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The Mississippi state flag is no more. In a private ceremony at the Governor’s Mansion on Tuesday, Gov. Tate Reeves signed a bill into law that officially retires the flag. Doing so was the final step in committing the flag, which was adopted in 1894 and featured the Confederate battle emble…

Glen Popeil works at getting contacts during the Amateur Radio Field Day at the Olive Branch City Park. The Olive Branch Amateur Radio Club and Chickasaw Amateur Radio Association combined on the 24-hour event to gain as many radio contacts as possible. The event showcases how amateur radio …

A native of Olive Branch is a member of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York’s graduating Class of 2020. Cadet Conner Sprout, son of Mark and LuElla Sprout of Olive Branch is now commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army with the successful completion of his studies at t…

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Mississippi Supreme Court Associate Justice Josiah Coleman rang the bell to open the Hernando Farmers Market on Saturday, June 20 in Hernando. Coleman, representing District 3, Place 3 on the state Supreme Court, is running for re-election in November. He is being challenged by Third Chancer…

Long-time DeSoto County Museum volunteer Charlotte Davis spruces up the museum’s entrance as fellow volunteer Rodney Vaughn is ready to welcome visitors back to the Hernando museum at 111 East Commerce Street. The museum had been closed due to COVID-19 concerns. Hours are Tuesday-Saturday fr…

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Velvet Cream, a long-time culinary staple of Hernando, has reopened after temporarily closing due to threats received following an incident where store owner, Tommy Flinn confronted an African American police officer taking an accident report. Backlash was swift and fierce on social media fo…

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Velvet Cream, a long-time culinary staple of Hernando, has reopened after temporarily closing due to threats received following an incident where store owner, Tommy Flinn confronted an African American police officer taking an accident report. Backlash was swift and fierce on social media fo…

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A bipartisan group of Mississippi lawmakers, with the blessing of Speaker of the House Philip Gunn, began whipping votes and drafting a resolution on Monday to change the state flag, which was adopted in 1894 and is the last in the nation containing the Confederate battle emblem.

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The DeSoto County Board of Education has passed a Return-to-School Plan that DeSoto County Schools will be using as it works toward getting youngsters back in their classrooms the first week of August. The plan was agreed upon during Tuesday’s meeting of the school board in Hernando that inc…

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Northwest Mississippi Community College President, Dr. Michael Heindl (left) and Executive Director of Institutional Advancement Patti Gordon (right) welcomed Jackie Myrick of Southaven to campus May 12 as she presided at her first meeting after being elected president of the college’s Alumn…

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