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Welcome to Hernando.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Mayor’s Welcome

Preserving Culture Through Business. . . . . . 7 Hernando Chamber of Commerce

The Legacy of Leadership.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 City Government

Pursuit of Excellence.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Education

The Committed Heart of Caregivers.. 17 Local Health Care and Provider Guide

Setting Up Shop. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Hernando Business & Industry

Preserving Downtown Charm..................... 23 Hernando Main Street

Spreading Our Roots.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 City Growth

Hernando City Map. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30-31 Handy Map

Local Attractions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Something for Everyone

Serving the Multitude.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Church In Hernando

Hernando on the Highway. . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Transportation in Hernando

Annual Event Calendar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Hernando Events & Information

Civic Organizations Guide.. . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Hernando Civic Groups & Clubs

Chapters of DeSoto County. . . . . . . . . . 47 Hernando History

Services Directory.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Who To Call 2465 HWY 51 S, Hernando, MS 38632 ph: 662.429.9055 | fax: 662.429.2909 www.hernandoms.org

Alpha Membership Directory.. . . . . . . . 51 Chamber Members by Name

Category Membership Directory.. . . . 53 Chamber Members by Classification

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n April 1, 1974, a group of industrious business leaders from the Hernando area realized the importance of forming a business association to protect and promote the city’s commercial interests. Like many communities across the country in the mid1970s, Hernando was feeling the pull of larger urban interests such as nearby Memphis. Industrial growth and higher paying jobs in the city were like a magnet, pulling much of the workforce of the town of nearly 2,000 across the state line. In 1975, following a series of meetings that had begun the previous year, the Hernando Area Chamber of Commerce was incorporated. Hernando realtor Joan Ferguson was the Chamber’s first executive director following the association’s formation. “It was a beginning for seeing the need for business to thrive in Hernando,” said Ferguson, “Our membership at the time consisted of small business owners and a lot of individual members. That was the nucleus of our chamber. Now it runs the gamut from small businesses to large industries and everything in between.” To fund the fledgling organization’s operation, Ferguson said the Chamber hosted numerous fundraisers and special events, including raffles and a Valentine’s Day dance. The Chamber’s most successful event, however, was the Hernando A’Fair, an arts and crafts fair that has become one of the best-attended annual events in the county. For the next decade, the Chamber underwent several changes of staff and location, until the early ‘90s when the Chamber finally

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landed under the auspices of the DeSoto County Hernando-based Economic Development Council. Because the Chamber shared space and a common employee with the Council, cost sharing enabled the Chamber to do more with less for the next several years.

...while the Chamber was still growing, the City of Hernando took a bold step In 1995, while the Chamber was still growing, the City of Hernando took a bold step by hiring its first planning director, Bob Barber. Barber, who realized the importance of preserving the town’s historic resources, helped start a dialogue between the city and the Mississippi Downtown Development Association (MDDA), an agency that oversaw the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Main Street program at the state level.

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Hernando then joined the ranks of nearly two dozen other Mississippi towns that shared similar goals in preserving and promoting their towns by becoming a certified Main Street community. With Main Street now a function of the chamber, a move was made to rename the organization to recognize the inclusion of the town’s new Main Street program. So, in 1998, the Hernando Area Chamber of Commerce changed its name to the Hernando Main Street/Chamber of Commerce. Now, some ten years after joining Main Street, Hernando has seen a bountiful return from the program. In all, downtown Hernando has experienced more than $40 million in public and private reinvestment, seen an estimated 40 new businesses open their doors and felt the impact of more than 100 new jobs created.

“Through the tandem efforts of Main Street and the Chamber of Commerce, this organization has the tremendous responsibility of not just promoting the business assets of the community, but also in preserving and enhancing the culture that has made Hernando one of the most desirable communities to live in the Mid-South,” said Hernando Main Street/ Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, Brian Goff. “That’s a big part of what we do, and the response to that mission has been overwhelmingly positive by the majority of people that call Hernando home.” x

During that same window of time, the organization has grown from less than 100 members to more than 350 members, representing all facets of business. Governed by a 15-member board of directors, the Hernando Main Street/Chamber of Commerce consists of one full-time and three part-time employees. Each year, the organization coordinates a variety of events, including parades around the Fourth of July and at Christmas; an outdoor movie series; and the everpopular Hernando Music & Heritage Festival. In addition, Main Street organizes numerous cooperative advertising campaigns with local retail merchants and sponsors the community’s largest annual retail promotion, the Hernando Christmas Open House.

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hen it comes to government in Hernando, nothing is more apparent than the fact that its leaders are here to serve the city. Through civic programs and relentless planning committees to their dedication to tradition and emphasis on community involvement, Hernando’s government has insured that all its residents, newcomers and natives experience the unsurpassed quality of life that Hernando has built its reputation on. As the seat of one of the fastest growing counties in the nation, Hernando has experienced a time of growth that most communities cannot fathom. Providing leadership in the midst of this change has been no small task. Nearly 12 years ago, Hernando started experiencing these initial growth pressures. Since then, the population has risen from about 3,200 to nearly 15,000 residents, not only bringing pressures to meet the needs of its community, but also to preserve the small-town feel that brings many of its residents to Hernando in the first place. Mayor Chip Johnson, elected as the city’s executive officer in 2005, works side by side with the city’s five aldermen to ensure that Hernando continues to be a place that people proudly call home. Elected by popular vote and serving four-year terms, the aldermen representing Hernando are: E.R. “Sonny” Bryant, Ward 1; Andrew Miller, Ward 2; Gary Higdon, Ward 3; Jamie Tipton, Ward 4; and Sam Lauderdale, the city’s alderman at large. To accommodate the growth of the city, two additional aldermen will be added to city council in the 2009 election. The mayor and aldermen hold town hall meetings as well as bi-monthly meetings, which are open to the public.

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Since his election, Mayor Johnson has made significant strides to improve the community’s quality of life. One project that has had a tremendous impact on the city is the installment of a Parks and Recreation Department. In 2007, the department won the DeSoto County “Health Conscious Award,” given out by the DeSoto County Health Council. Under the leadership of Parks Director,

Providing leadership in the midst of this change has been no small task. Dwayne Williams, the department has made renovations to the city’s existing parks – Conger, AddieBaldwin, Church, and Bouchillon Park – as well as an installment of two new parks. Hernando Sports and Fitness Park was part of the city’s effort to reuse preexisting establishments by turning the former Hernando High School football field into an exercise mecca, complete with a fourteen-

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station workout facility, track, and field for little league football. And not only does the city’s government promote a healthy Hernando, but works to involve all its residents in a united one. Citizens of all ages and racial and ethnic backgrounds came out to help renovate the park, showing once again, that the Hernando community takes an active role in the city. Lee’s Summit Park, located behind the Wal-Mart Supercenter on McIngvale Road, is the second of the two new parks, also serving as a leisure recreational facility with walking trails and playground equipment. As their mission statement affirms, “The Hernando Parks & Recreation Department is committed to providing beautiful parks, fun recreational activities, and encouraging healthy lifestyles that make Hernando a great place to play.” Williams went on to say, “People come from all around to enjoy our parks. It has been our goal to provide exercise and recreational facilities that people can live in their hometown and enjoy without having to go somewhere else to find the facilities they need.” While leaders have been diligent in updating Hernando’s recreational facilities, additions have been made in the public service sector as well. Enhancements include: water system upgrades, road improvements, the addition of two new fire stations, and expansions to the city’s police force.

that is used for everything from dance lessons to civic group meetings. The facility can also be rented out to the community for events such as wedding receptions and graduation parties. Works toward city improvement are not slowing down, and Bob Barber, Hernando’s Planning Director, insists that planning is key. In maintaining the city’s vision for growth, along with the preservation of historical character, Barber has worked with government officials to give residents a sense of place within their community. “People are drawn to Hernando for life quality,” said Barber. “We have a small town atmosphere and are a place that people want to be rather than get away from.” Mayor Johnson, a resident of Hernando for 11 years, stated, “I moved from somewhere else to live here—it just feels like home.” Barber explained, “We think of Hernando as Mississippi’s front porch. We are the first seat you come to in Mississippi and, as such, do our best to represent our state well.” It is with the help of Hernando’s strong local government that the city stands as an exemplary model of Mississippi’s commitment to hospitality and traditional community values. x

The renovation of the Gale Building has benefited recreational and service departments alike. Housed in the former Green Duck Button Factory, the city has employed the building as an adaptive reuse center, recycling the facility, and giving a new home to the Police and Parks and Recreation Departments. The Police Department, formally operating in the lower level of City Hall, is now located on the east side of the Gale Building and with the larger facilities, has gained additional office space, a lobby and reception area for guests, as well as its own conference room. The Parks and Recreation Department has also put its new space to good use. Located on the west side of the building, the department has a lobby for guests, offices for its employees, and a large meeting hall

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With DeSoto County’s dedication to academic excellence and

its emphasis on parental involvement, it is no wonder that families continue to choose Hernando as a place to raise their children. Comprised of 33 schools and educating almost 30,000 students, the DeSoto County school system is the fastest growing school district in Mississippi and is predicted to be the largest district in

the state by the 2009-2010 school year. What does that mean for its residents? It means more schools, more teachers, and more funding to promote cutting-edge educational programs in the classroom. DeSoto County Schools is regionally and nationally recognized as a system of superior-performing schools that ignite a passion for learning, while inspiring student success through instructional excellence and exemplary leadership. With more level five schools than any other district in the state, DeSoto County continues its tradition as a penchant for student achievement. The district has surpassed the state in overall test scores in every category and subject area for the last three years and accounts for the largest population of gifted students in the state. As DeSoto County has continued to grow, its residents have ensured that first-rate educational facilities are available for the community’s children. With 10 families moving into the county every day, and two of those 10 finding themselves in Hernando, the school district has had quite a job keeping up with city growth. In rising to the task, 10 new schools have been built in the last four years and construction is not slowing down. In 2004, voters approved a $115 million bond issue to build these new schools and to make improvements on several existing schools. In May 2008, voters unremittingly passed an extension on that bond for $60 million dollars. While schools are springing up all over the county, Hernando has seen its share of improvements. Hernando Hills Elementary School was part of the project in 2006, becoming Hernando’s third elementary school. Lake Cormorant Middle School, located just outside of Hernando in the heart of the Mississippi Delta, also opened that year, serving students in grades 6-8, further alleviating overcrowding and meeting the needs of families located on the west side of Hernando. In 2007, Lake Cormorant Elementary opened, the last of the 10 schools funded by the 2004 bond issue. A new high school will be built in Lake Cormorant and is slated to begin in the fall of 2008. It will be the first school to be built with the latest bond.

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Another project that has excited Hernando’s residents is its high school’s new state-of-the-art Performing Arts Center. The $4.21 million,16,000 square-foot structure has been acclaimed “the best performing arts center in the state” and offers top-notch lighting and sound equipment as well as an orchestra pit, rehearsal space and dressing rooms. Along with promotion of the performing arts, DeSoto County Schools has recently approved a new visual arts initiative in elementary schools that is scheduled to start this year. The company spearheading the project,

...helping to build an education that will last a lifetime. KidzArt of the MidSouth, has been working with children in the county’s schools through after school art classes and summer and winter art camps for four years. Drawing on proven techniques and the professional research of artists and educators, KidzArt offers an art-enriched experience unlike any other. Through fun, interactive exercises and personal encouragement, student energies are channeled into brain storming, problem solving, and practical application. Not only will the program be providing students with an introduction to visual arts and art techniques, but it will incorporate what is being taught in the regular classroom into its art lessons. Randy Denton, owner of KidzArt, explained this new teaching technique called “pacing” learning, in which educators are presenting education across the board. He stated, “What we are doing is developing lessons that mirror what is being taught day-today. Parents will not only see kids learning about animals

and science in books, but that learning comes out in visual form. As they are studying a particular subject we will help reinforce what they are learning in the classroom.” Not only are Hernando residents working to give students room to learn; they are helping to build an education that will last a lifetime. Apart from uncompromising academics, DeSoto County Schools has health councils in every school and is fighting childhood obesity. Through the program Project Fit America!, sponsored by Blue Cross & Blue Shield Foundation, DeSoto County has updated its recreational facilities and supports 12 outdoor gyms. While Project Fit is keeping students’ bodies in shape, a new program is working on keeping them safe and substance free. DeSoto County is joining communities across the country through the Street Smart initiative, which works to prevent teen drinking, drunk driving, and illegal drug use, and encourages seatbelt use. DeSoto County Schools’ high school students will get a frontline view of the issue from firefighters, paramedics, and even representatives from local companies who share their personal stories while encouraging students to make safe choices and to be “Street Smart.” As DeSoto County continues to produce exemplary students in its public school system, quality education does not stop there. Northwest Mississippi Community College (NWCC) offers the first two years of more than 50 courses of study for academic transfer to a four-year college or university. More than 40 career and technical programs at one or more of five locations prepare students for rewarding occupations. NWCC has an enrollment of over 6,000 located on three campuses, two – the Senatobia and Southaven DeSoto Center campuses – of which are located just miles from Hernando. NWCC is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the Associate of Arts degree, the Associate of Applied Science degree, and certificates in career education. Northwest also meets the educational needs of hundreds of North Mississippi residents each year through The University of Mississippi – DeSoto Center. Since the DeSoto Center opened in 1996, the enrollment in the program’s courses has increased from 80 to over 800 students. The unique affiliation of The University of Mississippi with NWCC at the DeSoto Center provides the ideal mix of academic and technical training for the development of DeSoto County. Northwest, owner of the DeSoto Center, built the campus to provide educational opportunities for traditional day students as well as non-traditional evening students.

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Courses taught at the DeSoto Center are selected with student’s needs in mind. The University offers 10 undergraduate degrees. Courses in accounting, business, criminal justice, health sciences, education, liberal arts,

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nursing, paralegal studies, and social work prepare students for success in rewarding careers. Undergraduate courses are taught at the junior and senior level, complementing freshman and sophomore academic courses offered by NWCC. Graduate courses in engineering and education also are available. “The partnership with Northwest is wonderful,” said Dr. Bonnie Buntin, Ole Miss Dean at the center. “We enjoy seeing people come across the hall and progress from the associate’s degree on to the baccalaureate degree. It is so much fun to watch them finish and meet that goal.” President of the college, Gary Lee Spears, could not praise the school enough. “We have so much to offer at Northwest. In my long association with this college, as a student and as an administrator, I’ve seen great changes—changes in technology, changes in classroom delivery, changes in the student population and new programs of study. The things that have remained constant are that community colleges still provide affordable, accessible higher education opportunities to the majority of college freshmen and sophomores in our district.” He continued, “Hope, possibility, potential—those are the banners flying at Northwest right now. Our staff, faculty and administration are working as a team to provide the best education possible for our students.” Whether you are looking for a place to start a family or wanting to build a professional future for yourself, DeSoto County’s unparalleled school district makes it a perfect place for all your educational endeavors. x

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DeSoto County Schools 5 E. South Street, Hernando, MS 38632 (662) 429-5271 Supt. of Education: Milton Kuykendall

• Hernando Elementary School Grades K-1 455 Riley St., Hernando, MS 38632 (662) 429-4160 Principal: Barbara Jepsen Assistant Principal: Renee Tripplett

• Hernando Hills Elementary School Grades 2-3 570 McIngvale Rd., Hernando, MS 38632 (662) 429-5271 Principal: Stephanie Gilder Assistant Principal: Amanda Crider

• Oak Grove Central Elementary School Grades 4-5 893 Oak Grove Rd., Hernando, MS 38632 (662) 429-4180 Principal: Dr. Janice Barton Assistant Principal: Dan Ray

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Grades 6-8 700 Dilworth Ln., Hernando, MS 38632 (662) 429-4154 Principal: Jerry Darnell Assistant Principal: Linda Rice

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Grades 9-12 805 Dilworth Ln., Hernando, MS 38632 (662) 429-4170 Principal: Freddie Joseph Assistant Principal: Mac Crider and Lisa Steiner

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ffering personalized patient care, innovative technology, specialized medical campuses, and the latest in research methodology, Hernando’s healthcare providers are working hard to meet the growing needs of an expanding population. General family medical practices, eye care, pediatric care, chiropractic, family dentistry, podiatry, and physiotherapy are but a few of the health and medical services offered in and around the Hernando area. And its residents’ appreciation for their tight-knit community does not stop at the check-in desk. As the local Baxter Care Clinic, a general family medical practice in Hernando, illustrates, Healthcare providers in Hernando “strive to provide the utmost in compassionate, up-to-date care for our patients in a friendly and accessible environment. We enjoy establishing relationships with our patients and their families, and seek to continue these relationships long term.” Filling the city’s hospital needs is Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto. Located just 10 miles north of Hernando in Southaven, Baptist is a full service, acute care hospital operating 339 beds and providing a wide array of medical services. Baptist opened in 1988, and has since then made major expansions as the county’s main hospital headquarters. 2006 witnessed the opening of a 447,000 square foot, 11-story patient tower, which gave the growing hospital much needed space. The hospital’s women’s center, built in 2001, is on the list of renovation projects for the upcoming year. Planners are in the very early stages of looking at expansion with architects. The hospital now sees an average of 1,800 births per year and expects to need larger facilities for the increased

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number of births the county’s growth is bringing. A new sleep disorder center was also added in October of 2007 and is located in the area which formally housed the hospital’s medical surgery unit.

