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Three young men from DeSoto County recently learned they will be visiting the Pacific Northwest next July. 

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The dog days of summer may be over but canine lovers across DeSoto County still love to parade their pooches around in style.

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A hung jury has resulted in the murder trial of 29 year-old Quinton V. Tellis in the murder of Jessica Chambers of Courtland.

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DeSoto County Supervisors Monday approved sending in a request to the Mississippi Department of Transportation for State Aid Road funds to help with phases of a long-stalled Holly Springs Road project that would elevate bridges above 100-year flood levels and potentially stabilize erosion in…

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The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) Monday reported two new human cases of the West Nile Virus, including one new case in DeSoto County. 

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Testimony Wednesday in the trial of a man charged in the burning death of 19-year-old Jessica Chambers on Dec. 6, 2014 was hard to hear and family members wept as photos and diagrams of Jessica Chambers were introduced in the courtroom as evidence.

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The pumpkins are in — and it looks like this year will be a bumper crop for Clayton Farms, the Cockrum-based farm that produces sweet potatoes, pumpkins and even muscadine grapes sold at the Hernando Farmers Market each Saturday by longtime producer Ronald Clayton.

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Children are the the world's most precious resource but all too often their lives are adversely affected by sexual and emotional abuse.

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The Arc Northwest Mississippi hosted its Boots and BBQ fundraiser Saturday night at the Red Barn, located at 5050 Highway 304 West of Hernando. A packed house enjoyed food presented by John Woods’ First Choice Catering and then took part in a live and silent auction, as well as other activit…

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Fourth-graders at a DeSoto County school this week have entered their section of school confident that their area is secure. 

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The DeSoto County Veterans Park, adjacent to the DeSoto County Visitors Center and Landers Center nearby, is being dedicated Saturday morning at 10 a.m. with much fanfare.

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A DeSoto County school will no longer be using a lesson taught that meant to address social justice and diversity, but in doing that used a word offensive to African-Americans. 

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A woman flipped her vehicle along U.S. Hwy. 51 around 10:30 a.m. Thursday after striking a Mississippi Department of Transportation bush hog tractor.

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The Grinch hasn’t stolen Christmas from needy youngsters who benefit from the Toys for Tots program in DeSoto County and the Mid-South, but it’s still on his mind to do.

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A man from Horn Lake is among two Navy pilots who died Sunday in a plane crash in East Tennessee.

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An escapee from the Coahoma County Jail facing rape and murder charges was captured Tuesday evening in Horn Lake.

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Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley heard complaints from telecommunications customers and those wanting improved service along with residents wishing to have natural gas availability.

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The Lake Cormorant community is dealing with the aftermath of an apparent accidental shooting death that took the life of a senior football player this past weekend. 

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In a surprise move, the DeSoto County Election Commissioners Monday requested to scrub or cancel the Special Election scheduled for Nov. 7, due to the fact only one candidate qualified to run for the Office of Circuit Court Judge, County Court Judge and Prosecuting Attorney.

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Long considered the highway most DeSoto County residents hate to use but still find themselves nearly daily on, Goodman Road from Horn Lake to Olive Branch will later this year be getting an addition that officials hope will help keep the traffic moving.

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Musician and attorney Steven Pittman and his dedicated group of volunteers are ginning up plenty of excitement and great music at the third annual Front Porch Jubilee this Saturday at the historic Clifton Cotton Gin in Hernando.

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DeSoto County officials are making a major push for residents in unincorporated areas to sign up for curbside recycling, which is being offered to rural residents for the first time in the county's history.

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The City of Horn Lake is looking forward to again this year remembering veterans for what they have done in defense of our country and also to remember the city’s first mayor and his wife, a couple who set a strong foundation for the DeSoto County city. 

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There still is something to be said about being in the “right place at the right time,” and in the case of an emergency medical situation in Hernando this week, it was also “with the right skills.”

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Hernando Mayor Tom Ferguson, as an airline captain and pilot, no doubt is used to delivering special packages, as in people and cargo. Ferguson’s past has also included time flying a crop-duster airplane to deliver important crop protection products to fields for area farmers.

