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Thursday Jul 17 | Business Journal

DeSoto County puts $8.5M in jail

Southaven, Miss.-based Murphy and Sons Inc. won the bid in April to add 75,000 square feet to DeSoto County's Jail South at 3425 Industrial Drive in Hernando, Miss., said Mike Childress , principal of the project's Memphis-based architecture firm Evans Taylor Foster Childress Architects.

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Related Topix: Southaven, MS, Hernando, MS

Wed Jul 16, 2014

Washington Blade

Miss. mayor backs same-sex marriage

The mayor of a small city on the Mississippi Gulf Coast has become the first mayor in the state to publicly support marriage rights for same-sex couples.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Waveland, MS, Southaven, MS

Sunherald.com

Authorities identify body found in Southaven ditch

DeSoto County Coroner Jeff Pounders tells The Commercial Appeal 62-year-old Michael J. Gooch was found around 2 p.m. Tuesday on Old Airways near Interstate 55 by a road worker cutting the grass along the highway.

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Related Topix: Southaven, MS

Mon Jul 14, 2014

Sunherald.com

Drug bust at 2 Southaven apartment complexes

He tells the Memphis Commercial Appeal that more arrests were possible after Friday night's roundup.

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

Sat Jul 12, 2014

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Board suggests adding tennis court at park

"It would be very beneficial," said Supervisor Lee Caldwell of Nesbit, noting the Eudora park already has a busy playground and ball field.

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Fri Jul 11, 2014

Memphis Commercial Appeal

More than 20 arrested in Southaven drug bust

Southaven police, along with DeSoto County, Horn Lake, Olive Branch and members of a newly formed joint gang task force, arrested more than 20 people during a drug roundup at two apartment complexes in the city Friday night.

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

Sunherald.com

MDOT officials weigh in on DeSoto weigh station

Dennis Hopper had an apt description of the gadget that sat along the road at the MDOT weigh station on Interstate 55 in DeSoto County.

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Related Topix: Nesbit, MS, Olive Branch, MS

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Washington Times

Southaven ex-mayor gets 2 A1 2 year prison sentence

Former Southaven Mayor Greg Davis was sentenced Thursday to 2 A1 2 years in state prison for felony convictions of embezzlement and fraud.

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Related Topix: Southaven, MS, State Prisons, Prison

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Commercial Dispatch

Ex-mayor to court: Toss embezzlement conviction

Former Southaven Mayor Greg Davis is asking a judge to overturn his conviction on charges of embezzlement and making false representations to defraud the government.

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Related Topix: Southaven, MS

Mon Jul 07, 2014

WLOX-TV Biloxi

Ex-mayor to court: toss embezzlement conviction

Former Southaven Mayor Greg Davis is asking a judge to overturn his conviction on charges of embezzlement and making false representations to defraud the government.

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Related Topix: Southaven, MS

Wed Jul 02, 2014

Memphis Commercial Appeal

Mississippi briefs: Offices closing for Independence Day on Friday

Across DeSoto County, city halls in Olive Branch, Southaven, Horn Lake, Hernando and Walls will be closed Friday for observance of Independence Day, as will administrative offices of state, county and federal government.

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Related Topix: Mississippi, Olive Branch, MS, Southaven, MS, Horn Lake, MS, Hernando, MS

Memphis Commercial Appeal

Across DeSoto area, fireworks fans seek biggest bang for their bucks

Stan Carroll/The Commercial Appeal July 1, 2014 - Josh Miller looks over the selection of fireworks available at American Fireworks in Horn Lake.

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Related Topix: Horn Lake, MS, Southaven, MS, Mississippi State University, Tate County, MS, Senatobia, MS

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