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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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Industrial Association boosts Team Trenton

By Crystal Burns A group of local leaders dubbed Team Trenton meet each month to discuss retail and industrial recruitment, available grants, and initiatives to benefit the city. Kimberly Kee, new West Tennessee Industrial Association (WTIA) executive director, is on board and committed to helping Trenton and small communities across the region compete for jobs.…

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Bradford artist to be featured at The Dixie

On September 16, The Dixie Carter Performing Arts and Academic Enrichment Center brings Tennessee photography-based digital collage artist, Daryl Thetford, and his latest exhibit, Contemporary Conversations to Huntingdon. Thetford’s bold graphic exhibit will open with a coffee and dessert reception and artist talk at 7 p.m. and will remain on display until November 25. Thetford…

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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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Haney, school board agree on contract

By Crystal Burns The Trenton Special School District board and Tim Haney, former Peabody principal, agreed on a three-year contract, officially making Haney the new director of schools Tuesday night, Sept. 5. Haney’s base contract is $103,000 per year. Beginning July 1, 2018, he will receive the same annual increase as teachers. Haney’s contract also…

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