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Obituaries March 14

MARCILLE DUKE REED Marcille Duke Reed, 90, passed away Feb. 27, 2013.  She was born Aug. 16, 1922, near Lexington, and moved to Millington,  in 1949 with her now deceased husband of 63 years, E. Loyd Reed.  Loyd was the love of her life and together they established the first dental practice in Millington and […]

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Juvenile Court Community Monitors Program Launched

Star Staff Reports Commissioner Henri E. Brooks hosted a town hall meeting last Thursday at the Memphis City School Board Auditorium to discuss the agreement reached between the Department of Justice (DOJ), Shelby County Juvenile Court and the Shelby County Government. The meeting was attended by over 50 citizens and representatives from the Shelby County […]

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MES Awards Winnners

Tennessee Space Week held the week of Jan. 27-Feb. 2. Millington Elementary Space Week art winners and Shuttle Throw contest winners. From left are Landon Cooney first grade-first place (Space Week) Brock Marquis fourth grade (Shuttle Throw), Destiny Fisher  first place-fifth grade (Space Week), Keyanna Mendez first place-fourth grade (Space Week), Jared Mason first grade […]

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Crappie, Catfish and Snows

By Josh McGowan My dear friend the groundhog, as accurate a weatherperson as any I’ve encountered, appears to be missing his mark. Not to be outdone, this past Sunday the weather prediction from both Accuweather and The Weather Channel showed 3-6 mph winds from the northeast. I pondered the difficulties of predicting anything nowadays, especially […]

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Don’t Get Too Uppity

By Otis Griffin We have heard our parents tell us many times, “I want to make sure that you young’uns don’t have it as rough growing up as me and your Mammy.”  “Yes suhhh, we want you to have it a lot better than we did.”  “Get you a good education, a good job, and […]

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Don’t Fall For a Trick

By David Peel Many elderly residents are victimized every day by folks calling or emailing them and tricking them out of their information. Some in their golden years are lonely at times, and a friendly voice of a person who seems nice is not threatening to them. Here are some clues to listen for that […]

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Calendar of Events March 14

Millington Lodge No. 671 of Free & Accepted Masons Elects Officers for 2013 The Millington Lodge enters its 100th year in 2013 and as is customary the Lodge has elected its officers for the 2013 calendar year.  Pictured front row from left are Don McNeilly-Junior Deacon, William S. Howard II-Junior Warden, David V. Keen- Worshipful […]

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Snow didn’t stop annual tree giveaway, part II to be held this Saturday

By Thomas Sellers Jr. Snow flurries and 32-degree temperatures didn’t stop father and son Todd and Albert Stinnett of Millington from coming out for their tradition Saturday breakfast near the Millington’s Farmers’ Market. And the cold weather didn’t deter the members and volunteers of the City Beautiful Commission from showing up to the Market for […]

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Aldermen elect Ford city’s first vice mayor

By Bill Short After two unsuccessful attempts to nominate one of its new members, the Millington Board of Mayor and Aldermen has elected Alderman Chris Ford to be the city’s first vice mayor. Board members took the action during their Feb. 4 regular monthly meeting on a motion offered by Alderman Bethany Huffman and seconded […]

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Price’s 40th NHS Ceremony one of largest in MCHS History

By Thomas Sellers Jr. Every induction ceremony of the Millington Central High School Chapter of the National Honor Soceity is special to sponsor John Price. The math instructor helped conduct his 40th such event Feb. 26 in the MCHS Autotorium inducting 76 new members featuring 13 seniors. “We try to always make it special so […]

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