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Marty Gamblin became close friends with Glen Campbell when he managed his Nashville operations. Gamblin has numerous photos of Campbell in his home and in his office at Tyler Construction Group.  In the photo above, Campbell is pictured with Elvis Presley when the two were in Las Vegas. News of Campbell’s death last week brought back many memories for Gamblin.
Marty Gamblin became close friends with Glen Campbell when he managed his Nashville operations. Gamblin has numerous photos of Campbell in his home and in his office at Tyler Construction Group. In the photo above, Campbell is pictured with Elvis Presley when the two were in Las Vegas. News of Campbell’s death last week brought back many memories for Gamblin.
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 6:00 PM
When Philadelphia’s Derek George first arrived in Nashville in 1992 to work in the country music industry at age 18, he didn’t have enough money to purchase a guitar so he borrowed one from Glen Campbell.

Neshoba County native Marty Gamblin was managing Campbell’s Nashville operations at the time and became George’s manager. Gamblin had several of Campbell’s guitars in storage at his Nashville home and loaned one to George.
  • Local leaders were caught off guard and disturbed last week to learn the $130 million Philadelphia bypass has been shelved by the state Transportation Commission, but they renewed a pledge to push forward and make a case for funding.

    The bypass is key to any future expansion at Philadelphia’s Weyerhaeuser mill, officials have said, which just underwent a $57.3 million modernization.
  • 25% hike in  healthcare approved
    Employees of Neshoba County will see a change in their health insurance carrier when the new fiscal year begins Oct. 1 after the Board of Supervisors on Monday accepted a proposal from United Healthcare.

    Allen Hardy, an agent with Philadelphia Security Insurance, presented the proposal in wake of a possible 60-percent increase from the current carrier, Blue Cross Blue Shield,  for fiscal 2018. If the county elected to remain with Blue Cross, monthly premiums would have risen from $439.09 to $702.54 per employee.
  • Second juvenile charged in shootings
    A second juvenile, arrested earlier this month for allegedly shooting at a vehicle on Railroad Avenue, has been charged as an adult with aggravated assault.

    Damiyune Kentrell Hoskins, 16, of 2112 Barham St., was charged as an adult last week. He was released from the county jail on $50,000 bond.
  • McLain was hard-working family man who set example
    John Francis McLain, founder and chief executive officer of McLain Plumbing and Electrical Service, Inc., was remembered this week as a hard-working man who set an example daily in both his personal and professional life.

    McLain, 92, died Sunday in his home.
  • Arrest warrants lead to additional felony charges
    Two people were arrested last week at a motel on Holland Avenue after police officers served warrants and found them in possession of a controlled substance.

    Jaqualon Brown, 30, of 536 Valley View Dr., and Crystal Drury, 31, of 10471 Road 165, Carthage, were charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute while in possession of a firearm.
  • Woman faces felony drug charges
    A Philadelphia woman faces two felony drug charges after officers responded to a report of a suspicious person at a store on Holland Avenue Sunday.

    Tammy Foley, 52, of 13781 Highway 19 north, was charged with driving under the influence of a substance other than alcohol and possession of methamphetamine after officers stopped her vehicle after she left the store.
  • Assault rifle stolen from truck parked on Atkins
    An assault rifle was reported stolen from a truck parked at a residence on the 200 block of west Atkins Street.

    Chief of Police Grant Myers said the owner left the Mossberg AR15 on the seat of his truck while at the residence.
  • Mower stolen from Sears on Line Avenue
    A red Craftsman riding mower was reported stolen from a business on Line Avenue last week.

    The mower, with a 42-inch deck, was reported stolen from outside of Sears, Chief of Police Grant Myers.
  • Traffic stop results  in felony arrest
    A traffic stop at the intersection of east Main Street and Holland Avenue resulted in a felony drug charge on Monday.

    Savell Kennedy, 27, of 10271 Highway 488, Carthage, was charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of paraphernalia.
  • Stolen trailer recovered, man charged in theft
    A 16-foot trailer, that was reported stolen on July 3 in the Hays community, has been recovered and an arrest made by the Sheriff’s office.

    Cody Wilkerson, 26, of 15390 County Road 210, was arrested and charged with grand larceny.
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