MHS Band Director arrested for sexual battery of juvenile

Milan band director arrested on sexual battery charges By Logan Watson A Milan educator was arrested last Thursday night, September 27, on charges of sexual battery stemming from incidents with an underage student. John Scruggs, 40, the band director at Milan High School, was charged with one count of sexual battery by an authority figure…

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Candidates sound off in county forum

Candidates sound off in Gibson County forum By Logan Watson Close to 100 citizens attended a forum for the candidates vying for offices within the Gibson County Courthouse last Tuesday night, giving those men and women an opportunity to weigh in on the issues that they felt were crucial to their positions. Fourteen candidates offered…

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Gibson police officer terminated over alleged sexual comments

Gibson fires police officer over alleged sexual comments By Victor Parkins The Gibson City Board of Aldermen voted unanimously to terminate Sgt. Larry Morris Monday night in a special called meeting. Morris was placed on unpaid administrative leave after a motorist filed a complaint against him on March 17, alleging that he made improper, sexual…

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Robbery possible motive for Gibson shooting

Robbery possible motive for Gibson shooting By Logan Watson A man was shot in the arm during an altercation inside his Gibson apartment Tuesday afternoon. The victim, whose name has not been released, reportedly told investigators that he was attempting to purchase a small amount of marijuana when the dealer showed up at his door…

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Humboldt armed robbery suspects apprehended

Armed robbery suspects apprehended after standoff in Cades By Logan Watson A robbery in Humboldt last Monday ended in a standoff between suspects and numerous law enforcement agencies Wednesday afternoon at a home in the Cades community. According to Gibson County Sheriff Paul Thomas, 36-year-old Charius D. Ross, of Humboldt, and 20-year-old Catherine E. Connors,…

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Medina schools lock down after Snapchat comment

Medina schools lock down after Snapchat comment By Logan Watson Comments made by at least one student from South Gibson County High School in a group Snapchat thread caused all three Medina schools to go on lockdown early Friday morning. Sheriff Paul Thomas stated that the Gibson County Sheriff’s Office was made aware of the…

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One dead in Friday night murder

One dead in Friday night murder By Logan Watson Investigators with the Milan Police Department are currently seeking information on a shooting that took the life of a Milan man Friday night. The shooting occurred in the Heritage Villas apartment complex around 8:30 p.m. Friday night. Officers were dispatched to the scene after receiving a…

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Avery Williamson awaits his future in the NFL

Avery Williamson awaits his future in the NFL By Victor Parkins Milan hometown hero Avery Williamson was back in town last week visiting family and friends as he awaits his future in the NFL. Williamson, 25, holds the all time career record for tackles at Milan High School.  He was one of the most feared…

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‘Made in Milan’ – Hargett Materials, Inc. uses innovative ‘bendable concrete’

‘Made In Milan’ Milan firm expanding with innovative construction products By Steve Short You don’t often see elephants in Milan, Tennessee. But Elephant Armor, an innovative, “bendable” concrete, is being made in Milan by Hargett Materials, Inc. And the future looks bright for Hargett, which is branching out with the production of cutting edge construction…

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