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After more than 10 years in and out of the making, teetering with economic seismic shifts, the game-changing Hernando West residential project not only stands on solid ground, it's moving forward toward new construction. Can you dig it?

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It seems to be almost like “preaching to the choir” when it comes to touting the strength of the DeSoto County School District’s (DCS) educational program, but a recent report provides more national confirmation of how schools in the district are viewed elsewhere.

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It was a case of Mother Nature versus Mother Earth.

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First Regional Library Executive Director Ed Hughes is turning a page in his long career as a library director both here in Mississippi and elsewhere as he begins a new chapter in his life.

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DeSoto County and the municipalities seek more helping hands to get a grip on refuse and rubbish for the annual weeklong Spring Cleanup starting Saturday, April 29, and beyond. "We're really in need of more volunteers," said Supervisor Bill Russell of Walls. The blight fight kicks off with C…

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Looking to fill openings while cutting costs, the DeSoto County School District has announced the appointment of 13 administrators to new positions within Mississippi’s most-populated public school district.

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A bond that was made between an elderly man and a class of primary school youngsters is now forever remembered in print, even though the earthly connection has since been separated.

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More than 120 golfers took part in a fundraiser for one of the Mid-South's premiere retirement communities, Wesley Meadows Retirement Community in Hernando, one of 12 campuses across the state, operated by Methodist Senior Services in Tupelo.

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Heading into the final weeks of the school year, high school juniors and seniors have been reminded about the importance of making the right lifestyle choices, especially in light of recent prom events held in honor of the graduating seniors. 

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(Editor's Note: The race for mayor of Mississippi's third-largest city, Southaven and its future, was recently the topic of three candidates vying for the post. In today's edition, a look at that hotly contested race. Today's story is part of a continuing series of stories on the municipal r…

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The body of a 43 year-old woman was discovered inside her home in the Olive Branch area late Monday afternoon, according to DeSoto County Coroner Jeff Pounders.

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When one hears the word "summit," the image of foreign leaders from many different countries converging on one spot comes to mind.

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Following denials in 1984 and 1985 of conditional use applications to the Board of Adjustment for a country store at the site, the DeSoto County Board of Supervisors on Monday rejected rezoning sought for the same purpose by the owner of the 2.87-acre property in the Cockrum area.

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Easter is a time of excitement and anticipation and Horn Lake officials were more than "egg-cited" this past week about showing residents how its main park facility, Latimer Lakes Park, has gotten a fresh new look.

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It was like it was the Rio Olympics 2016 revisited on the DeSoto Central High School track Wednesday morning, beginning with all of the pomp and pageantry that could rival that of the Olympic Games Opening Ceremonies. 

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At the age of 89, U.S. Army World War II veteran Robert Brooks had lived a long life after serving his country as a member of "America's Greatest Generation."

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The DeSoto County Sheriff’s Department Monday morning identified the victims involved in the weekend home invasion and robbery in Olive Branch that resulted in the deaths of a victim and a suspect, along with the wounding of another suspect.

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The DeSoto County School District Parent of the Year knows the value of education, along with the challenges educators face on a daily basis to keep DeSoto County one of the top school districts in the state. She has seen it from both sides. 

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Civil rights icon James Meredith and students from across the Mid-South were honored during the third annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Prayer and Scholarship Brunch at Brown Missionary Baptist Church on Saturday.

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The DeSoto County School District recently received the bad news from state officials that money to fund education was being reduced even more that what it had previously expected.

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A 40-year-old man whose body was discovered floating in a rural pond near Walls has been identified as Willie Brown of Memphis, according to DeSoto County Coroner Jeff Pounders.

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DeSoto County Schools have begun holding events to highlight Autism awareness and Overpark Elementary School in Olive Branch was one such school that held an event late last week to educate its students about autism.

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DeSoto County authorities discovered the body of a man in a rural pond in the Walls area on Tuesday. The body has not yet been identified.

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Horn Lake's star athletes and top scholars rolled up their sleeves and helped to clean up their community this past weekend and city officials say it's a sign the future of the community is in good hands.

