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It was not like the 1951 science fiction movie, “The Day That Time Stood Still,” but it was certainly the talk of DeSoto County and much of the country as a rare total solar eclipse Monday traveled across the country from the Oregon Coast to the South Carolina coast. 

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Drug use and arrests for at-risk youths in DeSoto County are being curbed due to a model program that could continue to pay dividends for generations to come.

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The sky grew gray for a moment and eerily the cicadas started humming their twilight song, fooled by Mother Nature into thinking it was almost dark.

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Saturday was a great day to head out to the playground and enjoy the summer sunshine.

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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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A Southaven Police Department K-9 dog died this week while on duty and Police Chief Steve Pirtle is in the process of investigating the circumstances around what may have happened.

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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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The former getaway home of the late music icon Elvis Presley in Horn Lake is under consideration to become part of the National Register of Historic Places.

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The road to Graceland was a five-thousand-mile journey for a pair of Elvis fans that included a stop to Presley's famed Memphis mansion and the legendary singer's rustic horse ranch between Horn Lake and Walls.

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Mississippi's No. 1 farmers market, the Hernando Farmers Market, will continue unabated and with the blessing of the city's new mayor but not without a brouhaha that ginned up controversy at Tuesday night's meeting.

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DeSoto County government officials Wednesday morning defended the DeSoto County Animal Shelter in a release regarding a dog bite incident the shelter is in the middle of. 

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It has not been decided if former Southaven Mayor Greg Davis will be hired on as an economic adviser/consultant but aldermen did vote to give Davis a two-day trial period to review the city's budget.

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More than 200 Delta State alumni were nattily attired in their best green, white, along with shades of khaki and cotton during the annual Delta State alumni gathering in the BankPlus Training Center in Southaven this past Saturday.

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Horn Lake police authorities Monday continued to investigate last week’s theft of six vehicles from an auto repair shop, including two Mercedes cars that are still missing.

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The Hernando Farmers Market, Mississippi's No. 1 farmers market, is growing by leaps and bounds and experiencing just a few growing pains, according to market officials and county lawmakers.

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Though DeSoto County remains one of the better-employed locations in the state of Mississippi, there are still those who seek either to come off the unemployment rolls, join the workforce for the first time or better their current career position. 

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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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A young Memphis man has been indicted on charges stemming from the shooting death last November of a Horn Lake teenager in a Memphis park.

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Northwest Mississippi Community College held its opening faculty meeting on Aug. 7 on the Senatobia campus, during which new full-time faculty members were recognized.

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The Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi is inviting the community to hear an address by Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann during his visit to northwest Mississippi on Aug. 24 at the Landers Center for a luncheon on "Charitable Giving in Mississippi." 

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Hernando Mayor N.C. "Tom" Ferguson Jr. is celebrating his first month on the job after being sworn in as the chief executive of the DeSoto County seat.

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The number crunching and juggling of figures continues for the City of Southaven ahead of a public hearing and then final adoption of the Fiscal Year 2018 budget.

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Former DeSoto County Administrator Ken Murphree died after a brief illness at Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto on Monday. He was 71.

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One of the Mid-South's most promising young actors is embarking on a new career that will take him into new waters — make that international waters.

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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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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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Members of the Southaven Board of Aldermen and Mayor Darren Musselwhite will hold a special meeting Tuesday morning at 9:30 a.m. in the Board Room of City Hall, 8710 Northwest Drive.

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Southaven school offers breakfast to new school parents.

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The death certificate of a 41-year-old man who died in an officer-involved shooting in Southaven states the death has been listed as a homicide and confirms a gunshot wound to the head as a cause of death.

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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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It’s the largest grant ever received by the Southaven Fire Department and it comes at the perfect time as Southaven has targeted a new fire station in the southern sector of the city. 

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Southaven Police Thursday issued a request for the public’s help in finding a 15-year-old girl missing since late June. 

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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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Thursday afternoon, the City of Southaven announced that the Boil Water Alert for parts of the city had been lifted and the supply in the affected areas is safe to drink. 

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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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Growing healthy produce is really no different than growing healthy children.

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The old 1974 Guess Who song, “Clap for the Wolfman” includes the line, “He gonna rate your record high.”

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The former DeSoto County Sunrise Home for Girls was gutted by fire late Friday in a blaze that completely destroyed the three-story structure.

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The autopsy report on a 41-year-old man who died after being shot by Southaven police will not be available until the end of the week, DeSoto County Coroner Jeff Pounders told the DeSoto Times-Tribune on Monday.

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Joi Taylor, who has been the driving force behind Kudzu Playhouse for the past several years, openly acknowledged during the show's recent, successful two-weekend run of "Mary Poppins" that the show was perhaps the small theatre company's most ambitious production to date.

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They say that all human beings put on masks.

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Quincy Randle has been real good about putting block parties together for the Hill Street neighborhood of Hernando’s historic West End where he grew up.

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Mississippi Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley has announced a public hearing late next week that centers on the Eudora Utilities Association. 

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An area of Southaven now has more sidewalks for residents and school children heading to and from schools in that neighborhood to walk on.

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Southaven Mayor Darren Musselwhite Friday provided his first response regarding the fatal shooting of a man late Sunday night by police officers in search of a domestic violence suspect from Tate County. 

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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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Attorneys for the family of Ismael Lopez Rodriquez, killed in an officer-involved shooting with Southaven police officers late Sunday night, claim a simple mistake cost an innocent man his life and the family wants answers.

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