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.
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.
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 …
The body of a 52-year-old man was discovered floating in the Mississippi River near the Tunica County-DeSoto County line on Sunday, according to DeSoto County Coroner Jeff Pounders.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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 …
DeSoto County Supervisors Monday approved sending in a request to the Mississippi Department of Transportation for State Aid Road funds to help with phases of a long-stalled Holly Springs Road project that would elevate bridges above 100-year flood levels and potentially stabilize erosion in…
Testimony Wednesday in the trial of a man charged in the burning death of 19-year-old Jessica Chambers on Dec. 6, 2014 was hard to hear and family members wept as photos and diagrams of Jessica Chambers were introduced in the courtroom as evidence.
The pumpkins are in — and it looks like this year will be a bumper crop for Clayton Farms, the Cockrum-based farm that produces sweet potatoes, pumpkins and even muscadine grapes sold at the Hernando Farmers Market each Saturday by longtime producer Ronald Clayton.
The DeSoto County Veterans Park, adjacent to the DeSoto County Visitors Center and Landers Center nearby, is being dedicated Saturday morning at 10 a.m. with much fanfare.
The Grinch hasn’t stolen Christmas from needy youngsters who benefit from the Toys for Tots program in DeSoto County and the Mid-South, but it’s still on his mind to do.
Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley heard complaints from telecommunications customers and those wanting improved service along with residents wishing to have natural gas availability.
The Lake Cormorant community is dealing with the aftermath of an apparent accidental shooting death that took the life of a senior football player this past weekend.
In a surprise move, the DeSoto County Election Commissioners Monday requested to scrub or cancel the Special Election scheduled for Nov. 7, due to the fact only one candidate qualified to run for the Office of Circuit Court Judge, County Court Judge and Prosecuting Attorney.
A rural DeSoto County woman reportedly used her firearm skills to defend her home early Friday morning, wounding a man she may have thought was a burglar, although it is still unclear if the person shot was indeed trying to forcibly enter the home.
Musician and attorney Steven Pittman and his dedicated group of volunteers are ginning up plenty of excitement and great music at the third annual Front Porch Jubilee this Saturday at the historic Clifton Cotton Gin in Hernando.
DeSoto County officials are making a major push for residents in unincorporated areas to sign up for curbside recycling, which is being offered to rural residents for the first time in the county's history.