Crain & Company, PLC, a leading local accounting firm, joined Horne LLP, CPAs and Business Advisors, a large Southeast regional accounting firm effective January 1, 2005. The merger follows a management agreement that began in July 2004. As one of the largest accounting firms in the West Tennessee area, Crain & Company, PLC, is increasing its range of services with the merger. Horne has eleven offices throughout the Southeast including offices in Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana and Alabama. "Our goal is to increase services for our clients," said Katherine G.