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  • Residential Property owners in Mississippi receive a tax credit on their property. In order to receive this credit you must live in the property on January 1st of the year, and apply for the exemption at your local tax accessor’s office. If you are 100 percent disabled or age 65 or older, then the first $75,000 of property assessed value is exempt from any tax.
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  • U.S.Highway 61 meanders south from Memphis Tennessee through DeSoto County and into the Mississippi River Delta. This was the route that all the famous Blues singers and players traveled going north to the "Big Cities" looking for fame and fortune.

    B.B.King, Muddy Waters, "Howlin" Wolf, and yes even Oprah Winfrey traveled this "Blues Highway" out of the cotton fields of the Delta and into the hearts of people everywhere. It was not an easy road to travel, but we are all better because they came.

    Spend a peaceful day at Blues Highway Gateway Visitors Center (see picture) and enjoy the memories of the past.
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    DeSoto County, MS
    DeSoto County Mississippi is located just east of the Mississippi River and the Delta Flyway. If you love to hunt ducks on a crisp southern morning then I know the perfect place. Duck hunting, just out of Dundee Mississippi in the river delta is just a short drive from Olive Branch, Southaven, Walls, and Hernando. This is the perfect time of the year. Let's go.
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    DeSoto County, MS
    We have a great school system in DeSoto County. It is made up of 42 schools, 14 of which are rated as Star Schools, the best rating Mississippi has to offer. We have 3500 teachers and the largest number of Board Certified teachers of any system in the state. We also have special education programs for student age 3 to 20. Your children can get a great education in DeSoto County. Come check us out.
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    Appreciating the Art's in DeDoto County Mississippi is not hard to do. Art's In the Alley is in Olive Branch. DeSoto Family Theater makes use of the Snowden Grove Amptheater in Southaven. Kudzu Playhouse uses the Hernando Performing Arts Center as well as other sites. Join us and show your talents.
  • DeSoto County is one of the fastest growing counties in the Mid-South area with Memphis, Tennessee neighbor to the north of us. There's always plenty of activities to enjoy a good mixture of entertainment. Here are some stats regarding home ownership and income:

    *Home Ownership rates 2008-2012: 76.4%
    *Median value of owner-occupied housing units 2008-2012: $153,000
    *Median household income 2008-2012: $58,851

    (Source U.S. Census Bureau: State and County QuickFacts. Data derived from Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Non-employer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits )
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    DeSoto County, MS
    Mid-South Food Bank's 2014 Holiday Food Drive will take place on December 3, 2014 in Southaven. This is a great way to help end hunger here in Desoto County and the Mid-South region. Last year's food drive was a success for Desoto County, I'm sure the drive will be a success this year.

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