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Representatives of Chambers of Commerce from all four DeSoto County cities and from Byhalia, along with the DeSoto County Economic Development Council, joined Southgroup Insurance in celebrating their new office location at 5740 Getwell Road in Southaven. President Sarah Edmiston and Vice Pr…

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New officers have been named for the 2018-19 year of the DeSoto County Business Women and introduced June 5 at the inaugural Lotus Awards event at the Southaven Holiday Inn. They are (from left) Varina Hopper, President; Hayley Perkins, Treasurer; Shirley Dean, Secretary; Kacy Dixon, Vice Pr…

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Dr. Brittany Kasparik of Mid-South Chiropractic has been named the winner of the Emerging Woman in Business Award by the DeSoto County Business Women. Kasparik was honored the group’s inaugural Lotus Awards event at the Holiday Inn in Southaven on Tuesday, June 5. The event also honored outs…

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SouthGroup Insurance Services, sponsor and host of the annual Make-A-Difference 5K Race in Ridgeland, presented a check to Friends of Children’s Hospital in Jackson last week for $30,000 from the proceeds of the 2018 race. SouthGroup has teamed with Friends of Children’s Hospital for the pas…

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Willie Davidson is the new Planning Director for the City of Horn Lake. Davidson, a West Point native, comes to Horn Lake from Meridian, where he served as City Planner there for two-and-a-half years. He has also worked with the Engineering Department for the City of Hattiesburg.

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Bobby Burton has been named as the new Director of Public Works for the City of Hernando. Burton has served in the capacity of assistant public works director for the past eight years.

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A joint ribbon cutting event with the Horn Lake and Southaven Chambers of Commerce welcomed the new Car Wash USA location, which has been open at 3091 Goodman Road West in Horn Lake since October of last year. Location manager Ambrea Williams cut the ribbon as Car Wash USA district manager R…

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Jon Bragg, the new private client relationship manager at First Tennessee Bank, said having a good professional working relationship with a banker is one of the best investments that any entrepreneur or business professional can have.

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Color is what Ben Evans’ business is all about and as store manager for the new Memphis Paints store at 5940 Goodman Road in Olive Branch, he hopes to help customers savor a new colorful look to their space.  

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Donald “Jeff” Frazier, current Southern Bancorp Central Region President, has been promoted to Central Region CEO. Frazier began his career at Southern Bancorp in 2010 as a Senior Lender in DeSoto County. In 2013, he was promoted to Central Region President. Prior to joining Southern Bancorp…

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Donald “Jeff” Frazier, current Southern Bancorp Central Region President, has been promoted to Central Region CEO. Frazier began his career at Southern Bancorp in 2010 as a Senior Lender in DeSoto County. In 2013, he was promoted to Central Region President. Prior to joining Southern Bancorp…

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Amy Lay of Nesbit has joined Bill Sexton Appraisals as a realtor. Lay, a former alderwoman with the City of Horn Lake, comes to the agency from work as the Sales and Marketing Manager for the Holiday Inn Express and Suites in Southaven. She has also been a Case Manager for DeSoto County Juve…

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Baptist Medical Group-DeSoto OB/GYN has hired Dr. Thomas Pitman to staff the new clinic in Southaven. Pitman is a board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist with more than 20 years of experience and specialty training in urogynecology. He is also certified in pelvic reconstructive surgery and…

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Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation in Hernando has announced the promotion of Jennifer Hill from Loan Officer to Branch Sales Manager. During her 10-year tenure with Fairway, along with her hard work and dedication, Jennifer became a top loan officer in Northern Mississippi and is exci…

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DeSoto Industries and the North Mississippi Regional Center based in Oxford have formed a successful partnership in assisting the intellectually and developmentally disabled find meaningful work and help local industries and companies with production needs as well.

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Turning around the nation's growing opioid epidemic might be a tall task for the nation's mental health community but it's a battle that can be won, according to Dr. Theodore Bender, Ph.D., the new CEO at Turning Point in Southaven, part of the Addiction Campuses network based in Nashville.

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Dr. Laura Vo is a new dentist with Happy Smiles in Horn Lake. A native of southern California and a long-time Tennessee resident, Dr. Vo attended college at Middle Tennessee State and earned her dentistry degree from the University of Tennessee Health Science College of Dentistry. 

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Mark Henley took some time away from a career helping deliver goods and products to determine his next course in life. When he was ready to jump back into a career, Henley discovered the next turn in his professional life’s journey would be help deliver to people answers to their “taxing” qu…

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An Arizona native with a knack for helping individuals and nonprofits create lasting legacies that "make a real difference in the world" has joined the staff at the Community Foundation as the umbrella organization's new Community Development Director.

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