Hernando native Kacie Crain has been named the new market manager for the Hernando Farmers Market. Crain has a Bachelor of Science degree in Horticulture from Mississippi State University. Crain is also certified to teach English to speakers in other languages and has taught English to stude…

Chipotle Mexican Grill has opened a new restaurant in Southaven at 50 Goodman Road West, near Airways Blvd. It features what the franchise calls Chipotlane, a drive-thru pickup lane allowing customers to pick up digital orders without leaving their cars. The Southaven location is the second …

Curt Gabardi has been named Executive Advisor, President, and CEO in Wait for First Commercial Bank’s locations in four Mississippi cities, including Southaven. Under a planned transition, Gabardi will become President and CEO on May 1, 2021. Current President/CEO Alan Walters will step back…

Horn Lake Human Resources Director/Deputy City Clerk A.J. Linville has received the Master Municipal Clerk designation through a program conducted by the International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC). In receiving the MMC designation, Linville has been able to demonstrate mastery of adm…

Crye-Leike Real Estate Services Southaven branch has added Justin McAlaster as a licensed Realtor. McAlaster will serve the residential real estate needs of buyers and sellers throughout DeSoto, Tate, Panola and surrounding counties. New to the real estate industry, McAlaster has worked as a…

Crye-Leike Real Estate Services Southaven branch has added Justin McAlaster as a licensed Realtor. McAlaster will serve the residential real estate needs of buyers and sellers throughout DeSoto, Tate, Panola and surrounding counties. New to the real estate industry, McAlaster has worked as a…

Master Lawn, a division of Michael Hatcher & Associates (a landscape industry leader in the Memphis market) has announced the acquisition of Mid-South Turf and Ornamental, a well-known lawn spray business in the Memphis market for over 30 years. The announcement was made by Trey Ball, CF…

Ken Purvis, a past chairman of the DeSoto County Convention and Visitors Bureau, DeSoto County Economic Development Council, and past President of the Hernando Rotary Club, has been named President of the Greenville branch of Guaranty Bank and Trust Company. Most recently, Purvis was affilia…

Anna Brooke Warren has been named Palmer Home for Children Vice President of Children’s Services. Warren was previously Director of Social Services for the Hernando-based home for children in need. She has also worked with the Mississippi Department of Human Services, North Mississippi Medic…

Southern Bancorp has announced the retirement of Alan Sims, DeSoto County Market President. Sims joined the Southern Bancorp team in 2007, and has helped lead operations and expand Southern’s lending footprint in North Mississippi. He will complete his 40-year banking career at the end of January.

The Olive Branch Family YMCA has opened a new functional fitness area at its facility, located at 8555 Goodman Road. The YMCA, part of the YMCA of Memphis and the Mid-South network, recently celebrated the opening of the area and renovation of its adjacent gymnasium area by a ribbon cutting …

Kimberly Remak has been named the new Trinity Health Center Inc. Executive Director. Trinity Health Center is a newly-formed nonprofit that will operate inside the DeSoto County Dream Center and will provide primary healthcare to the working underserved/uninsured in DeSoto County. The Dream …

YMCA of Memphis and the Mid-South President and CEO Jerry Martin, along with Vice President and District Executive Justin Inskeep, cut the ribbon to open the new Olive Branch Family YMCA Functional Fitness and Strength space and gymnasium renovation. The Olive Branch Family YMCA facility is …

Southern Bancorp has announced the promotion of Wendy Von Kanel to Regional President, a leadership position in which she will help manage operations in Phillips and Mississippi County, Arkansas as well as DeSoto County, Mississippi. Von Kanel previously served as Market President for Philli…

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