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Horn Lake's star athletes and top scholars rolled up their sleeves and helped to clean up their community this past weekend and city officials say it's a sign the future of the community is in good hands.

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A Southaven man has been arrested after a burglary call Tuesday morning in the 8300 block of Old Forge, just north of Greenbrook Elementary School in Southaven. 

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Mark "Oz" Geist, author of the bestselling book, "13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Happened in Benghazi," shared his harrowing account of mounting a defense and rescue operation as a CIA contractor in that Libyan stronghold to a standing-room only crowd of more than 400 persons this past…

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DeSoto County and its cities, through membership in the six-state Interstate 69 Mid-Continent Coalition, back a state-federal application for $85.2 million for Fiscal 2017 to extend I-69 in the county, and welcome reported progress along the corridor.

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From planting daffodil bulbs on the courthouse square to singing Christmas carols to the elderly to imparting the importance of recycling, and doing more, much more, the Hernando Mayor's Youth Council members give back to their community. The high schoolers' high energy is born of the firm b…

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It’s amazing what can happen when husband and wife are not always forthcoming with all that is going on in their lives.

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Horn Lake High School's Elite Ensemble performed in the grand, ornate rotunda of the Mississippi Capitol recently and enjoyed an impromptu performance for Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant during a recent trip to Jackson.

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Canine officers and their dogs from around the state gathered in Southaven this past week in their efforts to improve training and practice skills in combatting crime.

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The gavel has fallen on the 2017 session of the Mississippi Legislature, although there is anticipation of a special session later this spring in order to pass budgets for the attorney general's office and the Department of Transportation.

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A weekend trip to New Orleans, La. by a DeSoto County Schools music organization has a greater purpose than just performing and being critiqued by the experts. This trip has been six years in the making and one item they will play is meant to advocate and educate.

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The Magnolia State is celebrating its 200th birthday this year and DeSoto County, along with sister counties across the region, are planning a host of activities and events to mark the occasion.

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A Wednesday morning accident involving a DeSoto County School bus injured the driver and a bus aide, but the 11 children on board were not hurt.

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In its third year of offering the ALEC Autism Training to law enforcement and first responders in DeSoto County, the lessons learned from the day-long training are being put to use.

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The emergency room at Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto in Southaven is set to "grow" by leaps and bounds — make that to more than 42,800 square feet.

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This time of year the only "resurrection" that is being talked about is the heavenly kind that occurs at Easter.

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With a desire to maintain the beauty of DeSoto County and an increase in citizen requests for roadside litter collection, the Board of Supervisors voted on March 20 to hire a Litter Control Operator in the Department of Environmental Services. The Litter Control Operator is tasked with super…

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After nine years of traveling a trail of red tape to gain release of federal Safe Routes to School grant funds, Hernando officials are heartened that work finally is underway on sidewalks and crosswalks on College, Hill and Fletcher streets that lead to and from Oak Grove Central Elementary School.

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Some freshman students at Olive Branch High School are getting the benefit of real-life learning experiences through a program introduced with help from the city’s business community.

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Reaction to a new seat belt law that requires all passengers in a vehicle to wear a seat belt is getting mixed reaction from some lawmakers.

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Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, Hernando's old, circa 1941 city hall is emerging from musty confines and mold as the freshened, sparkling new home of the DeSoto Arts Council.

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As he eyes another term in office, Southaven Mayor Darren Musselwhite touted the city's accomplishments over the past four years during his "State of the City" address at Landers Center on Thursday.

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The "Penny for the Parks" bill died Wednesday in the Mississippi House after a spirited and often acrimonious discussion that lasted more than 20 minutes on the House floor.

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Olive Branch aldermen Tuesday passed a measure that paves the way toward settling ownership and maintenance of some open areas in the Windstone Planned Development.

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Veteran attorney James E. "Jim" Holland, Horn Lake Municipal Judge since 2001 and DeSoto County Emergency 911 Commission counsel since 2000, takes on a new challenge with his appointment by the DeSoto Board of Supervisors as County Prosecutor.

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The City of Southaven has received a check from the Mississippi State Auditor's Office in the amount of $60,344 owed to the city coffers from ex-mayor Greg Davis as a result of his embezzlement investigation.

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