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In today’s theater world, it’s hard to believe those who watched and heard the presentations of those early Middle Ages playwrights, such as Shakespeare, Marlowe, and Moilere, did so without sound amplification. You heard, or not heard, what the actors said on stage without the aid of a microphone.

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Band students from up and down the I-55 corridor and beyond were on the Senatobia campus of Northwest Mississippi Community College for the annual I-55 Band Clinic on Feb. 1 and 2. Northwest’s Fine Arts Department has hosted the annual event for over 30 years, according to John Ungurait, dir…

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The Executive Director of the Institute of Community Services, Inc. (ICS), Mrs. Eloise McClinton and a DeSoto County resident, recently traveled to Washington, DC to attend a National Head Start conference along with Mrs. Lillie Smith, Field Services Director and Mrs. Angela Mayfield, Admini…

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DeSoto County Government recognized work anniversaries of county Emergency Services Agency Director Chris Olson (10 years) and Division Chief Scott Sanko (17 years) during Monday’s Board of Supervisors meeting. From left are Sheriff Bill Rasco, Supervisors Bill Russell and Jesse Medlin, Sank…

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Legislatures in New York and Virginia have this year considered taking radical steps in recent weeks on the issue of abortion. A measure now in a Mississippi House committee and introduced by a DeSoto County legislator would take a 180-degree turn away from those measures.  

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Ryan Perryman (second from left), a sophomore from Hernando studying general college, was named the Senatobia Rotary Club’s January Student of the Month for Northwest Mississippi Community College. Congratulating Perryman (from left) is Susan Leake, mathematics instructor, parents Dale and C…

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DeSoto County Sheriff Bill Rasco (right) and Adult Detention Center Director Chad Wicker have received an accreditation certificate from the American Correctional Association (ACA). Auditors graded the Adult Detention Center facility on 46 mandatory compliance checks, scoring 100 percent; an…

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Friday’s announcement by President Donald Trump that a deal had been reached and a partial shutdown of the federal government was ending was welcome news for thousands of workers either furloughed or required to work without getting paychecks while the impasse had gone on for 35 days. 

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More than 75 winners attended the recent DeSoto County Reading Fair. The students were winners from their respective public or private DeSoto County school and were competing in the District Reading Fair, held at the Board of Education room in Hernando. All participants received a medal.

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First Baptist Church in Horn Lake has been abuzz on Saturday mornings this month with activity, as the annual Art to Achieve has continued there, an activity done through the Arc Northwest Mississippi, based in Southaven.

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The Northwest Mississippi Community College Student Nurses’ Association (SNA) held their annual food drive and auction for HOPE Ministries in Senatobia last month. SNA delivered 2,170 food items to the non-profit organization, which responds to individuals and families in need by providing f…

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During the 2018 MDA Fill the Boot campaign, the dedicated members of the Hernando Fire Department took to the streets to help kids and adults with muscular dystrophy, ALS and related life-threatening diseases live longer and grow stronger. Throughout the year, $31,224.00 was raised to benefi…

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On practically any weekend in northwest Mississippi you'll find a group or buddies with names like Psycho, Robbie, David, Dayne, Coolio, and Chance at one of the disc golf courses, like Latimer Lake Park in Horn Lake, Central Park in Southaven, Arkabutla State Park near Hernando or any of se…

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With November elections looming on the horizon, Mississippi lawmakers will be tempted to dodge the spotlight and avoid controversial legislation during the 90-day legislative session that started on Jan. 8th and is scheduled to go through April 7.

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Healing Hearts Child Advocacy Center (HHCAC) has announced that Sally Williams has been selected as the organization’s new Executive Director. Williams will lead the HHCAC’s continued efforts to respond to child abuse with a supportive team approach that reduces trauma through advocacy, trea…

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The January meeting of Northwest Mississippi Community College’s Reading Roundtable, made possible with funds from Sycamore Bank, will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 29 at 2 p.m., in the R.C. Pugh Library on the Senatobia campus. Leading this month’s discussion of The Broken Girls by award-winning…

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