates, Technical Certificates, and Associate of Applied Science candidates.

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Woodmen Life Chapter 1408 in Southaven Thursday presented the DeSoto County School District with new American flags for each of its 42 attendance centers. Since 1947, Woodmen Life as a company has donated more than three million flags to worthy institutions. From left are DCS Supt. Cory Usel…

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As state education officials and legislative leaders try to determine what went wrong when it was discovered not all state public school teachers and others were not part of a $1,500 pay raise for next year passed in this year’s lawmaking session, a candidate for governor came to DeSoto Coun…

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Mississippi Highway Patrol Lt. Col. Thomas Tuggle, a Hernando native and current executive director of the Mississippi Law Enforcement Officers’ Training Academy, speaks during the annual DeSoto County Public Safety Officers Memorial service on the DeSoto County Courthouse square Friday morn…

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Four new principals for DeSoto County Schools were introduced at the conclusion of Thursday’s district board meeting. From left are Cornell Phillips (Lake Cormorant High), Kristy Dunning (Horn Lake Elementary), Cynthia Dixon (Greenbrook Elementary), and Kris Perkins (Olive Branch Middle). Th…

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DeSoto County Schools was recognized by the University of Mississippi-DeSoto Center with its annual T.P. Vinson Award during its Graduation Celebration Tuesday in Southaven.  The award recognizes contributions from those outside of the campus who have helped the Ole Miss –DeSoto Center grow …

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Things got a little “earthy” around the DeSoto County Courthouse Square Saturday morning. Along with the start of the season for the Hernando Farmers Market, DeSoto County government officials hosted about 50 different exhibits and vendors around the square for its yearly Earth Day celebration.

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The fast-growing area of DeSoto County continues to be a sought-after location for new firms and businesses to locate in. As potential companies look at where to settle, they often research the area through many means.

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DeSoto County Schools (DCS) Supt. Cory Uselton has told his district teachers and teacher assistants that all of them will receive a $1,500 pay raise next school year, even if it means coming up with funds from the district budget to make up the difference.

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