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Gary: ‘I’m not running for re-election’
Thu  May 26 2016 08:30AM
Karyn Gary dropped a bombshell at Tuesday afternoon’s DeSoto County School Board meeting, announcing she would not seek a second term as the Superintendent of Schools. As the board sat … Find out how to read more online.

Thu  May 26 2016 08:30AM
“Follow the yellow brick road, follow the yellow brick road … ,” are the lyrics to a song in one of America’s most adored films, “The Wizard of Oz.” Memorial … Find out how to read more online.
History mystery: Own Parker building
Thu  May 26 2016 08:30AM
(Editor’s note: This is part two in a three-part series.) The Owen Henry Parker family owned the two-story building at 15 W. Oak St. for nearly 100 years. What stores … Find out how to read more online.
Leadership DeSoto Class VII graduates
Thu  May 26 2016 08:30AM
Leadership DeSoto held the Class VII Graduation and Alumni event May 19. During the celebration the Inaugural Leadership DeSoto Alumni Achievement Award was presented to Mary Kay Burns. The award … Find out how to read more online.
State, National and World News
Tropical Storm Bonnie ruins long weekend on Carolina beaches
Sat  May 28 2016 09:24PM
Tropical Storm Bonnie ruins long weekend on Carolina beaches CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Tropical Storm Bonnie formed Saturday afternoon off the coast of South Carolina as heavy rains from the system ruined the start of the long holiday weekend. Top … read more.

Ohio zoo kills gorilla to protect small child in enclosure
Sat  May 28 2016 09:24PM
By DAN SEWELL Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — A special zoo response team shot and killed a 17-year-old gorilla Saturday that grabbed and dragged a 3-year-old boy who fell into the gorilla exhibit moat, the Cincinnati Zoo’s director said. Authorities … read more.

NASA successfully inflates new space station room
Sat  May 28 2016 09:22PM
By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer CAPE CANVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA successfully inflated a new experimental room at the International Space Station on Saturday, producing the world’s first pump-it-up compartment for astronauts. The operation took much longer than expected, … read more.

AP-NORC Poll: Voters interested, not excited about election
Sat  May 28 2016 09:22PM
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Mary Heintzelman shakes her head in disgust over the presidential election. “I don’t think we have a candidate that’s really suitable to be president in either party,” says Heintzelman, an administrative assistant from Whitehall, Pennsylvania. Her … read more.

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More Local News
Community meets new extension agent
Thu  May 26 2016 08:30AM
If you need information on how to raise a happy, healthy animal, go to the Extension Service building at 2150 N.E. Roan Street. There you will be introduced to DeSoto County’s new Extension agent, Deanna Thompson. She will be in … Find out how to read more online.

Backer announces run for school board
Thu  May 26 2016 08:30AM
I am excited to announce my candidacy for the office of District 4 DeSoto County School Board. Past Board member Bill Stanko advised last July that he would be resigning in the fall and thought I would be interested in … Find out how to read more online.

Enjoy summertime fun and be ‘poison safe’
Thu  May 26 2016 08:30AM
With summer just around the corner we anticipate picnics, cookouts, and other outdoor fun will become a priority. But this fun can easily be spoiled by poisonings due to changes in routines, especially for children who tend to spend more … Find out how to read more online.

State recognizes top STEM students
Thu  May 26 2016 08:30AM
The state’s highest-achieving eleventh grade STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) scholars from each school district were the focus at an annual recognition and recruitment event yesterday and today in Orlando. The two-day Sunshine State Scholars conference, presented by Lockheed … Find out how to read more online.

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