The latest news from DeSoto County

30 Aug / 2022

Check out a few recent blog posts

Have you visited our blog lately? With new additions weekly, it is the place to stay up-to-date on all things DeSoto County. Below you’ll find a few of our recent posts that will help you plan your next outing or visit.


Small Business Spotlight:
Everything But Donuts Bakery

The name says it all. Everything But Donuts Bakery offers hungry patrons made-from-scratch cheesecakes, cookies, breakfast sandwiches, croissants and more. Located at Southaven Commons on Goodman Road, owners Jim Chandler and Apollo Garcia are determined to make their new business venture a huge success. And so far, so good. Jim brings more than 25 years of culinary experience to the bakery’s kitchen and Apollo is nothing short of a cheesecake wizard. You see, her cheesecakes are baked in 4.5-inch pans, making them the perfect size to share with a friend or to enjoy all on your own. (We prefer the latter!) Make plans to visit Jim and Apollo soon if you haven’t already and give them a follow on Instagram.

DeSoto County in the news

DeSoto County just keeps getting better, doesn’t it? Below are links to recent news shared about our booming businesses.

  • Silo Square’s $200 million plan was discussed in an extensive Memphis Business Journal piece. Currently in phase six of an 11-phase plan, the new updates include loft-style apartments, locally owned restaurants and potentially a grocery store.
  • The Memphis Business Journal also covered DeSoto County’s growth over the past two decades. New business establishments saw a 150% increase with leisure and hospitality, professional and business services, and education and health services seeing the most advancement.
  • DeSoto County News shared that Olive Branch is set to receive a $75,000 electrical upgrade in preparation for a holiday light show. The fantastical experience will be displayed in City Park and visitors can enjoy it from Nov. 22 - Dec. 31.
  • Former Memphis Grizzlies star Mike Miller will open his third Let It Fly Sports Bar location at Southaven’s Silo Square. The Commercial Appeal reported the unique dining experience is set to open next summer. 

Upcoming events

Grab your friends and head to Silo Square for their Sip, Shop, and Stroll event on Sept. 1. The fun continues monthly through December.


Head over to Hernando for their Hometown Headliner free concert series happening Thursdays in September. Twin Soul takes the stage Sept. 1.



A Ferris wheel, funnel cake and fun – oh my! The Mid-South Fair is back in action at Landers Center from
Sept. 22 - Oct. 2. 



Mississippi Ale House is hosting an afternoon of fun at their BBQ & Blues Fest on Sept. 24, featuring live music by Duwayne Burnside.

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If you take a few photos while out and about in DeSoto County, we encourage you to share them with us by tagging our account or sending a direct message. There’s a chance we might feature what you provide on our pages or in an advertisement in the future. And, be sure to follow us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram to be the first to know about area happenings, new blog posts, local business updates, giveaways and more.