At the heart... lies an inherent passion for supporting quality living in DeSoto County. Baptist is also the largest private employer in DeSoto County, almost doubling its employees in 2004 and now employing 1,750 people locally. Randy King, CEO of Baptist DeSoto, said, “We’ve made a huge commitment to this community. Investing 250-300 million dollars since 1988 and adding countless renovations to our facilities has attached us the county and its residents in a big way. We’ve positioned ourselves as industry leaders through our focus on cutting-edge technology and quality facilities that attract good physicians.”

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Baptist’s commitment to cutting-edge technology has been on the forefront of renovation projects of late. In February 2009, the hospital is set to begin inputting an electronic records system that allows all records to be documented and viewed by staff on a computer in the patient’s room, rather than paper portfolios that must be moved from place to place. The system, called Baptist CD, will not only ensure that records are accurate and up-to-date, but will allow records to be viewed by multiple staff at the same time and by multiple hospitals within the Baptist server. Computer monitors will be installed in every room and nurses pushing medicine carts from room to room will have computers on wheels to ensure that patients receive the right medicine and dosage. The program will offer the hospital a variety of increased safety features because patients will wear a bar-coded armband that, when scanned, will pull up all their medical information and required medicine dosage and times. Baptist is also the first hospital in the area to purchase the Diamond Back 360 technology. The equipment allows a physician to use a catheter to get into smaller arteries than before, such as those in the legs. Because Mississippi leads the country per capita for diabetes, this technology is particularly important for the area.

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While Baptist is committed to its patient’s safety, they are concerned with their comfort as well. “Catering to You” is a new patient meals program that assigns associates to certain patients and makes them responsible for letting the patient pick out food and for bringing them their meals. The program offers a variety of healthier options and helps build a more comfortable and relaxed atmosphere because the same employees will be working with the same patients each day. Along those same lines, Baptist began a Hospitalist program in August 2008 that assigns specific physicians to work with patients throughout the duration of their stay in the hospital. The program is designed not only to help patients feel more comfortable with the care they receive, but to shorten the length of stay required and improve the quality of care. In October 2008,

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the hospital also added an orthopedic division of the Hospitalist program. In meeting the needs of its patients, Baptist reaches out for first hand suggestions. In March 2007, the hospital started a Patient Advisory Council, composed of former patients and family members of former patients, creating a symposium for suggestions on improvements the hospital can make. Led by Laura Davis, Director of Nursing, and Mary Banks, Chief Nursing Officer, the council has over 20 members so far and has brought to the table some very exciting feedback. The Patient Advisory Council is only one of the numerous volunteer programs with Baptist Hospital. With summer and year-round programs, the volunteer community at Baptist is very strong and involves community members of all ages. While community members are helping at Baptist, the hospital also reaches out to the community through a variety of civic services and events. Baptist sponsors Art for Heart, supplies donations for the Hernando National Guard, funds grants for teachers in the local school systems, and hosts Baptist’s Girl’s Day Out. They also sponsor the Back to School Health Fair, Getting Mississippi in Motion, and Relay for Life. Highest on the list of community outreach, however, is the number of patients that Baptist treats who cannot afford healthcare. Leaning on its roots in the three-fold ministry of Christ, Baptist treats patients regardless of their ability to pay, giving $428,000,000 per year in charity care throughout the Baptist system. Also assisting the needy in DeSoto County is the DeSoto County Health and Wellness Center. The center is a non-profit healthcare facility dedicated to providing medical care to the working uninsured. Once located in the Walls Library, the center now resides at 8889 Northwest Drive, Southaven, Miss. The facility is funded by government subsides and contributions from individuals and organizations throughout the area, as well as health-related grants from various foundations. The center does not accept private medical insurance, or any form of government assistance for payment. However, any patients—who are assessed on a slidingscale basis—are only required to pay what they can afford. At the heart of DeSoto County’s healthcare providers’ work lies an inherent passion for supporting quality living in DeSoto County. With its variety of services and community of top-notch professionals, DeSoto County is sure to provide just the kind of care you need. x

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alking through Hernando, one can easily see that signs of economic growth are everywhere. From construction sites and renovation projects to small business openings and industrial development, Hernando is teeming with expansion. Driving the city’s industrial development is Hernando’s location as an axis for national and international commerce. While its proximity to the major metropolis of Memphis has helped spur growth, the installment of the NAFTA Super-Highway, Interstate 69, promises development in a big way. Intersecting with Interstate 55 and creating the second largest junction in the state, city planners are talking to several big businesses about locating in the area. The city already supports its share of industrial trade, however. Home to 10 manufacturers and five distributors, industrial production in Hernando locally employs 600 people. Kawneer-Alcoa, a builder and distributor of customized aluminum extrusions, is the city’s largest employer. Originally called Alumax, the company has been located in Hernando since 1967. Other big names in Hernando’s industrial market include the National Trust Company, Valvoline, Cole Tool Works, MBCI, and RCL Components. Jim Flanagan, President and CEO of the DeSoto County Economic Development Council, explained, “Manufacturers and distributors are the economic base of a community. The payrolls of these companies traditionally turn over seven times in the community and their wage scales are higher than any other retail sector.” Populating in the growing retail sector is the development of several new shopping centers throughout the city. In the McIngvale area, the city has seen the development of the Shops at Lee’s Summit and the

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Highland Court Shopping Center. The Shops at Lee’s Summit include a variety of restaurants and retail stores sporting top names such as Goody’s, Steak Escape, and King Buffet. Highland Court, located across the street from Lee’s Summit and Wal-Mart Supercenter, pulls in the reigns with Kyoto’s entertaining hibachi grill and D.O.C.S’ unique “fast-casual” dining. Ian Navarro, manager of D.O.C.S, said choosing to locate his business

Large and small businesses alike find this local flavor just right for setting up shop in Hernando was easy because of the potential for growth and the tightknit community atmosphere. He said, “The growth in Hernando is good, but it won’t ever be the hustle and bustle of Southaven. Hernando’s residents

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appreciate the uniqueness of its businesses and want to preserve the individual investor.” While brand development is challenging for the new business, Navarro says they have done well since their opening in March and are hopeful for the future. Serving a variety of fresh-tossed salads, soups, pizzas, and sandwiches, D.O.C.S’ diverse menu and healthy options seem to be just what the public is looking for. Navarro stated, “I think we are a good fit for Hernando. We are something the community was looking for and needed. And the time was right. With Hernando’s rapid development, you either get in now or you won’t get in.” While the eastern side of town has seen its share

Coffee and Tea, has expanded its operation to two new locations. Through a partnership with HQ Fitness, the business opened a second Hernando store at 2050 Highway 51 in the building previously owned by Magnolia Lighting. Higher Ground also features a new coffee bar inside Northwest Community College DeSoto Center on Ross Parkway in Southaven. Both locations opened in July. The opening of the Depot, a shopping center located in the eastern side of the historic district next to the railroad crossing at Commerce Street, has provided much needed space for some of the city’s newest specialty retailers. Mandy Jones, owner of Itty Bitty, an upscale infant and small child clothing store, had great things to say about her business’ opening in November 2007. She said, “Business has been wonderful and the Depot provides a great synergy. Very rarely does someone stop in Janie Rose (a ladies fashion boutique) that doesn’t come here or to the Blue Olive (a trendy gift and home-décor shop). The Depot has a very upscale appearance and its unique stores offer shoppers the distinct experience they look for downtown.”

D.O.C.’s serves fresh tossed salads, soups, pizzas and sandwiches.

of openings, growth in Hernando’s historic district has also been on the up-rise and steering growth in the right direction is a top priority for city leaders. Brian Goff, executive director of the Hernando Main Street Chamber of Commerce, noted, “The national presence that we are seeing out on McIngvale is a very necessary component for a city such as Hernando. We are trying to balance that, however, with the preservation and promotion of our downtown area. One of the things the Main Street Program does is keep the historic district at the forefront of people’s minds.” Three new businesses have recently opened on the city’s historic square, including Timbeaux’s On the Square, which reopened under the ownership of Charles and Melanie Wiggins, owners of the Boiling Point restaurant in Southaven. While the square recently lost one popular eatery in Old Venice Pizza, it has gained a new and exciting dining spot in Windy City Grill, which opened in November. Also adjacent to Windy City is a newly-opened gift shop, The Square Cupboard. The local coffee shop, Higher Ground Gourmet

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Itty Bitty, located in the Depot, is an upscale children’s shop.

Jones also enjoys the opportunity that Hernando provides for its business owners to reinvest in the community. Featuring many locally made items, Itty Bitty uses area seamstresses to make some of its clothing. Jones said, “I feel like in a way we are giving back to the community by giving back to local people. Residents in Hernando love to give gifts that are made in their home town and represent our city’s distinctive personality.” As Goff explained, the attractiveness of Hernando “comes down to fact that it creates a distinguishable sense of community that gives people a feeling unlike anywhere else. Hernando has a very unique local flavor and just about everyone who visits the town or moves here identifies with it’s iconic and picturesque atmosphere.” Large and small businesses alike find this local flavor just right for setting up shop in what is quickly becoming one of the most important cities in the MidSouth. x

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stablished in 1837, recorded as the oldest city in DeSoto County and recognized as one of the most historically-significant cities in the Mid-South, Hernando has a lot to be proud of. And when it comes to protecting its heritage, Hernando puts preservation at the top of the list. When Hernando started feeling its initial growing pangs nearly a decade ago, city leaders knew something must be done to preserve the city’s unique historical character. Hernando stepped up to the plate and joined cities across the U.S. in becoming a part of Main Street, U.S.A., a downtown revitalization program that has transformed historic districts throughout the country. Rising out of concern for the urban sprawl experienced in many cities during the 1960s and 1970s, the program follows a four point approach – organization, design, promotion, and economic restructuring – in an effort to preserve and enhance the downtown areas of historic communities. Through public and private partnerships the program has grown into one of the largest economic development tools in the nation and promotes downtown areas as the center of a community. According to program leaders, Hernando shines as one of the program’s most successful preservation projects. When the program started in May 1997, the city was one of the first programs in the state of Mississippi with fewer than 5,000 residents. Over $40 million dollars later, and countless renovations and restorations in tow, Hernando has grown to a city of just under 15,000 residents that still proudly call the historic district their own.

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“Residents of Hernando and Desoto County, as well as visitors recognize and appreciate the unique qualities that our community has to offer,” said Hernando Main Street/Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, Brian Goff. Goff, along with his two staff members and

“Hernando is still a place with small town values.”- Brian Goff the Chamber’s 15 member board of directors, has been working for six years now on instilling a sense of community that draws Hernando’s residents to its historic district. “It offers a unique feeling despite the fact that we are a very fast growing and changing community. The square is what grounds us and what makes us a very progressive city. Hernando is still a place with small town values.” Defined by the Illinois Central Gulf Railroad to the north and east; Oak

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Grove Road to the south and Scott Road to the west, the Hernando Main Street district encompasses a wide variety of buildings and business uses. Adaptive reuse projects on the square’s unique and fully functional Spanish grid design have included renovations on 70 to 80 percent of the buildings on the square. The program also requires new buildings in the area to be constructed to match the historical architecture of downtown. Caffey Place, a three-story infill development on Caffey Street, is another recent renovation project. With two stories for small business and the third offering four luxury apartments, the vacant lot was turned into a very functional and practical beautiful building that compliments the existing architecture. The opening of the Depot, a new shopping center located off Commerce Street near the train tracks and designed to mimic the old train depot station, created a great aesthetic attraction in the east part of downtown and provided needed retail space for specialty businesses. “Cooperation is another huge element in the Main Street program. The business community is elemental in our ability to hold programs and the government has provided a great partnership in making everything we do possible,” said Goff.

Along with business cooperation, community involvement is key to a program’s success. “By offering activities in the area we are meeting one of the bigger challenges of helping the community to see the opportunities that exist downtown,” said Goff. The Main Street Association/Chamber of Commerce annually hosts a variety of community events including Picnic and Parade Around the Square, held on the day before the Fourth of July; Movies on the Square, which play throughout the summer; the Hernando Music and Heritage Festival, held in the fall; and the Christmas Open House and Parade, held in December. Several events are also hosted by other organizations: Celebration of Art, held each April; Mudbug bash, in association with the Palmer Home for Children; and the Hernando A’Fair. Situated among the lush shady oaks and warm Southern charm, the historic square is the heart of Hernando. Sam Agnew, Director of Program Services for the Northern District of the Mississippi Main Street Association, said, “DeSoto County is different from everyone else in that no one else is experiencing the growth that Desoto County is. Families are looking for a sense of place— Hernando’s downtown district provides just that.” x

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ow does one define growth? Although numbers play a role, the Hernando community proves that growth is deeper than how many people a city houses. With its combination of excellent schools, caring government leaders, committed residents, and dedication to the preservation of the city’s small-town charm, Hernando continues to search for the best way that it can provide its citizens with an unmatched quality of life. As the seat of the fastest growing county in the state and the 37th fastest growing county in the nation, it is no wonder Hernando has recently gained so much exposure. Over a period of about 12 years, Hernando has experienced a surge of growth most cities cannot fathom. Since 1996, the population has risen from about 3,200 to nearly 15,000 residents, not only bringing pressures to meet the needs of its community, but also to preserve the small-town feel that draws people to Hernando. Director of Planning, Bob Barber, explained that what the city planners wanted was to see the installment of appropriate policies for the city’s growth that would translate into future years as the city continues to develop. Barber explained, “It’s a challenge when a city is in a growth mode to maintain its best qualities and its enduring heritage in the face of real growth.” The Hernando Board of Aldermen adopted a plan that includes a higher concern for the natural environment, improving the way the city handles things such as drainage and tree preservation, paired with a continued emphasis on design quality, the pedestrian and bike population, and the establishment of community centers. Primary objectives were set in place and through careful collaboration the board decided on four goals that would appropriately and effectively steer Hernando’s growth.

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As its first goal, the Board wanted to ensure the preservation of the historical qualities of the city. Mayor Chip Johnson explained, “Hernando is the place to be. If we didn’t have the downtown area, we wouldn’t be who are. People want to move to Hernando because of our town square.”

As the community began to be “discovered,” building began in a big way. Second, the board felt that the enhancement of the city’s existing neighborhoods would ensure that residential development in the city was not only the type of development that would attract a target group looking to put down roots, but that houses would be of high enough quality that they are reusable for years to come. They wanted neighborhoods that people would be happy with over time.

