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Thursday Aug 28 | Memphis

The Rodney Dangerfield of Government

Speakers at Memphis City Council and commenters on The Commercial Appeal website rail about City Hall corruption although no one has been charged with a crime in decades.

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Related Topix: Southaven, MS, University of Memphis, Tate County, MS, Senatobia, MS

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Advocate

Man Claims Teacher Assaulted Him as 'Ex-Gay' Therapy

A gay man filed a complaint Tuesday against Bethel Baptist School in Walls, Miss., saying he endured three years of sexual assault by a teacher attempting to change his sexual orientation.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Walls, MS

Tue Aug 26, 2014

WKRN

McDaniel goes to Tenn. to discuss Miss. primary

The candidate who lost a Mississippi Republican primary for U.S. Senate two months ago says he's not giving up before a judge considers his lawsuit challenging the race.

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Related Topix: Thad Cochran, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican

Mon Aug 25, 2014

WLOX-TV Biloxi

Grant to fund 2 nursing positions in DeSoto Co.

DeSoto County Schools has received a $500,000 grant from the state to fund nursing positions at two schools for the next five years.

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Sat Aug 23, 2014

Washington Times

Miss. wrongful-death case before US high court

The U.S. Supreme Court will consider Sept. 29 whether to hear an appeal from operators of a northwest Mississippi shooting range in a case involving the death of a Navy SEAL during a training exercise.

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Related Topix: US News, US Supreme Court, Mississippi, US Military, US Navy, January

Wed Aug 20, 2014

WLOX-TV Biloxi

Building permit numbers reflect renewed growth

In an ongoing signal of economic vigor, residential building-permit activity across DeSoto County was 110 in July, an increase over figures for the previous two months and well above the 93 of July 2013.

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Sun Aug 17, 2014

Sunherald.com

Southaven to upgrade communication system

Fire Chief Ronnie White tells The Commercial Appeal the new equipment is needed because of upgrades to the DeSoto County 911 communications network, the system on which the fire department, EMS and police operate.

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Related Topix: Southaven, MS

Fri Aug 15, 2014

The Memphis Flyer

Q&A with Nathan Tipton and Paul Foster

On Wednesday, Hernando couple Nathan Tipton and Paul Foster went to the DeSoto County Chancery Court Clerk's office and recorded their marriage, even though same-sex marriage isn't legal yet in Mississippi.

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Related Topix: Wedding, Hernando, MS, Mississippi

Thu Aug 14, 2014

Sunherald.com

Southaven's park director convicted of assault

The Commercial Appeal reports 66-year-old Michael Mullins was found guilty of simple assault Wednesday by Judge Allen Couch during a bench trial in DeSoto County Court.

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Related Topix: Southaven, MS

Fri Aug 08, 2014

WLOX-TV Biloxi

Southaven Fire Dept. getting new radio system

The Commercial Appeal reports Fire Chief Ronnie White recently asked the Board of Aldermen to amend the budget, allowing his department to move money to upgrade the old system from analog to digital.

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Related Topix: Southaven, MS

Tue Aug 05, 2014

Tri-cityherald.com

DeSoto board approves property rezoning

The two-phase, $165 million Legacy Park project calls for six buildings with 4.3 million square feet of space.

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Related Topix: Olive Branch, MS, Nesbit, MS, Memphis, MS

Mon Aug 04, 2014

WLOX-TV Biloxi

AG briefs due Aug. 14 in same-sex divorce case

The state Attorney General's Office has until Aug. 14 to file briefs in a case involving a DeSoto County woman who wants Mississippi to recognize her same-sex marriage in order to grant a divorce.

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