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2009-07-27 15:07:40

Police in Mississippi said they have arrested a bikini-clad woman who allegedly stole a car and tried to rob a business with a non-existent gun. Southaven Police Chief Tom Long said Morgan Haley, 24, approached the carjacking victim in the woman's driveway at about 5:30 p.m. Thursday and ordered her to give up her car, The Desoto Times-Tribune, Hernando, Miss., reported Monday. The victim, who did not put up a struggle, was allowed to remove her children from the car before Haley took it,...

2008-09-30 21:00:33

By Yolanda Jones The sign is in place, but the DeSoto Health and Wellness Center isn't slated to open in its new location until mid-October. The health center offers primary health care at a reduced rate to uninsured DeSoto County residents. The center is in Walls right now, but it will reopen in a few weeks in Southaven in the back of the old M. R. Davis Library. Southaven, which has a new library, allowed the clinic to relocate to the back portion of the old building and the city's...

2008-09-22 21:00:26

Walls Elementary is one of 10 public school districts in the state recently awarded a second John D. Bower, M.D., School Health Network Grant through the Mississippi Department of Educaton, Office of Healthy Schools. Funded by The Bower Foundation, the $91,000 three-year (2008 through 2011) grant will support the further implementation of a Coordinated School Health Program. This program integrates children's health and academic needs so that all students can become fit, healthy and ready...

2008-09-04 21:00:07

The Down Syndrome Association of the Mid-South invites everyone to the fourth annual North Mississippi Down Syndrome Awareness Picnic on Saturday. The picnic will be at Goodman Oaks Church of Christ, 1700 Goodman Road E. in Southaven from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bring your blanket or lawn chairs and join a fun day filled with food, games and music. Mayors Nat Baker (Horn Lake), Greg Davis (Southaven), Chip Johnson (Hernando) and Sam Rikard (Olive Branch) will sign proclamations declaring...

2008-09-01 18:00:11

By Yolanda Jones The North Mississippi Land Trust, an entity established to oversee development of a DeSoto County greenway plan, is moving closer to reality, local officials were told Friday. Shelly Johnstone, Hernando's deputy planner, said Friday the Land Trust has applied for its charitable organization status with the Secretary of State's office and has applied with the Internal Revenue Service for nonprofit status. Johnstone made the announcement during the quarterly meeting of...

2008-08-21 21:00:35

By Chad Warfield Alzheimer's support The DeSoto County Alzheimer's Support Group will meet at 7 tonight at Hernando United Methodist Church. Call (662) 449-5720. Republican women The Republican Women-DeSoto Area will meet at 10 a.m. today at the Hernando library. Retired U.S. Secret Service agent Ralph Kennedy is the speaker. Call (901) 335-1441. Sound of Music Horn Lake High School will hold open community auditions for its production of Sound Of Music 5:30-8:30 p.m. today. Three...

2008-08-21 21:00:34

By Toni Lepeska The longstanding effort to get a hospital in Olive Branch seemed to suffer another defeat Wednesday. Methodist Healthcare was informed that staff at the state Department of Health had recommended denial of the hospital's application for a certificate of need, a requirement to operate. The Board of Health must make the final decision, but state Sen. Merle Flowers, an advocate for a hospital, did not wait to strongly criticize the development. "We anticipate they'll deny...

2008-08-18 21:00:17

By William C Bayne High water, drought and unseasonably hot weather have hurt visitation at Arkabutla Lake, but it remains DeSoto County's largest tourist attraction. "We had high water that closed all of our beaches for Memorial Day this year, and the drought last year brought low water that also hurt attendance," said Ernie Lentz, natural resources director for the lake and its surrounding park area. The park drew a total of 1,579,590 in 2007, a drop from 2006's 1,608,863. Figures...

2008-08-08 21:00:26

By Toni Lepeska A key player in the state process for getting new hospitals approved gave his blessing to having one in Olive Branch during a meeting with local elected officials Thursday. State Rep. Steve Holland, D-Plantersville, also promised to fight alongside hospital proponents to de-politicize the approval process. "I really want to do something up here," said Holland, sitting among the mayor, aldermen and two Republican state representatives in the City Hall conference room. "I...

2008-08-08 21:00:23

By Jimmie Covington It was a beginning for some and a return for others as classes opened Thursday for the new school year in DeSoto County Schools. Some kindergartners cried as their parents left them in classrooms. But teachers, principals and others comforted the youngsters and soon had them involved in activities. When final enrollment figures are tallied in about a month, the school district is expected to have more than 30,000 students in its 35 schools, which will likely make...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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