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It is being called potentially the landmark astronomical event for a new generation and DeSoto County will have a front-row seat to witness the first total solar eclipse to reach the United States in nearly 40 years. 

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U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Mississippi, told a Southaven audience Thursday that joint military exercises between Japan, the U.S., South Korea and other Allies are still scheduled despite a veiled threat from North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un.

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Olive Branch firefighters were called to this home in the Pleasant Ridge subdivision late Thursday afternoon to battle a fire. Thunderstorms producing lightning are suspected as the cause of the fire. Crews made a quick interior attack on the fire which was mostly located in the attic of the…

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Birds of a feather flock together, especially when it comes to the like-minded franchise owners of Chick-fil-A in DeSoto County.

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DeSoto County can now proclaim another distinction along with a long list of other accomplishments.

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The 2017 DeSoto County Tax Lien Sale will be online for the first time ever Aug. 28 and from now on into the future — eliminating the outdated practice of prospective bidders holding up paddles, camping out in hallways before the sale begins and congregating in a crowded courtroom.

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In an effort to curb large truck traffic on College Road, a narrow, two-lane road that winds westward from Olive Branch to Southaven, DeSoto County Supervisors will visually begin the observation of large tractor-trailer, 18-wheel trucks traveling on that rural stretch of road.

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Southaven Police and DeSoto County Sheriff's deputies were called to the DeSoto Civic Center Apartments in Southaven before 2 p.m. Friday in an effort to locate a man wanted by authorities on an outstanding felony warrant.

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Longtime DeSoto County School Board Attorney Keith Treadway is out as legal counsel representing Mississippi's largest school district in a 3-2 vote Thursday night.

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A convoy of Olive Branch Police Department vehicles and motorcycles, along with a large department trailer, all blowing sirens and flashing red and blue lights “invaded” a number of city neighborhoods Tuesday night.

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Mississippi Board of Pharmacy Deputy Director Steve Parker said that among the goals for Tuesday night’s Town Hall meeting on opioids in Southaven was to offer hope. 

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Town Hall meeting to discuss opioid issue set for Aug. 1.

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Tuesday’s car crash in Southaven that killed a Tunica man has led to the filing of murder charges.

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Olive Branch school aided by fundraising benefactor.

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A man and woman were captured in Hernando outside a lawyer's office after Walls Police gave chase following report of a stolen vehicle at Star Landing Road and U.S. 61 about 9:15 a.m. Friday.

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DeSoto County Coroner Jeff Pounders says it's one of the strangest cases he has ever seen, but based on evidence and toxicology results he stands by the official explanation of death by asphyxiation in the case involving a 37 year-old Horn Lake woman on June 2.

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DeSoto County residents may be dealing with a long, hot dry spell but recent heavy rains causing drainage issues have plagued homeowners in all parts of the county.

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DeSoto County Sheriff's investigators have charged Mario Stevenson with capital murder in the death of Lashanda Otis, whose body was found next to a burning vehicle along a rural roadside on May 1.

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Rubye Norvell is the only individual in her small retirement community in Olive Branch who was alive the same year that the Titanic sailed and sank to the ocean floor.

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Hernando Director of Planning Jared Darby is leaving his post after more than five years in helping to plan and steer the growth of one of Mississippi's fastest-growing cities.

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The City of Hernando recognized eight competitive soccer teams during Tuesday night's city board meeting and a recreational youth sport that has exploded during the past five years.

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The highly-acclaimed Broadway musical "The Music Man" has proved to be a family favorite since debuting onstage nearly a half-century ago.

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Northpoint Christian School in Southaven has named Lisa Biglane as Director of Marketing and Communications for the school.

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Residents in rural, unincorporated DeSoto County will have the opportunity this fall to receive curbside recycling, effective Oct. 1, following approval Monday of a six-year contract by the DeSoto County Board of Supervisors to garbage/recycling provider Waste Pro.

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Jadarrius Hodges and his teammate Kedarius Harris are headed to the USA World Powerlifting Meet in September with their eyes firmly fixed on the prize of becoming the best powerlifters in their class in the entire world.

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For 10 weeks, from April to June, Olive Branch Police Department Major Bill Cox did not leave home in the morning and head to his office at police headquarters. 

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For 10 weeks, from April to June, Olive Branch Police Department Major Bill Cox did not leave home in the morning and head to his office at police headquarters. 

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Schools offer more hours for registration

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In today's political climate in Washington, D.C., it's amazing there would be bi-partisan support for anything, from the Affordable Health Care act, also known as Obamacare, to who's paying for late night pizza. Filibustering might be involved in that item.

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Olive Branch firefighters responded to a fire Monday that has resulted in a 10-month-old child being severely burned.

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DeSoto County finds ways to stay out of hot summer temperatures.

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Hernando aldermen are set to reconvene a recessed meeting Monday morning which was carried over from last week's contentious city board meeting.

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A World War II veteran on a new mission to help the tax bills of his war brethren will have to appeal to people in Jackson to get his point across, according to DeSoto County officials. 

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Fireworks — and not the powder kind — erupted at the first meeting conducted by Hernando Mayor Tom Ferguson over his wishes to be able to review city employees before making board appointments or reappointments.

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DeSoto County's total assessed value has increased to nearly $1.8 billion, DeSoto County Tax Assessor Parker Pickle told DeSoto County Supervisors at their meeting Wednesday.

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There is a train of specially-equipped little red wagons that leads down the halls and around the corner of hospital corridors at Methodist Le Bonheur Children's Hospital in Memphis.

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Veteran celebrates 96th birthday on Fourth of July

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For 15 years, some special youngsters in DeSoto County have had at least one week during the summer to especially look forward to.

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A Mississippi State interior design major from DeSoto County is receiving national recognition from a prominent North Carolina-based organization that promotes the advancement of professional women in the home and furnishings industries.

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As Diane and R.G. Moore glance south from the new Veterans Park under construction, the giant American flag atop Landers Center waves briskly in the light summer breeze.

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Olive Branch radio club members talk to the world

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The nation's independence will be celebrated across DeSoto County in spectacular fashion beginning this week and next.

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The DeSoto County Board of Education approved its $310 million-dollar budget at a recessed meeting Thursday as Mississippi's largest district prepares for the new school year ahead.

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Residents warned of suspicious activity in park, neighborhood.

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Drivers along I-55 in DeSoto County, especially those who travel at night, will need to be aware of new roadwork expected to start next week that may impact their traveling.

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It's a treat to see your organization's name illuminated in the marquee lights of New York City.

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The Mississippi Association of Secondary School Principals (MASSP) this week selected principal Lewisburg High School Principal Chris Fleming as its 2017 Mississippi High School Principal of the Year.

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George Pokorski, a resident of Olive Branch, was recently inducted to the Amro Music Educators Walk of Fame.

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The DeSoto County School District (DCS) expects to operate next year within the same tax structure that it functioned under in the current fiscal year that ends June 30.

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U.S. Rep. Trent Kelly, R-Mississippi, who represents DeSoto County and the First Congressional District, was not injured in an early Wednesday morning attack at a suburban Washington D.C. baseball practice field.

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