Archive | December, 2012

Why Gun-Free Zones Don’t Work

By David Peel Gun-frees zones do not work. With just one exception, every public shooting since at least 1950 in the U.S. in which more than three people have been killed has taken place where citizens are not allowed to carry guns. But aren’t guns dangerous? Research the number of shootings at gun shows.  It […]

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New Charter defines duties of mayor, city manager

By Bill Short Millington’s new Charter, which becomes effective on Jan. 1, 2013, will abolish the city’s strong-mayor form of government and replace it with a city manager form. At the request of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen, the Tennessee General Assembly deleted the entire existing Charter, which constitutes Chapter 238 of the Private […]

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Pops shared his smile with several in Millington after moving to the city in 1976.

Spreading Pop’s Magic

By Thomas Sellers Jr. By the dozens, people filed through the doors of the Munford Funeral Home Millington Chapel Dec. 19 to pay their respects to the late William “Pops” Lee Beckman. The Navy veteran and Millington business man passed away last week. Along with his wife Jeanne, Pops owned Pop’s Bar n’ Grill on Navy […]

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Obituaries Dec. 27

WILLIAM ‘POPS’ LEE BECKMAN William “Pops” Lee Beckman, 78, passed away Dec. 16, 2012.  He was a retired Navy veteran, lifetime member of VFW Post 7175, member of the American Legion, and owner of Pop’s Bar ‘n Grill. He is survived by his wife, Jeanne Beckman; daughters, Linda Lee Beckman of Munford and Patti (Kevin) […]

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Public Safety Dec. 27

Fire Reports Outside rubbish, trash or waste fire December 12 – 7505 High Seas Drive. Grass fire December 18 – Pleasant Ridge Road at Sledge Road. Unauthorized burning December 18 – 7582 Sledge Road. Motor vehicle accidents with injuries December 14 – 3979 West Union Road; State Route 385 at Singleton Parkway. December 16 – […]

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Year in Review January-June 2012

January 2012 The year 2012 began with new hallways for Millington Central High School students to navigate. The school opened the new additions of the library, cafeteria and science labs. The groundbreaking on that new building started in May 2010. Principal Mark Neal gave The Star a tour of the new area that would welcome […]

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Letters to Santa 2012

Atoka Elementary Dear Santa, I would like to see you Are You comeing to the town oF Atoka to bring Presents To us have we bin Good.   From: Tristan Age: 7   Dear Santa, Do you Know what my favrot holiday is? chrismas I know that chrismas is not about the presints it’s about […]

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Swearing in January 1

Star Staff Reports The swearing in ceremony and reception for the newly elected mayor Terry Jones and board of alderman will be held Jan 1, at 1 p.m. at the Harvell Civic Center located at 8077 Wilkinsville Road.  A Board of Mayor and Alderman Special Called Meeting will be held Jan. 3, at 6 p.m. at Millington […]

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From Brag to Drag

By Thomas Sellers Jr.     High school basketball teams are traveling across the United States taking on top level competition this time of year. The Millington Trojans are among those teams as they plan a trip to Mufreesboro soon. But this past weekend the Trojans had two marquee match-ups closer to home traveling to […]

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Familiar Surroundings

By Thomas Sellers Jr. There were a few storylines coming into Friday night’s Brighton/Munford boys’ game. The Brighton Gymnasium was nearly filled with spectators anticipating the showdown of Munford Cougars Jonathan Stark and Kameron Foster taking on their old team the Brighton Cardinals. But Munford players like Andre Bell knew the youthful Cardinals would come […]

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