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Third, the Board found it of utmost importance to preserve the sense of place that draws people to the area time and time again. Planners did not want Hernando to come out as another sprawling suburban area. This meant creating a top-notch shopping environment housed in quality architecture and held to the highest design standards. And fourth, in the midst of tremendous growth, the city must maintain an unsurpassed quality of life. This meant commercial development had to account for the services that people need, parks and recreational facilities for its residents to use, and cooperation with the city’s schools and public service departments. As the community began to be “discovered,” building began in a big way. Where as the city had previously been approving only 30-40 house building permits a year, now, over 300 are submitted for approval annually. Kay Jefferies, managing broker at CryeLeike Realtors and President of the North Mississippi Association of Realtors, said, “Hernando is where it’s happening. Builders are coming from all over to build in our area.”

development to be based on the natural characteristics of the site. The neighborhood is also a step toward the national green initiative. Using native vegetation for landscaping and natural waterways and basins as drainage solutions, builders are minimizing the amount of earth moving and tree clearing required. Wooden tracts will be interspersed throughout the development along with streams and creeks to provide residents the feel of living in the country while being located in town. Four other neighborhoods are also in the works: Jefferson, between Holly Springs Road and Jay Bird, which will feature heavy amenities similar to Hernando West; Williams Brook to the South; and Charleston Rowe, bordering the historic Hernando Old Plank Road. By increasing the quality of life in each neighborhood and preserving both the small-town feel and natural elements of the area, Hernando is building communities that will not only attract people who are looking for a place to settle down long term, but will ensure that retail values on the area’s property do nothing but increase over time.

The new Montclair subdivision, located off of Oak Grove and Scott Road, brought in Carbine Developers and Builders from Franklin, Tenn. Montclair developers have paired innovative technology with quality construction and luxury amenities. The neighborhood will be one of the first in the county to implement a built-in technology program, called Crystal Clear, that bundles cable, phone, and internet bills together as part of the Home-owners Association fee. The neighborhood will also sport a swimming pool, tennis courts, basketball courts, a playground, and the county’s first dog park. Hernando West, proposed to sit just one block west of the town square, is another new neighborhood in the works and will follow what is called a “new urbanist” development scheme. Similar to Memphis’ Harbor Town, this 1,139 acre, 4,000 unit development will offer two town centers, both of which compliment Hernando’s town square, and allow residents to live, shop, and play without ever having to leave the neighborhood. With sidewalks, bike lanes, and a vast amount of open space, the neighborhood is geared toward pedestrians who do not want to bother with getting in their car to run to the store. The nationally recognized Katz Builders and Developers, along with the architectural firm Looney Ricks Kiss, has purchased the property. The team will be working in conjunction with environmental consultants, Applied Ecological Services Inc., which will assist in their planning process and help the

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Trent and Krista Cox moved to Hernando due to the family friendly neighborhoods and small town charm.

Trent and Krista Cox, one of the city’s newest young families, decided to move to Hernando’s Magnolia Manner neighborhood in February 2008. Trent, a native of Greenville, Miss., and Krista, a native of Grenada, Miss., had been living in Memphis’ Harbor Town for some time, but when they got ready to start thinking about children, there was no question that they wanted to cross back over the state line. “We made up our mind when we married that we wanted to eventually

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be back in Miss. Hernando was it. The only question was which neighborhood,” explained Trent. In choosing Hernando, both atmosphere and location were key. The neighborhood they chose provided wide streets, large yards, and spacious open floor plans, as well as regulations that prevent a cluttered or unkempt environment. Highest on their list of the benefits of living in Hernando, however, is the community’s small-town charm. Trent said, “The historic qualities of the city were a big selling point and I think Hernando tries to keep the downtown area in focus with small specialty and mom-and-pop stores. Everyone here is so helpful and friendly. It’s worth moving here just to know that you will get a “Hey, how are you doing today?” when you go to the store.” Hernando has not only risen as a hot spot for residential growth, but commercial growth as well. As Mayor Johnson stated, “People are what draws business. The more people we get the more services we end up with.” Retail establishments and restaurants have sky-rocketed in the McIngvale area, bringing residents a variety of shopping and dining options. The Depot, a shopping center located off Commerce Street and part of the adaptive re-use initiative, is modeled after the old train depot station and created a home for a variety of specialty shops. One of the interesting things about commercial development in Hernando is that building standards are requiring a strict adherence to analogous aesthetic standards. Barber explained, “When we build we strive for excellent places with high character that are visually pleasing. Businesses will make more money by abiding by our building standards because in the end people will pay more for a quality environment.”

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But having more people in Hernando brings a lot more than commercial growth. City planners have also recognized the need for citizens to have access to quality recreational facilities. As part of his installment in 2005, Mayor Johnson created the Parks and Recreation Department and in doing so, started city efforts for a healthier Hernando. The department has plans to install 11 new public parks throughout Hernando, meeting the variety of needs of Hernando’s residents. Apart from park renovations and the construction of two new city parks, the department has allowed its headquarters, the newly renovated Gale Center, located at 2601 Elm St., to be a place that the community can call Center Stage boutique, located on the square. its own. Every 3rd Thursday of the month, the building With the city’s tremendous houses meetings for Hernando’s growth, it is easy to wonder what Young at Heart charter, a club will happen to the small-town for senior citizens. On Saturdays, atmosphere that gives Hernando the building holds dance lessons, its charm. Mayor Johnson said led by dance instructor Virginia that Hernando is “A place you Farris. Monday through Saturday, can safely raise a family. Basically the center offers aerobics classes everything we do is in an effort to in the morning and in the evening make Hernando a better place to for all community members. The live.” And that’s what Hernando’s recreational building can also be residents and leaders have done in rented out and has been used for the past few years. They have made everything from weddings and Hernando a safe, fun place to live, graduation parties to the county’s that offers a quality of life unlike knowledge bowl tournament. any other. As Johnson says, being in Hernando “just feels like coming home.” x

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Arkabutla Lake Hoping for a fun-filled day in the great outdoors? Then look no further than Arkabutla Lake and State Park. Located just seven miles west of Hernando and maintaining an annual visitation exceeding two million people, the 40,704 acre lake accommodates a wide variety of recreational interest throughout the entire year. Rated as one of the top five crappie fishing lakes in the country, and offering opportunities for largemouth and white bass, as well as channel and flathead catfish, Arkabutla is ideal for the avid fisherman. For those looking to catch a little bigger game, Arkabutla opens 37,700 acres of land to the public for hunting throughout the year. For a more leisurely day at the park, guests can go swimming on one of Arkabutla’s three beaches, explore the park through its various nature trails, or even set up camp for the night at one of the parks 333 campsites. With picnic areas, playgrounds, and a variety of events year round, any trip to Arkabutla is a perfect family affair. For more information the Arkabutla Lake Field Office can be contacted at (662)562-6261 or visit www.mvk.usace.army.mil/Lakes/arkabutlalake.

DeSoto County Historic Museum What do a portrait of Hernando de Soto, an old Confederate gun, and Jerry Lee Lewis’s traveling piano all have in common? They are all housed in DeSoto County’s premier Historic Museum. Located on Commerce Street, the Historic Museum catalogs the story of DeSoto County, starting in the 1500s when Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto passed through the area and stumbled onto the Mississippi River on his quest to find gold in the New World. The museum moves visitors through riverboat days on the Mississippi, a replica of an antebellum living room, and into a Civil War room, displaying artifacts such as weapons, Confederate soldier

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medals, and letters from a soldier who fought in the battle of Gettysburg. Visitors can get a look at the history of agriculture and education in the county, as well as stories of segregation and integration. An exhibit on the history of rock-and-roll in DeSoto County, namely through Nesbit’s own Jerry Lee Lewis, showcases his famous traveling piano. The museum ends its exhibits with booths documenting the growth of DeSoto County through the stories of the Hernando, Horn Lake, Olive Branch, and Southaven. Apart from its historical exhibits, the museum houses an art exhibit of local artist through the Artist Network of Mississippi, and keeps artwork both on display and for sale. Free live bluegrass hits the stage every Thursday night either on the porch of the historical log cabin or in the museum’s church building, which can be found next to the exhibit hall.

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The museum is located at 111 E. Commerce St. and is open Tuesday through Saturday 10am-5pm. For more information call (662) 429-8852 or visit the website at www.desotomuseum.org.

Cedar Hill Farm With its 120 acres of rolling hills, a myriad of farm friendly activities, and down-home Country Kitchen Restaurant, it is hard to imagine why anyone would not want to escape to this tranquil preservation of quiet country life. Visitors can take a tractor-drawn hayride around the farm and explore the Pumpkin Patch in the fall and enjoy the Easter Egg Field in the spring. Kids can get a hands-on experience with farm animals in Cedar Hill’s petting zoo, ride a pony, or catch a trophy bass in the farm’s private pond. Visitors to Cedar Hill Farms also enjoy dividing into teams to play volleyball, horseshoes or even paintball on the only pay-to-play paintball course in DeSoto County. You can enjoy the farm’s beautiful picnic areas, pavilion, nice restroom facilities and indoor Country Kitchen either with your family or as part of Cedar Hill Farm’s large group party packages. Cedar Hill Farms is open to the public seasonally and open by reservation for private parties, corporate events, family reunions and weddings year around. “Every season brings something new to the farm.” Cedar Hill Farms is located at 008 Love Rd. For more information call (662) 429-2540 or visit their website at www.cedarhfarm.com.

Shopping and Dining Just south of Memphis, Tenn., home of BBQ and the blues, Hernando has not missed out on its love of good food and fun. From the sophisticated and chic to down-

home and discount, Hernando’s dining and shopping experiences have something to offer everyone. Hernando’s downtown area continues to appeal to those looking for a night out on the town. The historic district offers an unrivaled experience for the sophisticated shopper. The area showcases upscale dining facilities, unique gift shops, specialty boutiques, antique shops and the chance to experience the ambiance of the town square lit at night.

Hernando hasn’t missed out on its love of good food and fun. The McIngvale area is quickly emerging with its recent surge in the number of restaurants and stores available. Goody’s is one of the area’s new clothing stores, carrying clothes for women and young girls. Dining varieties range from fast food selections such as Steak Escape and Back Yard Burger to the entertaining experience of Kyoto’s hibachi grill, and even an interesting mix of fast food and sit down dining called D.O.C.S., a new pizza, salad, and sub shop that calls itself “the new fast food”. Whether you’re looking for a romantic dinner, an eclectic mix of clothes and accessories, or are simply in need of some late night fourth-meal, Hernando restaurants and shops have something to fit your taste.

Hernando Parks While residents have always appreciated the beauty of Hernando’s city parks, the last two-and-a-half years have witnessed a drastic change in Hernando’s park system. With the installment of a Parks and Recreation Department, the city has already seen two new parks built and momentous renovations made to the city’s existing parks. The city now offers five area parks along with plans to add an additional 11 parks in the next 15-20 years. Addie Baldwin Park, known to some locals as “The Cage,” houses the city’s public basketball courts and is located on Hill Street, just south of the square. Church Park is located between Commerce Street and West Center Street and provides visitors with two tennis courts, a small playground, a pavilion and an activity pad.

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Conger Park is the city’s largest park. Located at the corner of Highway 51 S. and West Oak Grove Road, it includes a community built playground, three pavilions, two tennis courts, walking trails, and restrooms. Along with providing children of the area with numerous

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picnic fieldtrips, the park serves as a great place to have a picnic or large party. The Sports & Fitness Park is one of two additional parks the city recently added and has an oval track for walking and running, 14-station exercise equipment, and a football field for little league football. Lee’s Summit Park is the city’s newest park. The park is located behind Wal-Mart and includes a walking trail, lake, and pavilion. The Parks & Recreation office is located in the Gale community center on 2601 Elm St. For more information call 429-2688 or visit the department’s website at www. hernandoparks.org.

Tunica’s Casinos Bright lights. Dazzling entertainers. 24-hour non-stop gaming action. Fine dining and luxurious hotels. And all just miles from Hernando’s back door. What’s there to hold you back? Located in the heart of the Mississippi Delta, home of the blues and Southern hospitality, Tunica holds true to tradition when it comes to entertaining its guests. From sporting events to trade shows, festivals and concerts, Tunica offers something for anyone looking to get away. Many of the world’s top performers regularly headline

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Tunica’s multi-million dollar show rooms and include names such as The Beach Boys, Tracy Byrd, Bret Butler, Pam Tillis, Mellissa Ethridge, and Styx. Tunica’s world-class gaming action does not stop at the slot machines. Championship golf, tennis, and sporting clays offer visitors the chance to get active during their stay in Tunica. And with all that exercise visitors are sure to need a nap. Offering over 6,000 rooms, and the chance to stay in the middle of all the action or skip away to one of Tunica’s non-casino, bed and breakfast selections, Tunica has got you covered. With more than 50 Tunica restaurants, the diversity of Tunica’s dining options alone could put them on the map. From elegant dinners to casual dining, Tunica Casinos offer something to satisfy any pallet. New to Tunica’s dining entourage is the Paula Deen Buffet, found exclusively Harrah’s Tunica. You’ve seen her on Food Network, and now she invites you into her home, through this 560-seat, cutting edge restaurant modeled after her own house in Savannah, Georgia. You’ll savor the Queen of Southern Cuisine’s down-home recipes in this unique taste of Tunica dining. Ready to serve red-hot jackpots and breathtaking entertainment, night after night, Tunica is calling you. x

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n the midst of a fast-paced and complicated world, we all look for solace in our faith. With nearly 100 churches representing people from all walks of faith, Hernando meets its residents’ needs, no matter what their basic beliefs. Area civic and church leaders agree that faith continues to play a vital role in shaping and defining community life in Hernando. Celebrating over 25 years of service to the community, Hernando’s Interfaith Council on Poverty has served the needy of the area in unparalleled ways. Comprised of over 15 churches, the council brings together believers from across the city to work on various civic projects, which not only attend to the spiritual needs of the community, but works to provide help to those who have no other place to go. Danny Dabbs, Pastor of Hernando United Methodist Church and member of the Council said, “If you’re going to be called a community of faith you’ve got to be an entity that the community can rely on and be a comfort to. In good times or bad times, the church must be a place that people can count on to be of assistance, help or support.” In August, the Council sponsors Dress A Child, which enables underprivileged students to receive free school supplies and clothes for the upcoming school year. Through food drives and local contributions during Thanksgiving, Hernando citizens feed over 100 residents—mostly elderly—that would not have a holiday meal otherwise. Residents help out at Christmas by putting together boxes – full of everything from toys to blankets and laundry baskets to detergents, food, and candy – to be given to families that cannot afford to buy Christmas gifts. The Council also supports a food pantry where families in need can receive food to see them through rough patches. Located in the rear of First

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Presbyterian Church, an average of 35 families per month are served by the year-round food pantry. “When people are actively engaged in their faith, it shows,” said one community member. “Strong churches help to build strong families who, in turn, build strong communities full of people looking to serve one another.” The family of

“Strong churches help to build strong families who in turn build strong communities” churches in Hernando is doing just that. Local churches not only serve the poor of the community, but offer a variety of services for families in the area. Several churches offer private and church related daycares and pre-kindergarten programs as well as vacation bible schools in the summer. Faith plays an important role in the social life of the community, from church league sports and recreational teams to choirs,

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musical, and drama groups. Hernando Methodist Church is one such church, and offers a variety of programs to the community. The church has been home to the Upward Basketball program, a recreational basketball league for children age 8-12, hosts a Mother’s Day Out program and an Alzheimer’s support group, along with simply allowing their facilities to be used by non-profit groups such as The Girl Scouts and Hernando’s Young at Heart senior citizen group. The church’s motto is “Reaching out and reaching in.” Dabbs explained the church’s philosophy in saying, “We are a community traditional church that is strong enough and large enough to offer programs that people desire for their families. We are able to have our facilities because of the generosity of our members and we are always willing to open our facilities and allow people to come in. We have the room and hearts to do it.” Another popular meeting place is the local coffee shop, Higher Ground, located on Mt. Pleasant Road. Higher Ground serves the community by hosting live Christian music throughout the week and opening its doors to area youth from Longview Point Baptist Church on Wednesday nights. Concerning Hernando’s rapid population growth, its churches have been nothing but welcoming. Pastor Dave Lewis, a member of the Hernando Ministerial Association and preacher at CrossRoad Church, spoke on CrossRoad’s efforts to reach out to the growing community. He said, “Sometimes it’s hard for people

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to move into established places. With our casual atmosphere we’re looking to reach out to people who are either new to Hernando or simply disconnected with the traditional church community and want to be more involved.” CrossRoad Church has only been meeting since April of last year, but already has plans for English as a Second Language Programs and Reading for Kids. “Serving people in practical and hands on ways is one of the core values of CrossRoad Church.” While Hernando has longstanding churches representing Catholic, Methodist, Presbyterian, Church of Christ, Church of God, and a variety of Baptist Churches, there are a number of new churches in the area. One church embracing contemporary worship in a casual atmosphere is New Discovery Christian Church. New Discovery has been in the area for five years now, meeting at Hernando Middle School for Sunday services and utilizing home groups for bible studies during the week. New Discovery’s Pastor John Wagnon stated, “We just want people to know they are welcome no matter who they are or where they’ve been.” Their church motto sums up the church’s compassionate atmosphere: “We aren’t a perfect people, but we do serve a perfect God.” From traditional worship services to the booming sound of a praise band to in-home bible studies, Hernando’s community of faith has something to offer everyone. x

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hen Congress decided to build a superhighway from Canada to Mexico, the small town of Hernando gained one more reason for its name to be on the map. Located just south of the major metropolis of Memphis, home to the busiest cargo airport in the world, five class-one railroads, and the fourth largest inland port on the Mississippi River, Hernando is a perfect candidate for big business. In 2006, residents witnessed the first phases of the Interstate 69’s construction, which created an interchange at Interstate 55 and made Hernando only second in the state to have a junction of two major interstate systems. While the transportation department is still in the process of buying land and drawing lines, the installment is estimated to be completed in 2014 or 2015. I-69 will curve up through I-55 to I-40 and then on through Memphis heading North. In addition, the suburban loop of I-269 will run east of the junction of I-69 and I-55 in Hernando to Marshall County where it will cross Highway 78 and eventually connect with Tenn. 385 east of Collierville. As the city has already seen, putting Hernando at the center of such a huge interchange brings tremendous opportunities for economic development. Bill Minor, County Commissioner, noted, “The two things businesses look at when moving into an area are the transportation systems and the schools. I think the interchange will bring a lot of business out of Memphis and from all over the country.” Already boasting several industrial businesses such as Kawneer-Alcoa and Stylecraft Lamps, Valvoline, and Cole Tool Works, the area is expected to attract corporate business on a major level. Bob Barber, Director of Planning, said, “I-69 is a dominant force in the future of Hernando. The intersection of I-69 and I-55 is a huge opportunity for corporate growth. It will bring

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a lot of employment opportunities and have an impact on settlement patterns.” Apart from commercial growth, Minor explained that I-69 will help reduce the largely congested commuter traffic that is now seen on Hwy 72 and Hwy 302.

