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Just hours after performing a very moving version of "Hallelujah" at their father and grandfather's funerals, Mikayla House and her sister Carmen House took to the Landers Center Stage to lift their voices in song again to the timeless story by Charles Dickens of loss, love and redemption in…

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In a public school district that constantly strives to exceed expectations, the DeSoto County School District has again been recognized nationally and Canada for its work toward getting its students ready for college.

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A program designed to target at-risk youth with counseling and job placement, as well as helping to curb the damaging effects of illegal drugs and juvenile crime on the lives of young people, is paying dividends in more ways than one, according to Pat Sylvester, NFusion principal investigato…

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Center Hill Elementary School students proudly display their $1,000 check donation as the school collecting the most Shoeboxes for Soldiers during the recent campaign climaxed during the Veterans Day celebration at Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto in Southaven. Center Hill students gathered …

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Fox 13 television reporter Tom Dees and Make-A-Wish of the Mid-South volunteer and Board Member Kim Terrell were among hundreds who took part recently in the annual Walk For Wishes at Snowden Grove Park to raise funds for Make-A-Wish.

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From a significant tenure as school administrator and eventually to leading the academic program for Mississippi’s largest public school district, Jim Ferguson now will take the main reins as the leader of Northpoint Christian School in Southaven. 

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Thursday was Graduation Day, you might say, in the DeSoto County School District (DCS) for one particular graduate, although as a spry 96-year-old man, K.T. Robbins could have very easily trekked the long aisle like all typical high school graduates do each spring inside the Landers Center i…

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It has been my pleasure to listen to a great many speakers over my career as a journalist, but I can think of none more riveting than that of 92-year-old Olin Pickens, a former POW who survived more than two years of captivity during World War II.

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When the NBA G League Memphis Hustle take the floor for the first time ever on Saturday night against the Sioux Falls (S.D.) Skyforce at the Landers Center, the first step in Southaven and DeSoto County becoming that league’s version of Hoop City will have been taken.

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Area SWAT and tactical teams, both large and small, competed in friendly competition and learned some valuable techniques and maneuvers during an exercise at the Southaven Police Department firing range and training facility off Tulane Drive in Southaven on Tuesday.

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By a vote of 6-1, the City of Southaven convening in a special meeting Monday, approved a lease agreement with DeSoto Legacy Volleyball, LLC of Olive Branch to bring competitive volleyball to Mississippi's third-largest city.

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Lewisburg High School principal Chris Fleming uses a now sought-after tradition of offering sprinkles, the small confectionary pieces used as a decoration or topping for cupcakes, doughnuts or even ice cream, as celebration for accomplishments, such as high test scores or important athletic …

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Testimony Wednesday in the trial of a man charged in the burning death of 19-year-old Jessica Chambers on Dec. 6, 2014 was hard to hear and family members wept as photos and diagrams of Jessica Chambers were introduced in the courtroom as evidence.

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