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County finance director resigns from position

By Steve Short   Greg Pillow, Gibson County director of finance since January 2015, is leaving the governmental position, according to Gibson County Mayor Tom Witherspoon. The county was advertising the job opening and accepting applications to fill the position. In a statement Jan. 2, Witherspoon announced, “It is with great sadness that I report…

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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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County hires new EMS director

By Steve Short Gibson County has a new director of Emergency Medical Services (EMS). Dan Fowlkes, 42, was introduced to the County Commission Monday morning, Nov. 18 in Trenton. He succeeds Starr Austin who served in the position nine years. A Dyersburg resident with 20 years in emergency services, Fowlkes will begin Dec. 2. He…

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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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Hill pleads not guilty to rape & murder charges in McDaniel case

By Steve Short Dressed in a khaki colored prison uniform, with short cropped hair and black, horn-rimmed glasses, Finis “Pete” Hill slumped in his chair in a Trenton courtroom Monday afternoon, Nov. 4 and turned his head to avoid being photographed. He was alone in the courtroom, except for a journalist with a camera and…

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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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