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American, state and local flags across DeSoto County and the country, such as this flag at the Landers Center in Southaven, flew at half-staff Wednesday, May 15 in honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day. President Donald Trump issued a proclamation to that effect in honor of law enforcement of…

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Some may question the need for job fairs to seek new employees when the unemployment rate in Mississippi and DeSoto County has remained fairly stable at 4.9 percent, what some people have said are near-record levels for employment in the state. 

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The Blue Mountain College student body has elected Ed Bender from Olive Branch as the 2019-2020 president of the Student Body Association. Bender is a senior business administration major and will lead the 12-member student organization that serves as a liaison between BMC students and the a…

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Northwest Mississippi Community College will hold its 103rd commencement exercises on Friday, May 17. A ceremony will be held at 8 a.m. for the Associate of Arts degree candidates and at 1 p.m. for Career Certificates, Technical Certificates, and Associate of Applied Science candidates.

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When they first hit the living room floor, bedroom floor, outside sandbox, even underneath bare feet, some 50 years ago, the die-cast vehicles from Mattel called “Hot Wheels” quickly became a favorite for boys and girls alike. It was a child’s dream to set up a track and see how fast their c…

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Woodmen Life Chapter 1408 in Southaven Thursday presented the DeSoto County School District with new American flags for each of its 42 attendance centers. Since 1947, Woodmen Life as a company has donated more than three million flags to worthy institutions. From left are DCS Supt. Cory Usel…

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As state education officials and legislative leaders try to determine what went wrong when it was discovered not all state public school teachers and others were not part of a $1,500 pay raise for next year passed in this year’s lawmaking session, a candidate for governor came to DeSoto Coun…

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Mississippi Highway Patrol Lt. Col. Thomas Tuggle, a Hernando native and current executive director of the Mississippi Law Enforcement Officers’ Training Academy, speaks during the annual DeSoto County Public Safety Officers Memorial service on the DeSoto County Courthouse square Friday morn…

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Four new principals for DeSoto County Schools were introduced at the conclusion of Thursday’s district board meeting. From left are Cornell Phillips (Lake Cormorant High), Kristy Dunning (Horn Lake Elementary), Cynthia Dixon (Greenbrook Elementary), and Kris Perkins (Olive Branch Middle). Th…

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DeSoto County Schools was recognized by the University of Mississippi-DeSoto Center with its annual T.P. Vinson Award during its Graduation Celebration Tuesday in Southaven.  The award recognizes contributions from those outside of the campus who have helped the Ole Miss –DeSoto Center grow …

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Northwest Mississippi Community College freshman Kaitlyn Anne Hopper of Olive Branch was named Most Beautiful at the Northwest Beauty Review on April 24. The event was held in Howard Coliseum on the Senatobia campus. Nineteen young women competed in this year's event, and judges selected Mos…

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Things got a little “earthy” around the DeSoto County Courthouse Square Saturday morning. Along with the start of the season for the Hernando Farmers Market, DeSoto County government officials hosted about 50 different exhibits and vendors around the square for its yearly Earth Day celebration.

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To celebrate Friday, April 26 as National Arbor Day, Olive Grove Terrace celebrated by planting of a magnolia tree at its location. The magnolia tree received the most votes among its residents. Michael Hatcher of Michael Hatcher Landscaping and Olive Grove Terrace Administrator John Bianco …

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DeSoto County Schools (DCS) Supt. Cory Uselton has told his district teachers and teacher assistants that all of them will receive a $1,500 pay raise next school year, even if it means coming up with funds from the district budget to make up the difference.

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Sean Cook recently rallied his Boy Scout Troop Pack 190 to contribute dog food and supplies to Blackwell Animal Rescue Center and is shown with the items goodies loaded in his mother’s car for the rescue. One of the issues BARC has getting enough food to the fosters so they don’t have to be …

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With Mississippi State University MSU President Mark E. Keenum at this year’s President’s Commission on the Status of Women Awards Ceremony are, from left, Morgan K. Green, a mechanical engineering graduate student from Olive Branch; Shelby B. Baldwin, a senior marketing major from Ridgeland…

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As expected, Wednesday's court hearing to hear the challenge to the City of Olive Branch annexing about 50 square miles of land in the Center Hill, Lewisburg, Bridgetown, Pleasant Hill and Cedar View communities inside its city limits did not take long.

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