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It seems to be almost like “preaching to the choir” when it comes to touting the strength of the DeSoto County School District’s (DCS) educational program, but a recent report provides more national confirmation of how schools in the district are viewed elsewhere.

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(Editor's Note: Today's story on aldermanic candidates running for open seats on the Southaven Board of Aldermen is a part of a continuing series of stories on political races across DeSoto County. Candidates appeared a recent forum sponsored by the North Mississippi Cultural Foundation. Rep…

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Horn Lake mayoral candidate Michael Guice, standing, addresses issues during a recent forum of Republican mayoral candidates held in the Olive Branch Municipal Court chambers. Other candidates who attended and spoke at the forum are, from left, Hernando Mayor Chip Johnson, moderator and form…

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Longtime former DeSoto County Supervisor Gene Thach, who died Tuesday at age 87, is remembered as a visionary who foresaw the explosive growth in Mississippi's fastest-growing county of DeSoto.

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It was a case of Mother Nature versus Mother Earth.

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First Regional Library Executive Director Ed Hughes is turning a page in his long career as a library director both here in Mississippi and elsewhere as he begins a new chapter in his life.

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DeSoto County and the municipalities seek more helping hands to get a grip on refuse and rubbish for the annual weeklong Spring Cleanup starting Saturday, April 29, and beyond. "We're really in need of more volunteers," said Supervisor Bill Russell of Walls. The blight fight kicks off with C…

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Looking to fill openings while cutting costs, the DeSoto County School District has announced the appointment of 13 administrators to new positions within Mississippi’s most-populated public school district.

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Finding money to pay for important road projects in DeSoto County and statewide in Mississippi continues to be an issue, as Southaven Mayor Darren Musselwhite voiced to a group of businesspeople this week.

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The Rotary Club of Southaven heard from retired Chancery Court Judge Melvin McClure, Jr. of Senatobia, at its recent meeting, who talked about a new book he has written, entitled Battle of Hurricane Creek. The book details the tactics of Confederate commanders under Gen. Nathan Bedford Forre…

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The Southaven Rotary Club recognized its Student and Teacher of the Month from Northpoint Christian School at its recent meeting. From left at Teacher of the Month Wade Hinton, Student of the Month Mary Addison Wadsworth and Rotary Club President Matt Crick.

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(Editor's Note: The race for mayor of Mississippi's third-largest city, Southaven and its future, was recently the topic of three candidates vying for the post. In today's edition, a look at that hotly contested race. Today's story is part of a continuing series of stories on the municipal r…

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With a diverse cast comprised of more than 56 area children, aged 5 to 16, the DeSoto Family Theatre production of Broadway's "The Lion King Jr." is being staged in this area for the very first time, according to director Whitney Branan, herself a Broadway actress and Memphis native.

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Southaven Police Chief Steve Pirtle recognized three Southaven Police patrol officers at Tuesday night's city board meeting. Patrol Officers Mary Fite, Daniel Laboe and Kevin Kroth were honored for achievements in the classroom and shooting range, among other accomplishments.

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Following denials in 1984 and 1985 of conditional use applications to the Board of Adjustment for a country store at the site, the DeSoto County Board of Supervisors on Monday rejected rezoning sought for the same purpose by the owner of the 2.87-acre property in the Cockrum area.

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It was like it was the Rio Olympics 2016 revisited on the DeSoto Central High School track Wednesday morning, beginning with all of the pomp and pageantry that could rival that of the Olympic Games Opening Ceremonies. 

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When you first meet the current Miss Mississippi under the Miss America program Laura Lee Lewis, you are obviously struck by her beauty and her vivaciousness. Many people who meet her, however, don’t know her real story and the struggles and obstacles she has overcome to get where she is today. 

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Southaven is on solid financial footing and the city's mayor said the primary reason for that is good stewardship of the city's finances.

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With back-to-back Division II-A Tennessee state girls basketball champions and championship runner-up in football in 2015, the Northpoint Christian School Trojans basked in the glow of recognition from the Rotary Club of Hernando on Wednesday.

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The Teacher and Student of the Month from DeSoto Central High School were honored by the Rotary Club of Southaven at its recent meeting. From left are Rotary member Frank Fairley, Student of the Month Dianna Foucault, Teacher of the Month Jeannine Foucault and DeSoto Central Principal Cliff …

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DeSoto County Sheriff Bill Rasco, center, threw out the ceremonial first pitch prior to Friday evening’s high school softball game with DeSoto Central at Lewisburg. Rasco was joined by Lewisburg High School school resource officers Dep. David Parnell Jr., left, and Dep. Hoss Howell.

