Millington

Behind the Headlines
7:52 am
Sat January 7, 2012

Radio Roundtable: Millington Corruption Investigation and the Race for District Attorney

Behind the Headlines airs Friday evenings at 6:30 on WKNO / TV 10.
Bard Cole WKNO

 

This week on the Behind the Headlines Radio Roundtable: more problems surrounding the Millington corruption investigation, and Carol Chumney decides to run for District Attorney General.

Mid-South News
1:00 am
Thu November 17, 2011

Millington Mayor To Be Arraigned On Charges Connected To Gambling

Millington Mayor Richard Hodges left his center seat at the board of aldermen meeting early the night he announced his retirement.
Eleanor Boudreau

Millington Mayor Richard Hodges will be arraigned on two counts of bribery Friday. Early information points to the mayor having a problem with gambling.

Hodges will retire as mayor effective January 13. In a statement Hodges wrote, “I have been told that many residents of Millington are losing confidence in me. I cannot let this stand.” But Hodges is tight-lipped about the charges against him. “My situation is still under litigation and at the advice of my attorney I have no comment,” Hodges said.

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Mid-South News
6:31 pm
Wed October 12, 2011

Millington Mayor Arrested--Residents Hope For A New Day

Millington Mayor Richard Hodges in the city council chamber after the first board of aldermen meeting following law enforcement raids of his home and office in August.

Millington Mayor Richard Hodges was arrested on bribery charges this afternoon. Millington is best know as the home of singer/actor Justin Timberlake, but for almost a year, the small town has been the target of a massive investigation into government corruption and the Shelby County District Attorney says that investigation will continue.

Over the past months, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation excavated papers from city hall and the mayor’s house, and dug a hole with a back-hoe outside Transmission Doctors, a Millington auto shop.

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