Archive | December 12, 2013

Drones & The Law

By David Peel Two years from now, while you are making out your naughty and nice list, you might notice a hum overhead. It is by then that “unmanned aerial vehicles” commonly known as “drones” will be hovering around America. Drones can do a lot of good.  For instance, in the case of missing child […]

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Yes Sir, It Sho’ Was Fun To Believe!

By Otis Griffin As far back as I can remember when we killed hogs, usually around Thanksgiving, pretty soon we knew Christmas was not too far away.  Sometimes on the radio during the farm report that Daddy listened to every morning, maybe the announcer would remind the farmers to keep buying Purina, Nutrena or possibly […]

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MFD fulfills MDA goal

By Thomas Sellers Jr. Millington Fire Department Lt. Tommy Wilston knew the community he serves would step up to the cause for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Still a little short on their fund raising goals for 2013, MDA reached out to Chief Gary Graves and the MFD to be the cause for the annual “Fill […]

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Public Safety December 12

City Court Reports December 3 Session Fines Tina Collier, 6235 Division Lane, Millington, theft of property under $500, $250 fine plus cost. Stephen R. Edwards, 118 North Hayes St., Jackson, no driver’s license, $50 fine plus cost; failure to provide proof of Insurance, $50 fine, no cost; improper display of License plate, $10 fine plus […]

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Brotherhood

By Thomas Sellers Jr. Despite freezing temperatures and icy branches on The University of Memphis campus, dozens of fraternity brothers of Kappa Sigma made their way to the Fogleman Executive Center Saturday for the annual West Tennessee Alumni Chapter Founder’s Day Brunch. After a brunch, the members of Kappa Sigma discussed the past, present and […]

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Serving the Masses

Star Staff Report Historical First Baptist Church and Reach Uplift Ministries would like to thank each and every one who came out to the Pre-Thanksgiving Day Community Mega Feast Dinner on Nov. 21. “We would especially like to thank our generous anonymous benefactor, the volunteers and others who provided any type of assistance to our […]

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Obituaries December 12

CHARLES MACK SHERMAN SR. Charles Mack Sherman, Sr., Master Chief (USN/RET.), 78, of Millington passed away at home on Dec. 2, 2013. He was born in Haslett, Texas on July 21, 1935. He retired from the U.S. Navy in 1986 after 30 years of service. Charles is survived by his wife of 58 years, Billie […]

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Board approves schools agreement with county

By Bill Short The Millington Board of Mayor and Aldermen unanimously approved an agreement this week that the city negotiated with Shelby County regarding the local school buildings. Board members took the action Monday night during their regular monthly meeting on a motion offered by Alderman Mike Caruthers and seconded by Alderman Thomas McGhee. Under […]

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Mid-South braces for winter storm, Munford Parade rescheduled for this Saturday

By Thomas Sellers Jr. The Mid-South braced for Ice Storm 2013 late last week. And as inches of frozen rain was forecasted, events were canceled from Memphis to Atoka. Notable cancellations were the St. Jude Marathon to be held in Downtown Memphis and several Christmas parades including Millington and Munford. The pending doom caused several […]

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