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Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann and his staff are hosting a special community meeting at the DeSoto County Courthouse in Hernando today in advance of the No. 6 general election and simultaneous special nonpartisan election for the open U.S. Senate seat.

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Each year, the Maddox Foundation Volunteer Center (formerly Volunteer Northwest Mississippi) hosts an event to observe the 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance and there are big plans in the works to make this year another great occasion.

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Northern District Public Safety Commissioner Brandon Presley has announced the first meeting of the DeSoto County Task Force on improving cellular telephone and high-speed internet service will be held on Thursday, Sept. 6 at 5:30 p.m. 

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Rural DeSoto County residents who get their garbage collection through the county and Waste Pro USA will see a slight rate increase in their bills, beginning in October. 

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Now in its second year, an effort to memorialize Ann Brown Ashcraft, a wife, mother and grandmother, as well as a book lover and patron of the arts and history, is helping to provide books to chronically ill children.

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The race for the District 4 seat on the DeSoto County Schools (DCS) Board of Education became a contested race last week when Jeny Price, a Lake Comorant Middle School and High School parent, filed papers to have her name on the ballot for District 4 board member.

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To show appreciation to the DeSoto County School District in the first week of the new school year, First Tennessee Bank provided lunch for about 250 Central Services employees Friday afternoon in Hernando. The meals were purchased at a 20 percent discount from the Olive Branch Chick-fil-A a…

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For residents of the City of Hernando living primarily in the Jaybird Road area, the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality has issued a Precautionary Boil-Water Alert for customers who receive their drinking water from their water supply located in DeSoto County.

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Chick-fil-A’s annual Topple the Truck fundraiser for DeSoto County Schools delivered school supplies Monday afternoon to the DCS Central Services office in Hernando. The Chick-fil-A locations in Southaven and Olive Branch have collected items for schools to have access to during the year. A …

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The DeSoto County Sheriff’s Department is welcoming four new deputies who excelled during the 12-week Mississippi Law Enforcement Officer’s Training Academy in Pearl. The group brought back awards ranking them in the top tier of their class. The awards were for firearms training and academic…

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Entergy Mississippi President and CEO Haley Fisackerly (second from left) recently presented a $5,000 grant to the DeSoto County Foundation for Excellence In Education for its first annual “Pathways2Possibilities” DeSoto Career Expo. The interactive technical career fair will give some 3,000…

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Melissa Green, Director of Accreditation and MIS for the DeSoto County School District, assists Dexter and Nathan Washington in the online registration process. Green’s office at Central Services in Hernando has extended hours ahead of the start of school to assist in the registration proces…

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