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George Saxon, above, an original member of the airport board, cuts the ribbon opening the new $1 million terminal. Others joining in are, front row, Jim Fulton, Choctaw Indian Princess Autumn McMillian, Saxon, Sue Saxon, Dan Cumberland, Distinguished Young Woman Landry Payne, Ricky Ray, Mike Tinsley, Sen. Jenifer Branning, Janice Payne, Rep. Scott Bounds. In back are Tim Moore, James Young, Willie Jackson, Joe Tullos, Obbie Riley, Jerry Goforth, Allen White, Mike Lewis, Kevin Cumberland, Brian Nettles, Terry Jones and Lee Kittrell. At right, Mike Tinsley presents Dan Cumberland with a plaque for the door of the new Dan Cumberland Pilot Lounge. He is retiring as a pilot after a 30-year career but will remain the airport manager.
George Saxon, above, an original member of the airport board, cuts the ribbon opening the new $1 million terminal. Others joining in are, front row, Jim Fulton, Choctaw Indian Princess Autumn McMillian, Saxon, Sue Saxon, Dan Cumberland, Distinguished Young Woman Landry Payne, Ricky Ray, Mike Tinsley, Sen. Jenifer Branning, Janice Payne, Rep. Scott Bounds. In back are Tim Moore, James Young, Willie Jackson, Joe Tullos, Obbie Riley, Jerry Goforth, Allen White, Mike Lewis, Kevin Cumberland, Brian Nettles, Terry Jones and Lee Kittrell. At right, Mike Tinsley presents Dan Cumberland with a plaque for the door of the new Dan Cumberland Pilot Lounge. He is retiring as a pilot after a 30-year career but will remain the airport manager.
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 6:00 PM
A pilot with over 19,000 logged hours of flying was honored last Wednesday just prior to the ribbon cutting for the new $1 million terminal at the Philadelphia Municipal Airport.

The pilot lounge in the new facility was named the Dan Cumberland Pilot Lounge, in honor of the pilot who is retiring from W. G. Yates and Sons Construction Co.

“Dan came out here in 1971 and started his interest in flying,” Mike Tinsley, a member of the airport board, told those gathered for the ribbon cutting.
  • The Citizens Bank launching interactive tellers
    Interactive teller machines featuring a live teller will be introduced next week at two Citizens Bank branches ushering in a new era of ATM banking, officials said.

    The bank plans to roll out new ITMs initially outside the Northside and Westside branches and eventually at all branches over the course of the next year.

    Citizens Bank’s current drive-thru and in-wall ATM machines will be replaced with new ITM | ATM machines and with the touch of the screen, a TCB Live Teller will appear through a real-time video connection to assist customers.
  • Short ballot  awaits voters  on Tuesday
    Philadelphia residents will face a short ballot on Tuesday when they vote in the Democrat and Republican primaries for Mayor and Board of Aldermen.

    Two Democrats, including the incumbent, and one Republican are running for mayor.

    All seats on the Board of Aldermen are contested except in Ward 1 where incumbent Republican Joe Tullos is unopposed.
  • Concerns aired over gunshots and fights
    Concerns over people firing guns and fighting behind the old Booker T. Washington school and gym were aired last week by the Ward 4 alderman who said senior citizens in the area were scared to come out on their own porches, especially with young children.

    Alderman Bobbie Jackson said there “was a lot of action” nightly near the basketball court behind the old Booker T. facility and asked board members for a solution.

    She told aldermen that she had fielded numerous complaints from residents in the area.
  • At 92, John McLain still ‘in charge’
    When John McLain started his business out of the basement of his home in 1956 with one truck and one helper, he never dreamed that 61 years later he would work side-by-side with three generations of his family at what would become McLain Plumbing and Electrical Service.

    Today his company employs 130 people.  What’s more, McLain, now 92,  still drives himself to work each morning at daylight, makes the coffee and goes straight to work.
  • The Fair City chorale will perform their third show featuring a variety of classical American music Saturday at the First Baptist Church.

    The concert will feature classical music by American composers such as Randall Thompson, Michael John Trotta and David Childs along with arrangements of American folk songs and African American spirituals. Joining the choir will be renowned tenor soloist John-Christopher Adams from Jackson.
  • Homecoming at Bond Baptist Church

    Please make plans to join the congregation at Bond Baptist Church for its annual homecoming celebration on Sunday, April 30. The service will begin at 11 a.m. and a fellowship meal will immediately follow the worship service.  Also, we hope you will plan to stay and enjoy some good gospel music after the fellowship meal, a member said.
  • Battle, Triplett named to ECCC Hall of Fame
    Recipients of Hall of Fame, including two from Philadelphia,  were recognized during the annual Awards Day program held April 20,  at East Central Community College in Decatur.

    Selection to the Hall of Fame is considered the highest honor a student can receive at the college, according to Dr. Billy Stewart, ECCC president, who presented the awards.
  • PAID POLITICAL AD/Ronnie Jenkins announces for alderman, Ward 3 as Republican
    I am Ronnie Jenkins Republican candidate for alderman Ward 3 City of Philadelphia. I am the son of Alvin and Helen Jenkins I have worked in the public for 47 1/2 years. I worked at Molpus Grocery for 32 1/2 years and am currently employed for the past 15 years at Williams Brother Store.

    I served as alderman Ward 3 for 24 years.
  • PAID POLITICAL AD/Jim Fulton announces for re-election
    I am Jim Fulton seeking re-election to the position of Alderman for Ward 2 and am humbly asking for your vote in order to continue being your voice in city government.   

    My parents are Forrest and June Fulton, and I have been married to Lee Ann Burt 30 years.  We have two sons, Coker and Kip Fulton. Having grown up in Philadelphia, I am thankful my sons grew up here and graduated from the Philadelphia Public School District.  Lee Ann retired from our school district after 30 years of service.  A commitment to doing all I can for our local public school is a top priority.  A strong school is a contributing factor to enticing new jobs and training our future workforce.
  •  As a testament to the skilled workforce and welcoming business climate found in Lowndes County, New Process Steel is expanding its footprint in Columbus, investing $7.5 million and creating 50 jobs.

    “The Golden Triangle Region’s economic growth over the last few years continues to set the precedent for companies like New Process to expand and create new jobs for the area’s workforce,” Gov. Phil Bryant said. “The company has been an asset to the region’s economy for many years, and I am pleased its leadership will continue to invest in Mississippi and its people.”
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