“I-69 is a dominant force in the future of Hernando”- Bob Barber I-55 is also being widened to meet the growing needs of DeSoto County’s residents. With the construction of the Towne Center Mall in Southaven and continued development across the county, the county has been hoping for the change for quite some time. Planners hope to widen I-55 to six lanes all the way from Hernando to Memphis to help alleviate heavy traffic. Minor responded, “We’re doing everything we can. Costs are high right now, but we are foraging ahead with improvements throughout DeSoto County. The additions we are building will help people to get home faster and safer.” Starlanding Road and

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Nail Road are two of the county’s roads currently under construction and their improvements are set to be finished in the near future. The department also plans to put an interchange at Church Road to alleviate the heavy traffic in Southaven and Horn Lake. While additions are necessary, the residents of DeSoto County do not want to become Memphis. The transportation department works in conjunction with city planners to ensure that growth is steered in the right direction. In Hernando, city leaders are promoting healthy and cost-effective modes of transportation with plans to construct bike lanes and build additional sidewalks throughout the city.

system in Latimer Lakes Park in 2006 and have great hopes for the greenway county wide. “We are very sensitive on how road improvements are done; wider isn’t always better,” said Barber. With big business streaming ahead and a concern for city travelers in mind, both the city and county transportation departments are making major strides to rise to the demand of DeSoto County’s growing population. x

The construction of a county-wide greenway has residents bubbling and their wallets feeling a little fuller. It is possible that by the year 2016, DeSoto County residents will be able to bike from Horn Lake to Nesbit and through the outskirts of Hernando all the way to Arkabutla State Park without ever having to leave the trail. By converting unused railway and canal corridors, partitioning grassy open areas, and installing bike and walking trails, communities are creating paths that preserve and restore nature in cities, suburbs and rural areas. Citizens will be able choose alternative modes of transportation that promote a healthy lifestyle and protect the environment. City leaders in Horn Lake found great success with the placement of a greenway

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There’s something here for everyone! Whether

your interest is art, music, shopping for bargains, or good family fun, Hernando offers a full schedule of annual events. Mudbug Bash One of the newest events in Hernando’s lineup of spring activities is the Palmer Home for Children’s annual Mudbug Bash. This Cajun-influenced crawfish boil, which takes place in April, features Mardi Gras beads, music, libations and lots and lots of rightly seasoned “mudbugs.” The Mudbug Bash is one of the primary fundraising activities for the Hernando campus of Palmer Home For Children, which provides a nurturing environment for orphaned and abused children.

Hernando A’Fair Billed as one of the largest single-day arts and crafts fairs in the Mid-South, the Hernando A’Fair is a favorite past-time for locals and visitors. Taking place on the third Saturday in May each year, the A’Fair supports more than 200 artisans and craftsmen from across the Southeast and draws an estimated 10,000 to 15,000 people to Hernando’s scenic downtown. Featuring everything from handcrafted jewelry to children’s clothing, furniture and yard art, the event is staged around the Court Square. The A’Fair is organized by the Hernando Optimist Club.

Picnic & Parade Around the Square On Independence Day, communities across the country celebrate our nation’s freedoms with fireworks and other traditional festivities. But in Hernando, it is done a little differently. Held a day before the 4th of July, the Hernando Picnic & Parade Around the Square is a unique children’s parade that gives kids of all ages the opportunity to celebrate their patriotism by parading around the historic Court Square. Coordinated by the Hernando branch of First Regional Library and the Hernando Main Street/ Chamber of Commerce, the event features children, parents, grandparents and veterans who walk, ride and are pulled around the square in a variety of non-motorized vehicles.

Movies on the Square Brand new to Hernando’s schedule of activities is Main Street’s Movies on the Square. Located in Hernando’s historic court square, this free outdoor movie series features classic and modern movies for all ages. Patrons are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket and curl up on the lawn of the historic DeSoto County Courthouse and enjoy their cinema favorites.

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All proceeds from concession sales benefit projects of the Hernando Main Street program.

The Hernando Music & Heritage Festival

(Fall on the Square) The Hernando Music & Heritage Festival has become one of the fastest-growing festivities in the Mid-South. With music, food, crafts, a 5K run, live art and children’s activities, the multi-day event appeals to a variety of interests. In addition to music performed by local groups, the festival has showcased national artists such as Cowboy Mouth, Ingram Hill, Aaron Tippin and Hernando’s own, North Mississippi All Stars.

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Hernando Christmas Open House The Hernando Christmas Open House is held from 1-5 p.m. on the second Sunday in Nov. Christmas Open House features nearly 24 shops, boutiques and other businesses. Everything from art, antiques, women’s fashions, seasonal gifts and more can be found–often at bargain prices. For the smallest of shoppers, many retailers offer special attractions such as story time with Mrs. Claus. And, throughout the day, Santa is available to make pictures.

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Hernando Christmas Parade Closing out the calendar of events is the Hernando Christmas Parade. On the second Monday of December each year, the Hernando Christmas Parade takes place in the evening and follows a route that begins in the Hernando Industrial Park and takes partic ipants along Commerce Street to the historic Hernando Court Square. To guarantee a preferred spot for viewing, many spectators arrive for the parade as early as two hours before the event. x

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Boy Scouts of America

Hernando Lion’s Club

Hernando Rotary Club

Hernando Bike Club

Hernando Master Gardeners Club

Hernando VFW

Contact: Scott Agner DeSoto County Area Cell – (662) 617-0473 Office – (901) 327-4193

Contact: Bo McAninch (901) 299-7940

Hernando Exchange Club Contact: Tiffany Heard P.O. Box 719 Hernando, MS 38632 (662) 890-6404

Hernando Girl Scouts Contact: Katy Hill 4811 Conner Dr. Hernando, MS 38632 (662) 429-2646

Contact: Faye Daniels 3845 Hwy. 51 South Hernando, MS 38632 (662) 429-5120

Contact: Joy Anderson 3260 Highway 51 S. Hernando, MS 38632 (662) 429-1349

Hernando Optimist Club Contact: Jimmy Radford P.O. Box 532 Hernando, MS 38632 (662) 280-8875

Contact: Chas Emerson P.O. Box 231 Hernando, MS 38632 (901) 767-5951

Contact: John Dunn or Marshall Reed 4263 Hwy. 51 South Hernando, MS 38632 (662) 429-7943

Hernando Woman’s Club Contact: Kathy Chatham 580 Fogg Road Nesbit, MS 38651 (662) 429-4752

Hernando Young Woman’s Club Contact: Karen Sandridge 159 Cross Creek Dr. Hernando, MS 38632 (662) 429-3979

Hernando Youth Sports

Contact: Danny Phillips 2470 Highway 51 S. Hernando, MS 38632 (662) 429-4365

Hernando Youth Football Assn. Contact: Sam Barkley 4767 Conner Dr. Hernando, MS 38632 (662) 429-6869

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he history of Hernando and DeSoto County runs as deep and wide as the river that has defined the area’s culture and gives it its history—the Mighty Mississippi. Though the City of Hernando was incorporated in 1837, its history dates back to a time much earlier, a time when Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto passed through the area during his quest for gold. His quest, which was in 1541, led him to one of the great discoveries of the New World, the Mississippi River. To celebrate a history steeped in a richly woven tapestry of culture, in 2003, residents and administrators of DeSoto County opened the Historic DeSoto Museum, the first and only one of its kind in the county. They chose Hernando, who took the namesake of the Spanish discoverer and sits as the county seat, as a home for this showpiece. Housed in the former First Presbyterian Church, one of the oldest surviving churches in Hernando, the museum was built with private and public funds and much consideration and effort from a community that cares to preserve and promote its culture and history. According to the museum’s curator, Brian Hicks, who holds a master’s in archaeology, the museum reads like a book, with each display acting as another chapter in the story of DeSoto County. The first chapter explains the story of de Soto, his venture through the uncharted territory of the Southeast, his first contact with native Americans, and his status as being the first European to document the discovery of the Mississippi River, a documentation that describes an area identical to that of western DeSoto County.

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Exhibits move viewers through the riverboat days with a hand-built wooden replica of a riverboat that lights up, whistles and turns its paddle wheel; to an exhibit of parlor furniture from a local antebellum home no longer standing; and into a room with Civil War artifacts including weapons, Confederate soldier medals, and the letters of a Confederate soldier who fought in the Battle of Gettysburg.

...the museum reads like a book, with each display acting as another chapter in the story of DeSoto County DeSoto County can also claim home to three Civil War generals: James Patton Anderson; James R. Chalmers; and the well-known Nathan Bedford Forrest, who fought a duel on the Hernando courthouse square, shooting two men and stabbing a third. Other exhibits include a yellow fever journal that lists everyone who died of the epidemic in the area;

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the original ledger book of the DeSoto County School Board; and pictures of the original county courthouse, a French Castle courthouse said to be the prettiest courthouse in the South, that was burned in 1940. Exhibits of the DeSoto County museum also include the traveling piano of Nesbit’s rock-and-roll hero Jerry Lee Lewis; booths dedicated to telling the story of the growing communities of Hernando, Horn Lake, Olive Branch and Southaven; and a replica of the DeSoto Civic Center and paraphernalia from its key tenant, the RiverKings hockey team. In an area dedicated to African American history, viewers can take a look at a slave deed and read stories of segregation and integration, such as the interesting story of the attempted assassination of the University of Mississippi’s first African American student, James Meredith, who was shot just south of Hernando. Perhaps, the gem of the museum is the 1850s dog trot cabin, which was moved to the site in 2002 from its location in Eudora and connects to the museum via a replica wooden plank road similar to the one that once connected Hernando to Memphis. Not only is the cabin used to demonstrate life in the area during the pioneer days, but it is used to entertain residents every Thursday night with live bluegrass music played by musicians from all over the Mid-South. Attendance usually ranges from 50 to 100, and lasts until the musicians are ready to put down their instruments.

1980’s dog trot cabin located adjacent to the Historic DeSoto Museum.

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The Historic DeSoto Museum is located at 111 East Commerce St. and is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call (662) 429-8852 or visit the website at www.desotomuseum.org, or just come by for some bluegrass and a taste of true Southern history. x

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Government Offices City of Hernando 475 West Commerce St. Phone:.......................................... (662)429-9092 Fax:............................................... (662)429-0999

Mayor & Board of Aldermen Mayor Chip Johnson................ (662)429-9092 Alderman at Large Sam Lauderdale......................... (662)429-5213 Ward 1 Alderman Sonny Bryant.............................. (662)429-3493 Ward 2 Alderman Andrew Miller............................ (662)429-7637 Ward 3 Alderman Gary Higdon............................... (662)429-9190 Ward 4 Alderman Jamie Tipton............................... (662)429-2562 City Hall – All Personnel City Clerk Jannette Riley............................. (662)429-9092 City Attorney Kenneth Stockton..................... (662)429-3469 City Judge Anthony Novak......................... (662)429-7888 City Court Clerk Cassaundra Perry...................... (662)429-9096 Office of Planning Director of Planning Bob Barber.......................(662)429-9092 x114 Deputy Director Shelly Johnstone............ (662)429-9092 x103 Administration Assistant Kristen Duggan................(662)429-9092 x116 Building Official Dennis Sing................................. (662)429-9092 Building Permits Robin Cromwell........................ (662)429-9092 Business Licenses Debra Tipton............................. (662)429-9092 Code Enforcement & Animal Control Dennis Sing................................. (662)429-9092 Emergency Services For Emergency Call...................................... 911 Chief of Police Mike Riley................................... (662)429-9096 Asst. Chief of Police Shane Ellis................................... (662)429-9096 Fire Chief Hubert Jones.............................. (662)449-0504 Asst. Fire Chief Marshall Berry........................... (662)449-0504 Parks and Recreation Parks Director Dewayne Williams.................... (662)429-9096 Assistant Parks Director Melissa Zissman......................... (662)429-9096

Public Works & Utilities Public Works Director Van Gates................................... (662)429-9092 Utilities Clerk Gwen House.............................. (662)429-9092 Planning Commission Randy Cobb, Chairman........... (662)429-9092 Scott Fernandez,Vice Chairman ....................................................... (662)429-9092 Marjorie Williams..................... (662)429-9092 Bob Wolfe.................................. (662)429-9092 Pat Woody................................. (662)429-9092 Larry Newson............................ (662)429-9092 DeSoto County Administration 365 Losher St. Hernando, MS 38632 Phone:.......................................... (662)429-1460 Board of Supervisors District 1 Jessie Medlin............ (662)895-6177 District 2 Gene Thach............. (662)895-3736 District 3 Bill Russell................ (662)781-9080 District 4 Allen Latimer........... (662)393-4448 District 5 Tommy Lewis.......... (662)429-7344

Superintendent of Education Milton Kuykendall School Board District 1 Doug Hollowell...... (662)895-8059 District 2 Steve Dodd.............. (662)349-3543 District 3 Ann Jolley................. (662)781-1169 District 4 Patricia Hurt............ (662)429-4690 District 5 Janet Osborne......... (662)429-5880 State & Federal Officials Mississippi State Senate District 1 Doug Davis.............. (662)449-5617 District 19 Merle Flowers....... (662)349-3983 Mississippi House of Represenatives District 6 Forrest Hamilton..... (662)895-5765 District 7 Wanda Jennings....... (662)349-3673 District 8 Larry Baker.............. (662)562-6706 District 25 John Mayo.............. (662)624-4706 District 40 Ted Mayhall........... (662)393-2069 District 52 Tommy Woods.... (662)838-6201 U.S. Senate Senator Thad Cochran............ (662)236-1018 Senator Roger Wicker............ (662)234-3774

County Administrator Michael Garriga ........................ (662)429-1460

U.S. House of Represenatives Congressman Travis Childers... (662)844-9096

Chancery Court Clerk W.E. “Sluggo” Davis................. (662)429-1318

Animal Control City of Hernando Animal Control ...................................................... (662)429-9092

