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Youngsters have fun while learning at camp.

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The DeSoto County Board of Education approved its $310 million-dollar budget at a recessed meeting Thursday as Mississippi's largest district prepares for the new school year ahead.

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Residents warned of suspicious activity in park, neighborhood.

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Deputies shot in parking lot gun battle honored for heroism. 

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DeSoto County seat hosts statewide Realtors event

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Southaven aldermen Tuesday night thanked outgoing Alderman Scott Ferguson for his service as it also made early preparations to determine how to budget with close to $2 million fewer dollars due to its inability to continue the “Penny for the Parks” funding mechanism. 

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Johnson, Lauderdale completed city official terms.

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The Baddour Center has received a $3,500 grant from the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi to help some special people "sail" towards success in life.

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Former mayor acquitted in retrial on fraud, embezzlement charges.  

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Horn Lake shelter offers animals for adoption at weekend event. 

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Rasco Road now runs east and west through Mississippi's third-largest city and Southaven Mayor Darren Musselwhite said the extension of the road paves the way for improved fire and police protection and continued residential development.

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Drivers along I-55 in DeSoto County, especially those who travel at night, will need to be aware of new roadwork expected to start next week that may impact their traveling.

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It's a treat to see your organization's name illuminated in the marquee lights of New York City.

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The Mississippi Association of Secondary School Principals (MASSP) this week selected principal Lewisburg High School Principal Chris Fleming as its 2017 Mississippi High School Principal of the Year.

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The DeSoto County School District (DCS) expects to operate next year within the same tax structure that it functioned under in the current fiscal year that ends June 30.

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U.S. Rep. Trent Kelly, R-Mississippi, who represents DeSoto County and the First Congressional District, was not injured in an early Wednesday morning attack at a suburban Washington D.C. baseball practice field.

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Glynn Cyprien, Head Coach of the Memphis Hustle, the Grizzlies' NBA D-League team, to be christened a G-League team with sponsorship by drinkmaker Gatorade, said basetball fans are in for a treat when the team hits the hardwood in November.

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The DeSoto County Board of Supervisors recently honored the Lions Clubs of DeSoto County in celebration of the Lions Club International's 100th anniversary and recognizing the efforts of the clubs to restoring the sight and hearing of individuals in the Mid-South.

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The DeSoto County Board of Supervisors recently awarded Sarah Elizabeth Fiveash a $500 scholarship, through the Mississippi Association of Supervisors and the DeSoto County Board of Supervisors.

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When you ask young children what they want to be when they grow up, you will often hear responses like "police officer," "firefighter," or a variety of other first responder careers. 

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A person of interest is under investigation in an early morning house fire in the Evening Shade subdivision over the weekend.

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If you're traveling through DeSoto County, you might be surprised to find somebody famous walked your way at one time or another.

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The headlines tell the story.

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The Horn Lake High School Hall of Fame inducted 10 deserving civic and community leaders this past weekend during a ceremony that recognized the accomplishments and contributions of each.

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On a municipal election night in DeSoto County that offered few dramatics, Horn Lake voters Tuesday provided the most excitement in making a historic move to its city Board of Aldermen.

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First responders, like fire and police officers, often save lives by either rushing into a burning house or placing their lives between criminals and the law-abiding public.

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First responders, like fire and police officers, often save lives by either rushing into a burning house or placing their lives between criminals and the law-abiding public.

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Hernando aldermen Tuesday debated a possible change in local liquor laws that would allow restaurants to begin serving alcohol and mixed drinks as early as 11 a.m. on Sundays, rather than 1 p.m., which is currently the law on the books in the DeSoto County seat.

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DeSoto County Schools Monday announced at its regular school board meeting new administrative assignments as the district moves closer to having all of its principal positions filled for the new school year.

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A man threatening suicide was taken into custody by the DeSoto County Sheriff Department's SWAT team Monday after a standoff that lasted for more than two and a half hours.

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There was an air of excitement around the Landers Center and Tanger Outlets this past weekend, as the new NBA Development League basketball team showed its new colors and DeSoto County basketball fans showed a welcome response.

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Polls are open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. in all five of DeSoto County's municipalities for today's general election.

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DeSoto County is among Mississippi's fastest-growing counties and a major part of that growth is located along the I-269 corridor in the Lewisburg area.

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Visitors from the south central Mississippi city of Laurel took in the sights and sounds of the DeSoto County seat of Hernando this past week and loved very minute of it, according to the tour's organizer.

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A DeSoto County Schools instructor known for interweaving horticulture and agriculture into his elementary school curriculum is part of an exchange of ideas with like-minded teachers from other parts of the United States and their counterparts in Japan.

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Polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Tuesday across DeSoto County for the general election of municipal officials in all five of the county's municipalities.

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A new report from a national transportation research group that lays a case for more highway funding has put figures to Mississippi’s deteriorating road system, including DeSoto County. 

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A motorcycle and a van collided near Landers Center late Wednesday, leaving two dead.

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DeSoto County continued its clean up and recovery from last weekend’s storm on Wednesday, cutting up and piling up trees, picking up loose shingles and sending in roofing estimates to adjusters to begin that part of the repair process. 

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A woman from Southaven serving time on drug convictions who escaped from a work detail last week has been recaptured along with two wanted felons, according to the Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC). 

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When a group of elite seniors from DeSoto County Schools walked across the stage to receive their diplomas, they wore sky blue cords to signify they are a part of the Superintendent's Youth Leadership Council (SYLC).

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Atticus and Silas Nelson are the best in the nation — and there's no debate about it.

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Being ranked as Mississippi's No. 1-ranked certified farmers market, the Hernando Farmers' Market is also ranked 30th in the nation by the American Farmland Trust.

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Patriots, just like America's veterans, come in all sizes, shapes and colors — just ask Brandon Martinez, who is the Commanding Officer for Horn Lake High School's U.S. Marine Corps JROTC.

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He spent 26 months held captive by the Nazis in Germany during the latter stages of World War II and at times felt that there would be times he was not going to come back to his Mississippi home. 

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Several residents in parts of DeSoto County may will be continuing the clean up of moving away tree limbs, branches and leaves, instead of relaxing and having grill outs this Memorial Day.

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Five thousand miles from the cotton fields of the Mississippi Delta, two American tourists from DeSoto County paused to pay their respects to two fallen brothers who were laid to rest in the Luxembourg American Cemetery, located in Hamm, Luxembourg City, in the country of Luxembourg.

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Kroger Delta Division Pharmacies and the State of Mississippi jointly announced today plans to make lifesaving medication available to families of individuals who have opioid addictions and face the ever-present dangers and potential of overdose situations.

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Officials with the Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC) are on the hunt for a Southaven woman convicted in DeSoto County who escaped from a facility while on a work detail. 

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Bill Cruthirds, Sr., former longtime Director of Community Relations and Tourism for the City of Olive Branch, died Wednesday at the age of 79. 

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Last week, two Chihuahua puppies were surrendered to the DeSoto County Animal Shelter and the individuals who brought them to the shelter claimed that the mother dog was ignoring the puppies and refused to feed them. Unable to find another dog in the shelter who was willing to feed the two, …

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