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Horn Lake resident Michael D. Love, 45, has been found guilty of kidnapping and raping six Memphis women, and attempting to kidnap and rape an seventh, over a period of seven years. U.S. Attorney D. Michael Dunavant announced the guilty verdict Friday.

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American, state and local flags across DeSoto County and the country, such as this flag at the Landers Center in Southaven, flew at half-staff Wednesday, May 15 in honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day. President Donald Trump issued a proclamation to that effect in honor of law enforcement of…

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Some may question the need for job fairs to seek new employees when the unemployment rate in Mississippi and DeSoto County has remained fairly stable at 4.9 percent, what some people have said are near-record levels for employment in the state. 

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Northwest Mississippi Community College will hold its 103rd commencement exercises on Friday, May 17. A ceremony will be held at 8 a.m. for the Associate of Arts degree candidates and at 1 p.m. for Career Certificates, Technical Certificates, and Associate of Applied Science candidates.

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When they first hit the living room floor, bedroom floor, outside sandbox, even underneath bare feet, some 50 years ago, the die-cast vehicles from Mattel called “Hot Wheels” quickly became a favorite for boys and girls alike. It was a child’s dream to set up a track and see how fast their c…

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Woodmen Life Chapter 1408 in Southaven Thursday presented the DeSoto County School District with new American flags for each of its 42 attendance centers. Since 1947, Woodmen Life as a company has donated more than three million flags to worthy institutions. From left are DCS Supt. Cory Usel…

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Woodmen Life Chapter 1408 in Southaven Thursday presented the DeSoto County School District with new American flags for each of its 42 attendance centers. Since 1947, Woodmen Life as a company has donated more than three million flags to worthy institutions. From left are DCS Supt. Cory Usel…

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As state education officials and legislative leaders try to determine what went wrong when it was discovered not all state public school teachers and others were not part of a $1,500 pay raise for next year passed in this year’s lawmaking session, a candidate for governor came to DeSoto Coun…

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First Regional Library in Hernando has received a bench in memory of Vera C. Hawkins, who passed away in March. Hawkins was a public school educator in Hernando and DeSoto County from the early 1950s until her retirement in 1992, a teacher of adult literacy classes and tutor. Hawkins also wa…

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Mississippi Highway Patrol Lt. Col. Thomas Tuggle, a Hernando native and current executive director of the Mississippi Law Enforcement Officers’ Training Academy, speaks during the annual DeSoto County Public Safety Officers Memorial service on the DeSoto County Courthouse square Friday morn…

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Four new principals for DeSoto County Schools were introduced at the conclusion of Thursday’s district board meeting. From left are Cornell Phillips (Lake Cormorant High), Kristy Dunning (Horn Lake Elementary), Cynthia Dixon (Greenbrook Elementary), and Kris Perkins (Olive Branch Middle). Th…

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DeSoto County Schools was recognized by the University of Mississippi-DeSoto Center with its annual T.P. Vinson Award during its Graduation Celebration Tuesday in Southaven.  The award recognizes contributions from those outside of the campus who have helped the Ole Miss –DeSoto Center grow …

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Northwest Mississippi Community College freshman Kaitlyn Anne Hopper of Olive Branch was named Most Beautiful at the Northwest Beauty Review on April 24. The event was held in Howard Coliseum on the Senatobia campus. Nineteen young women competed in this year's event, and judges selected Mos…

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Things got a little “earthy” around the DeSoto County Courthouse Square Saturday morning. Along with the start of the season for the Hernando Farmers Market, DeSoto County government officials hosted about 50 different exhibits and vendors around the square for its yearly Earth Day celebration.

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Girl Scout Troop 13922 was among the exhibitors and vendors that took part in the Earth Day activities on the DeSoto County Courthouse Square on Saturday. Olivia Hendricks and Emily Duncan helped show visitors the ease in starting a garden by planting sunflowers, wild flowers, green beans, c…

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To celebrate Friday, April 26 as National Arbor Day, Olive Grove Terrace celebrated by planting of a magnolia tree at its location. The magnolia tree received the most votes among its residents. Michael Hatcher of Michael Hatcher Landscaping and Olive Grove Terrace Administrator John Bianco …

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The fast-growing area of DeSoto County continues to be a sought-after location for new firms and businesses to locate in. As potential companies look at where to settle, they often research the area through many means.

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DeSoto County Schools (DCS) Supt. Cory Uselton has told his district teachers and teacher assistants that all of them will receive a $1,500 pay raise next school year, even if it means coming up with funds from the district budget to make up the difference.

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Northwest Mississippi Community College welding student Kayla Amagliani of Hernando, center, is the first Northwest student to receive the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS)/Skills USA Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded for “exhibiting academic achievement, dedication to excellence…

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