A new recycling mural has been erected at Hernando’s Conger Park Playground. A group of local artists volunteered to create the mural in October when playground renovations began. The mural was created using hundreds of aluminum cans collected from individuals in the area. The piece serves a…

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The two newest members of the DeSoto County Regional Utilities Authority, or DCRUA, Board of Commissioners are (from left) Tim Tucker of Walls, who was sworn into office at the board’s Wednesday, Feb. 19 meeting, and Steven Boxx of Horn Lake, who filled the vacancy after last April’s passing…

At 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17, the DeSoto River Park was closed due to high water. The Mississippi River is expected to be at flood stage at 34 feet until at least Feb. 27. Water comes over the entrance road to the Park about a foot below flood stage at 33 feet. It is anticipated the park will b…

The public is encouraged to hear about a new effort to provide quality healthcare to those considered the “working uninsured and underinsured” in DeSoto County. A Feb. 6 event will feature Founder/CEO Dr. Scott Morris of Church Health in Memphis, whose programs have served that particular se…

Mississippi’s 15 community college presidents gathered at the State Capitol last week with data proving the two-year college system is valuable to the state in numerous ways. They commissioned an economic impact report by NPSARC, or the National Strategic Planning and Analysis Research Cente…

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves has signed into law House Bill 1, which fully funds the $1,500 pay raises for state public school teachers that was approved and signed by former Gov. Phil Bryant in the last legislative session. The total amount being appropriated is more than $18.446 million. R…

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