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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.

The Hernando Board of Aldermen will return to City Hall on Sept. 3 at 6 p.m. to continue discussions about the Fiscal Year 2020 budget, following a public hearing Aug. 29 that gained little more than air some areas where money could or could not be cut.

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. 

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From left are Melvin Bannister, Optimist International Foundation President; Grace O'Grady, Hernando Middle School 8th grader, and Rebecca Butler Mona, Optimist International President. O'Grady was the winner of the Optimist International World Oratorical Contest for the Southeast Region of …

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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Hundreds gathered in front of the entrance to the Southaven Walmart Supercenter Friday evening for a candlelight vigil in honor of two managers who were shot and died inside earlier this week.  Anthony Clay Brown, age 40 of Olive Branch, and Brandon W. Gales, age 38 of Hernando were shot whe…

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Caroline Couch of Hernando, a young woman of character and principle, has been elected as vice president at the 73rd session of American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) Girls Nation in Washington, D.C. ALA Girls Nation is a seven-day leadership conference for high school seniors held in Washington, D…

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DeSoto Arts Council of Hernando has been awarded a $13,400 operating grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC). The grant is a portion of the nearly $1.4 million in grants the Commission will award in 2019-2020 and will be used to promote the arts in DeSoto County. The grants are made…

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