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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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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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While most DeSoto County residents will be gathering around Thanksgiving Day tables on Thursday giving thanks for the bountiful blessings they have received in the past year, there will be those who will be lying in hospital beds, but also giving thanks for the “Gift of Life.”

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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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When most high school marching band organizations are rejoicing that they no longer have to work on choreography, steps and movements in addition to learning a musical piece for halftime football performances, field competitions and such, one DeSoto County band has been rewarded for working …

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Olive Branch Mayor Scott Phillips said Tuesday night the city is continuing to investigate the allegations of sexual impropriety levied against a number of former police officers and a firefighter, but said state law binds him from providing much more comment than has already been made. 

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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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Eight Olive Branch police officers have resigned in the wake of a situation that a retired law enforcement source speaking on background said involved alleged sexual impropriety among the officers and an unnamed number of females.

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Olive Branch Intermediate School fifth-grader Dee-Anna Fuhrmann led the DeSoto County School District Board of Education meeting in the Pledge of Allegiance on Thursday, Oct. 19 at Central Services in Hernando.

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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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