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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. 

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Architect Doug Thornton said when he reads the Creation story in the Book of Genesis the entire passage reads like a blueprint for the creative process employed by draftsmen, artists and architects alike.

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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.

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It used to be that little boys loved to play “cops and robbers” using toy guns, or perhaps “cowboys and Indians” with little bows and arrows, and even “pirates” with plastic swords. Some, especially in the rural South, learned to handle the real thing early in life.

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Three City of Hernando Parks and Recreation employees have been cleared of any wrongdoing following an internal probe into a situation involving a contract individual who formerly worked in conjunction with the city's parks and recreation youth league activities.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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. 

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As DeSoto County continues meteoric growth - with the housing market boom at an all-time high thanks to record numbers of families moving into cities county wide – meeting the needs of the people means not only amenities like schools and job opportunities, but for many families a dog park.

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Rural DeSoto County residents who get their garbage collection through the county and Waste Pro USA will see a slight rate increase in their bills, beginning in October. 

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Michael Farris Smith, a mystery writer whose work transcends the genre and whose crisp, brilliant prose has won the praise of literary critics on both sides of the Atlantic, will be making an appearance at the Hernando Public Library on Sept. 11.

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Christians are encouraged to give of their time, talents and treasure to further God’s Kingdom. A classic example of that takes place next month in the water at the Olive Branch Family YMCA. 

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