Latest DeSoto County, Mississippi Stories

2008-08-05 18:00:19

There's no question that Horn Lake is one of Mississippi's fastest-growing cities. According to U.S. Census estimates, the DeSoto County city had a larger numerical population gain than any other town in the state during the fiscal year that ended July 1, 2007.

2008-07-18 18:00:35

By Jimmie Covington DeSoto County Supt. Milton Kuykendall has been chosen president- elect of Mississippi's school superintendents' association.

2008-06-30 21:02:35

By Jimmie Covington A 1,200-student enrollment increase, creation of a new school and ballooning school bus fuel costs are major factors behind the proposed budget increase for DeSoto County Schools next year, officials say.

2007-10-01 15:00:20

United Water, one of the nation's largest water service companies, begins a five-year contract today to provide wastewater services to 145,000 residents of DeSoto County, Mississippi.

2007-02-19 15:00:57

By Jimmie Covington covington@desotoappealcom DeSoto County school board members Wednesday approved a proposal for an employment service to handle the school district's substitute teacher program.

2006-11-08 15:00:30

By Amos Maki, The Commercial Appeal, Memphis, Tenn. Nov. 8--Sharp Electronics Corp. is moving to a new distribution center in Southeast Memphis.

Word of the Day
  • A young chicken: also used as a pet name for children.
The word 'chickabiddy' may come from 'chick' plus 'biddy', a name used in calling a hen or chicken.