The Commercial Appeal

25 years ago: 1988

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Southaven — This thriving town that bills itself as Mississipp­i’s fastest growing city may also be the state’s “whitest” city. Forty-four black residents are among the additions brought to Southaven by an annexation approved in DeSoto County Chancery Court this week. But the city is still 99 percent white and far and away the “whitest” of the 15 Mississipp­i cities that had more than 20,000 residents when the 1980 Census was taken.

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