The 7th Annual Santa Caravan is taking place this Saturday, Dec. 16 and Santa will be riding high atop the city fire engine as he travels throughout the city.
For the second straight year, Mississippi Department of Education state Supt. Dr. Carey Wright made the DeSoto County School District one of her stops among public school districts that have achieved excellence in the past year.
A group of 10 Southaven Middle School students next month will spend some classroom time away from the walls of the Rasco Road West campus. In fact, Mickey Mouse ears may be required attire in this educational setting.
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…
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.
The City of Southaven will again ask the Mississippi State Legislature to re-instate a restaurant tourism tax plan similar to the Penny for the Parks program that ended earlier in June when legislators would not approve an extension.
Holiday time means parade time in DeSoto County, a time that started Thursday night in Southaven, will continue today in Olive Branch and Horn Lake, and climax in Hernando on Monday.
State economic officials came to DeSoto County this week to hear from local business leaders about what makes this a great place to live, while touting the things that are going well and succeeding on a statewide level.
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 …
Since the day it opened in 2006, the Snowden Grove Amphitheater, now known as the BankPlus Amphitheater at Snowden Grove, has been represented by Green Machine Concerts in providing concert entertainment at Southaven’s outdoor event venue.
Retailers throughout DeSoto County were excited for the start of holiday shopping season, while at the same time hopeful that a surge in shopping will help put some extra “jingle” in their cash registers.
The cast of "A Christmas Carol, The Musical," is inviting the public to purchase their tickets early to see the Yuletide classic which premieres at the Landers Center Theater on Dec. 1.
The Family Resource Center of North Mississippi (FRC) of Hernando worked to make sure that families in the Hernando area were able to celebrate Thanksgiving with their families.
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.
A Southaven alderman was taken into custody early Wednesday and was being processed at the DeSoto County Jail on a charge of procuring prostitution.
DeSoto County residents will not be served by garbage collection on Thanksgiving, as county and city officials report those services will be moved back one day for that week.
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.
DeSoto County Schools (DCS) board members had a chance to congratulate themselves and be congratulated before passing policies Thursday after coming back with awards from the Mississippi State Board Member Association meeting in Jackson.
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 …
She's travelled the globe, cradled a sitting hen in her arms at a nationally recognized school garden and laid plenty of golden nest eggs in the coffers of community nonprofits during her 11 years as the Community Development Director for the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi.
DeSoto County is one of Mississippi's fastest-growing counties and to keep up with the demand for fire protection of that growing population base active recruitment of volunteers for the county's volunteer fire departments is under way.
More than 11 years ago, former DeSoto Central High School Principal Charlie Tipton turned to a trusted teacher named Karen Clark and said pointedly, "you're in charge of the chess team."
Thursday was like “Christmas in November” for 133 teachers of schools in DeSoto County, including Northpoint Christian and Sacred Heart School, who applied and received grant money through the Foundation for Excellence in Education.
A retirement reception honoring longtime Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi Community Development Director Peggy Linton is planned for this Tuesday, Nov. 14, from 4-6 p.m. in the second floor meeting room of the Hernando Public Library.
Southaven Police late Thursday provided more detail on possible threats on social media to some students at Southaven Middle School that caused extra officers to placed on duty at both that school and the adjacent Southaven High School campus Thursday morning.
Veterans from all branches received recognition from children decked out in red, white and blue and their crisp uniforms during a special mass in honor of Mid-South veterans at Sacred Heart School in Southaven.
The owners of a now defunct restaurant, Fillin Station Grille, which principal parties say was forced to close because its neighbor, Southern Thunder Harley Davidson, began selling food in direct competition with and in direct violation of a reciprocal easement agreement have filed suit in C…
Reducing juvenile crime by 50 percent within five years is the goal of an ambitious project undertaken in Rotary District 6800, which includes the Southaven, Hernando and Olive Branch Rotary Clubs.
It has become a much-anticipated annual Veterans Day tradition for the city of Horn Lake and Friday was no exception, even if the event was held in a new venue.
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.
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.
The Arc Northwest Mississippi recently sponsored a workshop entitled "Using iPads With Special Needs Students." It was presented on two consecutive Tuesdays with 45 teachers participating. Thirty-two teachers applied for an iPad to use in their classrooms. We had funding for 25, but we we…
Batman and Wonder Woman were among all the little ghouls, goblins and trick-or-treaters who strolled through school and church parking lots in advance of Halloween, which is being observed this afternoon and evening across DeSoto County.
The holiday season is fast approaching and will be ushered in with traditional events, such as open houses, Christmas tree lightings and, of course, the annual Christmas parades across DeSoto County.
A new trial date and location have been set in the lawsuit against the City of Southaven by the family of a man who died while being detained during a 2015 Widespread Panic concert at Snowden Grove Park.
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.
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.
Rock legend Bret Michaels will roll into the BankPlus Amphitheater at Snowden Grove next Saturday night, Oct. 28, with a power-packed, high energy performance destined to have fans partying long into the night.
Southaven Intermediate School Wednesday unveiled new outdoor equipment that was provided by a $28,000 grant from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation under the Project Fit America program.
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 …