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Posted on: March 27, 2017

DeSoto County to Hire Litter Control Operator


With a desire to maintain the beauty of DeSoto County and an increase in citizen requests for roadside litter collection, the Board of Supervisors voted on March 20th to hire a Litter Control Operator in the Department of Environmental Services. The Litte...

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Posted on: March 21, 2017

Mandatory Stormwater Training for Contractors and Developers

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In compliance with the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), all contractors seeking a stormwater permit for construction activities in DeSoto County and the Cities of Southaven, Olive Branch, Horn Lake, and Hernando are required to atte...

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Posted on: March 13, 2017

Earth Day 2017

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Come join us for a free, fun-filled day! Learn how to protect the earth, visit the petting zoo, see upcycled projects, adopt a family pet, have your important papers shredded, and visit the award winning Hernando Farmer's Market!

Posted on: March 1, 2017

ATTENTION: Door-to-door Smoke Alarm Event Rescheduled for April 29th

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Due to the increased probability of inclement weather, the Door-to-door Smoke Alarm Check and Installation Event has been rescheduled for April 29th. Click the link to learn more about how you can participate:

Smoke Alarm Event
Posted on: February 28, 2017

Spring Clean-Up Registration Form


DeSoto County's Annual Spring Clean-Up has officially been scheduled for April 29th. Participating in the event is easy: click on this news flash, fill out an application to adopt a street/intersection, and help us clean DeSoto County on April 29th.

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Posted on: March 3, 2017

Supervisors Issue Proclamation Recognizing School Board

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February 20th through the 24th was School Board Member Recognition Week, and the Board of Supervisors issued a proclamation recognizing the tremendous work that the School Board does for DeSoto County Schools. Click the link to read the full proclamation:

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Posted on: February 17, 2017

Department Spotlight: Walls Fire Department

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Tucked away in the most northwestern corner of DeSoto County, the Walls Fire Department recognizes the role that they play in providing safety to the predominantly rural community. The dedicated men and women who volunteer at the Department are the first ...

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Posted on: February 15, 2017

Earth Day Exhibitor Forms Now Available

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Earth Day 2017 is scheduled for April 22nd from 9am to 1pm. If you are interested in bringing an exhibit to Earth Day, sign-up forms are now available by clicking on the following link. We hope to see everyone at Earth Day 2017!

Exhibitor Form
Posted on: December 21, 2016

Department Spotlight: ACI Volunteer Fire Department


For the members of the ACI Volunteer Fire Department, a sense of responsibility for their own community is the foundation of the fantastic work that they do. “If I didn’t do it, how can I expect someone else to do it,” said ACI Fire Chief Todd Gore in reg...

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Posted on: December 13, 2016

New Fee from DeSoto County EMS Aims To Reduce 911 Abuse

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Starting January 1st, DeSoto County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) will implement a new fifty dollar fee for individuals who call for medical assistance, receive treatment, but then refuse to be transported. The purpose of this fee is to crack down on i...

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Posted on: December 8, 2016

Department Spotlight: Fairhaven Volunteer Fire Department


From January to April of each year, DeSoto County provides a certification course to perspective volunteer firefighters, and, for the Fairhaven Volunteer Fire Department, this training provides an opportunity to grow the Department by adding members who a...

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Posted on: November 4, 2016

New Map Apps From DeSoto County GIS


The DeSoto County GIS Office has just released 6 new apps to help locate items of interest in the County, including churches, parks and trails, trash collection sites, and polling places and elected officials districts. Click the link to go to the apps

DeSoto County GIS
Posted on: September 27, 2016

Used Flag Receptacles


Beginning in November, individuals will have a new way to dispose of torn and tattered flags in DeSoto County. The DeSoto County Board of Supervisors has repurposed two post office style mailboxes to serve as used flag receptacles. Citizens will be able t...Flag Receptacles

Posted on: June 10, 2016

DeSoto County and NACo Prescription Discount Program

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DeSoto County's Prescription Discount Program is available for free to all DeSoto County residents and could help save you money on commonly prescribed medications. Click the link to read the press release and to see what the program can do for you:

Prescription Discount Program
Posted on: May 25, 2016

Find Jobs in Mississippi Through "Mississippi Works"

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Mississippi Works is a new initiative from the State of Mississippi that allows citizens to easily search for jobs in the state. Click the following link to explore their website, download the mobile app, and see the opportunities available in Mississippi

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Posted on: May 12, 2016

DeSoto County Adopt-A-Road Program


Civic organizations, churches and families are encouraged to participate in the Adopt-A-Road Program for litter control in the unincorporated areas of DeSoto County. For info, please contact the DeSoto County Department of Road Management at 662-469-8025