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Posted on: May 23, 2018

Hernando DeSoto River Park Opens With Ribbon Cutting

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At a sunset ribbon cutting held on the banks of the Mississippi River, the DeSoto County Board of Supervisors and over fifty guests celebrated the completion of the most recent phase of construction at Hernando DeSoto River Park. The forty-one acre park l...

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Posted on: May 17, 2018

Take Time To Explore Our Website


Sup. Mark Gardner, Misty Heffner, and DeSoto County Gov. staff attended a meeting of the Northwest MS Association of Realtors to show how to use the many features on the DeSoto County Gov. website.

Don't miss out! Take time to explore our website today!

Posted on: May 17, 2018

Chris Olson Appointed New Director of Fire and EMA

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At a press conference held on Monday, May 17th, the DeSoto County Board of Supervisors formally tapped Chris Olson to take over as Director of DeSoto County’s Fire and Emergency Management Agency. Chris Olson, who has been with the Department since 2008, ...

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Posted on: May 8, 2018

National Military Appreciation Month


The Board of Supervisors has proclaimed May 2018 as National Military Appreciation Month in DeSoto County. Thank you to all of the veterans who were in attendance and to the Olive Branch High School Marine Corps JROTC for their presentation of the colors.

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Posted on: April 27, 2018

National Day of Prayer

May 3, 2018 has been proclaimed as a "National Day of Prayer" in DeSoto County. Click the link to read the full proclamation from the Board of Supervisors:

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Posted on: April 26, 2018

Two DeSoto County Schools Receive MRC Grants

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Congratulations to Overpark Elementary and Walls Elementary! These schools were both awarded grants by the Mississippi Recycling Coalition (MRC). The MRC offers $10,000 in grants annually to schools across the state to assist recycling efforts.

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Posted on: April 12, 2018

Students to Learn About Electoral Process

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The Board of Supervisors, Election Commission, and DeSoto County Schools are furthering voting education by hiring 41 high school seniors to help at the polls for the June 5th election. Click for the full story from the DeSoto Times-Tribune:

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Posted on: April 4, 2018

April Is Safe Digging Month in DeSoto County

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WHEREAS, each year, Mississippi’s underground utility infrastructure is jeopardized by unintentional damage by those who fail to call to have underground lines located prior to digging.  Undesired consequences such as servic...


Posted on: September 27, 2017

Free Curbside Recycling, Sign-Up Now

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Residents in the unincorporated county are eligible for FREE curbside recycling. By signing-up, you will receive a 96-gallon recycling cart and weekly collection of recyclables. Sign-up by calling 901-236-0660 or by clicking on the link below:

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Posted on: September 6, 2017

Board Approves FY18 Budget with No Tax Increase & Focus on Public Safety

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Today is an exciting day in DeSoto County. With the passing of the Fiscal Year 2018 Budget, the Board of Supervisors continues a streak of fourteen straight years WITHOUT A TAX INCREASE!  During that time, the Board has managed to provide new and...

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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:

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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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