Area News

One dead in Friday night murder

One dead in Friday night murder By Logan Watson Investigators with the Milan Police Department are currently seeking information on a shooting that took the life of a Milan man Friday night. The shooting occurred in the Heritage Villas apartment complex around 8:30 p.m. Friday night. Officers were dispatched to the scene after receiving a…

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Qualifying deadline for county elections is Thursday

By Crystal Burns The qualifying deadline for the May 1 county primaries and Aug. 2 general election is Thursday at noon. The following is a list of interested candidates that have picked up petitions. Those that have not filed/returned them had not done so as of Friday at 4 p.m. Candidates with potential opposition are:…

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Avery Williamson awaits his future in the NFL

Avery Williamson awaits his future in the NFL By Victor Parkins Milan hometown hero Avery Williamson was back in town last week visiting family and friends as he awaits his future in the NFL. Williamson, 25, holds the all time career record for tackles at Milan High School.  He was one of the most feared…

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Three Way officials ponder snow issues

With all the snow and ice that hampered driving in West Tennessee in January, Three Way officials discussed what could be done to help make driving better during the city board meeting last week. Mayor Larry Sanders told the board he had received a few phone calls from Three Way citizens asking if the city…

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St. James to rebuild church

by Danny Wade A tragic fire at the end of last year had the community mourning just before Christmas. Now that dark cloud of smoke has a silver lining. St. James Baptist Church suffered major damage on Saturday, December 9, 2017. The fire was finally under control around 2 a.m. and completely out by 3:30…

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Marshals nab wanted fugitive

On Thursday, February 8, 2018 at about 6 pm agents with the U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force took Monterio Demarius Ross, a 22-year-old black male from Humboldt, into custody without incident at a local motel. Ross had outstanding warrants for attempted first degree murder, possession of firearm during a dangerous felony and…

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‘Made in Milan’ – Hargett Materials, Inc. uses innovative ‘bendable concrete’

‘Made In Milan’ Milan firm expanding with innovative construction products By Steve Short You don’t often see elephants in Milan, Tennessee. But Elephant Armor, an innovative, “bendable” concrete, is being made in Milan by Hargett Materials, Inc. And the future looks bright for Hargett, which is branching out with the production of cutting edge construction…

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Winsler celebrates 100th birthday

by Kim Forbes Humboldt had the opportunity on Monday to celebrate another centenarian as John Winsler celebrated his 100th birthday at the Tennessee State Veterans’ Home in Humboldt. In the company of friends, family and friends of the military and veterans, retired Marine Sergeant John Winsler, originally from the Memphis area, celebrated his 100th birthday…

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Roe is honoree of 81st WTSF

Royally Honored by Danny Wade A former beauty queen and Humboldt royalty will add another jewel in her crown. Mary Key Roe will serve as honoree of the 81st annual West Tennessee Strawberry Festival this May. Festival president, Melissa Swingler, and general chairman, Chelsea Caraway, proudly selected Roe as honoree and announced their choice this…

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