Circuit Court Clerk Dale Kelly Thompson.............. (662)429-1325 Tax Assessor Parker Pickle.............................. (662)429-1335 Tax Collector Joey Treadway........................... (662)429-1340 Planning Commission Jim McDougal, Dir. Of Planning ...................................................... (662)429-1303 Circuit Court Judge Bobby Chamberlin......... (662)429-5011 Chancery Court Judge Percy Lynchard............... (662)429-5011 Youth Court Judge Alan Couch..................... (662)429-1323 Justice Court 8525 Hwy. 51 N., Southaven ...................................................... (662)393-5810 DeSoto County Sheriff’s Department Sheriff James Bill Rasco............ (662)429-1470 DeSoto County Schools 5 E. South St., Hernando, MS 38632 ...................................................... (662)429-5271

DeSoto Animal Rescue Society ...................................................... (662)342-9448 Automotive/Motor Vehicles Driver’s License 160 License Dr., Nesbit ......... (662)429-1353 License Plates/Tags DeSoto Co. Administration Bldg. 365 Losher St., Hernando ..... (662)429-1340 Building & Construction Building Permits City of Hernando Dept. of Planning ...................................................... (662)429-9092 DeSoto County Planning Commission ...................................................... (662)429-1303 Building Inspector City of Hernando – Dennis Sing ...................................................... (662)429-9092 DeSoto County Planning Commission ...................................................... (662)429-1303 Business Licenses City of Hernando...................... (662)429-9092 DeSoto County......................... (662)429-1303 Court Hernando Municipal Court....... (662)429-9092 DeSoto County Courthouse.... (662)429-5011

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Emergencies - DIAL 911 Police Department 475 West Commerce St. ....................................... 911 or (662) 429-9095 Fire Department 475 West Commerce St. .............................911 or (662) 429-9092 x108 Fire Department # 2 957 Hwy. 51 North ........................................ 911 or (662)449-0504 Fire Department # 3 1240 Holly Springs Road ........................................ 911 or (662)449-2633 Sheriff’s Department 311 South St., Hernando ........................................ 911 or (662)429-1470

Employment/Unemployment Office (WIN) Ms Employment Security Commission 7320 Hwy. 51 N. , Southaven, Ms 38671 ...................................................... (662)342-4002

Garbage/Trash Collection City of Hernando...................... (662)429-9092 DeSoto County......................... (662)429-1466

Health & Human Services Child Support 2575 Caffey St., Hernando ...................................................... (662)449-1401 Family & Child Services 2552 Hwy. 51 S., Hernando ...................................................... (662)429-1480 Food Stamps 2725 Hwy. 51 S., Hernando ...................................................... (662)429-4461 Health Department 2705 Hwy. 51 S., Hernando ...................................................... (662)429-9814

Library First Regional Library – Hernando 370 W. Commerce St............. (662)429-4439

Marriage Licenses DeSoto County Circuit Court Clerk 2535 Hwy. 51 S., Hernando ...................................................... (662)429-1325

Telephone AT&T Installations: Residential.................................. (888)757-6500 Business....................................... (888)620-6000 Repairs: Residential.................................. (877)737-2478 Business....................................... (866)620-6900 Birch Communications................ (888)275-0777

Utilities Call Before You Dig................(800) 227-6477 (Mississippi One Call) Cable Comcast.....................................(800) 872-8047 Electricity Entergy.......................................(800) 368-3749

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Gas – Natural Atmos Energy............................ (662)393-7083 Gas – Propane Amerigas..................................... (662)429-6211 Internet Service Providers AT&T (DSL)............................... (888)321-2375 Comcast (High Speed)............ (901)259-1111 Water City of Hernando...................... (662)429-9092 North Mississippi Utilities.......... (662)429-9509

Voter Registration DeSoto County Circuit Court Clerk 2535 Hwy. 51 S., Hernando .......................................................(662) 429-1325


A B C 1st Franklin Financial.....................................662-449-2662

Cafe 51...........................................................901-413-7605

DeSoto County Sheriff..................................662-429-1470

95.3 The Rebel...............................................662-349-0826

Carbine & Associates...................................615-661-9995

DeSoto County Supervisor-Allen Latimer ...662-393-4448

Carlson Eye Clinic.........................................662-449-1384

DeSoto County Supervisor-Tommy Lewis.....662-429-7344

Carol McGarrity.............................................901-494-3815

DeSoto County Supervisor-Jessie Medlin....662-895-6177

Carol Sharp Smith CPA.................................901-598-2296

DeSoto County Supervisor-Bill Russell..........662-781-9080

Cash Title Exchange.....................................662-429-5855

DeSoto County Supervisor-Eugene Thach..662-895-3736

Cedar Hill Farm..............................................662-429-2540

Desoto County Tourism Association............662-393-8770

Cellular South Wireless..................................901-870-8888

DeSoto Family Dental Care..........................662-4295239

A A-OK Cleaners...............................................662-429-7016 Absolute Tans................................................662-429-8896 Accents on the Square................................662-429-8050 Advanced Collision Inc................................662-429-8992 AERC, PLLC....................................................662-298-0057 Affordable Signs & Graphics........................901-375-1999 Air Pro Heating and Air, Inc..........................662-429-0774 ALF Katz Builders & Developers....................215-491-6900 ALFA Insurance..............................................662-449-5808 All About Hair.................................................662-429-6151 All Clean Pressure Wash...............................901-356-3037 Allen & Hoshall...............................................662-912-1039 American Event Tents...................................662-781-2280 American Legion Post 1990.........................901-485-7647 American Properties LLC dbaVaiden.........662-429-5277 Angela M. Jones Law Firm...........................662-429-2226 Aquaworks Pools...........................................662-429-8200 Around Tuit Promotions.................................662-812-6030 Ashton’s Interiors............................................662-902-0064 Askew Hargraves Harcourt & Associates...901-298-2188 AT&T Mississippi..............................................662-841-8300 AT&T Thompson Wireless...............................662-449-1901 Atmos Energy.................................................800-863-7749 Austin & Monteith Law Firm..........................662-781-3825 Austin Realty Group......................................662-429-8888 Austin Realty Group......................................662-429-8888

B BancorpSouth Hernando.............................662-429-9816 BancorpSouth Olive Branch........................662-890-6868 BankPlus.........................................................662-449-7324 Banks & Company........................................662-429-6331 Baptist Memorial Hospital DeSoto...............662-772-2116 Baskin, McCarroll, McCaskill & Campbell..662-349-0664 BeautiControl.................................................662-429-8273 Bedrock Stone & Design...............................901-647-4720 Bell South Yellow Pages................................901-748-8700 Blue Olive Shop.............................................662-449-1520 Bob Leigh & Associates Realtors.................901-485-0337 Bob Leigh & Associates Realtors.................901-481-6344 Bonne Terre Country Inn...............................662-781-5100 Brannon Professionals...................................662-349-9194 Brantley-Phillips Funeral Home.....................662-429-6262 Brian Goff.......................................................662-796-1249 Brick Oven Pizza Co......................................662-449-3449 Bridgforth Properties, Inc..............................662-429-4441 Brown & Haynes Insurance Inc....................662-349-2021 Bryant Tire & Service Center Inc..................662-429-6535 Burnette Company.......................................662-429-6781 Business Design, Ltd.......................................662-429-0073 Business Phone Sales.....................................662-622-7155 Butterflies Florist..............................................662-429-2342 Byrd Sign & Lighting......................................662-781-9020

C C & C Gardens, Inc......................................662-449-4837 C & P Enterprises...........................................662-429-8057

Center Stage Fashions..................................662-429-5288

DeSoto Family Theatre..................................662-890-3889

Century 21 Heritage Realty..........................662-429-9886

DeSoto Home Inspection Services..............901-486-0421

Century 21 River Oaks..................................901-603-4850

DeSoto Monuments......................................662-890-7402

Chatham Damare’ Pittman PLLC...............662-429-9871

DeSoto Paving Company, Inc.....................662-429-6040

Children’s Dental Center.............................662-893-7337

DeSoto Times-Tribune....................................662-429-6397

Chuck Roberts Commercial Real Estate....662-349-7775

DeSoto WEB Services....................................662-449-4990

City of Hernando Alderman - Sonny Bryant.....................

DeSoto Window Treatments & Acces........901-833-7566

........................................................................662-429-3493

Diversified Copy Products............................662-449-3300

City of Hernando Alderman - Gary Higdon.....................

Dixie Catering, LLC........................................662-449-4423

..........................................................................662-429-919

DOCS..............................................................662-449-4319

City of Hernando Alderman - Andrew Miller...................

Domino’s Pizza Delivery................................662-449-3468

........................................................................662-429-7637 City of Hernando Alderman - Jamie Tipton..................... ........................................................................662-429-2562 City of Hernando Alderman at Large - Sam Lauderdale ........................................................................662-429-5213 City of Hernando Mayor - Chip Johnson....662-429-9092 City of Hernando Planning Director - Bob Barbe............ ........................................................................662-429-9092 Classic Party Rentals.....................................901-331-4004 Cleaning Crew..............................................901-691-0737 Clifton Farms..................................................662-429-7029 Coldwell Banker, NW Realty, Inc.................662-349-9368 Cole Tool Works.............................................662-429-5191 Coleman Crawford Apartments.................662-429-2157 Coleman’s Bar-B-Que...................................662-429-9851 Comcast........................................................901-369-5055 Community Bank...........................................662-429-8484 Cook’s Pest Control......................................901-743-4456 Cooke Insurance Center, Inc......................662-429-4488 Countrywide Home Loans...........................662-342-4300 County Seat Animal Hospital.......................662-429-3647 Craig Smith’s Painting...................................901-438-7312 Craigen’s Garage LLC.................................662-429-8135 CrossRoad Church........................................662-449-1947 Crye-Leike Realtors - Kay Jefferies..............662-429-2442 Crye-Leike Realtors - James McIngvale.....901-827-0094 Crye-Leike Realtors - Roxanne McIngvale.901-647-6655 Crye-Leike Realtors - Marty Pickard............901-289-4992

E Edible Arrangements....................................662-298-0054 Eldridge Services Inc.....................................662-449-3024 Entergy...........................................................800-368-3749 Entergy Senatobia........................................800-368-3749 EZ Daze RV Park.............................................662-342-7720

F Fairway Independent Mortgage................662-429-5100 Family Financial Needs.................................662-429-3473 Fantastic Sams...............................................662-449-4663 Farm Bureau Insurance................................662-429-7821 First Choice Catering....................................662-342-2559 First Choice Speech Therapy.......................662-298-0066 First Impressions Video..................................662-393-6198 First Presbyterian Church..............................662-429-6646 First Regional Library.....................................662-429-4439 First Security Bank..........................................662-449-4115 First Tennessee Bank......................................662-349-2959 Flash Pro Design.............................................901-767-8767 Florence & Hutcheson Engineers................662-449-1339 Foot Health Center of Hernando................662-449-3663 Forrest Hamilton................................................................... Fountain Square Apartments.......................662-449-0369 Four Seasons Garden Center......................662-449-1768 Funderburk’s Pharmacy...............................662-429-5337

Custom Painting, Inc.....................................662-449-0484

G D Daniel Murphy Consulting Engineers..........662-429-1312 Dennis Wright & Son Plumbing....................662-342-1329 DeSoto Animal Rescue Society...................662-342-9448 DeSoto Appeal..............................................901-333-2036 Desoto Arts Council......................................662-404-3361 DeSoto Artwerx..............................................662-429-7665 DeSoto Athletic Club....................................662-349-0403 DeSoto Civic Center.....................................662-280-9120 Desoto Consulting Group............................662-253-5936 DeSoto County Economic Development..662-429-4414 DeSoto County Museum..............................662-429-8852

Garner & Garner Law Firm...........................662-429-4411 George B. Ready Law Firm..........................662-429-7088 Get Framed By Jamie...................................662-449-4144 Glen Meadow Ranch...................................901-270-5657 Goodwill Industries........................................901-508-1657 GracePointe Church....................................901-338-8079 Graham Media, Inc......................................662-624-2225 Great River Beverages.................................662-429-7477 Guadalajara Grill..........................................662-449-4288 Guaranty Bank & Trust Company...............662-449-1630 Gustafson Properties, LLC............................662-429-1814 Gymnastics Group........................................901-497-8560

DeSoto County Schools................................662-429-5271

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H McKee and McFarland, Inc.........................901-680-7700

Sam Lauderdale State Farm Insurance......662-429-5213

Haircuts By The Square.................................662-429-5248

Meacham Law Firm......................................662-429-9339

Security Title.........................................................................

Hamilton Self Storage...................................662-429-2724

Memphis Street Cafe....................................662-429-9299

Senator Roger Wicker...................................202-224-6253

Harrahs Entertainment..................................662-357-3089

Merle Norman Cosmetics............................662-449-5525

Servpro of DeSoto Tate Tunica....................662-349-6500

Henderson Vision Center..............................662-429-7099

Merry Christmas Tree Farm...........................662-429-9462

Shelter Insurance...........................................662-429-5755

Hernando Area Ministerial Assn...................662-429-6646

Metallic Specialties Inc.................................662-429-7226

Signs & Stuff, Inc............................................662-895-4505

Hernando Dental Care................................662-429-6736

Methodist Alliance Home Care...................662-429-2175

Slumber Parties by Nancy M........................662-449-4202

Hernando Equipment...................................662-429-6648

Methodist Home Health Hospice................901-516-1414

Smith Phillips Mitchell Scott & Nowak Law Firm.. 6624295041

Hernando Family Medical Clinic.................662-429-4988

Methodist LeBonheur Diagnostic Services Carvel. 6625361000

Smith Seckman Reid Engineers,Inc.............662-449-1860

Hernando Fast Lube.....................................662-429-3737

Methodist LeBonheur Healthcare...............901-356-4192

Sonic...............................................................662-429-9840

Hernando Floor Covering LLC.....................662-449-7611

Methodist Minor Medical Urgent Care.......662-893-9800

Southaven Pontiac-Buick-GMC..................662-349-5600

Hernando Flower Shop.................................662-429-5281

Mi Pueblo.......................................................662-449-1920

Southern Air Conditioning & Heating.........662-429-4429

Hernando Funeral Home..............................662-429-5260

MIDA Maps....................................................662-429-0022

Southern Bancorp Bank N.A........................662-429-9973

Hernando High School.................................662-429-7825

Mississippi Riverkings......................................662-342-1755

Southern Family Medical Clinic...................662-342-4080

Hernando Hills Country Club........................662-429-0317

MMC Materials, Inc.......................................662-393-7676

SouthWest Water Company........................662-393-4285

Hernando Lion’s Club.........................................................

Morton Chiropractic Clinic..........................662-429-6102

Sparks Consulting Firm..................................662-449-5794

Hernando Taekwondo.................................662-449-5425

MS Real Estate Closings of Hernando.........662-429-8822

Starward Vacations, LLC..............................662-429-1000

Hernando United Methodist Church..........662-429-7026

MS Valley Title Insurance..............................662-429-7008

Steak Escape.................................................662-429-0737

Hernando Wine & Spirits...............................662-449-4403

Myers Law Firm, PLLC....................................662-429-1994

Strategic Financial Partners.........................901-767-5951

Hertz Car Rental............................................662-429-8992 Higher Ground LLC.......................................662-449-5755 Hill Media........................................................662-429-4617 Hollingsworth Paving, Inc.............................901-345-8830 Honeycutt Eye Care.....................................662-429-4328 Humana Market Point..................................901-233-6619

Stubblefield Electric......................................662-429-9806

N Nationwide Insurance..................................662-429-5115 Neel-Schaffer Inc..........................................662-890-6404

Subway (inside Walmart).............................662-449-1515 Sullivan Insurance & Retirement Planning..662-429-4932 Sycamore Bank.............................................662-449-0457

Net-Works South, LLC....................................662-796-1818 New Discovery Christian Church.................662-449-5939

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Newsom Enterprises/Somner Express..........901-521-8238

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T’N’T Sound Inc..............................................662-342-1466

North American Electric, Inc........................662-429-8049

Taylor Barber Style Shop...............................662-449-5200 The Club at Highland Court.........................662-449-8343

ID Theft Solutions of America.......................512-589-9199

North Mississippi Utilities.................................662-429-9509

Impact Directory Publishing.........................314-336-3090

North MS Pest Control, Inc...........................662-429-8728

The Daily News..............................................901-528-5271

Impact Missions, Inc......................................662-342-0155

Northwest MS Association of Realtors.........662-449-3553

The Home Appliance Store..........................662-449-8322

Insurance Consulting Group Inc.................901-795-8444

Northwest MS Community College-Desoto.....................

