The latest news from DeSoto County

14 Dec / 2022

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Our blog is a great spot to catch up on all the DeSoto County happenings, attractions, history and more. Check out a few of our recent postings below.

Small Business Spotlight

tree.jpegPine Ridge Christmas Tree Farm has been helping Mid-Southerners get in the holiday spirit since 2013. Located off Fogg Road in Nesbit, Mississippi, the family owned establishment is open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays from late November to mid-December each year. Beautiful firs are priced by the foot and range in size from petite 4-foot trees to ones that stretch higher than 7 feet tall. Pine Ridge also offers photographers a magical place to take images of families – many of which are used for Christmas cards. Photographers are encouraged to contact the farm to schedule their sessions and can typically visit from early November to mid-December. 

In 2021, the local small business served more people than ever before, leading ownership to give back in a big way by donating $4,000 to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Way to go, Pine Ridge Christmas Tree Farm! For more information, head to their Facebook page found here.

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DeSoto County in the news


DeSoto County is always in the news, and for the right reasons. The news articles below speak to the area’s growth and offerings – give them a read.

  • The DeSoto Times-Tribune announced food trucks and more are coming to Old Towne Olive Branch as part of its Old Towne Parish redevelopment.
  • WMC Action News 5 reported the widening of main entry points into DeSoto County is closer than ever before after a petition received thousands of signatures.
  • The National Indoor Soccer League announced Memphis Americans match dates, as reported by DeSoto County News.
  • Bonne Terre reopened under new ownership in September, and has new and improved offerings according to The Daily Memphian.

Upcoming events



Memphis Hustle faces the Rio Grande Valley Vipers at Landers Center in Southaven on Dec. 16. Purchase tickets here or at Landers Center box office.





On Dec. 18 from 4-7 p.m., enjoy hot ark.jpegcocoa and take pictures with Santa at Christmas at the Ark Trails hosted by Mississippi Wildlife Rehabilitation, Inc.







Take in magical holiday lights and take photos with Santa throughout December as part of Cedar Hill Farm’s Christmas Traditions.





hny.pngRing in 2023 at Olive Branch's Mississippi Ale House & Brew Pub’s New Year’s & Pajama Party.







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