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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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A DeSoto County man has been charged with two counts of sexual battery of a vulnerable person following a joint investigation between the DeSoto County Sheriff's Department and the Mississippi Attorney General's Office-Vulnerable Persons Division.

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A pair of pioneering educators passed on to their next heavenly assignments after giving a lifetime of service to education and the greater DeSoto County community.

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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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A 25-year-old man was killed in a head-on collision on Miss. Hwy. 305 in rural eastern DeSoto County Thursday night.

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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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Eddie Burks of Hernando is busy making battle plans but no actual blood will be spilled from this weekend's Civil War re-enactment of the Battle of Hernando and the display of an exact replica of the C.S.S. Hunley, one of the first operating submarines in American military history.

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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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Children who are subjected to being placed in foster care face many challenges for their future, starting with the trauma and struggle of the moment when they are being ripped out of their familiar, albeit threatening home situation, and then placed in the strange environment of a foster family.

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Character and integrity are among the traits and characteristics that graduating Horn Lake High School senior and baseball standout Joe Gee inherited from his parents.

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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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Horn Lake Police are investigating an attempted armed robbery that occurred Thursday night at a local convenience store. 

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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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Hernando civic activist and airline pilot N.C. "Tom" Ferguson, in his first bid for public office, pulled off an upset with the defeat of Mayor Chip Johnson, a fellow Republican seeking a fourth four-year term in Tuesday's Republican municipal primary election.

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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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Few details were immediately available, but DeSoto County Sheriff’s Department officials are investigating the death of a woman found with a gunshot wound to her head inside a burning vehicle.

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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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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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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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After more than 10 years in and out of the making, teetering with economic seismic shifts, the game-changing Hernando West residential project not only stands on solid ground, it's moving forward toward new construction. Can you dig it?

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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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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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A bond that was made between an elderly man and a class of primary school youngsters is now forever remembered in print, even though the earthly connection has since been separated.

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More than 120 golfers took part in a fundraiser for one of the Mid-South's premiere retirement communities, Wesley Meadows Retirement Community in Hernando, one of 12 campuses across the state, operated by Methodist Senior Services in Tupelo.

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Heading into the final weeks of the school year, high school juniors and seniors have been reminded about the importance of making the right lifestyle choices, especially in light of recent prom events held in honor of the graduating seniors. 

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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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The body of a 43 year-old woman was discovered inside her home in the Olive Branch area late Monday afternoon, according to DeSoto County Coroner Jeff Pounders.

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When one hears the word "summit," the image of foreign leaders from many different countries converging on one spot comes to mind.

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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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Easter is a time of excitement and anticipation and Horn Lake officials were more than "egg-cited" this past week about showing residents how its main park facility, Latimer Lakes Park, has gotten a fresh new look.

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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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At the age of 89, U.S. Army World War II veteran Robert Brooks had lived a long life after serving his country as a member of "America's Greatest Generation."

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The DeSoto County Sheriff’s Department Monday morning identified the victims involved in the weekend home invasion and robbery in Olive Branch that resulted in the deaths of a victim and a suspect, along with the wounding of another suspect.

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The DeSoto County School District Parent of the Year knows the value of education, along with the challenges educators face on a daily basis to keep DeSoto County one of the top school districts in the state. She has seen it from both sides. 

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Civil rights icon James Meredith and students from across the Mid-South were honored during the third annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Prayer and Scholarship Brunch at Brown Missionary Baptist Church on Saturday.

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The DeSoto County School District recently received the bad news from state officials that money to fund education was being reduced even more that what it had previously expected.

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