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Richardson manager in Philadelphia George Smith, COO Sam Holden, CEO Steve Dyer, Kenny Hillman and Mike Mynk.
Richardson manager in Philadelphia George Smith, COO Sam Holden, CEO Steve Dyer, Kenny Hillman and Mike Mynk.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 6:00 PM
Owner Resource Group, LLC  announced last week that it has acquired Richardson Molding, Inc., with plans to increase employment at its Philadelphia facility by adding new industries and customers over the next five years.  

Headquartered in Columbus, Ind., Richardson Molding is a leading manufacturer of proprietary and custom injection molded products primarily serving the industrial lead-acid battery market.
  • William Yates elected MEC chair
    Philadelphia native William G. Yates III, CEO/President of W.G. Yates & Sons Construction Company, was elected the new chairman of the Mississippi Economic Council for 2017-2018.

    The announcement of new officers was made by outgoing chair Robin Robinson.
  • Phillips wins 2017 Miss Hospitallity crown
    Neshoba County has a new Miss Hospitality and she is no stranger to area residents.

    Taylor Leigh Phillips, Neshoba County’s 2015  Distinguished Young Woman, was named the 2017 Miss Hospitality.

    She is ecstatic to represent Neshoba County once again under a new title.
  • 2 ‘Voice’ singers to perform at Ellis
    Jordy Searcy and Bay Brooks from NBC’s “The Voice” will bring their respective sounds to Philadelphia on Feb. 18 for a special performance in the Ellis Theater.

    Alabama native Searcy was a contestant on Season 7 of the Voice and a member of Team Pharrell. He was eliminated after losing to contestant Taylor Phelan in the show’s first battle round, but that hasn’t slowed him down.
  • Merchants plan clearance sale event next week
    Participating Philadelphia merchants are planning a special Citywide Clearance Sale Event Wednesday, Jan. 25-28.

    The promotion is designed to encourage residents to shop locally as merchants discount merchandise and some roll out new spring inventory.

    Store promotions are during regular hours (or as determined by each merchant). Check the Democrat for individual store hours and specials.
  • Talley tells crowd at MLK program to dream
     Talley, former president of the Neshoba County NAACP, paid accolades to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during Monday’s annual program while challenging those in attendance, both adults and children, to continue to dream.

    About 200 people attended Dr. King’s birthday celebration in Westside Community Center which was organized by the Community in Action group with Eva Tisdale at the helm.
  • Leadership Neshoba studies history on civil rights tour
    Leadership Neshoba students took a historic tour last week to learn more about the county’s history, riding a bright yellow school bus to locations ranging from the old jail where civil rights workers Michael Schwerner, James Chaney and Andrew Goodman were held to the actual site where they were murdered on Father’s Day in 1964.
  • A request by the  Philadelphia, Neshoba County Park Commission  to allow park employees to become city employees in order to have access to its less costly health insurance was tabled by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen, after a error in the quote for the new premium was brought to their attention.

    Park and Recreation Director Cody Bryan said a coding error was found in their insurance quote for the new year resulting in a much lower premium than anticipated.
  •  A Philadelphia man has been arrested on felony drug charges by officers of the Neshoba County Sheriff’s Department.

    John Phillip Winstead, 47, of 321 Range Ave., was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance believed to be crystal methamphetamine.

    Winstead was arrested on Chestnut Street by an investigator. He was released on a $2,500 bond.
  • A juvenile faces seven counts of auto burglary stemming from items taken from vehicles parked on Byrd Avenue over the holidays.

    Chief of Police Grant Myers said investigators do not believe that the juvenile was acting alone.
  • A 20-foot trailer was reported stolen from a business on Missisisppi 15 on Jan. 12.

    Anyone with information was asked to call Crime Stoppers at 601-485-1860.
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