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Google selects Southaven site for Mississippi Operations Center

Google has announced that it will be opening its first U.S. Google Operations Center in Southaven. The Operations Center will provide customer and operations support to Google’s customers and users around the world. “This Google Operations Center represents a critical investment for the company and we look forward to being an active member of the local community for years to ...

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Grocery wholesaler to invest $300 million, create 79 jobs in Hernando

Associated Wholesale Grocers Inc. plans to expand and consolidate in DeSoto County by constructing a new facility in Hernando. The project will bring over $300 million in investment, retain the existing 511 employees, and create 79 jobs. AWG is the nation’s largest cooperative food wholesaler to independent supermarkets, serving more than 1,100 companies at more than 3,000 locations throughout 28 states, according ...

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Ex-chief accused of cashing in on confiscated cars

A former police chief in a small north Mississippi town was arrested Wednesday on a charge accusing him of selling confiscated vehicles to his family, then pocketing the cash. A DeSoto County grand jury indicted Herb Brewer last week on an embezzlement charge. Brewer kept $1,850 from sales of a 2007 Ford Mustang and a 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe, State Auditor ...

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Toshiba opening $14 million distribution center, creating 40 jobs in DeSoto County

Toshiba America Business Solutions is opening distribution operations in Horn Lake. The $14 million project will create 40 jobs. Toshiba American is a subsidiary of technology solutions company Toshiba Tec Corp. The company provides multifunction printers, including its award-winning e-Studio printer, managed document services and digital signage for businesses of all sizes throughout the United States, Mexico and Central and ...

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2 dead, 2 wounded in shooting at Southaven Walmart

Authorities say a gunman fatally shot two people and wounded a police officer before he was shot and arrested Tuesday at a Walmart in northern Mississippi. The gunman was shot by a Southaven Police officer and was hospitalized in unknown condition, DeSoto County Sheriff Bill Rasco told WANT-TV. WREG-TV reports both of the people who died Tuesday morning were Walmart ...

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Germany-based Krone moving HQ to Olive Branch

By BECKY GILLETTE Krone, a family-owned company based in Spelle, Germany, that has been doing business in the United States since 1973, has made plans to move its North American division, Krone NA, from Memphis, to Olive Branch in DeSoto County. The Olive Branch location will cost $1.5 million and employ 45 people working in parts and distribution for the ...

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Mississippi OB-GYN indicted on 12 sexual battery charges

An OB-GYN in Mississippi is charged with 12 counts of sexual battery after patients accused him of assaulting them in medical offices. The Commercial Appeal reports a DeSoto County grand jury indicted Dr. Gregory Norwood in March, and the indictments were made public Wednesday. Charges date from January 2016 to September 2018. Records show Norwood no longer holds a Mississippi ...

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Mississippi’s senators say award to help city buy airport

Mississippi’s senators say the City of Olive Branch has received a $14.9 million federal grant to help with the purchase of the Olive Branch Airport. U.S. Sens. Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith, in a news release Thursday, said the city will become the airfield’s primary operator. It’s been in operation since 1972, and the purchase guarantees the continued operations of ...

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DeSoto schools build expansions, expect additional growth

Mississippi’s largest school system is adding classrooms to keep up with student growth. WHBQ-TV reports that the DeSoto County school system is spending $3 million to expand or renovate four different schools. That includes classroom additions at three elementary and one middle school. The district is also completing a major renovation of Olive Branch Intermediate School. Superintendent Cory Uselton says the ...

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Tourism is economic development for DeSoto County

By JULIA MILLER Sitting right across the border from Memphis, DeSoto County Tourism is hoping to capitalize on its growth with a new marketing campaign: “South of the Ordinary.” “We have the extraordinary things to offer,” Executive Director Kim Terrell said, “We have that small town feel.” DeSoto’s tourism office created a countywide strategic plan in 2016, and at the ...

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