Dr. King’s Legacy calls us to be ‘drum majors for justice’

Dr. King’s legacy calls us to be ‘drum majors for justice’ Ninth annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Celebration held By Steve Short The words and actions of Martin Luther King, Jr. call people to be “drum majors for justice” today, an audience in Milan was told Sunday, Jan. 21. Rev. Dr. Stevey Wilburn,…

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Milan’s 1968 Final Four teams to be honored Jan. 26

Milan’s 1968 Final Four teams to be honored Jan. 26 Lady Dogs were third in state; Bulldogs fourth By Steve Short   It was called “perhaps the greatest basketball season in Milan High history.” In March, 1968, both Milan High basketball teams reached the state tournament final four, the Bulldogs finishing fourth in Memphis, and…

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Lucille King looks back 100 years in Gibson County

Lucille King looks back on a century in Gibson County King celebrated 100th birthday on Dec. 30 By Logan Watson After 100 years on the goodness of God’s green earth, Lucille King couldn’t have hoped for a better place to spend her life than Gibson County. King celebrated her 100th birthday on December 30, surrounded…

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MSSD board approves cash for next coach; Ward declines offer

MSSD board approves cash for next coach; Ward declines offer By Logan Watson and Victor Parkins The MSSD Board of Education met briefly last Thursday night  for a special called meeting in order to approve a tentative salary for the next head coach of the Milan High School Bulldogs. After a 5-2 vote during the…

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Tyson seeks partnerships with local farmers

Tyson seeks partnerships with local farmers By Logan Watson When Tyson Foods announced last month that it would be bringing a new plant to the Gibson County Industrial Park, county and city leaders rejoiced at the prospect of 1,500 new jobs being created. However, the company’s investment in Gibson County does not stop at the…

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MSSD Board to hold Special Meeting on new football coach

MSSD Board to hold Special Meeting regarding coaching position The Milan Special School District’s Board of Education will be holding a Special Called Meeting this week to approve a new teaching position and coaching supplement at Milan High School for the next Head Coach of the Milan Bulldogs. The meeting, which will be held this…

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Biased online article targets Tyson plant, County Mayor

Biased online article targets Tyson plant, County Mayor By Logan Watson A recent article circulating on Facebook regarding the future Tyson Foods plant in Humboldt has gotten under the skin of many Gibson County residents, most notably Gibson County Mayor Tom Witherspoon. Mayor Witherspoon was targeted by an article in the Tennessee Star, a predominantly…

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Search begins for next Bulldogs head coach

Search begins for next Bulldogs head coach By Logan Watson When Jeff Morris announced last month that he would be stepping down as Head Coach of the Bulldogs, it created a vacuum in one of the most highly-regarded football programs in West Tennessee. Now, Milan High School Principal and Athletic Director Greg Scott is faced…

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Milan’s oldest church plans new building

Milan’s oldest church plans new building near S. First and Meadowbrook By Steve Short Milan’s oldest church is planning to move to a new location on S. First Street, following approval with stipulations by the Planning Commission Nov. 13. Members of New Hope Primitive Baptist Church, located on West Main St., presented plans for a…

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