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They say ‘you write about what you know.’ Songwriters typically reflect themselves in their music, so you really hear the “soul” of a musician when you hear their sound, especially in their own original compositions.

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While the current issue of annexation in DeSoto County squarely involves Olive Branch and areas south and east of the city, another DeSoto County city official has voiced an opinion on a separate annexation issue in the Legislature that would impact future efforts in the county.

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Instead of voting to override Mayor Allen Latimer’s veto of a board order to begin the bid process for street repairs in the Holly Grove subdivision, the Horn Lake Board of Aldermen have voted to start the process toward a more than $5 million street bond issue that would address problems th…

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Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant has said he would sign a bill that has passed the state Legislature, a bill that would set further restrictions on abortions in the state. It would make the state among the toughest in the nation to get the procedure, but may also place the state on a road involv…

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Front Porch Learning Cottage in Hernando was chosen and nominated to lay the wreath at The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier inside Arlington National Cemetery on Wednesday, March 13. The City of Hernando donated funds to help cover the cost of the wreath. The students also fund raised for a year …

A DeSoto County city is among the state’s highest for evictions and the numbers across the state may grow with the Mississippi House passage of a bill that addresses the eviction of tenants. The bill is now headed to Gov. Phil Bryant for signing. 

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The Northwest Mississippi Community College Alumni Board of Directors met recently to discuss plans for its upcoming year. Seated from left are: Bonnie Burkes, secretary-treasurer; Brenda Holmes, Lafayette County; Jackie Myrick, vice president; Marvelene McCullar, at-large representative and…

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The DeSoto County Museum is recognizing Black History Month with a special exhibit portraying the work of Gemenie Bowdre. The Historic DeSoto Foundation board of directors dedicated the exhibit, titled “African-American Literacy in DeSoto County During Segregation and Integration,” in honor …

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Rebekah Dickerson of Southaven has been recognized as one of 79 students who are “Who’s Who at Mississippi College” honorees. Dickerson is shown with Mississippi College president Dr. Blake Thompson. The group was honored during a February luncheon at the Clinton school. Mississippi College …

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In an effort to get the Mississippi Legislature’s attention, community college presidents, faculty, and students reminded everyone at a Capitol building press conference that community/junior colleges provide a vast array of educational and economic opportunities for everyone. Additionally, …

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Since about 2001, youngsters coming to Hernando’s Conger Park to swing and slide and have a lot of fun have been greeted by a welcoming arch decorated by children of another generation. Some of the playground equipment also had artistic creations the kids were able to see and savor while get…

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A woman from Hernando was named as one of the Campus Beauties during the Miss Maroon and White program at Mississippi State University in Starkville. Anna Gilder (far left), a freshman management major from Hernando was named among four receiving the honor. Also pictured are: Marymargaret Ma…

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U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) on Thursday visited with members of the Mississippi Wing of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP), including Noah Jones of Olive Branch (left). Jones was joined by (from left) Baylee Beightol of Waynesboro, Mississippi Wing Commander Col. David “Hank” Rogers of B…

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DeSoto County Schools Supt. Cory Uselton (center) receives a resolution from County Supervisors Bill Russell and Lee Caldwell recognizing School Board Member Recognition Week.  Feb. 10-16 was the week noted to recognize school board members in Mississippi.  The presentation was made during t…

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