Milan board rezones prime locations for future development

Board rezones prime locations for future development Milan City Board in brief By Logan Watson The Milan City Board voted to green-light a zoning change for a swath of land along South First Street last Tuesday night, setting the city up for future growth on the southern side of town. The area, which stretches from…

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Milan Middle School achieves Level 5 score from state

Milan Middle School achieves Level 5 score from state By Logan Watson The Tennessee Department of Education’s annual report cards were released today, and Milan Middle School passed with flying colors. The school achieved a Level 5 designation from the state, classifying the school as “Most Effective” and acknowledging that the students at MMS are…

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Milan assistant coach arrested on Statutory Rape charge

Milan assistant coach arrested for Statutory Rape By Logan Watson A Milan High School assistant football coach was arrested yesterday on charges of Statutory Rape by an Authority Figure. According to the arrest warrant, Kendall White, 22, who is also an Educational Assistant at MHS, admitted to having sexual intercourse with a 16-year-old juvenile student.…

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The Daily Dose offers morning fix for coffee lovers

The Daily Dose offers morning fix for coffee lovers By Logan Watson Caffeine freaks in Milan rejoiced last week as Milan’s newest downtown business officially opened its doors. The Daily Dose, owned by Simmone Mitchell, held a soft opening last Monday morning as downtown workers and passers-by flocked to the coffee shop for their first…

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Milan Fire Department gets new lifesaving equipment

Milan Fire Dept. gets new lifesaving equipment By Logan Watson The “Golden Hour”. It’s a term used by firefighters, first responders and other emergency personnel to describe the first hour after a traumatic injury. Getting the victim to a hospital or trauma center within that time period is crucial to their survival, and Milan Fire…

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Milan schools conduct armed intruder safety drills

Milan schools conduct armed intruder safety drills By Steve Short “High Level Lockdown!” That was the command from Milan school administrators to teachers last week as all three city schools conducted safety drills in cooperation with police officers. Teachers followed safety procedures designed to counter armed intruders. They also reviewed fire safety, CPR techniques, and…

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Behind the Badge: Jones looks back on 25 years with MPD

Behind the Badge: Jones looks back on 25 years with MPD By Logan Watson The life of a police officer is filled with moments and images that they would rather not remember. They are there for our worst moments. When lives are lost, when children are hurt, they are often the first ones on the…

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Billy Jones to retire after 43 years

Billy Jones to retire after 43 years on the job Friday is last day for one of Milan’s favorite sons By Jacob Landers In 1974 a young Milan High School sophomore started his first and only job at Southgate Pharmacy.  Billy Jones, a well known citizen of Milan, began working at his father’s pharmacy 43…

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