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Community Mortgage branch manager and loan officer Jason Woods left a solid career in technology to enter the mortgage business nearly 14 years ago. Today, he oversees an office that has been in DeSoto County for several years, but recently moved into its new location at 3964 Goodman Road at…

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Lindsey Nixon of Olive Branch is a new Family Nurse Practitioner at Urgent Team in Horn Lake. Nixon most recently served Methodist LeBonheur Healthcare in Germantown, Tenn. She has also been a staff registered nurse at Methodist LeBonheur Children’s Hospital and at Baptist Memorial Hospital-…

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Matt Rich, marketing manager for Sayle Oil, Inc., one of the oldest continually operated, family-owned companies in the Mid-South, said it's exciting to watch the company continue to grow and expand in the region.

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Olivia Craig has been named as the new Director of Marketing for the Southaven Parks & Recreation Department. She is a graduate of the University of Mississippi with a degree in marketing. She previously was employed as retail manager for Lucky Brands at Tanger Outlets in Southaven.

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Just what the main tenant of the vacant building space in the Olive Branch Crossing center near Pleasant Hill and Goodman roads will hold may soon be announced, but the earlier expectations of it holding a Fresh Market food store will apparently not be happening. 

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Kenneth Pearson is a new loan officer at Community Bank in Olive Branch. Pearson comes with experience in the financial industry and has been with Community Bank since May. The South Panola High School graduate earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Mississippi along with an assoc…

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Nicole Baker Becker of Southaven has joined BankTennessee as a portfolio manager. Prior to joining BankTennessee, Becker was an account executive at the Memphis Business Journal. She began her career at Union Planters in 2000 as assistant vice president and a management-training specialist. …

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Taking over the family business his father originated in the mid 1980s, Josh Lee, with his wife Lauren, brought the Dixie Door Company through the depths of the recession and have brought the company back up to continue being one of the top firms to handle installation and service of residen…

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Diego Lejwa, center, and his staff at Express Employment Professionals of DeSoto County, were recognized Thursday by Southaven Mayor Darren Musselwhite and the Southaven Chamber of Commerce, on the occasion of the company's fifth anniversary. Lejwa, franchise owner, opened his office in Oliv…

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Regulars to the pizza place on Southaven’s Main Street, also known as Stateline Road West, who come in may remember Christi Roberts as the server who made sure your order was right and done to your satisfaction. 

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You may have heard or said the phrase, "pain in the neck," or elsewhere for that matter, but when pain becomes a reality instead of a comparative phrase, the MidSouth Pain Treatment Center in Southaven is ready to take the pain away.

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The quarterly Horn Lake Chamber of Commerce Rock Award, recognizing an entity that serves as a “rock solid business considered a foundation to the community,” was recently awarded to the Hope Center. From left, Chamber Executive Director Varina Hopper presents the award to Kenneth McKinney a…

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Successful bidding happens all the time in the game of contract bridge, a card game that can be dated back to before the start of the 20th century in Great Britain and likely gained its highest popularity when Charles Goren started writing about the game in newspapers and even had a televisi…

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Successful bidding happens all the time in the game of contract bridge, a card game that can be dated back to before the start of the 20th century in Great Britain and likely gained its highest popularity when Charles Goren started writing about the game in newspapers and even had a televisi…

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John M. Spencer has joined Guaranty Bank & Trust Company and will serve as a Relationship Banker in Senatobia. Spencer attended Millsaps College in Jackson before transferring to Mississippi State University where he earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree with emphasis in …

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AC's Steakhouse & Pub, now with two locations in Hernando and Southaven to serve its satisfied customers, is updating its menu but preserving the favorite items that have helped owners Aaron Hahn and Cindy Borkowski put their stamp on serving the finest choice steak and other delicacies …

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Kris Atkinson recently joined Southern Bancorp in Hernando as the bank's new Head Teller. Kris brings 29 years of banking experience, most recently nine years at Trustmark in Hernando. Southern Bancorp is located at 970 Byhalia Road in Hernando. 

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Tammy Kennedy is the new manager of the Southaven office of Castle & Cooke Mortgage, LLC, one of the nation’s leading independent mortgage lenders. Kennedy brings 16 years industry experience, most recently as a sales manager with Envoy Mortgage and a senior loan officer with PrimeLendin…

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Keeping it a family-run business was what Tri-Lakes Pool and Spa, LLC owner Abe Roberts wanted to do when he took over the company earlier this year from his mentor, Ronnie Jackson, who ran the company from its original Senatobia location.

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Kristen Jones has been named as the new intern for the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi. A graduate of Hernando High School, Jones has plans to attend the University of Mississippi and major in accounting.

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As we head forward into summer, DeSoto County homeowners are looking at their lawns with many expressing pride for how impressive their efforts have been in making their space neat and beautiful. 

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Patricia Cross has been named as the new office associate with the DeSoto County Office of the Mississippi State University Agricultural Extension Service in Hernando.

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Financial Advisor David Rochester with Shoemaker Financial in Germantown, Tenn. has earned the American College Retirement Income Certified Professional (RICP) Designation. This designation is for advisors who have completed various college-level courses and passed a series of 2-hour proctor…

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