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It’s called a “hidden gem,” tucked away in the far reaches of DeSoto County. The Hernando DeSoto River Park west of Lake Cormorant is home to a shelter in front of the lapping waters of the Mississippi River and other amenities for residents and visitors to come watch ships travel Ol’ Man Ri…

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The Northwest Mississippi Association of REALTORS® (NWMAR) held a silent auction and with the proceeds presented a check for $620 to Healing Hearts Child Advocacy Center, which is a non-profit agency that provides a safe and child-friendly space for child victims of abuse and assault to tell…

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The Hernando Optimist Club recently presented a $1,000 check to the Historic DeSoto Foundation and the DeSoto County Museum to assist with the organization’s work in preserving history and educating youth of the area about this region’s important heritage. Youth education is one of the major…

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Pleasant Hill Elementary School students (from left) Maria and Iris Giannini led the DeSoto County School District Board of Education meeting in the Pledge of Allegiance at the board's Nov. 7 meeting in Hernando. Students from district schools are routinely asked to lead the board meeting in…

There is a change in leadership at the top of state government in Jackson with Tuesday’s election of Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves over Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood as the state’s next governor, replacing Phil Bryant, who leaves the office due to term limits.

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Northwest Mississippi Community College’s 2019 Homecoming Court was presented during halftime festivities Oct. 10. Members of the court are (first row, from left) escort Arquavious McKinney, Olive Branch; sophomore maids Hailey Wilson, Potts Camp and Emily Brown, Oxford, representing Lafayet…

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The DeSoto County Visitors Center, located next to the Landers Center in Southaven, is closed until further notice due to a fire that burned part of the building late Sunday night, Oct. 20. The Visitors Center is the main offices of DeSoto County Tourism and is also located next to the Count…

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The Hernando Optimist Club recently presented a $1,000 check to the Historic DeSoto Foundation and the DeSoto County Museum to assist with the organization’s work in preserving history and educating youth of the area about this region’s important heritage. Youth education is one of the major…

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Turning Point Recovery Center in Southaven donated $800 to the DeSoto County Sheriff's Department to be used to purchase the drug Narcan. The drug is used for the partial or complete reversal of an opioid overdose. Deputies will have the drug available as part of their routine patrols.  The …

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DeSoto County officials reported on Sept. 26 that an audit report on the county has come up clean without findings. A letter acknowledging that fact was sent to Board President Lee Caldwell from State Auditor Shad White’s office in Jackson.

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Workers were making final preparations for the Sept. 19 start of the annual Mid-South Fair at the Landers Center in Southaven. For 161 years, the event has been an entertainment staple of the Mid-South area. It moved to Southaven from its Memphis location in 2009 and has been in DeSoto Count…

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When the DeSoto County Board of Supervisors approved its budget for Fiscal Year 2020 this month, it was able to do it again without raising taxes. The board-passed budget will hold the line on taxes with a total tax levy for the year, starting in October, of 41.02 total mills. 

DeSoto County Supervisors this week heard from a representative of C Spire, the service provider that is in the midst of installing fiber to provide what it terms “ultra fast gigabit internet” service in areas of the county. 

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Mississippi U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith speaks with Walt Starr with U.S. Rep. Trent Kelly's office prior to the DeSoto County Economic Development Council luncheon on Sept. 13. Hyde-Smith was the featured presenter to the EDC's quarterly luncheon at Whispering Woods Hotel and Conference Ce…

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The well-known Ken and Brad Kolodner Quartet with Rachel Eddy performed at the DeSoto County Museum in Hernando on Sept. 8 as part of the Cabin Fever Festival, with proceeds to help improve the Crumpler-Ferguson log cabin that is located next to the museum building on Commerce Street.

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On Sept. 17, the Mississippi Humanities Council will host the second in a special two-part Ideas on Tap series on public education in the state. The program, “The Future of Public Education in DeSoto County,” will take place at the DeSoto Arts Council on Sept. 17 at 5:30 pm.

On Wednesday, Aug. 21, DeSoto County Sheriff’s Department Detective Greg Horton with the DeSoto County Sheriff’s Department received recognition from the U.S. Secret Service and Congressman Trent Kelly for being one of the Top 10 Computer Forensic Examiners in the country.

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The Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi is honored to host Archie Manning as the keynote speaker for the 2nd Delta Conversation which will take place on Sept. 11 at 12 noon at the GRAMMY Museum-Mississippi in Cleveland. Tickets are $60 and are almost sold out. 

Thousands of DeSoto County residents were among those left in the dark for a time Tuesday evening when a storm system brought winds and rain through the area. Some of those who lost electricity because of the storm did not get their service restored until the next morning. 

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