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Tuesday | Memphis Commercial Appeal

DeSoto County's emergency dispatchers honored for heroic duties

April 15, 2014 - A vital link between the community and emergency services are 911 communications dispatchers like Jordan Oliveria, who works in the Southaven Police communications center.

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Related Topix: Southaven, MS

Tuesday | Sunherald.com

Nonprofit health clinic closing in Southaven

The Commercial Appeal reported the clinic, which offered medical services to the working poor and uninsured on a sliding scale based on income, was one of the first of its kind in Northwest Mississippi.

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Related Topix: Southaven, MS, Olive Branch, MS, Memphis, MS, Walls, MS

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Memphis Commercial Appeal

Olive Branch man killed; police seek suspect

The man, who has not been identified, was shot and killed in front of the home in the Chateau Ridge subdivision at Lafayette and Chateau at 7:19 p.m. Late Monday night, Olive Branch Police with assistance from the DeSoto County Sheriff's Department were looking for a man who is wanted in connection with the shooting.

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Sun Apr 13, 2014

Memphis Commercial Appeal

Ailing non-profit health clinic closing in Southaven

April 10, 2014 - A lack of donations and grants is forcing the closure of the DeSoto Health and Wellness Center in Southaven.

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Related Topix: Southaven, MS

Washington Times

DeSoto will take Good Friday as a holiday

DeSoto County supervisors have decided to designate Good Friday - April 18 - as a holiday for county workers instead of the state's observance of Confederate Memorial Day on April 28. The Commercial Appeal reported Mississippi recognizes 10 holidays, with Confederate Memorial Day one of several that can be swapped for a local holiday.

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Related Topix: Memorial Day, Life, Holidays, Walls, MS

Fri Apr 11, 2014

WMC-TV Memphis

5 arrested in DeSoto beating, shooting

Five men have been arrested in connection with the beating and shooting of a man in the Walls area of DeSoto County.

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Tue Apr 08, 2014

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

DeSoto Co. supervisors approve I-69 bonds

The Interstate 69 trade belt from Mexico to Canada includes 25 miles of four-lane highway from Interstate 55 near Hernando through DeSoto and Marshall counties to the Tennessee state line.

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Fri Apr 04, 2014

Sunherald.com

Mississippi Briefs for April 3.

Carmichael's son Fredie Carmichael said his father is in critical but stable condition in the intensive care unit at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

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Related Topix: University of Mississippi Medical Center, Southaven, MS

The Miami Herald

Hernando, DeSoto to share costs on soccer road

Hernando aldermen have approved a memorandum of understanding with DeSoto County to share costs for building a road to the city's new soccer fields.

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Thu Apr 03, 2014

Memphis Commercial Appeal

Hernando, county to share costs on road to soccer fields

Hernando aldermen have approved a memorandum of understanding with DeSoto County to share costs for building the road to the city's new soccer fields.

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Tue Apr 01, 2014

Memphis Commercial Appeal

Southaven will consider going smoke-free

Southaven is one of two cities in DeSoto County that has not adopted any type of smoking ban for restaurants and other public places in the city.

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Related Topix: Southaven, MS, Smoking, Medicine, Health, Horn Lake, MS, Olive Branch, MS, Hernando, MS

Fri Mar 28, 2014

Memphis Commercial Appeal

Work progressing on I-269 in DeSoto County

Mississippi Department of Transportation Work at I-269 at U.S. 78 near Byhalia, looking north along Marshall and DeSoto counties into Memphis.

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Related Topix: Byhalia, MS

Thu Mar 27, 2014

WMC-TV Memphis

Olive Branch Middle School to get upgrade

Olive Branch Middle School will get a face-lift as part of a routine upgrade process for schools throughout the DeSoto County system.

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Sunherald.com

Mississippi Briefs for March 27.

MUW President Jim Borsig says the new tag is much more visible from a distance and reinforces "The W" logo that the university is now using widely.

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Related Topix: Madison, MS, Jackson, MS, Madison County, MS, Ridgeland, MS, Escatawpa, MS

Wed Mar 26, 2014

Sunherald.com

Former contractor sentenced on fraud charges

Harris pleaded guilty plea last year to one count of loan and credit application fraud.

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Related Topix: Southaven, MS

Tue Mar 25, 2014

Sunherald.com

I-269 construction reaches halfway point

Northern District Transportation Commissioner Mike Tagert said construction on the more than $640 million interstate project began in 2011 and is scheduled for completion in the fall of 2015.

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Related Topix: Hernando, MS, Byhalia, MS

Memphis Commercial Appeal

DeSoto volunteers honored for efforts

Thirteen volunteers from across DeSoto County are being recognized at an April 8 dinner at the Landers Center in Southaven as recipients of 2014 President's Volunteer Service Awards by Volunteer Northwest Mississippi.

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Related Topix: Southaven, MS

WLOX-TV Biloxi

Firearms wording removed from parks ordinance

A proposed DeSoto County ordinance governing activities in county parks is heading to an April 7 public hearing shorn of all firearms language after supervisors took flak over what critics called overly restrictive wording.

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Sun Mar 23, 2014

Hattiesburg American

'Safe rooms' planned for 6 DeSoto grade schools

OLIVE BRANCH, Miss. -- Students at Olive Branch Elementary School regularly practice the "duck and cover" stance to take if a tornado is heading toward town.

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Related Topix: Olive Branch, MS, Horn Lake, MS

Tri-cityherald.com

Helen of Troy finds good fit in Olive Branch

Helen of Troy, a designer, developer and marketer of household, personal care and health care and home environmental products, opened the 1.3 million-square-foot facility in September.

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Related Topix: Olive Branch, MS, Southaven, MS

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