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.
For nearly a half-century, Hubert Jones has committed to helping protect the city of Hernando from fires and other life-threatening emergencies.
Aside from the neighborhood variety of fireworks that have already started firing off around DeSoto County as the Fourth of July approaches, the official sparkling and resonating lighted celebrations of Independence Day in the county this year will be more muted than in past years.
The Mississippi state flag is no more. In a private ceremony at the Governor’s Mansion on Tuesday, Gov. Tate Reeves signed a bill into law that officially retires the flag. Doing so was the final step in committing the flag, which was adopted in 1894 and featured the Confederate battle emble…
Glen Popeil works at getting contacts during the Amateur Radio Field Day at the Olive Branch City Park. The Olive Branch Amateur Radio Club and Chickasaw Amateur Radio Association combined on the 24-hour event to gain as many radio contacts as possible. The event showcases how amateur radio …
Two separate accidents, one in Horn Lake and the other in Southaven, stopped traffic on a busy Goodman Road for more than two hours Thursday evening. A person alleged to have been involved is now facing several charges related to the accidents.
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 Wednesday saw another day of skyrocketing positive case numbers and new death reports that have jumped the total number of COVID-19-related fatalities in the state to over the 1,000 mark.
Over the past week, many national and state groups have ramped up pressure on lawmakers to change the state flag, the last in the nation to feature the Confederate battle emblem.
Booths were in the process of being set up Wednesday for a Mid-South Fair Food Roundup event, set for today through Sunday, from 12 noon-5:30 p.m. at the Landers Center. The free admission event, open to the public, will offer a preview of the fair’s food favorites before the annual attracti…
He’s unpacked, the family has settled in, and they are all excited about his new position and their new home. Dr. Brad Wheeler has hit the ground running as the new Upper School principal (grades 7-12) at Southaven’s Northpoint Christian School.
A native of Olive Branch is a member of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York’s graduating Class of 2020. Cadet Conner Sprout, son of Mark and LuElla Sprout of Olive Branch is now commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army with the successful completion of his studies at t…
Mississippi Supreme Court Associate Justice Josiah Coleman rang the bell to open the Hernando Farmers Market on Saturday, June 20 in Hernando. Coleman, representing District 3, Place 3 on the state Supreme Court, is running for re-election in November. He is being challenged by Third Chancer…
Driver license bureaus in Mississippi, including the Olive Branch and Nesbit locations in DeSoto County, have had their operating service schedule changed as of Monday, June 22.
Greg Sankey, the commissioner of the Southeastern Conference, said in a statement on Thursday evening that the conference would consider banning championship events in Mississippi until the state changes its state flag, which contains the Confederate battle emblem.
Mississippi’s largest public school district will operate during the coming fiscal year with total revenues of more than $313 million but will not ask for a millage increase.
Universities and colleges around the country are now dealing with how education and instruction will be done in the fall when students return to classes, given the current precautions and restrictions in place due to the coronavirus pandemic that continues to have its grip in place.
When the over 300 dance and tumbling students of the CK Dance Theatre of Olive Branch took the stage one final time for the year, their last performance of the season was not done in front of a large crowd at the Hernando Performing Arts Center with a full house of adoring family, friends, a…
Olive Branch aldermen Tuesday night tabled a resolution that would have approved the adoption and implementation of a $15 million Tax Increment Financing plan for new development in the city.
DeSoto County officials announced Wednesday that another free giveaway of face covering masks will be held on Saturday, June 13 at several locations across the county.
The first Mississippi Department of Public Safety “Walk-In Wednesday” at its Driver License Bureau brought a morning crush of people to the Nesbit bureau. The line of parked cars nearly reached Highway 51 on both sides of the road and people were lined up around all around the bureau’s parki…
Long-time DeSoto County Museum volunteer Charlotte Davis spruces up the museum’s entrance as fellow volunteer Rodney Vaughn is ready to welcome visitors back to the Hernando museum at 111 East Commerce Street. The museum had been closed due to COVID-19 concerns. Hours are Tuesday-Saturday fr…
Parts of DeSoto County were dealing with flooded roadways Tuesday morning with the remnants of Tropical Depression Cristobal passing over the area. Water was flowing over this driveway along Bethel Road in Olive Branch, for instance. Other areas dealing with water over roads were Miller Road…
A pulpit, a congregation, a church – as it were – in a completely different environment than that which most attend each Sunday. But nonetheless, it is exactly the same as any other in one important way: the preaching of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
There are several ongoing road projects underway in Hernando that will provide the city a second entrance off the interstate road system, alleviate some traffic congestion along Commerce Street, and also offer new walking and cycling opportunities for the DeSoto County seat.
Velvet Cream, a long-time culinary staple of Hernando, has reopened after temporarily closing due to threats received following an incident where store owner, Tommy Flinn confronted an African American police officer taking an accident report. Backlash was swift and fierce on social media fo…
A bipartisan group of Mississippi lawmakers, with the blessing of Speaker of the House Philip Gunn, began whipping votes and drafting a resolution on Monday to change the state flag, which was adopted in 1894 and is the last in the nation containing the Confederate battle emblem.
The DeSoto County Board of Education has passed a Return-to-School Plan that DeSoto County Schools will be using as it works toward getting youngsters back in their classrooms the first week of August. The plan was agreed upon during Tuesday’s meeting of the school board in Hernando that inc…
Constructed in 2014, LaBelle Haven Baptist Church sits on an acreage in Olive Branch, at 4800 Hwy. 305 North. LaBelle Haven is a 1,500 member body led by Rev. Dean Stewart.
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.
More than 150 people gathered in front of the Hernando courthouse Friday night for a peaceful protest against police brutality and systemic racism.
Jim Green, the man who brought music concerts to Southaven and helped make Snowden Grove Amphitheater, now known as the BankPlus Amphitheater, a top regional entertainment attraction, has died at the age of 50.
Mississippi’s drivers license stations, including Nesbit and Olive Branch in DeSoto County, are about to reopen under specific guidelines, announced Gov. Tate Reeves in Wednesday’s press briefing in Jackson.
Family and friends are mourning the loss of two young men who died in a single-vehicle crash in DeSoto County Sunday. A third young man also in the wreck remains hospitalized at Regional One Health in Memphis.
Olive Branch aldermen will allow a company to set up a new temporary fireworks sales site at one location in the city but not at another, after residents protested one particular site during Tuesday night’s Board of Aldermen meeting.
About 500 families were helped in their food needs when Sacred Heart Southern Missions set up a mobile food distribution at Southaven’s Christ the King Catholic Church last week.