DeSoto County School District board members have heard from an advocate for suicide prevention who hopes more tragedies like what happened to a Southaven Middle School 12-year-old can be prevented.
Mississippi 1st District U.S. Rep. Trent Kelly and his congressional counterpart, U.S. Rep. Steve Chabot (R-Ohio), held a field hearing on small business concerns in Southaven Monday, specifically on the subject of over-regulation and taxes.
Eighteen years ago, Wayne Bartley of Olive Branch was just a concerned dad who wanted the best education possible for his autistic Justin, then age five.
The head of the Mississippi Economic Council (MEC) sought to impress on the DeSoto County business community the need to invest in not only the present but future workforce for job growth and fulfillment in the state.
"Godspell," currently playing at Landers Center Theater Stage, is an up-tempo high-energy musical which tells of the ministry of Jesus Christ, albeit in a fresh, vibrant presentation that resonates in 21st century America.
DeSoto County Superintendent of Schools Cory Uselton touted the success of the DeSoto County School system and the fact the county's stellar educational system is an economic draw to Mississippi's fastest-growing county.
Similar to planes that filled the skies over Normandy Beach on a blustery June day 74 years ago, a squadron of vintage fighter aircraft recently flew over another large body of water — the Mississippi River.
Longtime Fire and EMS Director Bobby Storey has at long last fought his last fire but the spark that led him to devote 48 years of his life — 21 with DeSoto County — and spend a career saving lives and property still remains.
When the DeSoto County School District (DCS) Board of Education gathers on Tuesday, June 12 at 3 p.m. for its annual budget hearing, board members expect to not be seeing one item on the district's proposal: a millage increase.
It was a battle of north versus south as U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Tupelo, defeated business owner Richard Warren Boyanton of Diamondhead, a costal community in south Mississippi.
The Gospel according to Jesus Christ which involves the life, death and resurrection of Jesus has never been put into words and pageantry quite like the DeSoto Family Theatre production of "GODSPELL" which premiered this Friday night on the Landers Center Stage and runs again next weekend.
The University of Mississippi-DeSoto honored BancorpSouth with the T.P. Vinson Award at its annual Graduation Celebration in May. The award, which honors individuals or organizations that support the campus, was presented to BancorpSouth for its 14 years of sponsoring the 2+2 Scholarship Gol…
Perception might be 99 percent of reality and in the case of the Clarksdale Virtual Reality Academy, a high-tech, cutting-edge training facility, a father-son team from Colorado is changing the reality of many Delta teens and changing lives in the process.
For more than two and a half years, regular meetings of the I-269 Corridor Study Committee were held — with most meetings lasting three hours or more as planning commissioners and the the public held sway on planning for the nation's newest super highway.
Wayne Carter, longtime DeSoto County Planning Commissioner, was recently honored by the DeSoto County Board of Supervisors for his more than 24 years of service on the DeSoto County Planning Commission.
The king of the ribs at the Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest for another year comes again from DeSoto County: Mark West and his 10 Bones BBQ team.
The Northwest Mississippi Community College Division of Nursing received a check for $6,000 from the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi thanks to the 19th annual Shoot for the Heart fundraiser held in April in Tunica.
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Richard Boyanton discusses his platform with Charles Barry during a Friday breakfast stop at the Olive Branch Chick-fil-A. Boyanton made other stops in DeSoto County in advance of the Tuesday, June 5 primary election against incumbent U.S. Senator Roger Wicker.
The sound of "Taps" echoed among the tall pines standing guard at the small rural cemetery off Highway 304, known as the Goodrum Cemetery, where veterans lie under monuments of granite and stone.
In the midst of all sorts of commencement exercises and graduations that take place at this time of year, another graduation event has taken place in DeSoto County.
Mississippi Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith speaks with Jeffrey Fowler during a recent campaign stop in Southaven. Hyde-Smith, the former State Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce, was appointed by Gov. Phil Bryant to fill the remaining term of retiring Sen. Thad Cochran. She is running to be ele…
While the last hat trick on the ice by the Mississippi RiverKings may be in the record books for now, the legacy of community involvement and charitable giving by the Hernando-based Maddox Foundation will continue unabated in a new endeavor.
DeSoto Family Theatre will present its version of the acclaimed Broadway production of "Godspell," but from a decidedly God-honoring perspective, according to Mat Lipscomb, founder of the Northwest Mississippi Theatre Alliance.
Lack of firefighter personnel to fight fires during times when members of an all-volunteer force are likely at work concerned Love Volunteer Fire Department Chief Shawn "Skinny" Witt.
DeSoto County Adult Detention Center inmate Phillip Herron, who walked away from a work detail in Hernando on Tuesday, May 15, along with Lauren Bland who allegedly aided his escape, have been apprehended and are awaiting extradition from Memphis.
A new federal mandate from the U.S. Post Office could mean that traditional single mailboxes in newer subdivisions will become a thing of the past, in favor of so-called uniform "cluster mailboxes," the kind most frequently associated with apartment complexes and urban dwellings.
DeSoto County Adult Detention Center inmate Phillip Herron, who walked away from a work detail in Hernando on Tuesday, May 15, along with Lauren Bland who aided his escape, have been apprehended and are awaiting extradition from Memphis.
As all sorts of fun and activity was going on along Olive Branch’s Old Towne vicinity for last week’s Mayfest celebration, people were able to take a moment, step away from the excitement and step back into the city’s past with a visit to a special home.
Voters in Olive Branch’s Alderman Ward 5 will be tasked with electing a new representative next month and potential candidates may start gathering signatures to have their name placed on the ballot.
It was a passing of the torch that didn't involve an actual flame — which might be in keeping for a pair of seasoned firefighters-turned-emergency officials.
Dr. Michael J. Heindl was selected as the ninth president of Northwest Mississippi Community College by the college’s Board of Trustees during a special meeting held April 26 on the Senatobia campus.
Southaven Police are investigating the shooting death of a 57-year-old Southaven woman late Thursday who was found dead in the garage of her home, located near Northwest Mississippi Community College-DeSoto Center.
The ghosts of Mississippi's segregated past have long since faded into memory but the memories of historic East Side High School in Olive Branch live on vividly in the memories of classmates who attended the once all-black high school.
DeSoto County will soon implement a fee system to better recoup costs for rubbish removal operations but the new policy will still include at least one regular free removal pickup per route run for taxpayers before fees or costs associated with removal kick in.
DeSoto Countians by the hundreds lifted prayers heavenward this past Thursday as observances of "The National Day of Prayer" were held at city halls countywide and on the DeSoto County Courthouse lawn to commemorate the sacred occasion.