DeSoto Countians have responded in a big way to hurricane relief efforts in North and South Carolina and along the Atlantic Coast from sending first responders to feeding emergency personnel.
Progress is at a brisk pace on the Silo Square business park and neighborhood development project along Getwell Road in Southaven. Just notice and look at the earthmovers, dirt and open land on the west side of the thoroughfare where trees and sunflowers used to be.
The person in charge of overseeing the electoral process in the state of Mississippi is getting proactive about promoting the right and obligation for citizens to vote on Election Day, Nov. 6.
Some of Southaven’s streets have become reminiscent of the trails in the “Old West” this week as the seal coating part of the city’s street improvement project is underway.
Step by step, Native Chickasaw dancers joined hands and danced rhythmically to the rattles of turtle shells strapped onto deerskin moccasins, stomping their feet in unison and chanting songs their ancestors sang long ago.
About 1.6 million juniors in more than 22,000 high schools entered the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2017 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NQT).
The DeSoto County School District’s Parent Advisory Council turned its Tuesday meeting this week into a special program to honor victims and those who helped in the aftermath of the terror attacks on the day in September 2001 now known as “9/11.”
Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann and his staff are hosting a special community meeting at the DeSoto County Courthouse in Hernando today in advance of the No. 6 general election and simultaneous special nonpartisan election for the open U.S. Senate seat.
DeSoto County cities are basking in the limelight of having not one but four of its cities among Mississippi's "Top 10 Safest Cities," according to the public safety database and web site SafeWise.
The DeSoto County Board of Supervisors Tuesday approved a $161 million budget without a tax increase, a feat owed primarily to the rising value of DeSoto County property.
Cami Beard, a fourth-grader at Oak Grove Central Elementary School, and Charlie Cross, a third-grader at Lewisburg Elementary School, led the DeSoto County Schools Board of Education meeting in the Pledge of Allegiance at the start of its Thursday, Sept. 6 meeting in Hernando.
A wrecker truck works to remove the cab of a semi-trailer truck that overturned Friday morning on I-55 northbound near Starlanding Road. The accident caused the northbound interstate to be closed at about 6 a.m. for about six hours. The roadway was initially completely closed and later had t…
DeSoto County Tax Collector Joey Treadway peruses the online DeSoto County Tax Sale this past week. Treadway is preparing his annual report on the tax sale which he will present to the DeSoto County Board of Supervisors.
A DeSoto County hospital has received recognition calling it a “Designated Baby-Friendly” birth facility. Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto becomes the first hospital in the Baptist Memorial Health Care system to earn the award.
Each year, the Maddox Foundation Volunteer Center (formerly Volunteer Northwest Mississippi) hosts an event to observe the 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance and there are big plans in the works to make this year another great occasion.
Southaven Police Department Detective Sgt. Tyler Price was presented with the FBI CJIS commendation at FBI CJIS Headquarters in Clarksburg, West Virginia earlier this month for recognition as having been selected for the FBI CJIS NDex Success Story of the Year. Price received this award on b…
In the 1940s, Irish-born author C.S. Lewis penned the first of seven novels that – combined into a single work – would become his most famous under the title, “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.”
Northern District Public Safety Commissioner Brandon Presley has announced the first meeting of the DeSoto County Task Force on improving cellular telephone and high-speed internet service will be held on Thursday, Sept. 6 at 5:30 p.m.
The joy of childhood can be smeared and sullied forever with a simple keystroke on a computer or smartphone, or a strong word and an extra push and shove on the playground. A life can also be lost in suicide.
For nearly four decades of her more than six decades on earth, Ann Richmond has served the public in a variety of ways, from switchboard operator to receiving clerk and in the Chancery Clerk's Office.
Members of the Home Builders Association of North Mississippi have presented Hernando-DeSoto Habitat for Humanity President Lee Ashcraft a check for $2,500 to support Habitat for Humanity’s efforts in DeSoto County. Homebuilders joined with the Northwest Mississippi Association of Realtors f…
It was a day that was supposed to feature the music of Pomp and Circumstance as classmates, family, friends and others filled the Landers Center to watch the DeSoto Central Class of 2018 receive their diplomas.
Now in its second year, an effort to memorialize Ann Brown Ashcraft, a wife, mother and grandmother, as well as a book lover and patron of the arts and history, is helping to provide books to chronically ill children.
The race for the District 4 seat on the DeSoto County Schools (DCS) Board of Education became a contested race last week when Jeny Price, a Lake Comorant Middle School and High School parent, filed papers to have her name on the ballot for District 4 board member.
As the late music legend Elvis Presley considered the next step in his career during the late 1960s and needed some time to get away from the limelight, Elvis would head south of Graceland to his Circle G Ranch in Horn Lake.
The Northwest Mississippi Community College's Library on the main campus in Senatobia and also at the DeSoto Center is a world-class resource for students from across the Mid-South.
As the start of the 2018-19 school year approaches, a scramble happens each year in stores all over by moms and dads all trying to make sure their youngsters have the tools they need to learn.
DeSoto County, despite having one of the top-performing public school districts in the state of Mississippi, still has students who, for whatever reason, are not reaching their full academic and/or character potential.
To show appreciation to the DeSoto County School District in the first week of the new school year, First Tennessee Bank provided lunch for about 250 Central Services employees Friday afternoon in Hernando. The meals were purchased at a 20 percent discount from the Olive Branch Chick-fil-A a…
For residents of the City of Hernando living primarily in the Jaybird Road area, the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality has issued a Precautionary Boil-Water Alert for customers who receive their drinking water from their water supply located in DeSoto County.
The City of Southaven is joining other Mississippi cities in passing a resolution urging the state Legislature to send to the cities a portion of any sales tax collected through online purchases.
The DeSoto County School District (DCS) Board of Education has two seats up for election this November and Wednesday was the first day for candidates to file to be placed on the ballot.
Chick-fil-A’s annual Topple the Truck fundraiser for DeSoto County Schools delivered school supplies Monday afternoon to the DCS Central Services office in Hernando. The Chick-fil-A locations in Southaven and Olive Branch have collected items for schools to have access to during the year. A …
Vacation has officially ended for what is expected to be another record number of students in Mississippi’s largest school district as Monday started classes in the DeSoto County School District.
For years, the residents living along flood-prone Holly Springs Road have had to contend with frequent flooding and erosion of the roadway during high-water events.