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Waggoner Engineering Inc. has added through re-hire Ross Horton to its Hernando office as project engineer. Horton was previously the Memphis District Engineer for EFCO Corp. since 2015, designing formwork and shoring and managing drafting to meet delivery deadlines of erection drawings. Hor…

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Chick-fil-A restaurant operator Brandon Paulsen and family cut the ribbon during the Friday morning grand opening of the newest location on Getwell Road in Southaven. Paulsen also operates the Olive Branch restaurant on Camp Creek Road.

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One of the Fred’s locations that is being closed in the recent announcement from the Memphis-based discount store chain is in DeSoto County. A total of 159 stores nationwide are being closed. Fred’s has labeled the locations as “underperforming.”

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Bob Bakken has been named the Managing Editor for the DeSoto Times-Tribune. Bob has been with the DeSoto Times-Tribune for five-and-a-half years as staff writer and Sports Editor. Prior to that, he was a news producer for ABC 24/CW 30 television in Memphis and came to the Mid-South as Media …

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TownPlace Suites by Marriott was welcomed by the Southaven Chamber of Commerce during a ribbon cutting event on Tuesday. Sam Ward in the extended stay hotel’s general manager. The address is 7191 Sleepy Hollow Drive in Southaven. It has been open since December.

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Tanya Pettit is a new cemeterian and pre-need counselor for Coleman Funeral Home in DeSoto County. Pettit also leads the management of Autumn Woods Cemetery in Olive Branch. Pettit has previously worked for Family Heritage Plan in Houston, Texas, and Forest Hill Funeral Home in Memphis, Tenn…

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There are many reasons, or drivers, behind why people choose the profession they are in. For Sam Ward, new general manager for Town Place Suites by Marriott’s extended-stay property at 7191 Sleepy Hollow Drive in Southaven, it had as much to do with fragrance as it did a drive to serve customers.

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Chick-fil-A owner/operator Brandon Paulsen cuts the ribbon to open the franchise’s new Training and Development Center at 6914 Autumn Oaks Drive off Goodman Road in Olive Branch. The new office will facilitate training and marketing for the Chick-fil-A stores at 8101 Camp Creek Road in Olive…

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From left, Samantha Clavier, Cody Wright, Rhonda Briggs, Michael Storey, Andrea Vincent, Jose Franco, Karen Peterman and Melvin Walls join to present Sacred Heart Southern Missions a check for $1,000 as part of Kroger’s Zero Hunger, Zero Waste program. The check presentation took place at th…

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The name remained the same, but the Getwell Road coffee shop called Coffee Central this week took on new owners who plan a new look, some new offerings, but also a new commitment to support nonprofits that make DeSoto County a better place to live. 

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Chip Cossar has been named the new Sales Director for Sports with DeSoto County Tourism. A recent University of Mississippi graduate, Cossar’s duties will involve promoting the county tourism in relation to sports and sporting events.

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USA Cell store manager Jibril Martinez cuts the ribbon as the Horn Lake Chamber of Commerce welcomed the Cricket authorized agent to the organization on Thursday morning. The store has been in business at its Goodman Road West location for 10 years and recently went through a remodeling project.

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Melissa Cookston, the Winningest Woman in BBQ, is teaming up with Prairie Fresh, for a smokin' partnership highlighting both Cookston and Prairie Fresh's commitment to quality and championship flavor. Cookston will serve as brand ambassador for Prairie Fresh while using Prairie Fresh pork pr…

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Melissa Cookston, the Winningest Woman in BBQ, is teaming up with Prairie Fresh, for a smokin' partnership highlighting both Cookston and Prairie Fresh's commitment to quality and championship flavor. Cookston will serve as brand ambassador for Prairie Fresh while using Prairie Fresh pork pr…

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IDI Logistics, a leading investor and developer of logistics properties, announced construction has begun on a new building in Stateline Business Park, a 4-million-square-foot industrial park developed by IDI Logistics starting in 2005. The park is two miles from I-55 and the FedEx Air Cargo…

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Panola Partnership in Batesville sponsored a ribbon cutting ceremony for Kare-in-Home hospice care at their location on Hwy. 6 East, Batesville in the Security Station business center. From left are: Lakwanya Titus CNA, Vicki McDaniel CNA, Shay Ballard PCL, Traci Cowan, RN, Branch Director, …

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Addison Lawrence is the new DeSoto County Market President for Citizens National Bank. Lawrence comes from Guaranty Bank and Trust in Senatobia, where had been City President since January 2017 and had been with that institution for five years. 

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DMC Power, a manufacturer of connection systems for transmission, distribution, substation and industrial projects, is expanding manufacturing and distribution operations to Olive Branch. The project is an $8 million corporate investment and will create 125 jobs over five years.

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Kimberlee Keltner is the new Member Services Coordinator for the Hernando Main Street Chamber of Commerce. She comes to the Chamber with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from Mississippi College which she received in May. 

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One of the Mid-South’s most recognizable automotive dealership brands, The Landers Auto Group, has completed the acquisition of Country Ford in Southaven. The dealership, located at 95 East Goodman Road in Southaven, has been in operation for 25 years and will be rebranded under the new owne…

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ServPro of DeSoto, Tate & Tunica Counties has awarded Southaven Police Capt. David Crites and his family an all-expenses paid trip to the first ServPro First Responders Bowl Game, set for Jan. 1 at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas. Crites was nominated as part of a local contest in conne…

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For Billy Sears, Vice President at BankPlus, the booming economy coupled with a hometown bank which seeks to serve as catalyst for personal and business growth boils down to one key factor — relationships.

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Ten State Farm Insurance agents of DeSoto County have supported the DeSoto County Economic Development Council’s Foundation for Excellence in Education with a $5,000 donation to help fund the foundation’s Teacher Grants Program. This is the 12th year that State Farm agents in DeSoto County h…

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