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CEO and Chairman Lex Taylor III, far right, with President Trump on Monday in the East Room.
CEO and Chairman Lex Taylor III, far right, with President Trump on Monday in the East Room.
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 6:00 PM
Parts on the shiny Taylor Big Red forklift that sat on the South Lawn of The White House on Monday were manufactured in Neshoba County.

Taylor Machine Works was one of several U.S. manufacturers recognized by President Donald J. Trump on Monday as part of a Made in America promotion.
  • Ag wire brand:Thanks for 65 years
    Williams Bros. has been selling  Red Brand agricultural wire longer than anyone in the United States.

    The historic store was recognized for its 65-year partnership with Illinois-based Keystone Steel & Wire on Thursday and as the first business in Mississippi to sell its Red Brand agricultural wire fencing.
  • Man gets 90 years for meth
    A Neshoba County man was sentenced to a total of 90 years in prison last week after he pleaded guilty in Circuit Court to multiple counts of possession of illegal drugs,  among other charges.

    Marion Christopher Tucker, 48,  of 1087 Road 468, pleaded guilty as a second drug offender and not as an  habitual offender.
  • Fair starts Friday for 8 big days
    The Gerald Mills family of Newton will be sporting a new cabin 512 when the 128th edition of the Neshoba County Fair officially opens Friday for eight exciting days featuring top musical entertainment, arts and crafts, the popular Heart o’ Dixie Triathlon, harness and running horse races and much more.

    The Fair will continue through Friday, July 28.
  • Moore took pride in his work, community
    Philadelphia PD’s Fredesz “Desz” Moore was remembered this week for the pride he took in his work and in the community in his nearly two decades on the force.

    The unexpected death of the Philadelphia Police Department’s chief investigator on Saturday left the entire law enforcement community at a loss for words, many said.
  • James awarded Montgomery Leadership Award in Guard
    Sergeant First Class Kyle James of Philadelphia was this year’s recipient of the G. V. Sonny Montgomery Leadership Award for the Army National Guard.

    Each year the National Guard Association of Mississippi presents the award to  one soldier and one airman of the Mississippi National Guard that displays outstanding patriotism and leadership qualities in their unit or in their community.
  • Eleven young ladies will compete for the coveted Miss Neshoba County title Monday night at the grandstand of the Neshoba County Fair. This year’s theme is “My Fair Lady.”

    The pageant will get underway at 8 p.m. at the grandstand with Keith Page as master of ceremonies.
  • Two men charged in multiple house burglaries in Tucker
    Two Neshoba County residents have been charged in connection with multiple burglaries at a single residence.

    Dennis Coats, 46, of 10200 Road 298, Union was arrested and charged with two counts of burglary. Antenna Collins, 39, of the same address,  has been charged with one count of burglary.
  • Triathlon sponsors
    This year’s sponsors for the Heart o’Dixie triathon are, first row, from left,  Gabe Marshall of  Marshall Ford, Denise Hollingsworth of Main Street Junction, Amy Reed Eubanks of Woody’s, Jennifer Leigh Steele of  Steele Family Dental, Melissa McLollan- Sta-Home, Jamie Griffis of Philadelphia Athletic Club, Annette Watkins of Neshoba County General Hospital and Nursing Home. Back row, John King of Philadelphia Security Insurance, Bob Posey of The Citizens Bank, Stan Yates of Yates Building Supply, Adam Clarke of  Boardtown Bikes, Will Spencer of Boardtown Bikes and Sam Mars of  The Citizens Bank. Not pictured is Neshoba County Farm Bureau.

    United Way of East Mississippi's Stuff the Bus is just around the corner. Start getting your donations together for Aug. 1, where donations will be taken from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. from CDP at The Depot.

    For more information call United Way of East Mississippi 601-693-2732.
  • The county jail docket as of Monday morning:

    • Tara Amlong, 36, 4016 Pinedale Dr., Baltimore, Md., hold for other agency, possession of alcohol in dry county, possession of marijuana

    • Travis Bolter, 27, 317 Pearl Ave., failure to pay
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