Archive | July, 2013

David Peel

Historic Medical Malpractice verdict

By David Peel Weakley County attorney Roy Herron and Nashville attorneys Randy Kinnard and Mary Ellen Morris have achieved something no one else can recall ever having been done in Dresden, Tennessee: Winning a medical malpractice verdict. And what a verdict it was: a record $15.2 million! If you believe everything that you hear, you […]

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Better Than Store Bought

By Otis Griffin Things have changed just a little the last hun’ert years to say the least.  One thing that is very important even today is the uncured desire for bread.  All rednecks have a secret addiction to hang a tooth on bread each and every meal.  Breakfast was always ‘catheads’ usually smothered with thickening […]

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Summertime Lulls

By Josh Gowan There is no tougher time of the year to be an outdoors writer than now! The fishing reports are few and far between, (and lackluster for the most part) and there is nothing to hunt. The Mississippi River, generally my saving grace this time of year, is high and full of debris, […]

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Public Safety July 25

Fire Reports Building fire July 11 – 5485 Victory Lane. Grass Fire July 17 – 6884 Raleigh-Millington Road. Dumpster or other outside trash fire July 11 – 7330 Renda St. Outside rubbish fire, other July 13 – State Route 385 at U.S. Highway 51 North. Motor vehicle accident with injuries July 11 – Wilkinsville Road […]

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M.O. Eckel, III sworn in as special assistant D.A.

Star Staff Reports District Attorney General D. Michael Dunavant is honored and pleased to announce the appointment of M.O. Eckel, III., as a special Law Student Assistant District Attorney in his Covington Criminal Division office during the summer of 2013. On June 19, the Tennessee Supreme Court approved Mr. Eckel to serve as legal extern […]

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Jefferson’s 100th Birthday Salute

By Thomas Sellers Jr. They traveled from as far as Riverside, Calif., and Milwaukee, Wis., to honor the “backbone” of their family. This past weekend Millington was home of a big centennial celebration on the behalf of Almarene Jefferson. The longtime Millington resident will turn 100 this Saturday in her home in Riverside. Before moving […]

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Calendar of Events July 25

Second Lt. Scott A. Miller II graduated from TBS-BOC School in Quantico, Va., on May 29. He graduated from Millington Central High School in 2008. Miller then graduated from Christian Brothers University in 2012, graduated from Marine Officer’s Candidate School in July 2011. And he was commissioned in May 2012. Miller is not in Logistics […]

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Board OKs contract to install train detector outside Church Street railroad crossing

By Bill Short The Millington Board of Mayor and Aldermen has approved a contract with the Canadian National Railroad to install new train detector equipment outside the Church Street crossing. Board members took the action during their July 1 regular monthly meeting on a motion offered by Alderman Thomas McGhee and seconded by Alderman Frankie […]

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Following Felicia: Something Old, Something New And a Proposal

NCCS (AW/SW/NAC) Jessie L. Jones Jr. had a big day planned for Friday. Jones and business partner Diana Gilreath invited the Millington Area Chamber of Commerce and special guest to the ribbon cutting of JD’s Wings 2 Go at 5066 Navy Road. Also a part of the festivities would be the retirement ceremony of Jones […]

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Local Effort Underway to Build a Care Home for Veterans

Star Staff Reports A group of concerned citizens, many who are veterans or their relatives, are leading an effort to build a Tennessee State Veterans Home in Shelby, Fayette or Tipton County. Before the $60 million dollar 144-bed facility can be built, the group has to raise 35 percent of the cost. “We know this […]

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