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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.

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A program designed to target at-risk youth with counseling and job placement, as well as helping to curb the damaging effects of illegal drugs and juvenile crime on the lives of young people, is paying dividends in more ways than one, according to Pat Sylvester, NFusion principal investigato…

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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.

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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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Everyone wishes to have a brightly-colored box underneath the Christmas tree this Yuletide season, and at least one Mid-South nonprofit makes sure that boxes destined to brighten someone's day come throughout the year.

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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.

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Hernando residents wishing to have a second road to accommodate what is expected will be an increase in traffic with approval of the final plat of the next phase of St. Ives subdivision suffered a setback Tuesday — but developers insist road stubs exist to neighboring Jefferson to the north …

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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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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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