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A Slayden area man is behind bars in Memphis in connection with the death of a Holly Springs man at Griffin Inc., an armored car supplier in Byhalia.

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At the Hernando Public Library, holding on to four Soul Food Cooking Contest trophies for her winning ways in the kitchen, Patricia A. Hurt of the Hernando area was asked to reveal her secret of success, that special ingredient.

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Fair skies and smooth landings marked the official, permanent arrival Friday morning of the two DeSoto Sheriff's Department Aviation Unit helicopters from leased space to their new, county-owned facility complete with helipad, fuel station, and hangar with storage and crew work area.

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It was a blue crush of another kind when a bus load of Northpoint Christian School eighth-graders bounded through the glass doors of the Southaven Police Department Tuesday to show appreciation to police officers for their lifesaving work.

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The Mississippi Senate Wednesday overwhelmingly approved passage of the compromise bill authored by state Sen. David Parker, R-Olive Branch, which extends the repealer on the one-percent tourism tax on restaurant meals for parks, but also allows for the authorization of a public referendum o…

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At a busy session that focused on infrastructure, the DeSoto Board of Supervisors approved safety-related and anti-erosion road projects, and endorsed a parks and greenways master plan for the remainder of Fiscal 2017.

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DeSoto County Administrator Vanessa Lynchard had news that business leaders in Olive Branch were happy to hear Tuesday afternoon: the center of residential building growth in the county has found a home in Olive Branch and its immediate area.

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Members of the DeSoto County School District (DCS) Board of Education discussed a wide range of topics during a public work session Tuesday morning at the district offices in Hernando.

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Hernando Police are searching for two armed robbery suspects who robbed the Shell Gas Station at 586 East Commerce Street at approximately 4:26 a.m. Saturday.

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With a big bag containing her fledgling "forest" riding shotgun, Sheree Malone of Hernando was driving away a happy planter from the annual Public Tree Giveaway at Snowden Grove in Southaven.

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In the age of social media, digital computation and electronic tablet writing, the Mississippi Legislature has taken steps to reinstitute and reinforce a grammar school standby — cursive writing.

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The City of Southaven is looking to hire more than a dozen new firefighters, partly through the United States Department of Homeland Security's SAFER Grant, Southaven Fire Chief Roger Thornton said.

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Antique lovers and just the plain curious will have a chance this weekend to marvel at some of the finest antiques ever offered to the public during an estate sale worthy of Public Television's "Antiques Road Show."

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The Nesbit community's old downtown "is just sitting there," a cluster of forlorn, empty or under-used buildings, says DeSoto Supervisor Lee Caldwell. Yet she envisions a future where the area can be an up-and-coming, humming hub of commerce.

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The Southaven Mayor and Board of Aldermen Tuesday signed off in support of a compromise "Penny For the Parks" bill authored by state Sen. David Parker, R-Olive Branch, Sen. Kevin Blackwell, R-Olive Branch and Sen. Chris Massey, R-Nesbit, which would extend the repealer on the one-percent tou…

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Olive Branch aldermen approved the hiring of three new police officers and honored the fundraising work of its firefighters during its meeting on Tuesday evening. 

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A capital murder and aggravated robbery suspect wanted out of Mariana, Ark. was taken into custody Monday by Hernando Police, according to Hernando Police Chief Scott Worsham.

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A capital murder and aggravated robbery suspect wanted out of Mariana, Ark. was taken into custody Monday by Hernando Police, according to Hernando Police Chief Scott Worsham.

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Parents of students in the DeSoto County School District (DCS) can start making school vacation plans for next school year. It may be best to put them down in pencil for now, just in case.

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DeSoto County’s top teacher of the year has gone through hard work and hardship to get where she is today, representing the current corps of instructors who work daily to prepare their students for the next chapter of their lives.

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The FBI’s Jackson Division office has joined the Southaven Police Department in asking for information from the public about a bank robbery last August that remains unsolved. 

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Five students from DeSoto Central Middle School were among the winners in the recent “Promote the Vote” contest, a program of Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann’s office to teach democratic fundamentals to school students and to encourage them to practice their civic responsibilities. 

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Jon Thompson is a modern-day raider of sorts searching for the Lost Ark, who in this case is among a group of adventurers and scientists raking the bottom of the Pacific Ocean for the lost aircraft of famed aviator Amelia Earhart.

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Several key bills that affect DeSoto County and the rest of the state's 82 counties either met a swift end after failing to gain passage out of committee or remain alive to be debated and voted upon another day.

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DeSoto County Youth Court Judge Celeste Wilson has been elevated to the position of Circuit Judge of the 17th Judicial District, representing five counties in northwest Mississippi.

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DeSoto County is on track to have some major improvements to its road system finished next year, according to Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) Northern District Commissioner Mike Tagert.

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For 9-year-old Connor Reid, a student in Kristen Holloway's third-grade class at DeSoto Central Elementary in Southaven, enjoying and appreciating trees is a hands-on experience.

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The Mississippi State Senate is set to take up MAEP revamp legislation in the Education Committee today, considering a plan that could mean less money for the state's kindergarten through 12th grade program if recommendations from an outside educational analysis and review group known as EdB…

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As Ronald Hiers leaned forward on a podium inside Turning Point Addiction Campuses Southaven location during a celebration of Turning Point's one-year anniversary, a hushed quiet came over the large crowd gathered to hear his address to alumni of the treatment center.

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The suspect shot dead in a shootout with DeSoto County Sheriff's deputies that left two deputies injured Wednesday night is a hardened criminal with a rap sheet that landed him in prison for 11 of the past 30 years.

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Putting on the popular Public Tree Giveaway, placing thousands of saplings in the eager hands of hundreds, and the four-day Tree Program that visits more than a dozen schools, would topple just about any organizer who must depend on volunteers.

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The DeSoto County Sheriff’s Department late Wednesday morning reported that one of the deputies injured in Wednesday night’s shooting incident in Southaven is in critical, but stable condition at Regional One Medical Center, formerly the Med, in Memphis.

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A hot topic and plenty of hot coffee and donuts were on the menu of the first-ever Southaven Chamber of Commerce Quarterly breakfast get-together at the Chamber's new office on Main Street.

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She’s an honor student with a near-perfect attendance record and a perfect grade-point average in her senior year at DeSoto Central High School, member of the National Honor Society, the National Technical Honor Society and president of her school’s SkillsUSA chapter.

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Given the hateful vocal and written venom many of us have seen, heard or read this past weekend in the wake of a new administration taking over in Washington, D.C., it seemed appropriate that the future of America has risen to tell adults to give it a rest and “try a little kindness.” 

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