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The recent 2017 DeSoto County Hunger Summit, sponsored by the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi, highlighted the fact that nutritious food is not often as readily available to some individuals as it is others.

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World champion pit master Melissa Cookston, owner of the Memphis Barbecue Co. in Horn Lake and Steak by Melissa in Southaven, took home another trophy from the Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest this past weekend.

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Since 1962, Americans have observed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week that it falls on as National Police Week.

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A DeSoto County man has been charged with two counts of sexual battery of a vulnerable person following a joint investigation between the DeSoto County Sheriff's Department and the Mississippi Attorney General's Office-Vulnerable Persons Division.

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Plowing into winning essays on soil allowed students across DeSoto County to dig into facts both fun and fearful.

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A 25-year-old man was killed in a head-on collision on Miss. Hwy. 305 in rural eastern DeSoto County Thursday night.

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An Olive Branch woman is facing federal charges of defrauding the Memphis law firm that she worked for with hundreds of thousands of dollars.

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Overpark Elementary School kindergarten teacher Amy Gardner has been named the Rotary Club of Olive Branch Teacher of the Year.

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The Rotary Club of Olive Branch awarded four scholarships to Olive Branch area high school seniors during its Salute to Education Tuesday. With President Ashley Herbert (far left) are, from left, Lauren Snodgrass (Center Hill), Bethany Thomas (Olive Branch), Emily Miller (Center Hill) and Ab…

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A "picnic" to pick books for youths to choose from for this summer drew a flurry of First Regional Library system staff to the M.R. Davis Public Library in Southaven for a first-rate selection for the 14 branches.

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Tuesday’s Olive Branch Rotary Club meeting honored educators and awarded a Teacher of the Year and student scholarship awards. Olive Branch area Teachers of the Year recognized with Rotary President Ashley Herbert (far left) are: Matthew Yardley (CTC-East), Barbara Weaver (Chickasaw Elementa…

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More than 50 DeSoto County “special” athletes will be mining for gold in Biloxi this weekend and Monday morning they received a special sendoff with help of county law enforcement, including police, Sheriff’s Department and Mississippi Highway Patrol.

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Children who are subjected to being placed in foster care face many challenges for their future, starting with the trauma and struggle of the moment when they are being ripped out of their familiar, albeit threatening home situation, and then placed in the strange environment of a foster family.

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In our internet-driven society, computer users continue to be hit by hackers who enjoy causing havoc, and in some cases, being able to extract money, from people who don’t take necessary protections for their systems and the important files they generate. 

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Fearing the worst but hoping for the best, residents living near Tunica Cutoff and along Lake Road are bracing for additional rainfall on Thursday which could cause the mighty Mississippi River to crest at 38 feet or higher.

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Considered the “best and brightest” among DeSoto County’s graduating high school seniors, 36 students have been honored and recognized in the annual Reach for the Stars program sponsored by BancorpSouth and the DeSoto Times-Tribune. 

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Hearts are huge and filled with love inside parents who welcome into their home a child who has had a difficult life already in their short time on earth; a youngster seeking love but who finds they are “in the system” of foster care for any number of reasons.

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More than 67 guns at last count were stolen from a delivery trailer at an Academy Sports parking lot on Goodman Road in Olive Branch in the overnight hours late Sunday and early Monday, according to Olive Branch Police Chief Don Gammage.

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Downed trees and limbs due to high winds kept county road crews busy sawing and hauling on DeSoto County's west side. "We had a number of crews out, multiple times, in the Love and Eudora communities," DeSoto Road Manager Andy Swims said Monday of the impact of gusts that swept through the c…

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On the lawn of DeSoto County's historic courthouse square stands the Fallen Heroes Monument dedicated to those of the law enforcement community that serves the citizens.

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Tuesday’s night Republican primary election in Olive Branch had only two contested races on the ballot and the results had few surprises with them. 

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Young dancers at an Olive Branch dance studio recently got a visit from a traveling trio of top performers on a national tour to promote dance and the creative arts.

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Listed below are the contested races in tonight's municipal Republican primary elections around DeSoto County. Polls closed at 7 p.m. This page will be updated as results come in. Races where there was no opposition or just one candidate on the ballot will not be included in this list. 

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Polls are open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. today for primary elections in DeSoto County's five municipalities as each party nominee advances to the June 6 general election.

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Having stood since the 1960s on the Alley Ballard property at 2830 Old Highway 304, the old barn had for years begun to fall apart.  

