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Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant has said he would sign a bill that has passed the state Legislature, a bill that would set further restrictions on abortions in the state. It would make the state among the toughest in the nation to get the procedure, but may also place the state on a road involv…

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This week’s rainfall has continued to cause flooded fields and roads to close in DeSoto County. This view, late Thursday morning, is from a bluff facing the town of Walls. The flooded farmland is near Nail Road and U.S. Highway 61, which was closed for a time into Thursday morning due to a f…

A DeSoto County city is among the state’s highest for evictions and the numbers across the state may grow with the Mississippi House passage of a bill that addresses the eviction of tenants. The bill is now headed to Gov. Phil Bryant for signing. 

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The Northwest Mississippi Community College Alumni Board of Directors met recently to discuss plans for its upcoming year. Seated from left are: Bonnie Burkes, secretary-treasurer; Brenda Holmes, Lafayette County; Jackie Myrick, vice president; Marvelene McCullar, at-large representative and…

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The DeSoto County Museum is recognizing Black History Month with a special exhibit portraying the work of Gemenie Bowdre. The Historic DeSoto Foundation board of directors dedicated the exhibit, titled “African-American Literacy in DeSoto County During Segregation and Integration,” in honor …

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In an effort to get the Mississippi Legislature’s attention, community college presidents, faculty, and students reminded everyone at a Capitol building press conference that community/junior colleges provide a vast array of educational and economic opportunities for everyone. Additionally, …

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DeSoto County Schools Supt. Cory Uselton (center) receives a resolution from County Supervisors Bill Russell and Lee Caldwell recognizing School Board Member Recognition Week.  Feb. 10-16 was the week noted to recognize school board members in Mississippi.  The presentation was made during t…

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From left, state Rep. Dan Eubanks, Thomas Eubanks, Bennett Russell and Speaker of the House Philip Gunn. Thomas and Russell served as pages in the House of Representatives in Jackson. Russell, 16, is the son of Becca and Byron Russell. Eubanks, 16, is the son of Tarra and David Eubanks. The …

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Legislatures in New York and Virginia have this year considered taking radical steps in recent weeks on the issue of abortion. A measure now in a Mississippi House committee and introduced by a DeSoto County legislator would take a 180-degree turn away from those measures.  

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DeSoto County Sheriff Bill Rasco (right) and Adult Detention Center Director Chad Wicker have received an accreditation certificate from the American Correctional Association (ACA). Auditors graded the Adult Detention Center facility on 46 mandatory compliance checks, scoring 100 percent; an…

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Friday’s announcement by President Donald Trump that a deal had been reached and a partial shutdown of the federal government was ending was welcome news for thousands of workers either furloughed or required to work without getting paychecks while the impasse had gone on for 35 days. 

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