The Magnolias of Hernando........................662-429-2009

Itty Bitty & Company.....................................662-449-8220

662-280-6122

The Square Cupboard..................................662-449-2686

Northwestern Mutual Financial....................901-493-6834

The University of MS DeSoto.........................662-342-4765

Novagiant Media, LLC.................................662-895-2190

Thyme to Eat Catering & Co.......................662-469-9304

J James D. Franks Law Firm.............................662-429-5914

Timbeaux’s on the Square...........................662-429-0500

James W. Amos Law Firm.............................662-429-7873

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Janet Osborne.....................................................................

Oak Tree Centre Mini Storage.....................662-449-4910

Tower Loan....................................................662-429-0531 Tractors and Equipment Inc.........................662-429-4483 Trustmark National Bank...............................662-429-5251

Janie Rose Boutique.....................................662-298-0047

Office Products Plus......................................662-404-4758

Jefferson Group............................................662-429-6781

Olive Branch Printing....................................662-895-3050

Joe Poppenheimer Management, LLC.....662-349-9607

One Call Telecom,LLC..................................901-759-2088

Johnny Coleman Builders............................662-895-3197

Optimist Club of Hernando Mississippi........662-280-8875

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University Graphics........................................205-733-1466

Jordan’s Body Shop......................................662-429-0909

Tunica Queen River Boat.............................662-363-7622

U.S. Lawns of NW MS.....................................901-494-5462 University of MS DeSoto................................662-342-4765

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Palmer Home for Children...........................662-449-2400

Kawneer, An Alcoa Company....................662-429-5261

Papa John’s Pizza.........................................662-429-5252

Kentucky Fried Chicken...............................662-404-3848

Paradigm Corporation.................................662-429-6108

Kevin Johnson................................................662-449-5750

Payroll Management Group, Inc................662-890-5080

King Buffet......................................................662-449-3838

Pearl Med Spa & Laser.................................662-449-4308

Kyoto Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi..........662-497-0672

Physiotherapy Associates.............................662-449-2811

Valvoline........................................................662-429-0405

Pickering Firm.................................................662-449-5845

Vandiver Property Management, LLC.......901-831-9219

L L.S. & Assoc. Insurance Consultants............662-393-9115

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Hair Central....................................................662-449-3773

Leigh Rutherford Law Firm............................662-449-0422 Lenny’s Sub Shop..........................................662-449-1190 Lifeblood........................................................901-529-6315 LifePointe Villages.........................................662-420-7038 LifeStyle Homes..............................................662-429-2332

Urbanarch Architect Associates.................901-578-7173 USAble Life.....................................................662-449-2548

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Pinnacle Real Estate, LLC.............................901-337-3547

Venture Signature Homes, LLC.................. 662-429--8092

PMC Real Estate Services, LLC....................662-429-4567

Vulcan Materials Co.....................................901-774-2350

Pointer Insurance Agency...........................662-429-5141 Premier Carpets, LLC....................................662-429-1550 Primerica Financial Services.........................662-449-1203 Pulaski Mortage.............................................662-449-7530

W Wadsworth Clinic, PA...................................662-429-5231 Waggoner Engineering................................662-429-2100 Wal-Mart Supercenter..................................662-429-3456

Lifestyle Transitions.........................................901-482-0018

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Lulu’s Party Boutique.....................................662-449-3312

R & K Bookkeeping Agency.........................901-647-0223

Walker Brown & Brown Law Firm.................662-429-5277

RE/MAX Advantage -Amy Clay..................662-429-3015

Walls Limousine Service................................662-781-9320

RE/MAX Advantage - Kay Hodge..............901-497-1867

Wesley Meadows Retirement......................662-429-2070

Realty Title & Escow Co................................662-429-2680

Whitfield Electric............................................662-429-4542

Recovery Network, Inc.................................662-429-9015

Williams Pitts & Beard Accountants PLLC...662-429-4436

Renasant Bank..............................................662-429-7833

Williams Wealth Management....................662-429-4437

Robert Smith Family Dentistry.......................662-429-5055

Windy City Grille............................................662-449-0331

Rose Baenke..................................................662-429-6255

WMBZ-FM 94.1 Radio....................................901-255-6738

M Maddox Foundation.....................................662-449-3699 Madison Signs & Promotions........................662-890-4690 Magnolia Accounting Solutions..................662-429-3197 Magnolia Grove Bed and Breakfast...........662-429-2626 Magnolia Lighting, Inc..................................662-429-0416 McDonald’s...................................................662-429-4433

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Walgreens......................................................662-429-3349

Woody’s Wine Company.............................662-429-3689


Accountants

Attorneys

Carol Sharp Smith CPA.....................................901-598-2296 2311 McIngvale Road Hernando MS 38632

Angela M. Jones Law Firm.................................662-429-2226 2462 Church St., Suite A Hernando MS 38632

R & K Bookkeeping Agency..............................901-647-0223 P. O. Box 246 Hernando MS 38632

Austin & Monteith Law Firm............................ 662-781-3825 8000 Austin Road Lake Cormorant MS 38641

Williams Pitts & Beard Accountants PLLC... 662-429-4436 2042 McIngvale Rd., Ste. A Hernando MS 38632

Baskin, McCarroll, McCaskill & Campbell... 662-349-0664 P.O. Box 190 Southaven MS 38671

Advertising

Chatham Damare’ Pittman PLLC....................662-429-9871 291 Losher Street Hernando MS 38632

Around Tuit Promotions...................................662-812-6030 1783 Magnolia Manor Drive Hernando MS 38632

Garner & Garner Law Firm..............................662-429-4411 Post Office Box 443 Hernando MS 38632

Bell South Yellow Pages.....................................901-748-8700 3340 Players Club Parkway #100 Memphis TN 38125

George B. Ready Law Firm.............................. 662-429-7088 P.O. Box 127 Hernando MS 38632

Graham Media, Inc..............................................662-624-2225 134 Sunflower Avenue Clarksdale MS 38614

James D. Franks Law Firm................................. 662-429-5914 2584 Highway 51 South Hernando MS 38632

Impact Directory Publishing.............................314-336-3090 13450 Clayton Road Town & Country MO 63131

James W. Amos Law Firm.................................662-429-7873 2430 Caffey St. Hernando MS 38632

University Graphics............................................205-733-1466 P. O. Box 360656 Hoover AL 35236

Leigh Rutherford Law Firm.............................. 662-449-0422 P.O. Box 948 Hernando MS 38632

Agra - Tourism

Meacham Law Firm.............................................662-429-9339 P.O. Box 566 Hernando MS 38632

Cedar Hill Farm................................................... 662-429-2540 008 Love Rd. Hernando MS 38632

Myers Law Firm, PLLC.......................................662-429-1994 P.O. Box 876 Hernando MS 38632

Apartments

Smith Phillips Mitchell Scott & Nowak Law Firm...662-429-5041 P.O. Box 346 Hernando MS 38632

American Properties LLC dba Vaiden.............662-429-5277 P.O. Box 276 Hernando MS 38632

Walker Brown & Brown Law Firm.................662-429-5277 P.O. Box 276 Hernando MS 38632

Coleman Crawford Apartments..................... 662-429-2157 2780 College Street Hernando MS 38632

Automobiles

Fountain Square Apartments.......................... 662-449-0369 276 Fountain Lane Hernando MS 38632

Hertz Car Rental................................................ 662-429-8992 1473 Hwy 51 South Hernando MS 38632

The Magnolias of Hernando ........................... 662-429-2009 2321 McIngvale Road Hernando MS 38632

Advanced Collision Inc..................................... 662-429-8992 1473 Highway 51 South Hernando MS 38632

Appliances

Craigen’s Garage LLC.........................................662-429-8135 1710 Holly Springs Rd. Hernando MS 38632

The Home Appliance Store............................. 662-449-8322 2416 Mt. Pleasant Rd. Hernando MS 38632

Hernando Fast Lube............................................662-429-3737 1695 Highway 51 South Hernando MS 38632

Architect AERC, PLLC......................................................... 662-298-0057 342 West Valley Street Hernando MS 38632 Urbanarch Architect Associates..................... 901-578-7173 390 S. Main St. Memphis TN 38103

Art Desoto Arts Council......................................... 662-404-3361 660 West Commerce Hernando MS 38632

Jordan’s Body Shop............................................. 662-429-0909 2431 East Street Hernando MS 38632 Southaven Pontiac-Buick-GMC...................... 662-349-5600 78 Goodman Road Southaven MS 38671

Banks BancorpSouth Hernando...................................662-429-9816 Post Office Box 468 Hernando MS 38632 BancorpSouth Olive Branch............................662-890-6868 6819 Crumpler, Suite 300 Olive Branch MS 38654 BankPlus.................................................................662-449-7324 295 Losher St. Hernando MS 38632

Community Bank................................................ 662-429-8484 475 East Commerce St. Hernando MS 38632 First Security Bank.............................................. 662-449-4115 P.O .Box 684 Hernando MS 38632 First Tennessee Bank..........................................662-349-2959 615 Goodman Rd., E. Southaven MS 38671 Guaranty Bank & Trust Company...................662-449-1630 2600 Panola Street, Suite A Hernando MS 38632 Renasant Bank......................................................662-429-7833 2564 Hwy. 51 South Hernando MS 38632 Southern Bancorp Bank N.A...........................662-429-9973 P.O. Box 505 Hernando MS 38632 Sycamore Bank.................................................... 662-449-0457 1025 E. Commerce St. Hernando MS 38632 Trustmark National Bank..................................662-429-5251 2510 Highway 51 South Hernando MS 38632

Bed & Breakfast Bonne Terre Country Inn................................. 662-781-5100 4715 Church Road West Nesbit MS 38651 Magnolia Grove Bed and Breakfast................662-429-2626 140 East Commerce Street Hernando MS 38632

Beverage Wholesale Great River Beverages.......................................662-429-7477 3036 McCracken Road Hernando MS 38632

Bridal Registry Around Tuit Promotions...................................662-812-6030 1783 Magnolia Manor Drive Hernando MS 38632

Builders / Developers ALF Katz Builders & Developers....................215-491-6900 1243 Easton Rd., Ste. 200 Warrington PA 18976 Bridgforth Properties, Inc................................ 662-429-4441 3606 Bridgforth Road Olive Branch MS 38654 Carbine & Associates......................................... 615-661-9995 621 Bradley Court Nashville TN 37067 Gustafson Properties, LLC............................... 662-429-1814 P.O. Box 827 Hernando MS 38632 Jefferson Group....................................................662-429-6781 P.O. Box 846 Hernando MS 38632 Johnny Coleman Builders..................................662-895-3197 P.O. Box 166 Southaven MS 38671 Venture Signature Homes, LLC...................... 662-429-8092 P.O. Box 789 Hernando MS 38632

Cable TV Comcast.................................................................901-369-5055 3451 Players Club Parkway Memphis TN 38125

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Carpet

Cleaners

Cosmetics & Skin Care

Premier Carpets, LLC........................................662-429-1550 1700 Highway 51 South Hernando MS 38632

A-OK Cleaners.................................................... 662-429-7016 2440 Mt. Pleasant Road Hernando MS 38632

BeautiControl...................................................... 662-429-8273 3390 Rhett Butler Dr. Hernando MS 38632

Dixie Catering, LLC........................................... 662-449-4423 4207 Carolyn Dr. Hernando MS 38632

Cleaning & Restoration

Merle Norman Cosmetics............................... 662-449-5525 2342 McIngvale Hernando MS 38632

Casino’s & Resorts

Servpro of DeSoto Tate Tunica...................... 662-349-6500 1475 Highway 51 South Hernando MS 38632

Pearl Med Spa & Laser....................................... 662-449-4308 165 W. South Street, Ste. 200 Hernando MS 38632

Harrahs Entertainment......................................662-357-3089 13615 Old Hwy 61 North Robinsonville MS 38664

Cleaning Services

Dentists

Catering

All Clean Pressure Wash...................................901-356-3037 P.O. Box 1772 Southaven MS 38671

Children’s Dental Center..................................662-893-7337 3964 Goodman Road Ste 128 Southaven MS 38672

First Choice Catering......................................... 662-342-2559 5905 Scott Blvd., Suite 8 Horn Lake MS 38637

C & P Enterprises............................................... 662-429-8057 11545 Sullivan Road Hernando MS 38632

DeSoto Family Dental Care.............................662-429-5239 460 Byhalia Rd. Hernando MS 38632

Cellular Telephone Carriers

Cleaning Crew...................................................... 901-691-0737 2394 Highway 51 South Hernando MS 38632

Hernando Dental Care..................................... 662-429-6736 2264 McIngvale Road Hernando MS 38632

AT&T Thompson Wireless...............................662-449-1901 2670 McIngvale Road Ste C Hernando MS 38632

Colleges

Robert Smith Family Dentistry....................... 662-429-5055 7 East Commerce Street Hernando MS 38632

Cellular South Wireless.................................... 901-870-8888 5885 Ridgeway Center Pkwy Ste. 218 Memphis TN 38120

Northwest MS Community College-Desoto...662-280-6122 5197 W.E. Ross Parkway Southaven MS 38671

Doctors

Children’s Specialty Items

The University of MS DeSoto..........................662-342-4765 5197 W.E. Ross Parkway Southaven MS 38671

Foot Health Center of Hernando.................. 662-449-3663 425 E. Commerce St. Hernando MS 38632

Lulu’s Party Boutique..........................................662-449-3312 210 E Commerce Street Ste. 10 Hernando MS 38632

Commercial Shopping Center Leasing

Hernando Family Medical Clinic..................... 662-429-4988 2670 McIngvale Suite H Hernando MS 38632

Chiropractors

Joe Poppenheimer Management, LLC...........662-349-9607 1018 Goodman Road West Horn Lake MS 38637

Southern Family Medical Clinic...................... 662-342-4080 6426 Highway 51 North Horn Lake MS 38637

Morton Chiropractic Clinic..............................662-429-6102 55 West Commerce Street Hernando MS 38632

Computer Networking & Cabling

Wadsworth Clinic, PA........................................662-429-5231 2240 Highway 51 South Hernando MS 38632

Christian Counseling

Net-Works South, LLC...................................... 662-796-1818 429 East Commerce St., Ste. 110 Hernando MS 38632

Economic Development

Impact Missions, Inc............................................ 662-342-0155 8791 Northwest Dr. Southaven MS 38671

Computer Services

DeSoto County Economic Development.....662-429-4414 316 West Commerce Street Hernando MS 38632

Christmas Trees & Supplies

Desoto Consulting Group................................662-253-5936 260 Flushing Cove Hernando MS 38632

Electric Power

Merry Christmas Tree Farm............................662-429-9462 1890 Getwell Road North Nesbit MS 38651

Flash Pro Design....................................................901-767-8767 4646 Poplar Ave., Suite 517 Memphis TN 38117

Entergy................................................................... 800-368-3749 7411 Highway 51 N. Southaven MS 38671

Churches

Magnolia Accounting Solutions........................ 662-429-3197 3781 McCracken Road Hernando MS 38632

Entergy Senatobia............................................... 800-368-3749 114 N Center St. Senatobia MS 38668

CrossRoad Church..............................................662-449-1947 429 E. Commerce St., #104 Hernando MS 38632

Concrete

Electricians

First Presbyterian Church................................ 662-429-6646 1455 McIngvale Road Hernando MS 38632

MMC Materials, Inc............................................. 662-393-7676 P.O. Box 673 Horn Lake MS 38637

Stubblefield Electric........................................... 662-429-9806 556 Whitfield Drive Hernando MS 38632

GracePointe Church.......................................... 901-338-8079 5842 Alta Jean Cv Horn Lake MS 38637

Construction

Whitfield Electric................................................ 662-429-4542 P. O. Box 361 Nesbit MS 38651

Hernando United Methodist Church............662-429-7026 1890 Mt. Pleasant Road Hernando MS 38632

