Archive | May, 2013

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Fish, Hunt & BBQ

By Josh McGowan I always answer the question, “What’s your favorite time of year?”, with the answer, “depends on when you ask.” Every season in our beautiful part of the world has its advantages, but it is tough to dispute springtime! With more fishermen getting out and enjoying the water and the spawn, hunting season […]

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Lawyers Doing Good

By David Peel As an injury lawyer, I know that lawyers everywhere are know besmirched with the unseemly TV ads that seem to trip over each other in a race to the bottom of respectability. But lawyers have done and still do a lot of good.  Abraham Lincoln was an attorney, as was Gandhi and […]

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Calendar: Hats off to Class of 2013

On May 18, the 38th graduating class of Tipton-Rosemark Academy held its commencement exercises at the Millington First Baptist Church in Millington. The valedictorian Melissa Paige Long addressed her class and all those in attendance. Tipton County’s Brighton High School held its 2013 commencement at the school’s football stadium May 16 kicking off graduation season […]

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Shelby Cares Recruiting Reserve Volunteers

Star Staff Reports The countdown to hurricane season has begun.  June 1 through November 30, traditionally called “the Atlantic Hurricane Season,” effects coastal areas as they brace for tropical storms brewing in the ocean before they make landfall.  Strong winds, heavy rains, tornadoes, and flooding are typically seen during these storms. While here in Shelby County, we will not experience a hurricane directly, we […]

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Public Safety May 30

Fire Reports Fire, other May 16 – 4735 Navy Road. May 18 – 5465 Victory Lane. Passenger vehicle fire May 17 – U.S. Highway 51 North at Big Creek Church Road. Outside equipment fire May 21 – U.S. Highway 14 at Millington-Arlington Road. Motor vehicle accident with injuries May 17 – 8067 U.S. Highway 51 […]

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Millington salutes grads in medical field

Debra Coplon, an alumni of Millington Central High School, will be graduating Friday, May 31, 2013 with her PhD in Nursing from the University of Tennessee. Coplon currently practices in a MedPeds group in Memphis where she resides with her husband and two of her five children. She is the daughter of John and Bonnie […]

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Obituary May 30

JIMMIE LOU ‘BO’ SWIFT FREE Jimmie Lou “Bo” Swift Free, resident of Millington and wife of Kenneth E. “Kenny” Free departed this life Thursday afternoon, May 23, 2013 at the Methodist North Hospital in Memphis. She was 61 years of age and died unexpectedly of natural causes. Services of Remembrance for Mrs. Free were conducted […]

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Following Felicia: Carnival!

Catching some by surprise, the annual Carnival rolled into town last week. The Carnival opened at 6 p.m. this past Wednesday and will be in Millington for two weeks. Sources say wristbands for the rides are $15.   

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City manager expresses concern about school referendum timing

By Bill Short Citing budget constraints, City Manager Thomas Christie expressed concern last week that this may not be the right time to create a municipal school district in Millington. While reiterating that he would “love” to have such a district “under the right circumstances,” Christie said he does not believe those circumstances currently exist. […]

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Millington United States Postal Service brings goods to Food Pantry

Star Staff Reports The Millington Food Pantry received a special delivery from the Millington Post Office earlier this month. Food Pantry representative Pam Villarreal said, “The people of Millington and surrounding areas thanks the post office for their generosity. “ A ton of food was delivered last week to the First United Methodist Food Pantry […]

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