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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 "picnic" to pick books for youths to choose from for this summer drew a flurry of First Regional Library system staff to the M.R. Davis Public Library in Southaven for a first-rate selection for the 14 branches.

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The DeSoto County Sheriff’s Department Friday announced the arrest of a suspect in the death of a pregnant woman found shot in the head near a burning car.

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In our internet-driven society, computer users continue to be hit by hackers who enjoy causing havoc, and in some cases, being able to extract money, from people who don’t take necessary protections for their systems and the important files they generate. 

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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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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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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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DeSoto County authorities have identified the woman whose badly-burned body was discovered alongside her vehicle on a rural DeSoto County road late Monday.

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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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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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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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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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A 40-year-old man whose body was discovered floating in a rural pond near Walls has been identified as Willie Brown of Memphis, according to DeSoto County Coroner Jeff Pounders.

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Horn Lake's star athletes and top scholars rolled up their sleeves and helped to clean up their community this past weekend and city officials say it's a sign the future of the community is in good hands.

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Mark "Oz" Geist, author of the bestselling book, "13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Happened in Benghazi," shared his harrowing account of mounting a defense and rescue operation as a CIA contractor in that Libyan stronghold to a standing-room only crowd of more than 400 persons this past…

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Mark "Oz" Geist, author of the bestselling book, "13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Happened in Benghazi," shared his harrowing account of mounting a defense and rescue operation as a CIA contractor in that Libyan stronghold to a standing-room only crowd of more than 400 persons this past…

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From planting daffodil bulbs on the courthouse square to singing Christmas carols to the elderly to imparting the importance of recycling, and doing more, much more, the Hernando Mayor's Youth Council members give back to their community. The high schoolers' high energy is born of the firm b…

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A weekend trip to New Orleans, La. by a DeSoto County Schools music organization has a greater purpose than just performing and being critiqued by the experts. This trip has been six years in the making and one item they will play is meant to advocate and educate.

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With a desire to maintain the beauty of DeSoto County and an increase in citizen requests for roadside litter collection, the Board of Supervisors voted on March 20 to hire a Litter Control Operator in the Department of Environmental Services. The Litter Control Operator is tasked with super…

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Andilyn Cole, an eighth-grader at Lake Cormorant Middle School, led the DeSoto County Schools board meeting in the Pledge of Allegiance at its recent meeting on March 21 in Hernando.  

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The Arc Northwest Mississippi presents Autism Awareness Training for First Responders on Tuesday, March 28 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. at Getwell Road United Methodist Church, 7875 Getwell Road, Southaven.

  • By HENRY BAILEY Contributing Writer
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Subdivision activity, another signal of vigor in the housing industry and economy in general, remains brisk as DeSoto heads into 2017.

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Due to a bill that allows for the creation of a 529 savings plan for individuals with disabilities, thousands of Mississippians with disabilities will be able to set aside tax-free savings for healthcare needs and other things, according to State Sen. Kevin Blackwell, R-Olive Branch.

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Now that the deadline has passed for qualifying in upcoming municipal races across DeSoto County, there are some new faces of which voters will become acquainted.

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Several bills which remain alive at the State Capitol in Jackson are designed to bring in badly-needed new revenue for state coffers while others are aimed at curbing costs.

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The DFT production of "Disney's The Little Mermaid," is a pure joy to behold and an added bonus is a timely message of love and understanding that bridges the great divide between an underwater kingdom and the often strange and confusing world above the surface.

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It's time again for Wayne Bartley's "Give A Kid A Chance To Be A Kid" 2017 Autism Golf Tournament" benefitting Autism Intervention Programs Throughout North Mississippi which is set for April 27 at the Club at North Creek.

  • By ROBERT LEE LONG Community Editor
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A Slayden area man is behind bars in Memphis in connection with the death of a Holly Springs man at Griffin Inc., an armored car supplier in Byhalia.

  • By ROBERT LEE LONG Community Editor
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Hernando Police are searching for two armed robbery suspects who robbed the Shell Gas Station at 586 East Commerce Street at approximately 4:26 a.m. Saturday.

  • By HENRY BAILEY Contributing Writer
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The Nesbit community's old downtown "is just sitting there," a cluster of forlorn, empty or under-used buildings, says DeSoto Supervisor Lee Caldwell. Yet she envisions a future where the area can be an up-and-coming, humming hub of commerce.

  • By BOB BAKKEN Staff Writer
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Parents of students in the DeSoto County School District (DCS) can start making school vacation plans for next school year. It may be best to put them down in pencil for now, just in case.

  • By ROBERT LEE LONG Community Editor
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Several key bills that affect DeSoto County and the rest of the state's 82 counties either met a swift end after failing to gain passage out of committee or remain alive to be debated and voted upon another day.

  • By ROBERT LEE LONG Community Editor
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The best and brightest in the theatrical world were nominated for the 2016  Allie Awards, recognizing top acting, production and stagecraft in regional theater competition.

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An update is expected soon on shooting in Southaven in the overnight hours.

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The search is on for a trio of armed suspects wanted in connection with the shooting of a Little Caesar's Pizza franchise manager in Horn Lake Wednesday night in addition to an armed robbery of the O'Reilly's Auto Parts Store in Senatobia a short time later.

  • By ROBERT LEE LONG Community Editor
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A DeSoto County man who pled guilty in connection with the death of a 24-year-old Memphis woman in 2011 will remain in prison — at least for another year.

  • By ROBERT LEE LONG Community Editor
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Pennies add up — make that an extra $1.9 million dollars a year — which has been generated from the Penny for the Parks one-percent special tourism tax levy on restaurant meals in Southaven that has helped to fund such projects as Southaven's Senior Citizens Center and the city's new tennis …

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The 17th annual Crystal Ball, one of the largest charity events in the Mid-South, is nearing a 1,000-guest sell-out again with only 45 tickets still available for the Jan. 21 gala at the Arena at Southaven.

  • By HENRY BAILEY Contributing Writer
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The snow that blanketed DeSoto County with between two to four inches of the white stuff caught many residents and transportation officials by surprise on Friday morning.

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