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DeSoto County School District (DCS) Board of Education members have heard the district’s budget request for Fiscal Year 2020, and district officials were quick to say that Mississippi’s largest public school district will not be asking for additional millage in the coming year.

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Drivers in Hernando are being reminded of road closures at McIngvale Road between Monteith Avenue to Greenwich Drive and Holly Springs Road at Stonehenge Drive to McIngvale Road. Road work started Wednesday and is estimated to take 4-5 days to complete as widening is being done in preparatio…

Mississippi Republican voters will soon get the opportunity to see all three candidates for the state’s highest office debate on the same stage. Whether DeSoto County voters will be able to see it on their television screens or on their computer or smartphone screens remains to be determined. 

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Led by a drummer dressed in Revolutionary War attire, an honor guard presents the colors for the eighth annual Memorial Day service at Blocker Cemetery in Olive Branch. The tribute program is presented by the Knights of Columbus and this year made special notice of the women who served in th…

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From left, Northwest Mississippi Association of Realtors (NWMAR) Leadership Class members Joyce Moore, Krista Golightly, Amy Clark, Susan Lee,  Beth Gardner with Hunger 2 Hope, along with Class members Patsherette Gordon, Shelly Capps, and Eden Tagle present a donation in the amount of $1,38…

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Results of the initial testing of third graders in Mississippi for reading assessment have been released. While most youngsters were able to score past a higher bar set for them this year to be promoted to fourth grade, there are some who hoped they were able to achieve the needed scores on …

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DeSoto Arts Council Executive Director Angee Montgomery and Derrick Biglane with The Krewe of Hernando have presented a $500 sponsorship check to the DeSoto County Museum for the Sept. 8 Bluegrass Bonanza benefit to repair the Historic Crumpler-Ferguson Log Cabin on the grounds of the Museum…

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The DeSoto County Republican Women (DCRW) gave the House of Grace a $500 donation at its meeting on Thursday, May 16 at the M.R. Davis Public Library in Southaven. From left are DCRW president Ashleigh Parker, Lorine Cady with the House of Grace, along with Melissa Dabar and Bettye Van Vulpe…

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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…

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Northwest Mississippi Community College's Student Nurses Association (SNA) captured the prestigious "Spirit of the Community" Award from the annual Mississippi Organization for Associate Degree Nursing Student Association (MOSA) conference held in Biloxi.

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University of Mississippi junior Holly McGinnis of Hernando was among more than 220 students inducted into the UM chapter of Phi Kappa Phi in a ceremony at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest, largest and most selective honor society for …

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Thursday, May 9, American Legion DeSoto Post 1990 Commander Jim Reid (right) presented a sponsorship check to Charleston Vance, a junior at Hernando High School who will be attending Boys State May 26-June 1 at the University of Mississippi campus in Oxford. Charleston is joined mother Ramon…

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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. 

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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.

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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…

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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…

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First Regional Library in Hernando has received a bench in memory of Vera C. Hawkins, who passed away in March. Hawkins was a public school educator in Hernando and DeSoto County from the early 1950s until her retirement in 1992, a teacher of adult literacy classes and tutor. Hawkins also wa…

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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…

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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…

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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 …

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