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Andilyn Cole, an eighth-grader at Lake Cormorant Middle School, led the DeSoto County Schools board meeting in the Pledge of Allegiance at its recent meeting on March 21 in Hernando.  

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The Arc Northwest Mississippi presents Autism Awareness Training for First Responders on Tuesday, March 28 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. at Getwell Road United Methodist Church, 7875 Getwell Road, Southaven.

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Subdivision activity, another signal of vigor in the housing industry and economy in general, remains brisk as DeSoto heads into 2017.

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Due to a bill that allows for the creation of a 529 savings plan for individuals with disabilities, thousands of Mississippians with disabilities will be able to set aside tax-free savings for healthcare needs and other things, according to State Sen. Kevin Blackwell, R-Olive Branch.

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Now that the deadline has passed for qualifying in upcoming municipal races across DeSoto County, there are some new faces of which voters will become acquainted.

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Several bills which remain alive at the State Capitol in Jackson are designed to bring in badly-needed new revenue for state coffers while others are aimed at curbing costs.

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The DFT production of "Disney's The Little Mermaid," is a pure joy to behold and an added bonus is a timely message of love and understanding that bridges the great divide between an underwater kingdom and the often strange and confusing world above the surface.

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It's time again for Wayne Bartley's "Give A Kid A Chance To Be A Kid" 2017 Autism Golf Tournament" benefitting Autism Intervention Programs Throughout North Mississippi which is set for April 27 at the Club at North Creek.

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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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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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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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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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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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The search is on for a trio of armed suspects wanted in connection with the shooting of a Little Caesar's Pizza franchise manager in Horn Lake Wednesday night in addition to an armed robbery of the O'Reilly's Auto Parts Store in Senatobia a short time later.

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A DeSoto County man who pled guilty in connection with the death of a 24-year-old Memphis woman in 2011 will remain in prison — at least for another year.

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Pennies add up — make that an extra $1.9 million dollars a year — which has been generated from the Penny for the Parks one-percent special tourism tax levy on restaurant meals in Southaven that has helped to fund such projects as Southaven's Senior Citizens Center and the city's new tennis …

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The 17th annual Crystal Ball, one of the largest charity events in the Mid-South, is nearing a 1,000-guest sell-out again with only 45 tickets still available for the Jan. 21 gala at the Arena at Southaven.

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The snow that blanketed DeSoto County with between two to four inches of the white stuff caught many residents and transportation officials by surprise on Friday morning.

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The first winter storm of the season caused traffic tie-ups and the cancellations of school for public, private and parochial schools across DeSoto County and the Mid-South.

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The first winter storm of the season caused traffic tie-ups and the cancellations of school for public, private and parochial schools across DeSoto County and the Mid-South.

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School children in DeSoto County were given an extra day start to the weekend Friday, while many parents were also trying to determine childcare plans for the day, when overnight snowfall resulted in school officials deciding to cancel classes for the day.

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Lawmakers from DeSoto County got down to business Wednesday at the Mississippi State Capitol in Jackson with some filing bills ranging from eliminating Common Core curriculum in public schools to eliminating staggered school board terms and exempting owners of milk-producing animals from reg…

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With city elections looming in May amid the start of the qualifying period for candidates, one veteran Hernando alderman, at-large member Sam Lauderdale, says he will not seek a sixth four-year term and has no other political plans.

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With city elections looming in May amid the start of the qualifying period for candidates, one veteran Hernando alderman, at-large member Sam Lauderdale, says he will not seek a sixth four-year term and has no other political plans.

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A DeSoto County man was taken into custody just outside Regions Bank at Swinnea and Goodman roads in Southaven on Friday for suspected bank robbery, the culmination of a string of bank robberies which plagued Southaven on Friday during one of the busiest shopping days of the season.

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And it came to pass in those days that a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. This census first took place while Quirinius was governing Syria. So all went to be registered, everyone to his own city.

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Ending the year on an upbeat note for jobs and business expansion in the county, the DeSoto Board of Supervisors at its last 2016 session approved investment incentives for six growing industries.

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State Sen. Chris Massey, R-Nesbit, has been placed under six months of unsupervised probation after a hearing today in Olive Branch Municipal Court as the case involving an alleged assault against two lawn care workers following a heated argument in July.

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Hernando Mayor Chip Johnson says he'll seek another term as the DeSoto County seat's chief executive in next year's municipal elections.

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DeSoto County economic development officials Friday learned they would have a new tool in their promotion of the county to attract potential business and industry to Mississippi’s fastest-growing county. 

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Like a perfectly-wrapped box of Christmas chocolates placed underneath the tree, the DeSoto Family Theatre production of "Meet Me in St. Louis" is a glittering jewel that needs to be savored and enjoyed.

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DeSoto County authorities are intensifying their search for a hit-and-run driver that left a Hernando man with serious injuries in a Monday afternoon accident along a rural road.

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Two people are in custody after a high-speed police chase down Interstate 55 following report of a shoplifting incident at the Southaven Walmart on Monday.

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Supporters of the Hernando Dog Park are barking up the right trees, with more than $22,000 raised from an engaged community toward a goal of $25,000 for the long-sought facility's first phase.

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Circuit Judge Bobby Chamberlin has been declared the winner over Columbus attorney John Brady in a State Supreme Court race that has shifted back and forth district-wide, with Chamberlin pulling out front due to a strong showing in his native DeSoto County and surrounding counties, including…

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A shoebox from the back of an 18-wheeler parked in the parking lot of Parkway Baptist Church in Hernando just might be destined for hurricane-ravaged Haiti or war-torn Iraq or Afghanistan.

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The DeSoto County Board of Supervisors greeted the new head librarian of the busy Hernando branch, Jesse Pool, and will welcome a new bridge next year with replacement of an aging span on Meadowbrook Road in the Horn Lake area.

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The DeSoto County Regional Utility Authority's Fiscal 2016 "true-up," the final adjustment of projected wastewater treatment cost against actual use and cost by DeSoto's five municipalities, will deliver credits for Olive Branch, Hernando and Horn Lake and deficits for Southaven and Walls.

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With the clock ticking and unhappy with a proposed redistricting map from consultant Slaughter and Associates of Oxford, Hernando Aldermen, with public input, tackled the map themselves at Tuesday evening's board session.

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FEUER Powertrain North America, Inc. opened its $140 million 156,000 square-foot automotive crankshaft manufacturing facility in Robinsonville Wednesday to much fanfare and accolades from state and local officials in addition to the company's German-based CEO.

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Mississippi Republican State Party Executive Committee member and DeSoto County Republican Executive Committee member Heather Fox's court date for domestic violence is slated for Wednesday in DeSoto County Justice Court.

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Justin Bartley is now 20 but he is just now able to communicate to his parents, Wayne and Carla Bartley of Olive Branch, if he has a headache or stomach ache.

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