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"The Dedication of the Military Order of the Purple Heart Highway in Oxford this morning was wonderful. Many of our brave Purple Heart veterans and their families were in attendance. The goal is to officially name Hwy 6/278 all across North Mississippi in honor of the Military Order of the Purple Heart. I was humbled to speak at the program."
- Flip Phillips
This is a special article from nearly 70 years ago that highlights the service and sacrifice during World War II of one particular Mississippi family, the family of Mr. and Mrs. Cad Phillips from Taylor, MS. The Phillips family sent three sons to war. One did not come home. It was a pain familiar to many across the country that stirred a deep pride for their sons and the nation they served. Click here...
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Work for Economic Development Producing Results in North Mississippi
On July 5, Flip Phillips had an enjoyable day in Calhoun County, visiting with residents and speaking at the Calhoun City Rotary Club. The topic of his speech: Economic Development in North Mississippi. It is a topic about which Flip has first hand knowledge. Flip has worked tirelessly for economic development in Batesville, Panola County and the North Mississippi Region for over thirty years; As City Attorney, he helped bring about the North Batesville I-55
Interchange and Industrial Park; He served as President of the local Industrial Development Foundation, and in 1994 was awarded the Community Service Award “for aggressive leadership toward the advancement of industrial growth” in Batesville and Panola County. For years Flip has made presentations on regional economic development throughout North Mississippi.
In Calhoun City, Flip presented an optimistic view for the future of industrial and business development in North Mississippi, citing first-hand experience with (1) adoption in 2004 of a strategic, capital-funded initiative in Batesville and Panola County to attract defense and other industries less vulnerable to overseas competition, (2) establishment of the GE Aviation plant in Batesville, as well as the booming automotive industry in the region, and (3) recent expansions by GE Aviation at its Batesville facility for cutting-edge, high-tech manufacturing in Mississippi. Seems Flip and the Calhoun City Rotarians weren’t the only ones noticing! Just five days later, on July 10, the WALL STREET JOURNAL published a Section B, front-page story, datelined, Batesville, Mississippi, on the new Batesville facility. Then FORBES Magazine, as part of a special series entitled “Reinventing America,” featured the Batesville GE Aviation facility, Toyota
and the Nissan expansion, and the Golden Triangle EADS/Airbus factories as well Severstal, in an article entitled “With GE, Toyota, Nissan, Manufacturing Booms in Mississippi.” “Think Mississippi’s future,” said FORBES, “and you’re looking at a new American manufacturing
Flip continues to serve as attorney for Panola Partnership, the industrial and economic development entity for his hometown and county. He is proud of his efforts and the progress North Mississippi has made. He wants to serve on the Mississippi Supreme Court to employ his legal and business experience for the benefit of all of Mississippi.
CLICK IMAGE TO SEE FULL SIZE VIEW Employees at GE's Batesville, MS, plant are making advance technology parts for Boeing's 787 Dreamliner. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
With GE, Toyota, Nissan, Manufacturing Booms In Mississippi by Micheline Maynard
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GE Tests Flight Theory by Kate Linebaugh
Click the Wall Street Journal icon above to read the full article at WSJ.com.
After a 40-year legal career, Richard "Flip" Phillips, 65, says he's seeking his first elected office because he's worried about what kind of Mississippi his six grandchildren will grow up in."Good decisions by the state's highest court will ensure their future is a better one", he says. He also says it's his time to "give back" to the state. Read more by clicking here
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