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The DeSoto County School District Parent of the Year knows the value of education, along with the challenges educators face on a daily basis to keep DeSoto County one of the top school districts in the state. She has seen it from both sides. 

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Civil rights icon James Meredith and students from across the Mid-South were honored during the third annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Prayer and Scholarship Brunch at Brown Missionary Baptist Church on Saturday.

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The Teacher and Student of the Month from DeSoto Central High School were honored by the Rotary Club of Southaven at its recent meeting. From left are Rotary member Frank Fairley, Student of the Month Dianna Foucault, Teacher of the Month Jeannine Foucault and DeSoto Central Principal Cliff …

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The Teacher and Student of the Month from DeSoto Central High School were honored by the Rotary Club of Southaven at its recent meeting. From left are Rotary member Frank Fairley, Student of the Month Dianna Foucault, Teacher of the Month Jeannine Foucault and DeSoto Central Principal Cliff …

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A 40-year-old man whose body was discovered floating in a rural pond near Walls has been identified as Willie Brown of Memphis, according to DeSoto County Coroner Jeff Pounders.

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Members of the Southaven High School Indoor Percussion group display their medals follow the Mississippi Indoor Association's state championship event in Jackson. The Southaven group won the state title in the event held Saturday. 

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A Southaven man has been arrested after a burglary call Tuesday morning in the 8300 block of Old Forge, just north of Greenbrook Elementary School in Southaven. 

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Mark "Oz" Geist, author of the bestselling book, "13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Happened in Benghazi," shared his harrowing account of mounting a defense and rescue operation as a CIA contractor in that Libyan stronghold to a standing-room only crowd of more than 400 persons this past…

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From planting daffodil bulbs on the courthouse square to singing Christmas carols to the elderly to imparting the importance of recycling, and doing more, much more, the Hernando Mayor's Youth Council members give back to their community. The high schoolers' high energy is born of the firm b…

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The City of Southaven has released its entertainment offerings for this year’s Springfest celebration, which will run at Snowden Grove Park from April 25-29

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Canine officers and their dogs from around the state gathered in Southaven this past week in their efforts to improve training and practice skills in combatting crime.

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The gavel has fallen on the 2017 session of the Mississippi Legislature, although there is anticipation of a special session later this spring in order to pass budgets for the attorney general's office and the Department of Transportation.

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A Wednesday morning accident involving a DeSoto County School bus injured the driver and a bus aide, but the 11 children on board were not hurt.

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In its third year of offering the ALEC Autism Training to law enforcement and first responders in DeSoto County, the lessons learned from the day-long training are being put to use.

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The emergency room at Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto in Southaven is set to "grow" by leaps and bounds — make that to more than 42,800 square feet.

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This time of year the only "resurrection" that is being talked about is the heavenly kind that occurs at Easter.

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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 20 to hire a Litter Control Operator in the Department of Environmental Services. The Litter Control Operator is tasked with super…

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As he eyes another term in office, Southaven Mayor Darren Musselwhite touted the city's accomplishments over the past four years during his "State of the City" address at Landers Center on Thursday.

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The "Penny for the Parks" bill died Wednesday in the Mississippi House after a spirited and often acrimonious discussion that lasted more than 20 minutes on the House floor.

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The City of Southaven has received a check from the Mississippi State Auditor's Office in the amount of $60,344 owed to the city coffers from ex-mayor Greg Davis as a result of his embezzlement investigation.

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Southaven Rotary Club President Matt Crick (right) presents a $500 check to Cecil Sowell (left) and John Engstrom of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Northwest MS Area. The Club sponsored a table at the recent FCA Breakfast with Brian Bosworth and charitably donated the ten seats to the …

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A Southaven man is being held on charges of aggravated assault, accused of trying to run down a person with his car Tuesday evening.

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The Arc Northwest Mississippi presents Autism Awareness Training for First Responders on Tuesday, March 28 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. at Getwell Road United Methodist Church, 7875 Getwell Road, Southaven.

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A suspect in the double shooting March 3 at the Legacy Crossing Apartments, 7560 Chesteridge Avenue in Southaven. turned himself in at the Southaven Police Department Wednesday afternoon and is now being charged with murder.

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A 17-year-old Southaven resident has been indicted in the suspected arson case involving the alleged torching and destruction of the concession complex at Greenbrook Softball Complex in June of 2015.

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A program meant to take outstanding warrants off the Southaven Police and Municipal Court books has again found success.

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As the deadline for a tourism tax that generates funds for park improvements in Southaven ticks closer, Southaven aldermen Friday made a surprise move to end-run efforts to derail plans to extend the repealer on the tourism tax known as "Penny for the Parks."

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The Purple and Gold of DeSoto Central will take to the “wearin’ of the green” next week in the Big Apple.

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