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The program has been so successful that the Southaven Police Department, working with the Municipal Court, is again offering people with outstanding warrants an opportunity to settle with the law in a way that keeps them out of jail and able to continue their lives. 

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Country music singer Chris Stapleton surprised local volunteers and board members with the Hernando-DeSoto Chapter of Habitat for Humanity with a sizable donation that will enable Habitat to continue its mission of providing affordable housing.

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A Southaven man is being held in the DeSoto County Adult Detention Center in Hernando after his arrest this past weekend on felony armed robbery charges. 

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Atmos Energy, United Way and the Boy Scouts at Camp Currier, the weekend retreat for the Chickasaw Council of the Boy Scouts of America, have formed a partnership for the past decade and more.

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Hernando aldermen voted Thursday in a recessed board meeting to increase the city property tax rate by 5.8 mills, the first major increase in the city's ad valorem tax rate in decades.

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On the heels of approving a millage rate increase earlier this month, Horn Lake aldermen Thursday evening approved their Fiscal Year 2018 municipal budget during a special meeting at City Hall. 

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Three juveniles from Memphis are facing armed robbery charges that could result in life imprisonment after their capture and arrest in connection with two cases on the same night.

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Making wishes come true in the lives of critically ill children has been the life's work of people like Kim Terrell of Olive Branch, a former Make-A-Wish program manager.

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Entergy Mississippi has dispatched crews to Texas and Florida in the wake of devastating hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the last of which left more than 7 million without power in the immediate aftermath of the storm.

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A DeSoto County Deputy Sheriff was struck and injured as his patrol car collided with a freight train near Vaiden and McCracken roads in Hernando around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, but has since recovered from his injuries.  

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A total of 19 students from high schools in DeSoto County Schools (DCS) have been named National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) semifinalists. The group is among about 1,600 students selected nationwide for the scholarship program. 

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Shana and Dane Blanchard were on their honeymoon during a dream vacation to the U.S. Virgin Islands when that dream vacation turned into a nightmare in the wake of Hurricane Irma's wrath and fury.

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The Mississippi Department of Health (MSDH) has reported the first case of West Nile Virus found in DeSoto County for 2017. 

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Recent tragic events of children being killed by firearms have again brought forward the need to ensure guns are used properly and with respect, at the same time assuring that weapons are locked and housed in a way that youngsters cannot shoot themselves, or others. 

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DeSoto County taxpayers will not experience a tax increase this year, following action by the DeSoto County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday.

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Members of the DeSoto County Board of Education were reminded during Thursday’s meeting to support the efforts of Olive Branch High School parents contesting the Mississippi High School Activities Association’s (MHSAA) removal of the school’s girls basketball team as 6A state champions, whic…

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Hernando city officials debated how to finance an additional ambulance and crew for the DeSoto County seat during a three-hour meeting Tuesday night.

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Horn Lake property owners will be asked to pay an additional four mills on their tax statements in the coming fiscal year after the city’s Board of Aldermen voted Tuesday night to set the city’s millage rate at 50 mills for the coming fiscal year, starting Oct. 1. 

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Interstate project within a year of completion.

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A joint effort between police departments in Southaven and Horn Lake and the DeSoto County Sheriff’s Department has netted the arrests of seven juveniles in possession of stolen vehicles. 

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Approaching its 95th anniversary, United Way of the Mid-South has been a driving force in DeSoto County for decades.

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When a recovering opioid addict dies of an overdose death, the staff at Turning Point Recovery and Treatment Center in Southaven, takes it personally.

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A nine-year-old boy was accidentally shot and killed in a vehicle outside a residence in Horn Lake early Sunday.

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Strike up the band and snap a salute.

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The remnants of Tropical Depression Harvey caused high winds and torrential rains across DeSoto County late Thursday afternoon and into the evening.

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DeSoto Times-Tribune and CLICK Magazine Publisher Richard Mathauer will soon be leaving his duties at the newspaper and magazine to assume a new position effective Tuesday with Williams, Pitts & Beard, PLLC, one of the most prominent accounting firms in the Mid-South.

