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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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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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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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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…

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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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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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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.

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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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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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