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Members of the Rotary Club of Olive Branch went all “pink” to support breast cancer awareness at their meeting on Oct. 15. The featured speaker for the noon meeting at the Olive Branch Country Club was Grant Director Lisa Mischke (fourth from right) with the Susan G. Komen Foundation’s Memph…

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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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This home on East Jefferson Loop in Hernando sustained roof and interior damage when it was struck by lightning and caught fire late Sunday night, part of a storm system that came through DeSoto County. There were no injuries as a result and the occupants escaped the home safely. Several hom…

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On Oct. 8, Olive Branch police officers responded to the Xfinity offices, 5338 Goodman Road, regarding a burglary. Security footage revealed two subjects made entry and took several iPads. If you have any information regarding the two subjects depicted in the security footage, contact the Ol…

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Turning Point Recovery Center in Southaven donated $800 to the DeSoto County Sheriff's Department to be used to purchase the drug Narcan. The drug is used for the partial or complete reversal of an opioid overdose. Deputies will have the drug available as part of their routine patrols.  The …

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Hernando Aldermen Tuesday approved the five-day closure of West Commerce Street at the intersection with Highway 51 to allow for the installation of the pedestrian crosswalk on the east side of Highway 51. Full closure starts the morning of Oct. 5 and will be opened the morning of Oct. 10. P…

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Long-time Tate Countian Don Clanton has been named Northwest Mississippi Community College’s Alumnus of the Year for 2019. Northwest will hold its 2019 Homecoming festivities on Thursday, Oct. 10 on the Senatobia campus. Clanton will be honored during the Alumni Celebration beginning at 4 p.…

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Horn Lake businessman Korie Peace of Korie’s Auto Spa, a native of Tutwiler, recently sponsored a backpack giveaway for children at the Tutwiler Community Education Center. Peace is a native of Tutwiler and said he remembered what the center did for him as a child. Forty backpacks were donat…

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DeSoto County officials reported on Sept. 26 that an audit report on the county has come up clean without findings. A letter acknowledging that fact was sent to Board President Lee Caldwell from State Auditor Shad White’s office in Jackson.

Examiners with the Nesbit Department of Public Safety vehicle license bureau have been recognized for their efforts to promote organ donor donation as part of the license issuance or renewal process. Donate Life Mississippi awarded the bureau the Red Heart Award for having the state’s highes…

Northwest Mississippi Community College Physical Plant Director Mary Ayers (far left) and President Dr. Michael Heindl (second from left) join officials and volunteers with the Coldwater River Nature Conservancy Sept. 17 to announce fundraising efforts for the new Virginia Trails at Hunter's…

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Stewart L. Herron and his wife Dorothy V. Herron recently donated framed photographs and other memorabilia including a World War II rations book belonging to Dorothy Herron to the DeSoto County Museum to be displayed in the Museum's award-winning Military Service Room. The photographs are of…

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Horn Lake Intermediate School principal Carol Smith (center) has been awarded the Mississippi Association of Colleges for Teachers Education's Outstanding Administrator Award for Delta State University. Each of the 15 universities in Mississippi represented could each make an award to a dese…

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Workers were making final preparations for the Sept. 19 start of the annual Mid-South Fair at the Landers Center in Southaven. For 161 years, the event has been an entertainment staple of the Mid-South area. It moved to Southaven from its Memphis location in 2009 and has been in DeSoto Count…

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When the DeSoto County Board of Supervisors approved its budget for Fiscal Year 2020 this month, it was able to do it again without raising taxes. The board-passed budget will hold the line on taxes with a total tax levy for the year, starting in October, of 41.02 total mills. 

In the latest Chicken Soup for the Soul book, titled “Chicken Soup for the Soul: “Angels All Around,” a Horn Lake author expresses the desires of her heart and how she thinks an angel helped provide that. Marianne Gage who writes under the name M. Elizabeth Gage, contributed an item titled, …

DeSoto County Supervisors this week heard from a representative of C Spire, the service provider that is in the midst of installing fiber to provide what it terms “ultra fast gigabit internet” service in areas of the county. 

Southaven Police Chief Macon Moore Friday said he believes the man accused of killing two Southaven Walmart store managers and the wounding of one of his officers could be back in Mississippi by early next week.Martez Abram, age 39, appeared in a Shelby County, Tennessee court room Friday mo…

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Mississippi U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith speaks with Walt Starr with U.S. Rep. Trent Kelly's office prior to the DeSoto County Economic Development Council luncheon on Sept. 13. Hyde-Smith was the featured presenter to the EDC's quarterly luncheon at Whispering Woods Hotel and Conference Ce…

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The well-known Ken and Brad Kolodner Quartet with Rachel Eddy performed at the DeSoto County Museum in Hernando on Sept. 8 as part of the Cabin Fever Festival, with proceeds to help improve the Crumpler-Ferguson log cabin that is located next to the museum building on Commerce Street.

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