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DeSoto County's $150 million wastewater treatment system is often seen as the catalyst behind the explosive growth in Mississippi's fastest-growing county.

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DeSoto County's $150 million wastewater treatment system is often seen as the catalyst behind the explosive growth in Mississippi's fastest-growing county.

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A 66-acre tract at the intersection of U.S. Hwy. 51, Interstate 55 and Interstate 269 had been eyed as an ideal spot for the tree-shaded campus of a national corporate headquarters.

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The City of Hernando and Hernando Excel By 5 are hosting their fourth annual Children's Health Fair this Saturday, Sept. 23 for children ages birth to age 19 to provide basic health information for the community.

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DeSoto County Supervisors on Monday rejected rezoning of property on the east side of Miss. Hwy. 301 and south of Newell Road from agricultural to commercial or C-4, which would have allowed for construction of a Dollar General store.

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The millions who died in the Holocaust before and during World War II include the haunting faces of children who stare back at the visitor to the Unknown Child Holocaust Exhibit at the DeSoto County Museum like holograms of human beings who met a horrific fate.

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Country music singer Chris Stapleton surprised local volunteers and board members with the Hernando-DeSoto Chapter of Habitat for Humanity with a sizable donation that will enable Habitat to continue its mission of providing affordable housing.

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Atmos Energy, United Way and the Boy Scouts at Camp Currier, the weekend retreat for the Chickasaw Council of the Boy Scouts of America, have formed a partnership for the past decade and more.

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On the heels of approving a millage rate increase earlier this month, Horn Lake aldermen Thursday evening approved their Fiscal Year 2018 municipal budget during a special meeting at City Hall. 

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Three juveniles from Memphis are facing armed robbery charges that could result in life imprisonment after their capture and arrest in connection with two cases on the same night.

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Making wishes come true in the lives of critically ill children has been the life's work of people like Kim Terrell of Olive Branch, a former Make-A-Wish program manager.

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Entergy Mississippi has dispatched crews to Texas and Florida in the wake of devastating hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the last of which left more than 7 million without power in the immediate aftermath of the storm.

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A DeSoto County Deputy Sheriff was struck and injured as his patrol car collided with a freight train near Vaiden and McCracken roads in Hernando around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, but has since recovered from his injuries.  

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A total of 19 students from high schools in DeSoto County Schools (DCS) have been named National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) semifinalists. The group is among about 1,600 students selected nationwide for the scholarship program. 

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The Mississippi Department of Health (MSDH) has reported the first case of West Nile Virus found in DeSoto County for 2017. 

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Recent tragic events of children being killed by firearms have again brought forward the need to ensure guns are used properly and with respect, at the same time assuring that weapons are locked and housed in a way that youngsters cannot shoot themselves, or others. 

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DeSoto County taxpayers will not experience a tax increase this year, following action by the DeSoto County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday.

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Members of the DeSoto County Board of Education were reminded during Thursday’s meeting to support the efforts of Olive Branch High School parents contesting the Mississippi High School Activities Association’s (MHSAA) removal of the school’s girls basketball team as 6A state champions, whic…

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Horn Lake property owners will be asked to pay an additional four mills on their tax statements in the coming fiscal year after the city’s Board of Aldermen voted Tuesday night to set the city’s millage rate at 50 mills for the coming fiscal year, starting Oct. 1. 

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Interstate project within a year of completion.

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A joint effort between police departments in Southaven and Horn Lake and the DeSoto County Sheriff’s Department has netted the arrests of seven juveniles in possession of stolen vehicles. 

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Approaching its 95th anniversary, United Way of the Mid-South has been a driving force in DeSoto County for decades.

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When a recovering opioid addict dies of an overdose death, the staff at Turning Point Recovery and Treatment Center in Southaven, takes it personally.

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A nine-year-old boy was accidentally shot and killed in a vehicle outside a residence in Horn Lake early Sunday.

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Strike up the band and snap a salute.

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The remnants of Tropical Depression Harvey caused high winds and torrential rains across DeSoto County late Thursday afternoon and into the evening.

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