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The choral musical program created by the husband and wife duo of Reese Norris and wife Joelle will celebrate the comprehensive musical program's fifth anniversary in style this Saturday, May 6 with a 3 p.m. free concert at Brown Missionary Baptist Church in Southaven.

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The choral musical program created by the husband and wife duo of Reese Norris and wife Joelle will celebrate the comprehensive musical program's fifth anniversary in style this Saturday, May 6 with a 3 p.m. free concert at Brown Missionary Baptist Church in Southaven.

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More than 144 golfers — a full field — representing 36 teams came out to play a little golf at the Club at North Creek and soak up a little sunshine while investing in children who are often never given a second chance in life.

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Five past and present citizens of Olive Branch Hall have been honored as the newest members of the city’s Hall of Fame, an institution that recognizes contributions to the DeSoto County community. 

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Olive Branch Police have made an arrest in the case of a woman found dead in her home earlier this month. 

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It seems to be almost like “preaching to the choir” when it comes to touting the strength of the DeSoto County School District’s (DCS) educational program, but a recent report provides more national confirmation of how schools in the district are viewed elsewhere.

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Horn Lake mayoral candidate Michael Guice, standing, addresses issues during a recent forum of Republican mayoral candidates held in the Olive Branch Municipal Court chambers. Other candidates who attended and spoke at the forum are, from left, Hernando Mayor Chip Johnson, moderator and form…

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It was a case of Mother Nature versus Mother Earth.

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First Regional Library Executive Director Ed Hughes is turning a page in his long career as a library director both here in Mississippi and elsewhere as he begins a new chapter in his life.

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DeSoto County and the municipalities seek more helping hands to get a grip on refuse and rubbish for the annual weeklong Spring Cleanup starting Saturday, April 29, and beyond. "We're really in need of more volunteers," said Supervisor Bill Russell of Walls. The blight fight kicks off with C…

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(Editor's Note: Today's story is a continuing one in a series of articles on upcoming candidate races in the five municipalities across DeSoto County. Republican and Democratic primaries are slated for May 2 and the general election is June 6.)

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Looking to fill openings while cutting costs, the DeSoto County School District has announced the appointment of 13 administrators to new positions within Mississippi’s most-populated public school district.

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A bond that was made between an elderly man and a class of primary school youngsters is now forever remembered in print, even though the earthly connection has since been separated.

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More than 120 golfers took part in a fundraiser for one of the Mid-South's premiere retirement communities, Wesley Meadows Retirement Community in Hernando, one of 12 campuses across the state, operated by Methodist Senior Services in Tupelo.

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Aldermen in Olive Branch continue to address areas of the city that have become vacant unattended lots. This week the board moved on having a number of lots that have been declared a menace to public health and safety be cleaned up.

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Law enforcement officials Thursday identified the two men arrested as part of a pursuit in Marshall County that later ended near the county line in DeSoto County. 

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The body of a 43 year-old woman was discovered inside her home in the Olive Branch area late Monday afternoon, according to DeSoto County Coroner Jeff Pounders.

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Following denials in 1984 and 1985 of conditional use applications to the Board of Adjustment for a country store at the site, the DeSoto County Board of Supervisors on Monday rejected rezoning sought for the same purpose by the owner of the 2.87-acre property in the Cockrum area.

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DeSoto County Sheriff Bill Rasco, center, threw out the ceremonial first pitch prior to Friday evening’s high school softball game with DeSoto Central at Lewisburg. Rasco was joined by Lewisburg High School school resource officers Dep. David Parnell Jr., left, and Dep. Hoss Howell.

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The DeSoto County Sheriff’s Department Monday morning identified the victims involved in the weekend home invasion and robbery in Olive Branch that resulted in the deaths of a victim and a suspect, along with the wounding of another suspect.

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A 40-year-old man whose body was discovered floating in a rural pond near Walls has been identified as Willie Brown of Memphis, according to DeSoto County Coroner Jeff Pounders.

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DeSoto County Schools have begun holding events to highlight Autism awareness and Overpark Elementary School in Olive Branch was one such school that held an event late last week to educate its students about autism.

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The widening project of Craft Road in Olive Branch to five lanes is moving forward, however city aldermen Tuesday night had to approve some housekeeping measures to move the project along more quickly.

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Longtime retired educator and administrator Ken Reid has died at age 68 after battling health problems in recent years. He was said to have passed away at home.

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