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Posted on: April 12, 2017

Walls Fire Station Two Insurance Rates

Walls Station Two Insurance Ratings

With the opening of Walls Fire Station Two on Starlanding Road, the area has seen a reduction of home insurance costs for residents living within five road miles of the station. Walls has Engine 2, Engine 5, and Battalion 9 operating out of this new facil...

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Posted on: March 1, 2017

Door to Door Smoke Alarm Check and Installation Program

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On April 29th from 9am-3pm, DeSoto County EMA, DeSoto County Fire Departments, the American Red Cross, and other volunteers will be going door-to-door to check and install smoke alarms in the unincorporated county. Click to learn how to participate:

Smoke Alarm Event
Posted on: April 4, 2017

Burn Permit Applications

The phone number for burn permits in the unincorporated county has changed. For commercial and residential permits, please call 662-469-8080.

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Posted on: March 27, 2017

DeSoto County to Hire Litter Control Operator


*Story edited: Deadline to apply changed from March 29th to April 3rd

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 Co...

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Posted on: April 3, 2017

Date Set To Swear In New County Prosecutor

At a formal ceremony to be held in the DeSoto County Courthouse at 2:00pm on April 4th, James “Jim” Holland will be sworn-in as the new County Prosecutor. Holland, a veteran attorney who has spent years in private practice as well as s...

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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: 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

Mississippi Works
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