Vulcan Materials Co............................................ 901-774-2350 P.O. Box 13348 Memphis TN 38113

Employment Services

New Discovery Christian Church..................662-449-5939 P.O. Box 885 Hernando MS 38632

Civic Center DeSoto Civic Center.......................................... 662-280-9120 4560 Venture Drive Southaven MS 38671

Civic Organizations American Legion Post 1990..............................901-485-7647 P.O. Box 312 Nesbit MS 38651

Consulting Services Around Tuit Promotions...................................662-812-6030 1783 Magnolia Manor Drive Hernando MS 38632 Family Financial Needs.......................................662-429-3473 2022 Oak Tree Cove, Ste. 3 Hernando MS 38632 ID Theft Solutions of America..........................512-589-9199 1664 Cedar Lake Cv. Hernando MS 38632 Sparks Consulting Firm..................................... 662-449-5794 1690 Oak Court Cove Hernando MS 38632

Brannon Professionals........................................ 662-349-9194 P.O. Box 182 Southaven MS 38671

Engineers Allen & Hoshall......................................................662-912-1039 2610 Panola Street Hernando MS 38632 Askew Hargraves Harcourt & Associates.... 901-298-2188 2555 Caffey St Suite A Hernando MS 38632 Daniel Murphy Consulting Engineers............. 662-429-1312 1007 Morrow Crest Drive Hernando MS 38632 Florence & Hutcheson Engineers....................662-449-1339 1989 Oak Tree Cove Ste. A Hernando MS 38632

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Neel-Schaffer Inc................................................662-890-6404 5740 Getwell Road BLDG 2 Southaven MS 38672 Pickering Firm...................................................... 662-449-5845 2170 Hwy. 51 South, Suite 5 Hernando MS 38632 Smith Seckman Reid Engineers,Inc.................662-449-1860 370 Losher St. Hernando MS 38632 Waggoner Engineering.......................................662-429-2100 2475 Memphis Street Hernando MS 38632

Entertainment DeSoto Family Theatre..................................... 662-890-3889 7963 North Crescent Circle Olive Branch MS 38654 Tunica Queen River Boat..................................662-363-7622 P.O. Box 700 Tunica MS 38664 Banks & Company................................................662-429-6331 P.O. Box 160 Hernando MS 38632

Equipment Sales & Service Hernando Equipment........................................ 662-429-6648 193 E. Commerce St. Hernando MS 38632

Farms Clifton Farms........................................................662-429-7029 2070 Clifton Road Hernando MS 38632 Glen Meadow Ranch........................................... 901-270-5657 1996 Shadowood Cove Memphis TN 38117

Finance 1st Franklin Financial...........................................662-449-2662 117 W. Commerce Street Hernando MS 38632 Tower Loan............................................................662-429-0531 133 W. Center St. Hernando MS 38632

Financial Advisor Northwestern Mutual Financial...................... 901-493-6834 261 Pontotoc Cove Hernando MS 38632 Strategic Financial Partners...............................901-767-5951 795 Ridge Lake Blvd. Ste 200 Memphis TN 38120 Williams Wealth Management........................ 662-429-4437 2042 McIngvale Rd. Hernando MS 38632

Fitness Centers DeSoto Athletic Club........................................ 662-349-0403 3146 Goodman Road Southaven MS 38671 The Club at Highland Court............................ 662-449-8343 2631 McIngvale Road #122 Hernando MS 38632

Flooring Hernando Floor Covering LLC........................ 662-449-7611 598 Whitfield Dr., Ste. B Hernando MS 38632

Florist Butterflies Florist.................................................662-429-2342 100 East Commerce Hernando MS 38632 Hernando Flower Shop......................................662-429-5281 141 West Commerce St. Hernando MS 38632

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Foundations

Gift Shops

Maddox Foundation........................................... 662-449-3699 180 W. Commerce St. Hernando MS 38632

Around Tuit Promotions...................................662-812-6030 1783 Magnolia Manor Drive Hernando MS 38632

Frame Shop

Blue Olive Shop....................................................662-449-1520 210-4 East Commerce Street Hernando MS 38632

Get Framed By Jamie......................................... 662-449-4144 2270 Highway 51 South Hernando MS 38632

Golf & Country Clubs

Fundraising

Hernando Hills Country Club.........................662-429-0317 Post Office Box 937 Hernando MS 38632

Around Tuit Promotions...................................662-812-6030 1783 Magnolia Manor Drive Hernando MS 38632

Government - City

Funeral Homes

Alderman - Sonny Bryant..................................662-429-3493 1909 West Oak Grove Rd. Hernando MS 38632

Brantley-Phillips Funeral Home...................... 662-429-6262 2470 Highway 51 South Hernando MS 38632

Alderman - Gary Higdon................................... 662-429-9190 545 Augusta Drive Hernando MS 38632

Hernando Funeral Home..................................662-429-5260 P.O. Box 810 Hernando MS 38632

Alderman - Andrew Miller................................662-429-7637 3030 Caffey Street Hernando MS 38632

Garden Center

Alderman - Jamie Tipton...................................662-429-2562 248 W. Robinson St. Hernando MS 38632

C & C Gardens, Inc............................................ 662-449-4837 2405 Highway 51 South Hernando MS 38632

Alderman at Large - Sam Lauderdale............. 662-429-5213 P. O. Box 696 Hernando MS 38632

Four Seasons Garden Center..........................662-449-1768 1745 Highway 51 N. Hernando MS 38632

DeSoto County Supervisor - Allen Latimer .662-393-4448 5205 Horn Lake Rd Hernando MS 38632

General Merchandise

DeSoto County Supervisor - Tommy Lewis... 662-429-7344 864 Malone Street Hernando MS 38632

Wal-Mart Supercenter...................................... 662-429-3456 2600 McIngvale Road Hernando MS 38632

DeSoto County Supervisor - Jessie Medlin...662-895-6177 3691 Evergreen Olive Branch MS 38654

DeSoto County Supervisor - Bill Russell......662-781-9080 5560 Stateline Rd. West Walls MS 38680 DeSoto County Supervisor - Eugene Thach... 662-895-3736 5025 Wedgewood Drive Olive Branch MS 38654 Hernando Mayor - Chip Johnson................... 662-429-9092 475 West Commerce Street Hernando MS 38632 Hernando Planning Director - Bob Barbe... 662-429-9092 475 West Commerce Street Hernando MS 38632

Government - County DeSoto County Schools....................................662-429-5271 5 East South Street Hernando MS 38632 DeSoto County Sheriff...................................... 662-429-1470 311 West South Street Hernando MS 38632

Government - Federal Senator Roger Wicker.......................................202-224-6253 P.O. Box 385 Hernando MS 38632

Hair Stylists All About Hair...................................................... 662-429-6151 30 West Commerce St. Hernando MS 38632 Fantastic Sams...................................................... 662-449-4663 2346 McIngvale Rd Hernando MS 38632 Hair Central......................................................... 662-449-3773 210 East Commerce St. Suite 3 Hernando MS 38632 Haircuts By The Square.....................................662-429-5248 121 W. Commerce Street Hernando MS 38632 Taylor Barber Style Shop.................................. 662-449-5200 2610 Highway 51 South Hernando MS 38632

Heating & Air Air Pro Heating and Air, Inc.............................662-429-0774 1750 Hwy. 51 South Hernando MS 38632 Eldridge Services Inc.......................................... 662-449-3024 1530 Lambert Drive Hernando MS 38632 Southern Air Conditioning & Heating.......... 662-429-4429 175 Park Street Hernando MS 38632

Home Health Care Methodist Alliance Home Care....................... 662-429-2175 214 West Center Street Hernando MS 38632

Home Inspection Services DeSoto Home Inspection Services............... 901-486-0421 3152 Big Ben Street Hernando MS 38632

Hospital Baptist Memorial Hospital DeSoto.................662-772-2116 7601 Southcrest Pkwy Southaven MS 38671 Methodist Home Health Hospice....................901-516-1414 6400 Shelby View Ste. 101 Memphis TN 38134 Methodist LeBonheur Diagnostic Services Carvel.............. ..................................................................................662-536-1000 7400 Airways Blvd Southaven MS 38671 Methodist LeBonheur Healthcare..................901-356-4192 6400 Shelby View Road Ste 101 Memphis TN 38134

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Methodist Minor Medical Urgent Care........ 662-893-9800 5480 Goodman Road Olive Branch MS 38654

Great Service + Great Discounts

Individuals Rose Baenke......................................................... 662-429-6255 1385 Starkville Drive Hernando MS 38632 Bedrock Stone & Design....................................901-647-4720 P.O. Box 617 Hernando MS 38632 Brian Goff............................................................... 662-796-1249 833 Cedar Grove Parkway Hernando MS 38632 Forrest Hamilton........................................................................... 7410 Hamilton Circle N. Olive Branch MS 38654

GREAT VALUE

Hernando Lion’s Club................................................................... 3845 Hwy. 51 South Hernando MS 38632

Michelle A. Harper ASSOCIATE AGENT 27 West Commerce Street Hernando, MS 38632 (662) 429-5115 harperm9@nationwide.com

Kevin Johnson...................................................... 662-449-5750 1660 Cedar Trail Cove Hernando MS 38632 LifeStyle Homes...................................................662-429-2332 1074 Thousand Oaks Drive Ste. 1 Hernando MS 38632 Carol McGarrity..................................................901-494-3815 4803 Penny Cove Southaven MS 38672 MIDA Maps........................................................... 662-429-0022 P.O. Box 703 Hernando MS 38632 Janet Osborne................................................................................. 655 Fairway Drive Hernando MS 38632

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RE/MAX Advantage...........................................901-834-4440 P.O. Box 784 Hernando MS 38632 Slumber Parties by Nancy M........................... 662-449-4202 3290 Shady Hill Dr. Hernando MS 38632

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Industries Cole Tool Works................................................. 662-429-5191 3414 Highway 51 S. Hernando MS 38632 Kawneer, An Alcoa Company..........................662-429-5261 2785 McCracken Road Hernando MS 38632 Metallic Specialties Inc.......................................662-429-7226 P.O. Box 105 Hernando MS 38632 North American Electric, Inc......................... 662-429-8049 Post Office Box 130 Hernando MS 38632 Valvoline................................................................ 662-429-0405 720 Vaiden Drive Hernando MS 38632

Insurance ALFA Insurance................................................... 662-449-5808 2464 Church St., Ste. A Hernando MS 38632 Brown & Haynes Insurance Inc........................662-349-2021 P.O. Box 288 Southaven MS 38671 Cooke Insurance Center, Inc..........................662-429-4488 Post Office Box 308 Hernando MS 38632 Farm Bureau Insurance......................................662-429-7821 Post Office Box 508 Hernando MS 38632 Humana Market Point......................................... 901-233-6619 305 Richbriar Street Memphis TN 38120 ID Theft Solutions of America..........................512-589-9199 1664 Cedar Lake Cv. Hernando MS 38632 Insurance Consulting Group Inc.................... 901-795-8444 795 Ridge Lake Blvd., Ste. 201 Memphis TN 38120 L.S. & Assoc. Insurance Consultants..............662-393-9115 1290 Main Street Southaven MS 38671

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Nationwide Insurance........................................ 662-429-5115 27 W. Commerce Street Hernando MS 38632 Pointer Insurance Agency................................. 662-429-5141 Post Office Box 969 Hernando MS 38632 Primerica Financial Services.............................662-449-1203 P.O. Box 790 Hernando MS 38632 Sam Lauderdale State Farm Insurance........... 662-429-5213 11 West Commerce Street Hernando MS 38632 Shelter Insurance.................................................662-429-5755 2565 McCracken Road Hernando MS 38632 Sullivan Insurance & Retirement Planning... 662-429-4932 234 West Commerce Street Hernando MS 38632 USAble Life........................................................... 662-449-2548 1435 Hillshire Dr. Hernando MS 38632

Interior Decorating Ashton’s Interiors............................................... 662-902-0064 2600 Panola, Suite 202 Hernando MS 38632 DeSoto Window Treatments & Accessories...901-833-7566 2125 Gale St. Hernando MS 38632

Internet Marketing Consultant Flash Pro Design....................................................901-767-8767 4646 Poplar Ave., Suite 517 Memphis TN 38117

Lawn & Landscape Maintenance U.S. Lawns of NW MS....................................... 901-494-5462 P.O. Box 562 Hernando MS 38632

Library First Regional Library........................................ 662-429-4439 370 W. Commerce St. Hernando MS 38632

Lighting Magnolia Lighting, Inc.........................................662-429-0416 470 Highway 51 North Hernando MS 38632

Limousine Services Walls Limousine Service.................................... 662-781-9320 P.O. Box 359 Walls MS 38680

Mortgage Companies

Painting Contractors

Countrywide Home Loans.............................. 662-342-4300 1150 Church Rd. Southaven MS 38671

Craig Smith’s Painting......................................... 901-438-7312 8911 Hwy 304 Hernando MS 38632

Fairway Independent Mortgage.......................662-429-5100 224 West Commerce Street Hernando MS 38632

Custom Painting, Inc..........................................662-449-0484 516 Whitfield Drive Hernando MS 38632

Pulaski Mortage................................................... 662-449-7530 1576 Monteith Ste B Hernando MS 38632

Party Rentals

Museum DeSoto County Museum.................................. 662-429-8852 111 East Commerce Street Hernando MS 38632

Natural Gas Atmos Energy...................................................... 800-863-7749 5249 Pepperchase Drive Southaven MS 38671

Newspapers DeSoto Appeal..................................................... 901-333-2036 5959 Pepperchase Drive Southaven MS 38671 DeSoto Times-Tribune...................................... 662-429-6397 315 Losher Street Hernando MS 38632 The Daily News.................................................... 901-528-5271 P.O. Box 3663 Memphis TN 38173

Non-Profit Organizations DeSoto Animal Rescue Society.......................662-342-9448 P.O. Box 316 Horn Lake MS 38637 Goodwill Industries.............................................901-508-1657 480 East Commerce Street Hernando MS 38632 Hernando Area Ministerial Assn.................... 662-429-6646 1455 McIngvale Road Hernando MS 38632 Lifeblood................................................................. 901-529-6315 1040 Madison Ave. Memphis TN 38104 Northwest MS Association of Realtors....... 662-449-3553 P.O. Box 7 Nesbit MS 38651 Optimist Club of Hernando Mississippi....... 662-280-8875 P.O. Box 532 Hernando MS 38632 Palmer Home for Children.............................. 662-449-2400 P.O. Box 929 Hernando MS 38632

Office Equipment Liquidations Recovery Network, Inc.....................................662-429-9015 P.O. Box 367 Nesbit MS 38651

Diversified Copy Products............................... 662-449-3300 131 West Center St. Hernando MS 38632

Office Supplies Liquior Stores Hernando Wine & Spirits.................................662-449-4403 2358 Mt. Pleasant Rd. Hernando MS 38632 Woody’s Wine Company................................. 662-429-3689 210 East Commerce Street Ste. 1 Hernando MS 38632

Martial Arts Hernando Taekwondo...................................... 662-449-5425 2412 East Parkway Hernando MS 38632

Memorials DeSoto Monuments........................................... 662-890-7402 2276-A Highway 51 South Hernando MS 38632

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Office Products Plus.......................................... 662-404-4758 385 Nail Road Bldg. I Apt. 104 Southaven MS 38671

American Event Tents........................................ 662-781-2280 9035 Hwy 61 Walls MS 38680 Classic Party Rentals..........................................901-331-4004 3347 Pearson Rd. Memphis TN 38118

Paving Companies DeSoto Paving Company, Inc.......................... 662-429-6040 70 Malone Road North Hernando MS 38632 Hollingsworth Paving, Inc................................. 901-345-8830 1633 Ferrell Park Drive Memphis TN 38116

Payroll Services Payroll Management Group, Inc.....................662-890-5080 P.O. Box 1339 Olive Branch MS 38654

Pest Control Services Cook’s Pest Control...........................................901-743-4456 3225 Sharpe Ave. Memphis TN 38111 North MS Pest Control, Inc............................ 662-429-8728 6545 Elmore Rd. Southaven MS 38671

Pharmacies Funderburk’s Pharmacy.....................................662-429-5337 134 West Commerce Street Hernando MS 38632 Walgreens..............................................................662-429-3349 950 East Commerce St. Hernando MS 38632

