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Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann and his staff are hosting a special community meeting at the DeSoto County Courthouse in Hernando today in advance of the No. 6 general election and simultaneous special nonpartisan election for the open U.S. Senate seat.

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It used to be that little boys loved to play “cops and robbers” using toy guns, or perhaps “cowboys and Indians” with little bows and arrows, and even “pirates” with plastic swords. Some, especially in the rural South, learned to handle the real thing early in life.

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Three City of Hernando Parks and Recreation employees have been cleared of any wrongdoing following an internal probe into a situation involving a contract individual who formerly worked in conjunction with the city's parks and recreation youth league activities.

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Cami Beard, a fourth-grader at Oak Grove Central Elementary School, and Charlie Cross, a third-grader at Lewisburg Elementary School, led the DeSoto County Schools Board of Education meeting in the Pledge of Allegiance at the start of its Thursday, Sept. 6 meeting in Hernando.

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Brittany Clark with ALSAC, fundraising arm of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, presents a recognition plaque to Oak Grove Central Elementary School principal Stacey Pirtle and Lewisburg Elementary School principal Sherry Anderson with DCS Supt. Cory Uselton congratulating the administr…

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A wrecker truck works to remove the cab of a semi-trailer truck that overturned Friday morning on I-55 northbound near Starlanding Road. The accident caused the northbound interstate to be closed at about 6 a.m. for about six hours. The roadway was initially completely closed and later had t…

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Each year, the Maddox Foundation Volunteer Center (formerly Volunteer Northwest Mississippi) hosts an event to observe the 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance and there are big plans in the works to make this year another great occasion.

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Northern District Public Safety Commissioner Brandon Presley has announced the first meeting of the DeSoto County Task Force on improving cellular telephone and high-speed internet service will be held on Thursday, Sept. 6 at 5:30 p.m. 

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Northern District Public Safety Commissioner Brandon Presley has announced the first meeting of the DeSoto County Task Force on improving cellular telephone and high-speed internet service will be held on Thursday, Sept. 6 at 5:30 p.m. 

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As DeSoto County continues meteoric growth - with the housing market boom at an all-time high thanks to record numbers of families moving into cities county wide – meeting the needs of the people means not only amenities like schools and job opportunities, but for many families a dog park.

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Rural DeSoto County residents who get their garbage collection through the county and Waste Pro USA will see a slight rate increase in their bills, beginning in October. 

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Michael Farris Smith, a mystery writer whose work transcends the genre and whose crisp, brilliant prose has won the praise of literary critics on both sides of the Atlantic, will be making an appearance at the Hernando Public Library on Sept. 11.

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The recent water crisis in the Jaybird Road area was due to a perfect storm, so to speak, according to Hernando's Director of Public Works Bobby Burton, who informed city officials on the recent water shortage which primarily affected residents of Jefferson subdivision and other areas.

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Now in its second year, an effort to memorialize Ann Brown Ashcraft, a wife, mother and grandmother, as well as a book lover and patron of the arts and history, is helping to provide books to chronically ill children.

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The race for the District 4 seat on the DeSoto County Schools (DCS) Board of Education became a contested race last week when Jeny Price, a Lake Comorant Middle School and High School parent, filed papers to have her name on the ballot for District 4 board member.

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