Mayor's Report

Oct 04

Archive Library

Posted on October 4, 2022 at 4:52 PM by Darren Musselwhite

Celebrating our History!


Southaven City Hall underwent a major renovation in 2019-2020.  Part of this renovation removed the old drive-through at the entrance and expanded the entrance interior.  The new glass walls open the view to the beautifully-landscaped grounds.  Recently, we reduced wall space opening up this entrance area even more to expose beautiful window views of Jim Saucier Park.  Part of this area which was formerly used by the Southaven Chamber of Commerce will now become the City’s first-ever Archive Library.  This 1,369 square foot room will soon be complete with accessories to display archives for all of our citizens and visitors.


We should be proud of who we are as a city and the events and efforts of our people in the past that made us!


Construction is now complete and archive displays will be ready for view in the next 30-45 days.


Make plans now to view your beautiful City Hall and spend some time reflecting on all that has been great in Southaven’s history!




Sep 23

THE TREE (Main Street/Northwest Drive)

Posted on September 23, 2022 at 12:32 PM by Melitta Duncan

Celebrating our history with historical marker signs-


This large oak tree located in the adjacent parking lot marks a place of special memories for many Southaven citizens.  Before the retail buildings were built in the early 1970s, this tree saw countless players on youth sports teams circle it running for conditioning and athletic disciplinary purposes.  “Go to the tree and back” was a strong message sent by coaches back then that quickly grabbed the attention of young players.  In the 1980s, “meet me at the tree” needed no further explanation as teenagers used this landmark as the official place where the good times began.  Many great memories of high school proms, road trips, sports teams, and the popular routine of “cruising Stateline Road” began right here. 


Sep 14

Stateline/Getwell Monument Sign

Posted on September 14, 2022 at 4:45 PM by Melitta Duncan

This sign was completed last week and may be our most beautiful yet!  The contractor and landscaper did a great job with this one.


We started this program as part of a larger beautification plan a few years back.  This high-traffic, high-profile location will add to our others at Stateline/I-55/Northwest Drive, Star Landing/I-55, and Goodman/Malone which are the highest traffic-count entrances to our city.


These signs have caught the attention of many who’ve traveled to our beautiful city; make a bold statement about the pride we have in our home and attention to excellence; and play a part in our economic attractiveness and the success we are currently experiencing.


I’m proud of our city!  I hope you are too and appreciate this touch!