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In today’s theater world, it’s hard to believe those who watched and heard the presentations of those early Middle Ages playwrights, such as Shakespeare, Marlowe, and Moilere, did so without sound amplification. You heard, or not heard, what the actors said on stage without the aid of a microphone.

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Members of the DeSoto Central cheerleading team were greeted by parents and supporters when they arrived back in Memphis this week. The team achieved a back-to-back National championship in Super Varsity Game Day competition at Orlando, Florida and at the same time took the World title at th…

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From left, state Rep. Dan Eubanks, Thomas Eubanks, Bennett Russell and Speaker of the House Philip Gunn. Thomas and Russell served as pages in the House of Representatives in Jackson. Russell, 16, is the son of Becca and Byron Russell. Eubanks, 16, is the son of Tarra and David Eubanks. The …

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Lewisburg Fire Department Chief David Linville recognized his youngest firefighter Arianna Moore with a plaque honoring her for individual contributions to the department and her community.  Arianna, also known as “Little Bit,” has been a member of the Lewisburg Fire Department for over thre…

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Tuesday’s Horn Lake Board of Aldermen meeting included the recognition of Fire Department awards. Officer of the Year went to Lt. Frazier Toole, Captain Brad Woods, Lt. Toole, Battalion Chief Mark Brown and Battalion Chief Ron White received the Administration of the Year Award, Driver of th…

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Band students from up and down the I-55 corridor and beyond were on the Senatobia campus of Northwest Mississippi Community College for the annual I-55 Band Clinic on Feb. 1 and 2. Northwest’s Fine Arts Department has hosted the annual event for over 30 years, according to John Ungurait, dir…

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The Executive Director of the Institute of Community Services, Inc. (ICS), Mrs. Eloise McClinton and a DeSoto County resident, recently traveled to Washington, DC to attend a National Head Start conference along with Mrs. Lillie Smith, Field Services Director and Mrs. Angela Mayfield, Admini…

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DeSoto County Government recognized work anniversaries of county Emergency Services Agency Director Chris Olson (10 years) and Division Chief Scott Sanko (17 years) during Monday’s Board of Supervisors meeting. From left are Sheriff Bill Rasco, Supervisors Bill Russell and Jesse Medlin, Sank…

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Legislatures in New York and Virginia have this year considered taking radical steps in recent weeks on the issue of abortion. A measure now in a Mississippi House committee and introduced by a DeSoto County legislator would take a 180-degree turn away from those measures.  

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Working out of the Mississippi State University Mobile Veterinary Clinic and under the guidance of experienced high-volume spay/neuter surgeons of Horn Lake Animal Hospital, veterinary students performed spay/neuter surgeries on pets at the Horn Lake Animal Shelter. 

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Site work has begun on the new handicapped accessible playground next to Field of Dreams in Southaven’s Snowden Grove Park. The total cost of the project is $450,000 and construction is expected to be completed in April. Some of the amenities include musical instruments, ADA accessible swing…

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Ryan Perryman (second from left), a sophomore from Hernando studying general college, was named the Senatobia Rotary Club’s January Student of the Month for Northwest Mississippi Community College. Congratulating Perryman (from left) is Susan Leake, mathematics instructor, parents Dale and C…

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DeSoto County Sheriff Bill Rasco (right) and Adult Detention Center Director Chad Wicker have received an accreditation certificate from the American Correctional Association (ACA). Auditors graded the Adult Detention Center facility on 46 mandatory compliance checks, scoring 100 percent; an…

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Friday’s announcement by President Donald Trump that a deal had been reached and a partial shutdown of the federal government was ending was welcome news for thousands of workers either furloughed or required to work without getting paychecks while the impasse had gone on for 35 days. 

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More than 75 winners attended the recent DeSoto County Reading Fair. The students were winners from their respective public or private DeSoto County school and were competing in the District Reading Fair, held at the Board of Education room in Hernando. All participants received a medal.

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First Baptist Church in Horn Lake has been abuzz on Saturday mornings this month with activity, as the annual Art to Achieve has continued there, an activity done through the Arc Northwest Mississippi, based in Southaven.

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