Southaven aldermen have planned two meetings for next week, due to high school graduations requiring some members of the board to not be able to attend the regularly scheduled Tuesday session.
American, state and local flags across DeSoto County and the country, such as this flag at the Landers Center in Southaven, flew at half-staff Wednesday, May 15 in honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day. President Donald Trump issued a proclamation to that effect in honor of law enforcement of…
Some may question the need for job fairs to seek new employees when the unemployment rate in Mississippi and DeSoto County has remained fairly stable at 4.9 percent, what some people have said are near-record levels for employment in the state.
With the help of sponsors, volunteer organizations and U.S. Postal Service employees in 10,000 communities nationwide, the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) will conduct its 26th annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive on Saturday, May 11.
Northwest Mississippi Community College will hold its 103rd commencement exercises on Friday, May 17. A ceremony will be held at 8 a.m. for the Associate of Arts degree candidates and at 1 p.m. for Career Certificates, Technical Certificates, and Associate of Applied Science candidates.
Mississippi employment figures remained at historic lows during the month of March, according to information received from the Mississippi Department of Employment Security, or DES.
Woodmen Life Chapter 1408 in Southaven Thursday presented the DeSoto County School District with new American flags for each of its 42 attendance centers. Since 1947, Woodmen Life as a company has donated more than three million flags to worthy institutions. From left are DCS Supt. Cory Usel…
(From left) Horn Lake Mayor Allen Latimer, DeSoto County Schools Supt. Cory Uselton and Longview Heights Baptist Church Pastor Whit Lewis served as judges of a costume contest held as part of the recent Blue Block Party, hosted by the Arc Northwest Mississippi and held on the church’s parkin…
As state education officials and legislative leaders try to determine what went wrong when it was discovered not all state public school teachers and others were not part of a $1,500 pay raise for next year passed in this year’s lawmaking session, a candidate for governor came to DeSoto Coun…
Mississippi Highway Patrol Lt. Col. Thomas Tuggle, a Hernando native and current executive director of the Mississippi Law Enforcement Officers’ Training Academy, speaks during the annual DeSoto County Public Safety Officers Memorial service on the DeSoto County Courthouse square Friday morn…
Four new principals for DeSoto County Schools were introduced at the conclusion of Thursday’s district board meeting. From left are Cornell Phillips (Lake Cormorant High), Kristy Dunning (Horn Lake Elementary), Cynthia Dixon (Greenbrook Elementary), and Kris Perkins (Olive Branch Middle). Th…
DeSoto County Schools was recognized by the University of Mississippi-DeSoto Center with its annual T.P. Vinson Award during its Graduation Celebration Tuesday in Southaven. The award recognizes contributions from those outside of the campus who have helped the Ole Miss –DeSoto Center grow …
It’s been two decades now that DeSoto County realtor Wayne Bartley has taken some time to play some golf with a purpose. Or at least get about 140 of his golfing buddies to come out and play for a purpose.
Things got a little “earthy” around the DeSoto County Courthouse Square Saturday morning. Along with the start of the season for the Hernando Farmers Market, DeSoto County government officials hosted about 50 different exhibits and vendors around the square for its yearly Earth Day celebration.
Mississippi’s Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce believes the state should be actively working to bring up a new generation of people involved in agriculture.
Keith Fulcher will join the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi as Executive Vice President, the foundation announced Friday. Fulcher has served at Delta State University for 23 years as executive director of the Alumni Foundation, director of development and most recently as speci…
DeSoto County Schools (DCS) Supt. Cory Uselton has told his district teachers and teacher assistants that all of them will receive a $1,500 pay raise next school year, even if it means coming up with funds from the district budget to make up the difference.
The DeSoto County Sheriff’s Department Wednesday afternoon was seeking Robert Gene Heath, age 42 of Adamsville, Tenn., a trusty who escaped from a work detail near the DeSoto County Schools Bus Maintenance Facility early that afternoon.
In front of the DeSoto County Courthouse in Hernando stands a monument to men who have given their all, literally, to protect and serve their community and county.
Living in the shadow of all of what is found north of the state line in Memphis, DeSoto County Tourism officials know they have to work hard and be creative in how they can get Mid-South visitors to spend some time in the county during their visits to the region.
Sean Cook recently rallied his Boy Scout Troop Pack 190 to contribute dog food and supplies to Blackwell Animal Rescue Center and is shown with the items goodies loaded in his mother’s car for the rescue. One of the issues BARC has getting enough food to the fosters so they don’t have to be …
DeSoto County officials stated Thursday morning a man taken into custody in Osceola, Arkansas is a person the Sheriff’s Department has been seeking on sexual battery charges.
As expected, Wednesday's court hearing to hear the challenge to the City of Olive Branch annexing about 50 square miles of land in the Center Hill, Lewisburg, Bridgetown, Pleasant Hill and Cedar View communities inside its city limits did not take long.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District notified local authorities and emergency management personnel on Tuesday, April 16 that the activation of the spillway at Arkabutla Lake Dam, located 35 miles north of Marks, is imminent.
Monday is Tax Day and last-minute income tax filers have been reminded by the U.S. Postal Service of where and when they can get their tax forms into the post office to make the Monday deadline.
Lewisburg High School’s broadcast journalism program Patriot Vision won the overall award for Mississippi’s Best Newscast at the recent Mississippi Scholastic Press Association (MSPA) Awards day.
The Mississippi Roses (MS) Chapter of the Links, Incorporated hosted the 2019 High School Oratorical Contest on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at Doxey Auditorium on the campus of Rust College.
Joined by Southaven Police School Resource Officer Javier Iniguez, Morgan Tibbens takes the honorary lap of the DeSoto Central High School track to begin the annual Area 16 Special Olympics Track and Field event Wednesday morning. Hundreds of participants took part in the event highlighting …
Having a good time enjoying a hobby interest that also serves an important service when severe weather or disasters strike was a good reason for a “party” Saturday in a school parking lot.
DeSoto County school board members Monday approved the construction of a Ninth Grade Academy building for DeSoto Central High School, similar to one now functioning at Southaven High School.
Two of the three Republicans campaigning for the party’s nomination in the governor’s race Tuesday met on a Mississippi State University stage to debate for the first time.
The DeSoto County Schools Board of Education will hold its first meeting in April on Monday, April 8, It begins at 3 p.m. in the boardroom at the Central Services office, 5 E. South Street in Hernando.
It’s been a battle of minds inside Longview Heights Baptist Church in Olive Branch this week. Successful competitors need not have knowledge of religion and spiritual matters. But those who succeed in this competition should know a lot about math, history, language arts, science and current events.
There were certainly many basketball fans glued to the television sets Friday night, watching to see if their NCAA brackets had survived another round, or if they’ve been completely busted, as many are by now.
Public school teachers in DeSoto County and across the state of Mississippi should expect to see some increase in their salaries from the state next school year, although it will likely be not as much as they were hoping to see.
Going out for lunch at a DeSoto County sandwich shop Wednesday meant more than just eating out. Hungry customers were aiding a local agency dealing with victims of abuse while also satisfying their own appetites.
Victoria Newton (center), a Northwest Mississippi Community College sophomore from Nesbit, was named the Senatobia Rotary Club’s March Student of the Month for the school. Newton is joined by (from left) Julie Correro, director of education Instruction and Rotary member; Emily Harris, her mo…