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DeSoto Times-Tribune and CLICK Magazine Publisher Richard Mathauer will soon be leaving his duties at the newspaper and magazine to assume a new position effective Tuesday with Williams, Pitts & Beard, PLLC, one of the most prominent accounting firms in the Mid-South.

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DeSoto County’s two main electric utilities both had to deal with the aftermath of what became Tropical Depression Harvey’s passage through the area Thursday. 

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Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood Friday announced the arrest of 51-year-old James Michael Williams, who is charged with one count of child exploitation.

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The remnants of Tropical Depression Harvey caused high winds and torrential rains across DeSoto County late Thursday afternoon and into the evening.

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The response to assisting victims of Tropical Storm Harvey has been swift in DeSoto County, with at least one emergency shelter having been set up to accommodate victims from Houston and other areas along the Texas coast.

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DeSoto County residents have started to mobilize and offer assistance to Texas victims of last weekend’s Hurricane Harvey.

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Rescue flights from Memphis International Airport have resulted in a total of 192 animals — 14 cats and 178 dogs — who have been flown to safety in various locations across America from the Mid-South, thanks to the Olive Branch-based Blackwell Animal Rescue Center and volunteers from the DeS…

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Staring at a dwindling amount of reserve funds left over from the current budget year which ends Sept. 30, Hernando Mayor Tom Ferguson said city officials may have no recourse but to raise property taxes on city residents.

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Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann played the role of professor and held class Thursday for representatives of any number of nonprofits from across Northwest Mississippi and the Mississippi Delta.

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Longtime Southaven Police Lt. Jerald Wheeler was surrounded by family and friends during a celebration of his long career with the organization he helped found, the Southaven V.I.P. group, at a recent reception in his honor at the Arena at Southaven's emergency shelter.

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A man serving 12 years on three DeSoto County convictions has been found dead inside an open bay area at the South Mississippi Correctional Institution in Leakesville, where he was housed.

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Police in Horn Lake have continued their search for suspects involved in the theft of six vehicles from a car repair lot earlier this month, but now have images available on two of the suspects and are asking the public’s help to find them. 

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Saturday was a great day to head out to the playground and enjoy the summer sunshine.

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Ex-Southaven Mayor Greg Davis issued a post on social media Wednesday chastising Horn Lake Mayor Allen Latimer for "impeding" any potential appointment as that city's economic development advisor/recruiter.

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One man's junk is another man's treasure and Buddy Douglas, the late owner of Buddy's Antiques, shared his treasure trove of unique items and nostalgic memorabilia with the Mid-South for more than three decades.

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Since shortly after World War II ended, the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve has undertaken a yearly mission of collecting, then distributing, toys for less fortunate youngsters at Christmas time; not just in the Mid-South, but across the country. 

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It was not like the 1951 science fiction movie, “The Day That Time Stood Still,” but it was certainly the talk of DeSoto County and much of the country as a rare total solar eclipse Monday traveled across the country from the Oregon Coast to the South Carolina coast. 

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Drug use and arrests for at-risk youths in DeSoto County are being curbed due to a model program that could continue to pay dividends for generations to come.

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The sky grew gray for a moment and eerily the cicadas started humming their twilight song, fooled by Mother Nature into thinking it was almost dark.

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It is being called potentially the landmark astronomical event for a new generation and DeSoto County will have a front-row seat to witness the first total solar eclipse to reach the United States in nearly 40 years. 

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A Southaven Police Department K-9 dog died this week while on duty and Police Chief Steve Pirtle is in the process of investigating the circumstances around what may have happened.

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U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Mississippi, told a Southaven audience Thursday that joint military exercises between Japan, the U.S., South Korea and other Allies are still scheduled despite a veiled threat from North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un.

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The former getaway home of the late music icon Elvis Presley in Horn Lake is under consideration to become part of the National Register of Historic Places.

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The road to Graceland was a five-thousand-mile journey for a pair of Elvis fans that included a stop to Presley's famed Memphis mansion and the legendary singer's rustic horse ranch between Horn Lake and Walls.

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Mississippi's No. 1 farmers market, the Hernando Farmers Market, will continue unabated and with the blessing of the city's new mayor but not without a brouhaha that ginned up controversy at Tuesday night's meeting.

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