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Alexander named “Citizen of the Year” by Medina Lions

Alexander named Medina’s ‘Citizen of the Year’ by Lions Club By Logan Watson The Medina Lions Club bestowed the highest honor their club can present to a non-member last Thursday night, as they named Charles Alexander Medina’s “Citizen of the Year” during their annual Awards Banquet. “We had quite a few nominations,” said Incoming President…

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County, city battle major fires July 12

By Crystal Burns The Gibson County and Trenton Fire Departments battled two major house fires in and around the city last week. On July 12 at around 7:30 p.m., county firefighters responded to 27 Marion Dodd Loop in Brazil after a passerby reported heavy smoke coming from the roof. Fire Chief Bryan Cathey said the…

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Trenton school board picks Haney

By Crystal Burns  The Trenton Special School District Board of Trustees voted unanimously Thursday evening to select Peabody principal Tim Haney as the next Director of Schools or superintendent. “The board has spoken, and the community has spoken,” said Dr. Mark Harper, board chairman. Because state law does not allow a school board to enter…

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MPU writes off close to $100K in bad debt

MPU writes off close to $100K in bad debt Milan City Board in brief By Logan Watson According to figures presented by Milan Public Utility Director Jason Griggs, MPU is losing tens of thousands of dollars each year from customers who leave town without paying their bills. At last Tuesday’s meeting of the Milan City…

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Haney is ‘super’

By Crystal Burns The Trenton Special School District Board of Trustees voted unanimously Thursday evening to select Peabody principal Tim Haney as the next Director of Schools. “The board has spoken, and the community has spoken,” said Dr. Mark Harper, board chairman. “My decision was in the best interest of our students and our school…

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Bulldogs new scoreboard ready for August kickoff

Bulldogs’ new scoreboard ready for August kickoff By Logan Watson Each fall, all eyes are on the Bulldogs. Football fans in Milan and across West Tennessee watch as the Purple Pack lights up the scoreboard at Johnnie Hale Stadium, and this season, the Dawgs will do so in style. Milan has been buzzing since it…

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Viking Academy: more to learn

by Danny Wade Even though it’s summertime and school is out, that didn’t stop approximately 100 Humboldt students from learning. Humboldt City Schools just wrapped up Summer Viking Academy. Summer Viking Academy ran four weeks from June 5 through June 30, Monday though Friday. Classes were held at East Elementary School and at Humboldt Jr./Sr.…

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County historian ‘belongs to the ages’

By Crystal Burns When President Abraham Lincoln died in 1865, Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton said, “Now he belongs to the ages.” Lincoln was one of Gibson County Historian Frederick Culp’s favorite leaders, so it was fitting that his family chose to print Stanton’s famous quote on the back of Culp’s funeral bulletin. Culp,…

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