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A restaurant franchise that at one time had a presence in DeSoto County is about to return with the planned opening of the Golden Corral Buffet and Grill in the former Ryan’s location in Horn Lake.

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The Hernando Main Street Chamber of Commerce recently celebrated the new location of Eldridge Services with a ribbon cutting ceremony. They have been in business for 13 years and specialize in air conditioning and heating services. They are now located at 3400 McCracken Road, Suite 7 in Hernando.

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Mississippi's skilled workforce is the key to improving the state's economy said Scott Waller, Executive Vice President and COO of the Mississippi Economic Council, during the MEC Mississippi Connection Tour which stopped at the Gale Center in Hernando on Wednesday.

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Three weeks into its existence, DeSoto County’s newest restaurant experience, STEAK by Melissa, is enjoying rave reviews from its clientele, according to owner Melissa Cookston, a decorated competition barbecue pitmaster who has won two Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Cont…

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Vincent Richmond, a Regional Vice-President with Primerica Financial Services, has been recently recognized as an important part of the company's expansion mode. The Primerica office now helps about 750 clients per year in the greater Memphis area.

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Meeting the needs of players young and old is what Doug Morgan of the Athletic House at Snowden Grove Park in Southaven is all about. 

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When Mailbox and Ship owner Marliatu Bah, better known as Molly, came to the United States from her home in the West African nation of Sierra Leone, she felt like she had won the lottery.

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One of the largest moving companies around has made its move into DeSoto County, as Two Men And A Truck has set up shop in Horn Lake. 

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While it might seems strange that a funeral home seeks to save lives, Brantley-Phillips Funeral Home of Hernando is doing just that by promoting a new "app" which can provide emergency medical officials with lifesaving information.

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As a successful businessman and owner of Daniel McDowell Plumbing and Drain, Daniel McDowell weathered the storm of the Great Recession and has built his plumbing business into a small empire.

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Joseph Spence is the proud owner of a start-up computer repair business which is already outpacing larger companies in the computer repair industry due to the knowledge and expertise of its founder, Joe Spence.

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Neel-Schaffer, Inc., has announced that Aaron McNeal, PE, has re-joined the firm as an Aviation Engineer and Senior Project Manager. McNeal holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University.

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Xylem Dewatering Solutions of Horn Lake recently provided some much-needed assistance to the property owners association of Maywood in Olive Branch. 

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Larry Abramson, Travel Specialist with North Mississippi Travel Consultants in Olive Branch, is in the business of making dream vacation plans come true for his clients.

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Charles Story Jr. and the people behind GaMe oN in Southaven will readily agree with the statement, “Video games get a bad rap,” as pointed out in articles that tout ways to boost a person’s intelligence by playing video games.

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The important connection between jobseekers and potential employers is being made real Tuesday morning, when the annual Governor’s Job Fair takes place at the Landers Center in Southaven.

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Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto was named the winner of the Horn Lake Chamber of Commerce Rock Award during the chamber’s Third Quarter Innovation Luncheon at the Landers Center. The award is presented each quarter by the chamber and represents a “rock solid business considered a foundation…

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Game oN owners Charles Story Jr., Robert and Val Kirby and Stan Jackson are welcomed by the Southaven Chamber of Commerce during a ribbon cutting ceremony. Called the The Ultimate Video Gaming Experience, Game oN is located at 7075 Malco Blvd. in Southaven.  

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Southern Airways has begun new service connecting Jackson-Evers International Airport (JAN) and Nashville International Airport (BNA) for the first time in two decades. Southern’s flights from Jackson depart daily, except Saturday.

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Robert W. Carter, Branch Officer of Renasant Bank in Hernando, is a man who wears many hats and has many jobs and duties, not the least of which is his most cherished role, father of four and husband of wife Lane.

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Ruth Ann Hale has been named manager of development operations for Ducks Unlimited at the national headquarters in Memphis. Previously, Hale was director of development and public relations at The Baddour Center in Senatobia. A resident of Olive Branch, Hale also spent 19 years as director o…

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Landscaping service leader Michael Hatcher and Associates is completing its move across the border from Tennessee to DeSoto County with the opening of what Hatcher terms, “The Landscape Center.”

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A program believed to be unique to Mississippi has given small businesses in the state a major injection of cost savings as they try to start their operations. 

