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Members of the DeSoto County Schools Board of Education returned from the Mississippi School Boards Association (MSBA) meeting with two awards; being the Red Apple Award and the Diploma Circle Honor Award. The Red Apple Award is based on total hours of MSBA-approved board training hours earn…

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At a recent ceremony honoring those who have established endowed scholarships at Northwest Mississippi Community College, a plaque of appreciation was presented by Northwest President, Dr. Michael Heindl (front row, fourth from right) to Jane Waldrop Williamson (center) for the establishment…

The Phi Theta Kappa chapter at Northwest DeSoto Center in Southaven has donated money to a local elementary school to help their students learn to love reading. The group of about 300 members who are enrolled in classes at the DeSoto Center campus gathered $2,773 that was given to Horn Lake …

Southaven and the Landers Center will play a part in the annual St. Jude Marathon weekend, beginning today (Thursday) and continuing Friday ahead of the event on Saturday morning, Dec. 7. But, the crush of runners coming to the DeSoto County venue will tax traffic numbers for the two-day period. 

The Hernando Animal Shelter float comes down Commerce Street toward the Courthouse Square as part of the annual Hernando Christmas Parade on Monday, Dec. 9. Olive Branch will hold is parade event Saturday afternoon and the Horn Lake Christmas event is later Saturday afternoon into evening. T…

DeSoto County’s attractive centralized location to interstate highways, air traffic, along with the Mid-South headquarters of the global delivery services giant FedEx have nabbed another company to locate with the addition of the new Navistar Parts Distribution Center on Polk Lane in Olive Branch. 

Capt. David Crites, Sgt. Jeff Jaffe, Lt. Don Barr, and Sgt. Dwight Brittain were among Southaven Police Department officers who enjoyed a lunch meal served by the realtors of the Collins-Maury Coldwell Banker real estate agency during Feed A Cop Day at the agency office on Goodman Road East.…

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The Hernando Walmart Supercenter has granted the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi $4,000 to help in the renovation project at Conger Park in Hernando. All $4,000 will be matched by the Maddox Foundation. Among those on hand for the check presentation were: Keith Fulcher, Gia Mat…

It’s called a “hidden gem,” tucked away in the far reaches of DeSoto County. The Hernando DeSoto River Park west of Lake Cormorant is home to a shelter in front of the lapping waters of the Mississippi River and other amenities for residents and visitors to come watch ships travel Ol’ Man Ri…

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The Northwest Mississippi Association of REALTORS® (NWMAR) held a silent auction and with the proceeds presented a check for $620 to Healing Hearts Child Advocacy Center, which is a non-profit agency that provides a safe and child-friendly space for child victims of abuse and assault to tell…

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The Hernando Optimist Club recently presented a $1,000 check to the Historic DeSoto Foundation and the DeSoto County Museum to assist with the organization’s work in preserving history and educating youth of the area about this region’s important heritage. Youth education is one of the major…

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Pleasant Hill Elementary School students (from left) Maria and Iris Giannini led the DeSoto County School District Board of Education meeting in the Pledge of Allegiance at the board's Nov. 7 meeting in Hernando. Students from district schools are routinely asked to lead the board meeting in…

There is a change in leadership at the top of state government in Jackson with Tuesday’s election of Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves over Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood as the state’s next governor, replacing Phil Bryant, who leaves the office due to term limits.

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