Sheriff defends Trustee Program against critics

Sheriff defends Trustee Program against critics By Logan Watson After an inmate walked away from a work detail in Humboldt last month, Gibson County Sheriff Paul Thomas took a lot of flack from critics and concerned citizens about the program, which he addressed at last Thursday’s meeting of the Milan Rotary Club. “When I took…

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Congressman Kustoff visits Milan

Congressman Kustoff visits Milan and Arsenal by Logan Watson Congressman David Kustoff made a brief appearance in Milan last week, stopping to speak to a joint meeting of the Milan Lions and Rotary clubs at the end of a whirlwind tour of Tennessee’s 8th Congressional District. Kustoff visited a number of farms and school agricultural…

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90 years of making Milan beautiful

Elizabeth Stone Garden Club celebrates 90th Anniversary Group dedicates tree to Juanita Taylor By Logan Watson The city of Milan has seen a lot of changes since 1927. Schools, businesses and leaders have come and gone, but if one thing has stayed consistent, it is the dedication of a certain group of ladies to preserving…

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911 center needs $300K to avoid ‘financially distressed’ status

911 center needs $300K to avoid ‘financially distressed’ status County leaders unhappy with service By Steve Short The Gibson Co. E911 center is seeking $300,000 in funding relief from the county and cities to offset a revenue shortfall and avoid being classified by the state as “financially distressed.” But slapped with a bill for about…

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Citizens begin crash course in policework

Citizens begin crash course in policework MPD’s Citizens Police Academy enters second year By Logan Watson The Milan Police Department welcomed 17 of their newest recruits into the fold last Thursday night. The group, made up of concerned citizens and community leaders, won’t be pulling you over anytime soon, but they will have a better…

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Two candidates vie for Register of Deeds position

Two candidates vie for Register of Deeds position Commissioners will vote May 8 By Steve Short Two candidates are vying to become the interim Register of Deeds for Gibson County. Julie Allen Burke of Milan and Barbara Davidson of Dyer are finalists for the position. County Commissioners plan to vote May 8 to select an…

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Work completed on Milan Holding Kennel

Work completed on Milan Holding Kennel With six new dog houses, sturdy fencing and a protective roof overhead, the new Milan Holding Kennel at the Milan Police Department was ready to house animals this week. The Maintenance Crew of trustees with the Gibson County Sheriff’s Department put on the finishing touches on April 17. The…

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Gibson County fugitive apprehended in Memphis

James Glen Owings, the Gibson County inmate who escaped from a work detail in Humboldt earlier this week, has just been apprehended by a team of law enforcement officials. The Tipton County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with the Gibson County Sheriff’s Office, apprehended Owings today at a Memphis hotel. Owings was reportedly with his wife…

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Brice receives award as Outstanding Woman Military Veteran

Milan grad wins Outstanding Military Woman Vet award By Steve Short A Milan High graduate was recently named one of the twenty most influential women in West Tennessee. Dr. Linda Reszel Brice, a ’70 Milan grad and currently the Clinical Assoc. Professor at the Univ. of Memphis, Lambuth campus in Jackson, was the recipient of…

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MHS hosts emotional Mock DUI Crash before prom

MHS hosts emotional Mock Crash before prom By Logan Watson Juniors and seniors at Milan High School had a lot to ponder before last Saturday’s prom, thanks to one of the most emotional and haunting Mock DUI Crash programs the school has seen in recent memory. Like the other mock accidents, students play the parts…

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