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Corps of Engineers to hold meeting on flood reduction

Photo: A view of DeSoto County along Highway 51 in Horn Lake during what was described as a “normal” spring rain event in 2016. (Courtesy photo) The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) will host a public meeting to inform the public and to solicit comments regarding the release of the revised draft Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Impact Statement (DIFR-EIS) for the Memphis Metropolitan Stormwater-North DeSoto County Feasibility Study, DeSoto County, Mississippi. The study area lies in the Horn Lake Creek-Nonconnah and Coldwater River basins in DeSoto County, Mississippi. The DIFR-EIS presents potential solutions to reduce damages from flood risk, channel instability, and to improve aquatic habitat in DeSoto County. Study documents can be downloaded from the project website:
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Fitch among most influential by TIME Magazine

TIME Magazine has named Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch to its 2022 TIME100, an annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. The list, now in its 19th year, recognizes the impact, innovation, and achievement of the world’s most influential individuals. “I am honored to be...
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MDOT holds another Safety Message Contest

Time to get creative and send a safety message to drivers all across the state of Mississippi in the most creative way possible. The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) is bringing back its annual Safety Message Contest for another year, so bring your “A” game and come up with the punniest, cleverest messages for your chance to win.
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Southaven Kroger store fined for child labor violations

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division has announced findings of an investigation into the Kroger store at 3095 Goodman Road East at Getwell in Southaven. Investigators have found the store allowed three minor-aged workers, all 16-and-17-years old, to load a trash compactor with the keys in the machine to allow operation.
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Hernando A’Fair held Saturday

The Optimist Club of Hernando hosted the 48th annual A’Fair Saturday, May 21 around the DeSoto County Courthouse Square. A’Fair is held every year on the third Saturday of May. The day started early Saturday morning with the Laurie Wylie Memorial 5K Race at 7:30 a.m. All proceeds from the race go directly to the Laurie L. Wylie Education Fund.
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Mississippi Farm Marketplace available online

Farmers statewide can now register at no cost to sell direct to consumers during the growing season, through the Mississippi Farm Marketplace. As an online service to Mississippi Farmers and Consumers, the Mississippi Farm Marketplace was founded where producers can list all types of agricultural products and foods for sale directly to consumers.
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Palmer Home for Children opens $8.2 million wellness center in DeSoto

The Palmer Home for Children, a Christian non-profit organization, has opened a $8.2 million wellness center in Lake Cormorant, Mississippi.  "If you think about the last 12 months, it was May 18 of last year that we broke ground. And today, we're able to open this building," Drake Bassett, the president and CEO  of Palmer Home...
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Porter named baseball coach at Olive Branch

Olive Branch High School has announced a new baseball coach. Ryan Porter takes over for the program led by Junior Weaver this season. Porter has coached in DeSoto County before. According to his LinkedIn information, Porter has coached at Northpoint Christian School and at Center Hill High School. He comes...
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Medline holds ribbon cutting for new center

Officials gathered together Thursday for the ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new Medline distribution center on U.S. Highway 51 in Southaven. The center, which started operations late last year, is now fully operational, according to company officials. “I am so grateful ro be here today celebrating the ribbon cutting of our...
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Southaven Fishing Rodeo

About 100 youngsters ages 4-12 took part in the 24th annual Southaven Fishing Rodeo at Jim Saucier Park Saturday morning, May 21. The lake at the park was stocked with fish and between 8-11 a.m. youngsters could fish with their parents’ supervision. With registration, participants had a chance to...
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Buddy’s Law signed by Gov. Tate Reeves

Elected officials and veterinary caretakers of “Buddy,” celebrated together in the Mississippi Senate chamber on Thursday, May 19, following Gov. Tate Reeves’ signing into law Senate Bill 2245, “Buddy’s Law.” The law requires the youth court to order psychiatric evaluation of a child charged with “the intentional torturing, mutilating, maiming, burning, starving to death, crushing, disfiguring, drowning, suffocating or impaling of a domesticated dog or cat.”
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Palmer Home opens $8.2 million wellness center at Hernando Campus

Palmer Home’s Dr. Hugh Francis, Jr. Wellness Center opened on May 20 almost exactly one year after the groundbreaking for the site. Palmer Home CEO, Drake Bassett said the project has been special from the beginning. The 25,000 square foot addition was designed by Fleming Architects out of Memphis and built by Montgomery Martin Contractors.
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Landers Center expansion costs likely to escalate

The cost to build an expansion to the Landers Center could exceed the county’s ability to pay for it due to expected inflation in construction costs and additional capital improvement needs. DeSoto County Board of Supervisors approved $35 million to finance the expansion at the Landers Center last November...
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Medline cuts ribbon on newest distribution center

When County Supervisor Lee Caldwell first moved to DeSoto County in 1987, she watched a small little wooden cabin on Highway 51 North just past Star Land Road on what used to be the Hull Dobbs Landfair Ranch deteriorate. She could’t help thinking how the land once provided a living to so many people.
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