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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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Palmer Home for Children has received a $7,000 donation from Cedar Hill Farm, money raised from the Fireworks on the Farm event.  From left are Memory Craig and Katie Cantrell of the Palmer Home for Children, Robert Foster of Cedar Hill Farm, and event Entertainment Chair Tommy Dunlap.  

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On Sept. 17, the Mississippi Humanities Council will host the second in a special two-part Ideas on Tap series on public education in the state. The program, “The Future of Public Education in DeSoto County,” will take place at the DeSoto Arts Council on Sept. 17 at 5:30 pm.

On Wednesday, Aug. 21, DeSoto County Sheriff’s Department Detective Greg Horton with the DeSoto County Sheriff’s Department received recognition from the U.S. Secret Service and Congressman Trent Kelly for being one of the Top 10 Computer Forensic Examiners in the country.

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The Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi is honored to host Archie Manning as the keynote speaker for the 2nd Delta Conversation which will take place on Sept. 11 at 12 noon at the GRAMMY Museum-Mississippi in Cleveland. Tickets are $60 and are almost sold out. 

Thousands of DeSoto County residents were among those left in the dark for a time Tuesday evening when a storm system brought winds and rain through the area. Some of those who lost electricity because of the storm did not get their service restored until the next morning. 

An anonymous donor has given a generous grant to Junior Auxiliary of DeSoto County through his Donor Advised Fund at the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi (CFNM) to benefit a program called DeSoto County’s Kids.“A Donor Advised Fund is like a charitable checking account," said CF…

DeSoto County Circuit Court Clerk Dale Kelly Thompson has provided the total number of absentee ballots cast for today's primary election. A total of 808 Republicans and 95 Democrats cast ballots as an absentee during the period when those votes were accepted.

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As America celebrates its independence today on the Fourth of July, beyond the picnics and fireworks we remember that our freedoms came at a price, thanks to those who were placed in the front lines in defense of our country.

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