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Customers who are served by the Zounds of North Mississippi Hearing Aid Center at 6915 Crumpler Blvd. in Olive Branch believe they really can hear the difference. 

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'Believable Hope' author Michael Cartwright has helped millions fight addiction and the Nashville addiction treatment specialist recently brought his upbeat message to trained professionals with a stop at the Oxford Treatment Center's outpatient office in Olive Branch.

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'Believable Hope' author Michael Cartwright has helped millions fight addiction and the Nashville addiction treatment specialist recently brought his upbeat message to trained professionals with a stop at the Oxford Treatment Center's outpatient office in Olive Branch.

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Kroger Hernando Marketplace Store Leader Rickey Hayles is commanding a small army of construction workers as they put the finishing touches on the brand new 124,000 square-foot store at Commerce and Parkway streets in Hernando.

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Americans are obsessed with gaining and maintaining good fitness and a healthy lifestyle, indicated by an ever-increasing number of new exercise centers, training facilities and athletic clubs that have appeared.

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For Randall Brower, the branch manager at Loan Simple, 2440 U.S. Hwy. 51 South in Hernando, banking should be a local proposition and loan officers should take the time to not only go over the numbers but offer some sound financial advice.

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Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi President Tom Pittman recently awarded a $5,000 check to the Hope Center from the Annual Taste of DeSoto event held April 24 at the Landers Center in Southaven.

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Michael Hensley is the Founder and CEO of a new application management software company, Applyment.com, and is the principal owner of Angelfish Media. Hensley is also a member of the Hernando Main Street Chamber of Commerce, DeSoto Arts Council, Hernando Parks & Recreation Foundation. He…

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Aiming to serve a growing part of Southaven and Olive Branch along and south of Church Road, Dr. Billy Frazier and the DeSoto County Animal Clinic have begun construction of a second Southaven location on Getwell Road near Cherry Place Drive and south of College Road.

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DeSoto County Animal Clinic held a groundbreaking for its second clinic in Southaven, to be located at Getwell Road and Cherry Place Drive. Helping turn the first shovels of ground are from left, Southaven Chamber Executive Director Carmen Kyle, Amanda Frazier, Dr. Billy Frazier, Cliff McLem…

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The Tate County Economic Development Foundation has announced the hiring of Jamie Sowell as its first-ever Community Development Manager. In her new role, Sowell's primary duties include the leadership of Senatobia Main Street, the EDF's division dedicated to the restoration and revitalizati…

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Guaranty Bank & Trust Vice President and Relationship Banker Andy Nichols said relationships matter, especially in the business world.

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The Hernando Main Street Chamber of Commerce recently welcomed Taylor Phillips with Austin Realty Group to the chamber with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Phillips is a licensed real estate agent in Mississippi.

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Paul "Scooter" Brothers, Director of Research and Development and Chief Operating Officer for COMP Cams in Olive Branch, said the company's move into the former Quebecor facility is helping to expand the company's footprint in the Mid-South and globally.

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Holly Montgomery has joined the staff of Waggoner Engineering, a full-service economic development, program management and engineering firm, as a new graduate engineer in the firm's water resources and coastal programs department. In her role, Montgomery will focus primarily on hydraulic stu…

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Becky Minter is the new Office Administrator with the Mississippi State University Agricultural Extension Service. Minter was previously employed with the DeSoto County School District.

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Sam Patel, with scissors, cuts the ribbon for the new America's Best Value Inn and Suites, as local business and community leaders look on. Patel is part of the ownership group for the new extended-stay facility, located off Goodman Road in Horn Lake near the former location of Ryan's Buffet.  

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Until about 15 years ago, Dan Michael spent his day counting dollars as Chief Financial Officer for ATS Telephone and Data Systems in Memphis.

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More than just a plant, many consider the bonsai trees as an art form and Brussel’s Bonsai Nursery, in far northeast DeSoto County near the Mississippi-Tennessee state line, is where the popular art form grows.

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A Kroger store in Southaven is one of five "ClickList" stores announced by the major grocery chain that will allow customers to place online orders and pick them up at their convenience — a process destined to revolutionize the grocery shopping industry.

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AT&J HR Solutions recently held a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at the Hernando Main Street Chamber office. The company specializes in human resource consulting, employee management training, and job readiness training. 

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Sam Patel, Mid-South hotel developer, grew up in the Memphis area and attended Harding Academy in Memphis, a prep school near Chattanooga and later the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.

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