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West Carroll schools close due to COVID

West Carroll schools close Thursday, Friday due to COVID By Caleb Revill Schools in the West Carroll Special School District will be closed Thursday Jan. 20 and Friday Jan. 21 due to a heavy increase in COVID cases among students, faculty and staff. Superintendent Preston Caldwell cited increasing COVID cases and quarantines among staff as…

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Milan Police Department investigates local homicide

Milan Police Department investigates local homicide By Caleb Revill Update October 22, 10 a.m. – MPD has now confirmed that a person of interest is in custody. The department is still following up different leads and tips from the community. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact MPD at (731) 686-3309. October 21 – The…

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Milan Fire Department holds special ops drills

Milan Fire Department holds Special Operations drills, prepares for FEMA deployment qualifications By Caleb Revill A roofer at the Milan Walmart has a heart attack on top of the roof. There is no easy, accessible way to get to them, and time is running out. -Luckily, this is just a scenario that the Milan Fire…

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Education Commissioner visits West TN

Education Commissioner visits West TN for ‘Accelerating TN 2021’ bus tour By Caleb Revill Tennessee Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn visited with teachers across several West Tennessee school districts as a part of the “Accelerating TN 2021” bus tour. The Milan Special School District hosted Schwinn’s visit at the Milan FEMA building on Monday, June 21.…

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MHS hires Davey Edmaiston as new band director

By Caleb Revill Milan High School has hired a new band director, and his name is Davey Edmaiston. A native of Troy, Tennessee, Edmaiston was a graduate of Obion County Central High School. He earned his bachelor’s degree in music and music education at Austin Peay State University. There, he would meet his wife, Rachel…

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Gibson County Health Dept. opens COVID-19 vaccine registration for all adults

By Caleb Revill The Gibson County Health Department announced that anyone 18 and older can now register for COVID-19 vaccinations, Wednesday, March 24. Gibson County EMS made a post to their Facebook page Wednesday morning providing the following link for individuals wanting to register for a vaccine: https://vaccinate.tn.gov/. The website also provides information on transportation…

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School board talks director search

by Caleb Revill The Humboldt Board of Education discussed teacher bonuses and approved a motion to get the Tennessee School Boards Association (TSBA) involved in their search for a new superintendent at Thursday night’s board meeting, March 11. All board of education meetings are open to the public. Humboldt Interim Superintendent Lillian Shelton said that…

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Bulldog pair signs as PWO’s with UTM

By Victor Parkins Two standout Milan Bulldogs and team captains signed with UT Martin as PWO’s (Preferred Walk-Ons) last Friday afternoon. Speedster Orlandis Williamson will play both football and baseball at UTM.  Williamson is a 3-year starter on both squads at MHS.  On the diamond, Williamson, a lefty, plays outfield and is the lead off…

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