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Former student hopes to save historic school building

By Steve Short It was over 70 years ago when Hollis Skinner and Archie Scates attended classes in the one room schoolhouse called Mt. Zion Negro School, situated now amidst expansive farm fields and green pastureland between Bradford and Rutherford in rural Gibson County. The two men, who shared the same great-grandfather and Skinner family…

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McKinley murder heads to Grand Jury

McKinley murder case bound over to Grand Jury By Logan Watson After months of postponements, murder suspects Uel Pearson and Lillo Harrell received their preliminary hearing last Friday afternoon for the murder of Rontavious “Maurice” McKinley. McKinley was shot and killed on October 11, 2016, while resting with his girlfriend in her home at 4024…

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Mock Wedding Reception teaches life lessons

Mock Wedding Reception teaches life lessons MHS program spotlights local businesses By Logan Watson She’s known for being “Sassy in the Kitchen,” but when Mrs. Rebecca Jones organizes an event for one of her classes at Milan High School, she goes all out. Mrs. Jones’ “Lifespan” class held a Mock Wedding Reception last Wednesday morning,…

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‘Operation Trojan Horse’ results in 51 indictments

  Operation Trojan Horse results in 51 indictments By Logan Watson A motorcade of state and local law enforcement officers descended on Gibson County last Wednesday with one goal: ridding our area of illegal narcotics. According to Special Agent in Charge Johnie Carter, a six-month undercover drug investigation conducted by the 28th Judicial Drug Task…

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Murder/Suicide originated with 2014 incident in Milan

Jackson murder/suicide originated with attempted burglary in Milan By Victor Parkins and Logan Watson Jackson Police are wrapping up an investigation after two people were shot and killed Thursday morning at a Bemis home. Jackson Police Chief Julian Wiser said the incident happened just before 7 a.m. this morning at 421 South Massachusetts Street. Chief…

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Bulldog trio signs with colleges

Bulldog trio signs with colleges By Logan Watson Milan athletes have been a hot commodity among college recruiters as of late. Last week, three more Milan footballers made their marks to continue their academic and athletic careers at the next level. J.P. Porter, Cameron Oliver and Jordan Shepherd were each recognized in a joint ceremony…

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Strong winds leave thousands without power

Strong winds leave thousands without power By Logan Watson A strong storm that blew through Northwest Tennessee left thousands of residents without power last Wednesday morning. Shortly after 5 a.m. on March 1, strong winds, rain and hail slammed into homes and utility poles across the area, causing minor damage to a few local structures.…

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Gibson Co. Sports Hall of Fame announces 2017 inductees

Gibson Co. Sports Hall of Fame announces 2017 inductees Banquet set April 7 at Medina Elementary School     By Steve Short Sports standouts from Medina High School lead the class of 2017 inductees just announced for the Gibson Co. Sports Hall of Fame. Medina will host the 21st annual Hall of Fame banquet April 7…

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Milan police special presentation to MHS student

MPD makes special presentation to MHS student By Logan Watson A Milan High School student received a special surprise from the Milan Police Department last Thursday, as Levi Pitcock was presented with his very own MPD uniform. Levi, one of MHS’ RISE students is on the autism spectrum, a range of conditions characterized by challenges…

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