Donor pays off $14k in lunch debt

Donor pays $14k in school lunch debt By Logan Watson Thanks to an anonymous donor, an enormous burden is being lifted from the shoulders of thousands of parents in Gibson County. The donor has reportedly committed to paying off outstanding school lunch debts for students in all five school districts in Gibson County. The generous…

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Family opens up about Cades shooting victim

Family opens up about Cades shooting victim By Logan Watson Information about the fatal shooting at a home on Oak Grove Road in Cades last week is still very limited, but the family of Chad Oden, the man killed in the incident, is speaking out in defense of their loved one. Rodney Poole, Oden’s brother-in-law,…

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Body found outside Milan

Body found outside Milan By Logan Watson Gibson County Sheriff Paul Thomas confirmed this morning that a dead body was found in the area of Hope Hill Cemetery Road between Milan and Medina sometime last night. Sheriff Thomas stated that the body has been sent to the Medical Examiner’s office for an autopsy. The preliminary…

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Carl Diffee, Jr. named new Bulldogs coach

Carl Diffee Jr., named new Bulldog coach By Victor Parkins It didn’t take the Bulldogs long to name a new head football coach. Carl Diffee Jr. was introduced to his Bulldog team Monday afternoon, just two weeks after former coach Craig ‘Teddy’ Pettigrew was forced out of the position. A Jackson Tennessee native, Diffee, 30,…

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Pettigrew out as Bulldogs coach

Pettigrew out as Bulldogs coach By Victor Parkins After two years guiding the Bulldog football program, Craig ‘Teddy’ Pettigrew is out as the head coach.  He resigned from the position Monday morning. Pettigrew was 14-11 in his tenure with the Bulldogs.  He led Milan to the playoffs in both of his two seasons, with each of those teams finishing…

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Investigators find more remains in wooded area

Investigators locate more remains in Phillips investigation By Logan Watson Investigators have confirmed that more remains have been found near the rural site where the skull of Sarah Michelle Phillips was discovered. The incomplete human remains were found roughly 100 yards from where the skull was initially found by a Gibson County resident on October…

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Handcffed fugitive escapes arrest after Gibson traffic stop

Fugitive at large after fleeing traffic stop on foot By Logan Watson An unruly fugitive escaped custody after attempting to hang himself following a traffic stop in Gibson late last night. Matthew Dillon Inman, 24, of Bradford, was initially stopped for speeding and failing to yield to an emergency vehicle, but the incident escalated quickly…

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Human remains identified as Sarah Phillips

Remains identified as missing Milan woman By Logan Watson Human remains found over the weekend have been positively identified as missing Milan woman Sarah Michelle Phillips. Phillips, 22, was reported missing by her father earlier this year after leaving her home with a friend on January 9. Phillips had been known to leave for extended…

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Forcum Lannom to head MSSD renovations

Forcum Lannom to head MSSD renovations By Logan Watson Dyersburg-based construction firm Forcum Lannom was chosen last night to move forward as the Construction Manager for the upcoming  renovation projects at Johnnie Hale Stadium and Milan High School. The Milan Special School District’s Board of Education held a special called meeting Thursday night, calling in…

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MSSD board bypasses lowest bid, narrows construction managers

MSSD Board bypasses lowest bid, narrows construction managers By Logan Watson After deliberating for weeks over which firm should oversee the renovations at Johnnie Hale Stadium and Milan High School, the Milan Special School District’s Board of Education voted Monday night to short-list two of the bidders, opting not to choose the lowest bid. A…

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