It’s called a “hidden gem,” tucked away in the far reaches of DeSoto County. The Hernando DeSoto River Park west of Lake Cormorant is home to a shelter in front of the lapping waters of the Mississippi River and other amenities for residents and visitors to come watch ships travel Ol’ Man Ri…

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Pleasant Hill Elementary School students (from left) Maria and Iris Giannini led the DeSoto County School District Board of Education meeting in the Pledge of Allegiance at the board's Nov. 7 meeting in Hernando. Students from district schools are routinely asked to lead the board meeting in…

There is a change in leadership at the top of state government in Jackson with Tuesday’s election of Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves over Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood as the state’s next governor, replacing Phil Bryant, who leaves the office due to term limits.

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Both the City of Southaven and the First Regional Library (FRL) system doubled down and further explained their positions regarding a recent announcement the FRL would be cutting its hours at the M.R. Davis Public Library in Southaven and cited cuts in the city’s annual funding as the reason.

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Northwest Mississippi Community College’s 2019 Homecoming Court was presented during halftime festivities Oct. 10. Members of the court are (first row, from left) escort Arquavious McKinney, Olive Branch; sophomore maids Hailey Wilson, Potts Camp and Emily Brown, Oxford, representing Lafayet…

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Hernando Middle School sixth-grader Ann Morgan Hasselman led the DeSoto County School District Board of Education board meeting in the Pledge of Allegiance on Oct. 17. District students are routinely asked to begin the board meetings with the Pledge during the school year.

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The DeSoto County Visitors Center, located next to the Landers Center in Southaven, is closed until further notice due to a fire that burned part of the building late Sunday night, Oct. 20. The Visitors Center is the main offices of DeSoto County Tourism and is also located next to the Count…

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Hernando Middle School sixth-grader Ann Morgan Hasselman led the DeSoto County School District Board of Education board meeting in the Pledge of Allegiance on Oct. 17. District students are routinely asked to begin the board meetings with the Pledge during the school year.

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Current Southaven Chamber of Commerce Board President Dr. Rick Gregory (right) recognizes 1974 Chamber Board President Tommy Climer with a special gavel during the 50th Anniversary Gala and Awards event Oct. 17 at the Landers Center. Each past board president was recognized as part of the ev…

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Patrons of the public library in Southaven will soon have fewer hours available to read and research materials. The governing body that oversees public libraries in northwest Mississippi has blamed funding cuts from the City of Southaven behind a decision to cut hours of operation.

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Northwest Mississippi Community College’s 2019 Homecoming Court was presented during halftime festivities Oct. 10. Members of the court are (first row, from left) escort Arquavious McKinney, Olive Branch; sophomore maids Hailey Wilson, Potts Camp and Emily Brown, Oxford, representing Lafayet…

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On Saturday, Oct. 12, as part of the Horn Lake Chamber of Commerce Food Truck Festival at Latimer Lakes Park, the City of Horn Lake dedicated a special bench in memory of the late Joan Latimer, wife of Mayor Allen Latimer. The Memorial Bench with her name on it will be placed at a location o…

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Members of the Rotary Club of Olive Branch went all “pink” to support breast cancer awareness at their meeting on Oct. 15. The featured speaker for the noon meeting at the Olive Branch Country Club was Grant Director Lisa Mischke (fourth from right) with the Susan G. Komen Foundation’s Memph…

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The Hernando Optimist Club recently presented a $1,000 check to the Historic DeSoto Foundation and the DeSoto County Museum to assist with the organization’s work in preserving history and educating youth of the area about this region’s important heritage. Youth education is one of the major…

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This home on East Jefferson Loop in Hernando sustained roof and interior damage when it was struck by lightning and caught fire late Sunday night, part of a storm system that came through DeSoto County. There were no injuries as a result and the occupants escaped the home safely. Several hom…

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On Oct. 8, Olive Branch police officers responded to the Xfinity offices, 5338 Goodman Road, regarding a burglary. Security footage revealed two subjects made entry and took several iPads. If you have any information regarding the two subjects depicted in the security footage, contact the Ol…

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