Archive | February, 2013

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Best Drive

By Thomas Sellers Jr. With pieces of cake being handed out and smiles decorating the walls of the Brighton High School Library Feb. 19, Sid McKinney stood in the position of proud father. After watching his daughter Carson make her dream officially come true by signing to Cumberland University, McKinney quickly said he had nothing […]

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Northaven Celebrates American History

By Thomas Sellers Jr. First the students of Northaven Elementary school got a chance to cheer on names like Robert Turner, Dashawn Holland, Detrick Fentress, Makayla Simmons, Nautica Clark, Cedrick Richard, Natalie Yearwood and Terrika Brooks. Once the members of Triple S Step Team finished their performance last Thursday afternoon, the spotlight of the Black […]

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Fairy Gardens — They’re all the rave!

By Margie Densford True gardeners let their minds wander into the world of make believe all the time. They place a cast iron frog with a smirk here, a concrete rabbit wearing a long vest there, or even a delicate fairy sitting in a carpet of ivy. When an environment of miniature houses, plants, and […]

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My Heroes Have Been

By Otis Griffin Looking back over the last few years, I guess there have been a lot of men and women that have been made to look bigger than life by the news media.  Politicians, military, movies stars, scientists, sports figures, medicine, religion, education, musicians, business people and doctors, just to name a few.  Many […]

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Texting & DRIVING

By David Peel As an injury attorney, I see the effects of catastrophic injuries that are caused by car accidents every day. Texting while driving is adding to that carnage. The problem is widespread. Almost half of all Americans now own smartphones that support texting. And, most of us have texted without any harm at […]

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Calendar of Events Feb. 28

Members of the Millington Exchange Club present Bancorp South in Millington with the “So Proudly we Hail” award for displaying the flag. It was for the first quarter 2013. Pictured are top from left Chuck Hurt Jr., Tia Lord (Secretary), Ken Sullivan and bottom: Leanna Dagen, Rene’ Jones   Month of February Kids in Christ […]

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Public Safety Feb. 28

Fire Reports Grass fire February 17 – Pleasant Ridge Road at state Route 385. Gas leak (natural gas or LPG) February 17 – 8190 Easley Street. Motor vehicle accident with injuries February 18 – Raleigh-Millington Road at Hallbrook Street. February 19 – 4961 Navy Road. Motor vehicle accident with no injuries February 14 – Church […]

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Obits February 28

JUDGE W. OTIS HIGGS, JR. Judge W. Otis Higgs Jr., 75, of Memphis, died Feb. 15, 2013 at Baptist East. Service was held Feb. 22, at Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church. Burial was held Feb. 23 at Calvary Cemetery. He leaves his loving wife, Diane Bradley Higgs; daughter, Stephanie (Larry) Redd; son, Chris Higgs; stepsons, Jesse (Shundra) […]

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Local transplant recipient hopes to avoid second operation

Star Staff Reports In 2007, Roger Jaco, of Millington, received a liver transplant, and now his new liver is showing signs of failure. In 1972, Jaco received a blood transfusion during surgery for a broken hip. Nearly 20 years later, blood work showed that he had contracted hepatitis C during that transfusion. Doctors said a liver […]

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Board appoints Perkins to be new city attorney

By Bill Short The Millington Board of Mayor and Aldermen voted unanimously this week to appoint Charles R. Perkins to be the new city attorney. Board members took the action Monday night during a special called meeting on a motion offered by Alderman Bethany Huffman and seconded by Alderman Hank Hawkins. Perkins was one of […]

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