The Commercial Appeal
25 years ago: 1988
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.