Alexander named “Citizen of the Year” by Medina Lions

Alexander named Medina’s ‘Citizen of the Year’ by Lions Club By Logan Watson The Medina Lions Club bestowed the highest honor their club can present to a non-member last Thursday night, as they named Charles Alexander Medina’s “Citizen of the Year” during their annual Awards Banquet. “We had quite a few nominations,” said Incoming President…

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MPU writes off close to $100K in bad debt

MPU writes off close to $100K in bad debt Milan City Board in brief By Logan Watson According to figures presented by Milan Public Utility Director Jason Griggs, MPU is losing tens of thousands of dollars each year from customers who leave town without paying their bills. At last Tuesday’s meeting of the Milan City…

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Bulldogs new scoreboard ready for August kickoff

Bulldogs’ new scoreboard ready for August kickoff By Logan Watson Each fall, all eyes are on the Bulldogs. Football fans in Milan and across West Tennessee watch as the Purple Pack lights up the scoreboard at Johnnie Hale Stadium, and this season, the Dawgs will do so in style. Milan has been buzzing since it…

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Milan’s Ballard to announce college choice Aug. 17

Milan’s Ballard ready for senior season Will announce college choice Aug. 17   By Victor Parkins When Milan opens the season on August 18 against Humboldt, Anthony Ballard will already know where he’ll play football in college. The night before the first game, Ballard plans to announce his college of choice among teammates and family.…

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County may purchase Trenton office building

County may purchase Trenton office building Commissioners meet July 10 By Steve Short Gibson Co. Commissioners plan to vote on a proposal to purchase an office building located in Trenton, when the County Commission holds its next regular meeting Monday, July 10 at the Agri-complex in Trenton. The 2,400 sq. ft. office building and 7/10…

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Revenue up, spending down in county budget

Revenues up, spending down in new county budget By Steve Short Revenues are expected to increase, and spending projections are lower than last year in a new $17.55 million budget for Gibson Co. in 2017-18 that was approved by commissioners Monday, June 26 with a 16-6 votes (3 absent). Budget Chairman Mike Longmire of Humboldt…

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Historic Milan cotton compress comes down

Historic cotton compress comes down By Victor Parkins Holt Shoaf said the task of removing the historic press from the Milan Compress was ‘painful but necessary.’ Monday morning, the 40-foot tall, 220 ton press towered above the rafters of the warehouse it was installed in just off Broad Street in 1987.  After the press was…

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Driver in fatal accident was attempting to evade Sheriff

Driver in fatal accident was attempting to evade Sheriff By Logan Watson More details have come to light regarding the fatal accident outside of Bradford Tuesday afternoon. The Tennessee Highway Patrol identified the victim in the accident Tuesday evening as Jason Moore, 39, of Trezevant. According to the THP, Moore was traveling westbound towards Bradford…

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Man in fatal Bradford crash identified

Man in fatal Bradford crash identified By Logan Watson The Tennessee Highway Patrol has just confirmed that the man killed in today’s fatal accident in Bradford is Jason D. Moore, 39, of Trezevant. Moore was traveling westbound on Highway 105 between Skullbone and Bradford when he exited the roadway and hit a tree. The vehicle…

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