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Overpark Elementary School fourth-grader Mikayla Lancaster led the DeSoto County Schools Board of Education meeting in the Pledge of Allegiance on Thursday, Dec. 6 in Hernando. Schoolchildren are routinely asked to lead the board meeting in the pledge during the school year.

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Taylor Metcalf (second from right), a sophomore from Southaven studying special education, was named the Senatobia Rotary Club’s December Student of the Month for Northwest Mississippi Community College. Metcalf is the daughter of Shirley Metcalf, second from left. Congratulating Metcalf (l-…

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Two graduates from the Olive Branch High School Marine Corps Junior ROTC attended the Army/Navy game Saturday, Dec. 9. Conner Sprout attends West Point and Jake Boyero attends the Naval Academy. They were both friends during high school and both were Commanding Officers during their senior y…

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The DeSoto County Board of Education has been recognized with three awards from the Mississippi School Boards Association. They are: Diploma Circle, for work in school governance skills; the Board of Merit, for continuing education training; and the Red Apple Attendance Award, for attending …

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You might assume from looking at him that this man is an athlete – a ball player, wrestler or a boxer perhaps – and, in a way, you'd be right.  He is definitely a fighter, but his adversary is not in the ring. 

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When the City of Olive Branch recently put forward its plans to annex into the city areas of Center Hill, Pleasant Hill, Bridgetown, Lewisburg and Cedar View communities that are in the unincorporated parts of DeSoto County, not everyone seemed excited about the idea.

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Students in an information technology class at the Career Tech-West campus in Horn Lake work on wiring a computer desktop unit Wednesday morning. Business leaders from DeSoto County were introduced to the programs and encouraged to partner with both the West and East campuses of the DeSoto C…

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U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith was poised to make history as the first woman duly elected to the U.S. Senate from Mississippi following election returns statewide in Tuesday night's runoff against Democratic challenger Mike Espy.

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Lewisburg High School cheerleaders Autumn Gentry (left) and Carrington Woods are among cheerleaders and dancers from across the nation who performed as part of the Varsity Spirit Spectacular at Walt Disney World Resort Nov. 28-Dec. 2. They were selected during a summer camp they took part in…

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Mississippi First District Congressman Trent Kelly (R) led a bipartisan delegation to the Middle East where members served Thanksgiving Day lunch to servicemen and women stationed at Camp Buehring, Kuwait.  More than 4,000 members of the 155th Armored Brigade Combat Team, Mississippi Nationa…

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Shoppers were seen walking up and down the Tanger Outlets Friday morning, looking to take advantage of Black Friday specials. The first day of the Christmas shopping season after Thanksgiving saw many out looking for bargains that actually had started to be offered Thanksgiving evening.

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The youth of New Bethlehem Presbyterian Church in Nesbit received a lesson in being thankful for the blessings they enjoy in the modern world by listening to stories of hardship and hard work during years of the Great Depression and World War II.

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Fans of Southaven’s annual Springfest will need to shell out a little more if they plan to attend the Saturday night concert at the BankPlus Amphitheater at Snowden Grove. However, city officials believe it will be worth the extra admission cost and will also help sagging revenues from that …

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Four members of the Lewisburg Middle School cheerleading team are representing an organization called Varsity Spirit in a Thanksgiving tour at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida. They were selected during summer camps as All-Americans to take part in a parade at Disney World. T…

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Two people died when a tour bus with 46 passengers on board overturned on an icy stretch at Interstate 269 and U.S. Hwy. 78 around midday on Wednesday, according to DeSoto County authorities.

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