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

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Mississippi’s Secretary of State talked economic development and touched on recent primary elections as he visited DeSoto County on Wednesday.

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Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto employees in Southaven recently held a silent auction and cake walk to help raise money for the American Cancer Society.

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The Southaven Rotary honored its Student and Teacher of the Month from Horn Lake High School at its recent meeting. From left are instructor Mary Green, student Joe Gee and Rotarian Frank Fairley.

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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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Southaven Mayor Darren Musselwhite took time during Tuesday’s Board of Aldermen meeting to address the salary of recently-hired Michael Johnson as the city’s new Tennis Director. 

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A suspect in a drug interdiction case was critically wounded and taken to a Memphis hospital after Southaven Police SWAT fired into the residence striking the man, who has yet been unidentified by police.

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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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Members of the DeSoto County Board of Education (DCS) Monday night approved the appointments of more new principals and district administrators for the coming 2017-18 school year, including the naming of a new Executive Director of Safety and Risk Management and a new Director of Transportation.

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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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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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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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Rasco Road in Southaven is now open to traffic, giving fire and police as well as the motoring public better access.

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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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Southaven Mayor Darren Musselwhite Wednesday said he was humbled by the overwhelming support he received Tuesday, winning the Republican primary vote to lead Mississippi’s third-largest city and essentially winning re-election.

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For the fifth year, a DeSoto County hospital plans to open its doors to expectant parents seeking answers to questions about the process of pregnancy and delivery of a healthy baby. 

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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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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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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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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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(Editor's Note: Today's story on aldermanic candidates running for open seats on the Southaven Board of Aldermen is a part of a continuing series of stories on political races across DeSoto County. Candidates appeared a recent forum sponsored by the North Mississippi Cultural Foundation. Rep…

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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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Longtime former DeSoto County Supervisor Gene Thach, who died Tuesday at age 87, is remembered as a visionary who foresaw the explosive growth in Mississippi's fastest-growing county of DeSoto.

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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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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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Finding money to pay for important road projects in DeSoto County and statewide in Mississippi continues to be an issue, as Southaven Mayor Darren Musselwhite voiced to a group of businesspeople this week.

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The Rotary Club of Southaven heard from retired Chancery Court Judge Melvin McClure, Jr. of Senatobia, at its recent meeting, who talked about a new book he has written, entitled Battle of Hurricane Creek. The book details the tactics of Confederate commanders under Gen. Nathan Bedford Forre…

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The Southaven Rotary Club recognized its Student and Teacher of the Month from Northpoint Christian School at its recent meeting. From left at Teacher of the Month Wade Hinton, Student of the Month Mary Addison Wadsworth and Rotary Club President Matt Crick.

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(Editor's Note: The race for mayor of Mississippi's third-largest city, Southaven and its future, was recently the topic of three candidates vying for the post. In today's edition, a look at that hotly contested race. Today's story is part of a continuing series of stories on the municipal r…

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With a diverse cast comprised of more than 56 area children, aged 5 to 16, the DeSoto Family Theatre production of Broadway's "The Lion King Jr." is being staged in this area for the very first time, according to director Whitney Branan, herself a Broadway actress and Memphis native.

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Southaven Police Chief Steve Pirtle recognized three Southaven Police patrol officers at Tuesday night's city board meeting. Patrol Officers Mary Fite, Daniel Laboe and Kevin Kroth were honored for achievements in the classroom and shooting range, among other accomplishments.

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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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It was like it was the Rio Olympics 2016 revisited on the DeSoto Central High School track Wednesday morning, beginning with all of the pomp and pageantry that could rival that of the Olympic Games Opening Ceremonies. 

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When you first meet the current Miss Mississippi under the Miss America program Laura Lee Lewis, you are obviously struck by her beauty and her vivaciousness. Many people who meet her, however, don’t know her real story and the struggles and obstacles she has overcome to get where she is today. 

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Southaven is on solid financial footing and the city's mayor said the primary reason for that is good stewardship of the city's finances.

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With back-to-back Division II-A Tennessee state girls basketball champions and championship runner-up in football in 2015, the Northpoint Christian School Trojans basked in the glow of recognition from the Rotary Club of Hernando on Wednesday.

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The Teacher and Student of the Month from DeSoto Central High School were honored by the Rotary Club of Southaven at its recent meeting. From left are Rotary member Frank Fairley, Student of the Month Dianna Foucault, Teacher of the Month Jeannine Foucault and DeSoto Central Principal Cliff …

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