Physical Therapy Physiotherapy Associates.................................. 662-449-2811 421 East Commerce St. Hernando MS 38632

Plumbing Dennis Wright & Son Plumbing....................... 662-342-1329 Post Office Box 791 Southaven MS 38671

Pools Aquaworks Pools................................................ 662-429-8200 2400 Highway 51 South, Suite 1 Hernando MS 38632

Printing

Optometrists

Around Tuit Promotions...................................662-812-6030 1783 Magnolia Manor Drive Hernando MS 38632

Carlson Eye Clinic...............................................662-449-1384 2170 Highway 51 South Ste 6 Hernando MS 38632

Olive Branch Printing........................................ 662-895-3050 P.O. Box 143 Olive Branch MS 38654

Henderson Vision Center.................................662-429-7099 2600 McIngvale Road Hernando MS 38632

Promotional Material

Honeycutt Eye Care........................................... 662-429-4328 165 West South St. Suite 101 Hernando MS 38632

Around Tuit Promotions...................................662-812-6030 1783 Magnolia Manor Drive Hernando MS 38632 Business Design, Ltd.......................................... 662-429-0073 8911 Hwy 304 Hernando MS 38632


Madison Signs & Promotions...........................662-890-4690 8965 Hwy. 305 N. Olive Branch MS 38654

Property Management Vandiver Property Management, LLC............901-831-9219 255 Desoto Avenue Hernando MS 38632

Publishers Hill Media...............................................................662-429-4617 2556 Hwy. 51 South Hernando MS 38632

Radio Stations 95.3 The Rebel..................................................... 662-349-0826 230 Goodman Rd. Bldg. 2 Ste 202 Southaven MS 38671 WMBZ-FM 94.1 Radio.......................................901-255-6738 5904 Ridgeway Center Parkway Memphis TN 38120

Real Estate Closings MS Real Estate Closings of Hernando.......... 662-429-8822 1576 Monteith Ave., Ste. A Hernando MS 38632

Realtors Austin Realty Group..........................................662-429-8888 1288 Byhalia Road Hernando MS 38632 Bob Leigh & Associates Realtors - Dianne Atwood .......... ................................................................................. 901-485-0337 1113 Morrow Crest Hernando MS 38632 Bob Leigh & Associates Realtors - Sheryn Maricle ............ ..................................................................................901-481-6344 8156 Crestview Rd. Hernando MS 38632 Century 21 Heritage Realty ........................... 662-429-9886 2571 McCracken Road Hernando MS 38632 Century 21 River Oaks..................................... 901-603-4850 1220 Middlebuster Hernando MS 38632 Coldwell Banker, NW Realty, Inc...................662-349-9368 1465 Mason Drive Hernando MS 38632 Crye-Leike Realtors, Kay Jefferies.................662-429-2442 2380 East Parkway Hernando MS 38632 Crye-Leike Realtors, James McIngvale......... 901-827-0094 2380 East Parkway Hernando MS 38632 Crye-Leike Realtors, Roxanne McIngvale....901-647-6655 2380 East Parkway Hernando MS 38632 Crye-Leike Realtors, Marty Pickard..............901-289-4992 2380 East Parkway Hernando MS 38632 Paradigm Corporation.......................................662-429-6108 11 Park Street Hernando MS 38632 Pinnacle Real Estate, LLC.................................. 901-337-3547 P.O. Box 35 Olive Branch MS 38654 RE/MAX Advantage - Amy Clay......................662-429-3015 175 E. Commerce Street Hernando MS 38632 RE/MAX Advantage - Kay Hodge................... 901-497-1867 175 E. Commerce St. Hernando MS 38632

Realtors - Commercial Burnette Company..............................................662-429-6781 P.O. Box 846 Hernando MS 38632 Chuck Roberts Commercial Real Estate......662-349-7775 5779 Getwell Road, Bldg. D Ste. 1 Southaven MS 38672

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McKee and McFarland, Inc............................... 901-680-7700 P.O. Box 171133 Memphis TN 38187 Paradigm Corporation.......................................662-429-6108 11 Park Street Hernando MS 38632 PMC Real Estate Services, LLC...................... 662-429-4567 2446 Caffey St., Ste. 1A Hernando MS 38632

Relocation Specialist Austin Realty Group ........................................662-429-8888 1288 Byhalia Road Hernando MS 38632

Restaurants Brick Oven Pizza Co.......................................... 662-449-3449 2428 East Parkway Hernando MS 38632 Cafe 51.................................................................... 901-413-7605 2450 Hwy. 51 South Hernando MS 38632 Coleman’s Bar-B-Que........................................662-429-9851 P.O. Box 501 Hernando MS 38632 DOCS......................................................................662-449-4319 2631 McIngvale Rd. Ste. 129 Hernando MS 38632 Domino’s Pizza Delivery................................... 662-449-3468 Post Office Box 236 Olive Branch MS 38654 Guadalajara Grill.................................................662-449-4288 900 E. Commerce St. Hernando MS 38632 Higher Ground LLC........................................... 662-449-5755 2430 Mt Pleasant Road Hernando MS 38632 Kentucky Fried Chicken...................................662-404-3848 P.O. Box 965 Hernando MS 38632 King Buffet............................................................ 662-449-3838 2670 Mcingvale Rd. Ste. M Hernando MS 38632 Kyoto Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi...............662-497-0672 2631 McIngvale Road Ste. 103 Hernando MS 38632 Lenny’s Sub Shop.................................................. 662-449-1190 2408 E. Parkway Hernando MS 38632 McDonald’s........................................................... 662-429-4433 440 East Commerce Street Hernando MS 38632 Memphis Street Cafe..........................................662-429-9299 2476 Memphis Street Hernando MS 38632 Mi Pueblo...............................................................662-449-1920 2340 Mt. Pleasant Hernando MS 38632 Papa John’s Pizza..................................................662-429-5252 2446 Caffey St., Ste. 1-C, C/O PMC Hernando MS 38632 Sonic....................................................................... 662-429-9840 955 East Commerce St. Hernando MS 38632 Steak Escape......................................................... 662-429-0737 2670 McIngvale Hernando MS 38632 Subway (inside Walmart)................................... 662-449-1515 2600 McIngvale Rd. Hernando MS 38632 Thyme to Eat Catering & Co........................... 662-469-9304 221 East Commerce Street Suite B Hernando MS 38632 Timbeaux’s on the Square................................ 662-429-0500 333 Losher Street Hernando MS 38632 Windy City Grille............................................... 662-449-0331 330 West Commerce St. Hernando MS 38632

Retail

Sports Organizations

Accents on the Square...................................... 662-429-8050 300 West Commerce Street Hernando MS 38632

Mississippi Riverkings......................................... 662-342-1755 4560 Venture Drive Southaven MS 38671

Blue Olive Shop....................................................662-449-1520 210-4 East Commerce Street Hernando MS 38632

Sports Training Facility

DeSoto Artwerx..................................................662-429-7665 419 Commerce Street Hernando MS 38632

Gymnastics Group...............................................901-497-8560 P.O. Box 588 Hernando MS 38632

Edible Arrangements......................................... 662-298-0054 210 East Commerce Ste.8 Hernando MS 38632

Storage Facilities

Itty Bitty & Company......................................... 662-449-8220 210 E. Commerce Street Suite 5 Hernando MS 38632

Hamilton Self Storage.........................................662-429-2724 2645 McCracken Road Hernando MS 38632

Janie Rose Boutique........................................... 662-298-0047 210 East Commerce Street Ste. 7 Hernando MS 38632

Oak Tree Centre Mini Storage........................662-449-4910 2036 Oak Tree Drive Hernando MS 38632

The Square Cupboard....................................... 662-449-2686 328 W. Commerce Street Hernando MS 38632

Tanning

Retirement Communities

Absolute Tans...................................................... 662-429-8896 2400 Highway 51 South, Suite 1 Hernando MS 38632

LifePointe Villages............................................... 662-420-7038 3935 E. Nail Road Southaven MS 38672

Telephone

Wesley Meadows Retirement..........................662-429-2070 1325 McIngvale Road Hernando MS 38632

AT&T Mississippi................................................. 662-841-8300 337 N. Broadway Street Ste,101A Tupelo MS 38801

RV Parks

Business Phone Sales.......................................... 662-622-7155 646 East Service Drive Coldwater MS 38618

EZ Daze RV Park.................................................662-342-7720 536 WE Ross Parkway Southaven MS 38671

One Call Telecom,LLC.......................................901-759-2088 4995 Hwy. 3 Sarah MS 38665

Schools

Television Stations

DeSoto County Schools....................................662-429-5271 5 East South Street Hernando MS 38632

Graham Media, Inc..............................................662-624-2225 134 Sunflower Avenue Clarksdale MS 38614

Hernando High School.......................................662-429-7825 805 Dilworth Lane Hernando MS 38632

Tire Stores

University of MS DeSoto...................................662-342-4765 5197 W.E. Ross Parkway Southaven MS 38671

Bryant Tire & Service Center Inc.................. 662-429-6535 350 E. Commerce Street Hernando MS 38632

Senior Services

Title Companies

Lifestyle Transitions............................................901-482-0018 P.O. Box 4 Nesbit MS 38651

Cash Title Exchange........................................... 662-429-5855 38 West Commerce St. Hernando MS 38632

Signs

Realty Title & Escow Co................................... 662-429-2680 2396 East Parkway Hernando MS 38632

Affordable Signs & Graphics............................. 901-375-1999 155 Foxwood Cr W Hernando MS 38632

Security Title................................................................................... 5490 Lime Tree Cove Southaven MS 38671

Around Tuit Promotions...................................662-812-6030 1783 Magnolia Manor Drive Hernando MS 38632

Title Insurance

Byrd Sign & Lighting............................................ 662-781-9020 3334 Fogg Rd. Nesbit MS 38651

MS Valley Title Insurance................................. 662-429-7008 2529 Caffey Street Hernando MS 38632

Signs & Stuff, Inc.................................................. 662-895-4505 3674 Goodman Rd East Ste. 1 Southaven MS 38672

Tourism

Speech Therapist

Desoto County Tourism Association............662-393-8770 P.O. Box 147 Southaven MS 38671

First Choice Speech Therapy.......................... 662-298-0066 291 E. Commerce St. Hernando MS 38632

Tractors and Equipment Inc............................ 662-429-4483 1985 Highway 304 West Hernando MS 38632

Special Event Design and Promotion Around Tuit Promotions...................................662-812-6030 1783 Magnolia Manor Drive Hernando MS 38632 T’N’T Sound Inc................................................... 662-342-1466 1731 Dancy Blvd. Suite 7 Horn Lake MS 38637

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Tractor & Lawn Equipment

Travel Agencies Starward Vacations, LLC.................................. 662-429-1000 2170 Hwy. 51 South, Suite 3 Hernando MS 38632


Trucking Newsom Enterprises/Somner Express......... 901-521-8238 65 West Carolina Avenue Memphis TN 38101

Southern Bancorp Building communities. Changing lives.

Utilities - Water North Mississippi Utilities.................................662-429-9509 Post Office Box 279 Hernando MS 38632 SouthWest Water Company........................... 662-393-4285 6357 Hurt Rd. Horn Lake MS 38637

Veterinarians County Seat Animal Hospital...........................662-429-3647 145 West Center St. Hernando MS 38632

Formerly known as First Bank Hernando

Southaven

2552 Hwy. 51 South 662-429-9973

5699 Getwell Bldg. G-3 662-772-5101

www.banksouthern.com

Videos First Impressions Video..................................... 662-393-6198 4171 Chamberlin Oaks Hernando MS 38632 Graham Media, Inc..............................................662-624-2225 134 Sunflower Avenue Clarksdale MS 38614

Web Design DeSoto WEB Services....................................... 662-449-4990 2485 Memphis Street Hernando MS 38632 Flash Pro Design....................................................901-767-8767 4646 Poplar Ave., Suite 517 Memphis TN 38117 Novagiant Media, LLC........................................662-895-2190 9203 Hwy. 178 Olive Branch MS 38654

Window Treatments DeSoto Window Treatments & Accessories .9 01-833-7566 2125 Gale St. Hernando MS 38632

Women’s Clothing Center Stage Fashions....................................... 662-429-5288 324 West Commerce Street Hernando MS 38632

Join the Chamber

Join today For more information log onto www.hernandoms.org 2465 HWY 51 S Hernando, MS 38632 ph: 662.429.9055 fax: 662.429.2909

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Advanced Collision. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 AERC, PLLC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Ashton’s Interiors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Askew Hargraves Harcourt & Assoc. . . . 59 Atmos Energy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Austin Law Firm. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Bancorp South . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IFC Bank Plus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IBC Banks and Company. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Baptist Memorial Hospital . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Bob Leigh, Dianne Atwood . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Chatham Damare Pittman, PLLC. . . . . . . 11 Chuck Roberts Real Estate. . . . . . . . . . . . BC Coldwell Banker, Ginger Britt. . . . . . . . . 46 Cooke Insurance Center, Inc. . . . . . . . . . 44 Cross Road Church. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Crye-Leike . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Crye-Leike, Marty Pickard. . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Crye-Leike / Montclair Community. . . . . . . . 25 DeSoto Civic Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 DeSoto Family Dental Care. . . . . . . . . . . 26

DeSoto Magazine. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 D.O.C.S. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Edible Arrangements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Fairway Mortgage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Farm Bureau Insurance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 First Security Bank. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 First Tennessee Bank. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Four Seasons Garden Center. . . . . . . . . . 36 Guaranty Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Hernando Family Medical Clinic. . . . . . . . 11 Hernando Chamber of Commerce. . . . . 61 Hernando United Methodist Church. . . . 44 Itty Bitty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Joe Poppenheimer Management, LLC . . . 11 Kyoto Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar. 19 Maddox Foundation / RiverKings. . . . . . . 32 McKee and McFarland, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Myers Law Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Methodist Le Bonheur. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Nationwide, Michelle A. Harper. . . . . . . . . . . 57 Newsom Enterprises LLC / Somner Express. 1

Northwest / Univ. of Mississippi . . . . . . . 15 Pointer Insurance Agency. . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Renasant Bank. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Shelter Insurance, Gladys Jenkins. . . . . . . 36 Southern Bancorp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 SouthWest Water Company. . . . . . . . . . 44 Square Cupboard. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Starward Vacations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 State Farm. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Sullivan Financial Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Sycamore Bank. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Taylor’s Barber Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Tractors & Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Trustmark Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Williams, Pitts and Beard. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Williams Wealth Management. . . . . . . . . . 4

Contributors Editorial

Hernando Vicinity Map

Stephanie Pounders

Ronnie Blackburn, DeSoto County GIS Brian Harris, NovaGiant Media, LLC

Copy Editors Brian Goff Sally Cadwallader

Photography Brian Goff Tammy Goff Brian Harris Leigh Harris ©2007 All rights reserved. This publication is produced with pride by the Hernando Main Street Chamber of Commerce and NovaGiant Media creative design studio. The information in this publication is believed to be reliable and is gathered in such a way as to ensure maximum accuracy. The publishers and editors cannot guarantee either the correctness of information furnished to them nor the complete absence of errors and omissions. Changes that are brought to our attention will be appreciated and will be used in the next edition. For more information about Hernando, Mississippi and DeSoto County, please contact: The Hernando Main Street Chamber of Commerce 2465 Hwy. 51 South Hernando, MS 38632 (662) 429-9055. For more information... and for advertising rates and information, contact Brian Goff at (662) 429-9055 or bgoff@hernandoms.org

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Special Thanks to... Our Advertisers Bob Barber City of Hernando DeSoto County Schools First Regional Library HMSCC Ambassadors HMSCC Board of Directors

Mayor Chip Johnson Mississippi Dept. of Transportation & Commissions, Bill Minor Northwest Mississippi Community College NovaGiant Media, LLC Supt. of Education Milton Kuykendall Dewayne Williams

Cover Photo Leigh Harris Brian Harris

If we have forgotten anyone, please know that we truly appreciate all of your help in making this magazine possible.

2465 HWY 51 S, Hernando, MS 38632 ph: 662.429.9055 | fax: 662.429.2909 www.hernandoms.org


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