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Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant has said he would sign a bill that has passed the state Legislature, a bill that would set further restrictions on abortions in the state. It would make the state among the toughest in the nation to get the procedure, but may also place the state on a road involv…

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This week’s rainfall has continued to cause flooded fields and roads to close in DeSoto County. This view, late Thursday morning, is from a bluff facing the town of Walls. The flooded farmland is near Nail Road and U.S. Highway 61, which was closed for a time into Thursday morning due to a f…

A DeSoto County city is among the state’s highest for evictions and the numbers across the state may grow with the Mississippi House passage of a bill that addresses the eviction of tenants. The bill is now headed to Gov. Phil Bryant for signing. 

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The Northwest Mississippi Community College Alumni Board of Directors met recently to discuss plans for its upcoming year. Seated from left are: Bonnie Burkes, secretary-treasurer; Brenda Holmes, Lafayette County; Jackie Myrick, vice president; Marvelene McCullar, at-large representative and…

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The DeSoto County Museum is recognizing Black History Month with a special exhibit portraying the work of Gemenie Bowdre. The Historic DeSoto Foundation board of directors dedicated the exhibit, titled “African-American Literacy in DeSoto County During Segregation and Integration,” in honor …

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In an effort to get the Mississippi Legislature’s attention, community college presidents, faculty, and students reminded everyone at a Capitol building press conference that community/junior colleges provide a vast array of educational and economic opportunities for everyone. Additionally, …

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DeSoto County Schools Supt. Cory Uselton (center) receives a resolution from County Supervisors Bill Russell and Lee Caldwell recognizing School Board Member Recognition Week.  Feb. 10-16 was the week noted to recognize school board members in Mississippi.  The presentation was made during t…

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Band students from up and down the I-55 corridor and beyond were on the Senatobia campus of Northwest Mississippi Community College for the annual I-55 Band Clinic on Feb. 1 and 2. Northwest’s Fine Arts Department has hosted the annual event for over 30 years, according to John Ungurait, dir…

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The Executive Director of the Institute of Community Services, Inc. (ICS), Mrs. Eloise McClinton and a DeSoto County resident, recently traveled to Washington, DC to attend a National Head Start conference along with Mrs. Lillie Smith, Field Services Director and Mrs. Angela Mayfield, Admini…

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DeSoto County Government recognized work anniversaries of county Emergency Services Agency Director Chris Olson (10 years) and Division Chief Scott Sanko (17 years) during Monday’s Board of Supervisors meeting. From left are Sheriff Bill Rasco, Supervisors Bill Russell and Jesse Medlin, Sank…

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