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While the current issue of annexation in DeSoto County squarely involves Olive Branch and areas south and east of the city, another DeSoto County city official has voiced an opinion on a separate annexation issue in the Legislature that would impact future efforts in the county.

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Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant has said he would sign a bill that has passed the state Legislature, a bill that would set further restrictions on abortions in the state. It would make the state among the toughest in the nation to get the procedure, but may also place the state on a road involv…

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This smiling face from Olive Branch will soon be on your television screen seeking to win big money on the program, “Wheel of Fortune.” Brittany Patterson, a marketing major at the University of Alabama, appears on the program Friday, March 22, as part of College Week Spring Break. A member …

A DeSoto County city is among the state’s highest for evictions and the numbers across the state may grow with the Mississippi House passage of a bill that addresses the eviction of tenants. The bill is now headed to Gov. Phil Bryant for signing. 

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The Northwest Mississippi Community College Alumni Board of Directors met recently to discuss plans for its upcoming year. Seated from left are: Bonnie Burkes, secretary-treasurer; Brenda Holmes, Lafayette County; Jackie Myrick, vice president; Marvelene McCullar, at-large representative and…

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While Senatobia celebrated a planned expansion of an ABB plant located there, a separate announcement from the Swiss-Swedish multinational corporation that operates mainly in robotics, power, heavy electrical equipment and automation technology areas, stated that it was closing its Southaven…

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The DeSoto County Museum is recognizing Black History Month with a special exhibit portraying the work of Gemenie Bowdre. The Historic DeSoto Foundation board of directors dedicated the exhibit, titled “African-American Literacy in DeSoto County During Segregation and Integration,” in honor …

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In an effort to get the Mississippi Legislature’s attention, community college presidents, faculty, and students reminded everyone at a Capitol building press conference that community/junior colleges provide a vast array of educational and economic opportunities for everyone. Additionally, …

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U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) on Thursday visited with members of the Mississippi Wing of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP), including Noah Jones of Olive Branch (left). Jones was joined by (from left) Baylee Beightol of Waynesboro, Mississippi Wing Commander Col. David “Hank” Rogers of B…

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DeSoto County Schools Supt. Cory Uselton (center) receives a resolution from County Supervisors Bill Russell and Lee Caldwell recognizing School Board Member Recognition Week.  Feb. 10-16 was the week noted to recognize school board members in Mississippi.  The presentation was made during t…

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She is not ready to actually turn water-filled hoses on burning homes or run equipment to loosen a crushed vehicle and extricate an accident victim. But young Arianna Moore, a volunteer with the Lewisburg Volunteer Fire Department is working toward a goal that is not too far away.

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Members of the DeSoto Central cheerleading team were greeted by parents and supporters when they arrived back in Memphis this week. The team achieved a back-to-back National championship in Super Varsity Game Day competition at Orlando, Florida and at the same time took the World title at th…

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Lewisburg Fire Department Chief David Linville recognized his youngest firefighter Arianna Moore with a plaque honoring her for individual contributions to the department and her community.  Arianna, also known as “Little Bit,” has been a member of the Lewisburg Fire Department for over thre…

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