The owner of New Cut in Olive Branch transitioned to a smaller studio-style salon in Hernando to reduce the risk of COVID-19 spread in her workplace.
34 individuals in the DeSoto County Schools district have tested positive for COVID-19 in the first two weeks of school, according to an announcement from the district. 23 students and 11 faculty members tested positive across the largest school district in the state.
Throughout DeSoto County’s history, doctors, nurses, relief workers and a network of civic organizations have stepped up to support the community, state, nation and world through epidemics, world wars and natural disasters such as flood, fire and tornados.
The Mississippi Department of Health reported 1,210 new coronavirus cases and 26 deaths on Saturday, as COVID-19 continues its surge statewide.
As the first day of school approaches for DeSoto County Schools, teachers are faced with teaching students face-to-face in the midst of an uncontrolled rise in COVID-19 cases.
The day-to-day life of the Riley family is like that of many others during the pandemic. The kind where trips to the grocery store are their only reprieve from the house, and the most exciting part of the day is when Amazon deliveries arrive.
Once you’ve set foot in a hospital’s COVID floor, there’s no denying that the pandemic is real.
The Mississippi Department of Health reported 44 new coronavirus deaths and 957 new cases on Tuesday, bringing the state to a total of 32,214 cases and 1,158 deaths. 104 of those cases and two deaths come from DeSoto County.
The Mississippi Department of Health reported three new coronavirus deaths and 357 new cases Monday, bringing the state to a total of 31,257 cases and 1,114 deaths.
The Mississippi Department of Health reported five new coronavirus deaths and 226 new cases Sunday, bringing the state to a total of 30,900 cases and 1,111 deaths.
Heading into Fourth of July weekend, new coronavirus cases are rapidly climbing. On Friday, the state Department of Health reported 914 new coronavirus cases and 11 new deaths.
Updates on COVID-19 cases, DeSoto County response.
DeSoto Times-Tribune: When did hotel management begin preparing for operating in the time of COVID and what did that response look like?
The Mississippi Department of Health reported 1,092 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, greatly surpassing Tuesday's record of 611 new cases by 80 percent.
Mississippi saw its largest one-day increase in new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, with a reported 498 new positive cases. The hike brought the total number of coronavirus cases in Mississippi to 17,768 as of late Monday morning.
Traditional high school graduation ceremonies at the Landers Center in Southaven this year will not take place for the senior class of DeSoto County high schools. Supt. Cory Uselton Thursday, May 21 announced that each school will plan instead to have smaller ceremonies on their campuses.
The coronavirus pandemic has forced the Olive Branch Knights of Columbus to close this year’s Memorial Day Tribute to the public. The service, set for 9 a.m. on Monday, May 25, instead will be live streamed on the city’s OBTV Comcast Channel 19. It may also be viewed live at www.obtvlive.com…
Some Lawmakers say the Legislature should take steps this year to provide Mississippians safe voting options if the coronavirus pandemic is still an issue in November.
The Mississippi Legislature committed $300 million of the $1.25 billion in federal coronavirus relief funds the state has received to small businesses that have been impacted by the pandemic.
Signs like this in front of Northpoint Christian School have been put up in front of the three high schools in Southaven to congratulate that school's Senior Class of 2020. Action recently taken by the Southaven Board of Aldermen approved the signs to congratulate the seniors ending their hi…
COVID-19: What is it? Depending on who you ask, you will get various answers. Ask the average person on the street and you'll get responses like, “I'm not sure, just that it's a virus,” or “I've heard it's a type of flu.” Ask a medical practitioner and you may get the answer, “It's a now-glo…
The Hernando Farmers Market, known as being among the best of its type in the country, will open for the first time the season on Saturday, May 2, however, it will open in a modified form, said Gia Matheny, Farmers Market Director and City of Hernando Community Development Director.
Southaven will return to the shelf, for now, its Comeback Plan to roll businesses and activities back toward normal from the economic and lifestyle effects of COVID-19.
The escalating public health crisis is responsible for an unprecedented number of school closures, layoffs and economic disruptions across the country, and millions of students who depend on school food programs for their next meal also have parents whose jobs are at risk or have been elimin…
Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch has announced that Sherwin Williams, a leading American company in the manufacture, distribution, and sale of paints, coatings, and related products has donated 5,000 3M N95 masks to first responders across Mississippi.
Two DeSoto County cities that had civil emergency ordinances in place as part of a response to the coronavirus pandemic have terminated those ordinances. Olive Branch and Southaven took the action during their regular Board of Aldermen meetings Tuesday evening.
The impact of COVID-19 has hit hard with businesses being severely affected. Questions being asked now include what impact does the loss of income mean for owners of small businesses and who has answers for the conglomerate mess that is faced?
Southaven aldermen are, at its meeting Tuesday evening, expected to rescind the city’s COVID-19 civil emergency ordinance, but continue to abide by Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves’ current shelter-in-place order, which was extended and amended on Friday morning, April 17 to be effective on Apri…
Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves Friday, April 17 announced that he is extending the statewide shelter-in-place by seven days, while providing some ability for “non-essential” businesses to safely make sales. Reeves' new executive order extends the expiration date of his previous order to Monday…
The Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi (CFNM) has launched Phase II of its FEED Northwest Mississippi Fund, thanks to the Dan and Margaret Maddox Foundation, of Hernando, increasing their matching gift to $55,000.