Archive | January 31, 2013

You had better enjoy it while you can, and before it’s too late

By Otis Griffin Merle Haggard recorded a heart snatching, down home country song especially for me, probably twenty years ago.  Neither of us knew it at the time.  Beloved, hopefully you’ve heard it.  “The Roots of My Raisin’ Run Deep.”  You have to be ‘dirt pore’ country to understand and appreciate it. Taking you back […]

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Lost Treasure

By David Peel As an injury attorney, I have been blessed to represent many veterans. Today, while you read this paper and go about your day, more than 700 World War II veterans will die. This happens every single day. The youngest are now in their mid-80s, and some have never talked about their experiences […]

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TRA Homecoming MS

Calendar of Events Jan. 31

Tipton-Rosemark Homecoming Courts Announced Tipton-Rosemark Academy recently announced its Middle School and High School Basketball Homecoming Courts.   High School Homecoming Court (above) was standing Sarann Giannino (ninth), Sara Kate Downing (ninth), Jordan Collins (11th), Brooke Creasy (11th), Emily Langford (10th), Amy Trisirijaroen (10th), Front Row: Gracie Bell (5K Flower Girl), Laura Baxter (12th), Taylor Payne […]

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Public Safety

Public Safety Jan. 31

Fire Reports Fire, other January 21 – 9525 Charles Bartlett Road. Grass fire January 22 – 7640 Kiowa St. Motor vehicle accidents with injuries January 21 – Navy Road at Bethuel Road. January 23 – 6730 Pleasant Ridge Road. System malfunction January 17 – 8490 Highway 51 North. Emergency medicals/assistance January 17 – 4000 block […]

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Robert Hoopes Dows

Obituaries Jan. 31

ROBERT HOOPES DOWS , DDS, born Jan. 22, 1953, died Jan. 24, 2013, at his home in Elkton, Maryland. He is preceded in death by his father, Robert Joseph Dows, and his mother, Patricia Trimble Hoopes Dows. Robert was a graduate of Millington Central High School, Millington, Rhodes College, Memphis, and University of Tennessee College […]

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Langford signing

Langford fulfills the promise he made at 10 years old

By Thomas Sellers Jr. On soccer fields throughout Millington like Centennial Park, people began to recognize the talents and skills of Paul Langford. Approaching a crossroad in his athletic life, Paul’s parents Jim and Mary asked him to make a decision between playing baseball or soccer competitively. Paul would make a decision that would lead […]

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr

Black History Program this Sunday in Drummonds

The eighth annual Black History Program will be held this Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the St. Paul Chapel M.B. Church at 8991 Richardson Ladning Road in Drummonds, where Dr. W.E. Gatlin is pastor. The event will honor all past and presence African-American principals and assistant princials in Titpon County. The event will feature St. […]

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Ordinance amends Code to adopt 2013 Flood Insurance Rate Map

By Thomas Sellers Jr. The Millington Board of Mayor and Aldermen has unanimously passed an ordinance on final reading that adopts the 2013 Flood Insurance Rate Map. Board members took the action during their Jan. 7 regular monthly meeting on a motion offered by Alderman Mike Caruthers and seconded by Alderman Chris Ford. The ordinance […]

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The Oracle editor and Millington Central High School senior Courtney Reed works on a page under the supervision of Dr. Forbess during class last week.

Millington Central’s The Oracle continues to gain national recognition, class currently working on sixth production

By Thomas Sellers Jr. The sixth Oracle is currently under production in the Millington Central High School classroom of Dr. Julie Forbess. This year’s magazine with the theme journeys has to live up to the high standards of the previous five editions. The student-produced magazine has been award-winning the last three years. Under the guidance […]

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