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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: March 12, 2018

Spring Clean-Up 2018

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Spring Clean-Up 2018 has been set for April 14th to April 22nd. The Board of Supervisors will have 14 dumpsters across the county for you to clean-up your attics and garages. You can also sign-up a team to participate in the county-wide Clean-Up day:

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Posted on: March 6, 2018

Earth Day 2018 - April 21, 2018

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The DeSoto County Board of Supervisors invites you to join in a FREE, FUN, FAMILY DAY and celebrate Earth Day with us!  There will be lots of kid-friendly activities, give-a-ways and information on keeping our world beautiful for future generatio...

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Posted on: February 7, 2018

Livability 2050 Survey

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Memphis Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), which includes DeSoto County, needs your help planning for the future of our community!

MPO wants to hear from citizens as they begin to set their priorities for the future. The survey can be found here:

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Posted on: December 5, 2017

Eastern Leg of Interstate 269 Now Open to Traffic



Beginning today, the first segment of Interstate 269 is open to traffic. The portion of I-269 that is now open begins at Highway 305 in Lewisburg and travels east through Marshall County into Collierville, Tennessee.

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Posted on: December 4, 2017

Corbett Cecil Selected as EMS Employee of the Year


We're proud to announce that Corbett Cecil has be chosen as DeSoto County EMS Employee of the Year. Mr. Cecil has been a paramedic with DeSoto County EMS for 8 years and his hard work has not gone unnoticed by his coworkers or supervisors. He was nominate...

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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 7, 2017

Board of Supervisors Recognizes Lions Club's 100-Year Anniversary


Lions Club International is celebrating its 100-year anniversary and the Board of Supervisors has issued a proclamation recognizing the Lions Club through the local branches here in DeSoto County. Read the full proclamation here:

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Posted on: May 22, 2017

Hard Work and Innovation Help DeSoto County Shelter Thrive

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On any given day, DeSoto County Animal Services’ staff can be found putting in the hours of hard work that are required to maintain the DeSoto County Animal Shelter. In between mopping floors and cleaning kennels, these dedicated individuals spe...

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Posted on: May 10, 2017

Spring Clean-Up 2017 Photo Gallery

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Thank you to everyone who participated in Spring Clean-Up 2017. Click the link to see the photo gallery of the event:

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Posted on: April 24, 2017

Earth Day 2017 Photo Gallery


Earth Day 2017 was a massive success thanks to our dedicated partners and the citizens who came out to the event. Click here to view our photo gallery of the event and see why we can't wait for Earth Day 2018:

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Posted on: April 12, 2017

Walls Fire Station Two Insurance Rates

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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: 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: 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: 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:

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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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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