Archive | February 6, 2014


Memphis International Raceway joins forces with area hotels for upcoming race season

Star Staff Reports Memphis International Raceway™ announced Page Properties, with three properties in the Millington area, will partner as Host Hotel and Preferred Hotels for the 2014 and 2015 season. Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites will be MIR’s Host Hotel while Admiralty of Plantation Oaks and Admiralty Suites & Inn will both serve as […]

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Hard Freeze Hinders Outdoor Activities

By Josh Gowan Well, here we are again, right dab in the middle of another “polar vortex”. Great. The two worst times of the year for an outdoor writer are when it’s 100+ degrees and when it’s 0- degrees, because very few people are spending any time outdoors if they can help it, myself included! […]

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Crash Results

By David Peel Cars are getting smaller, and as an injury attorney, this worries me. While safety systems are much improved, you just cannot beat basic physics. Small cars are cheaper to own and operate, as they get better mileage, and they are quite easy to get around parking lots. The Insurance Institute for Highway […]

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Thank Goodness We Had’em

By Otis Griffin When I was being treated for a mangled arm little did I realize just how much importance our one and only Doctor Flippin had on the entire surrounding communities?  Think back how your problem was the only concern at the time.  At least to me.  But jillions of other folks had their […]

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Millington’s Waste Water Treatment Facility Receives Highest Proficiency Rating

Star Staff Reports The primary purpose of wastewater treatment is to protect the health and wellbeing of the community. The Environmental Protection Agency closely regulates the operations of these facilities. One of the ways they measure quality and standards of operation is by sending samplings to be tested in the on site laboratory to measure […]

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Teamwork leads to arrest in Millington and Tipton County

Star Staff Reports The teamwork between the offices of District Attorney General Mike Dunavant and United States Attorney Edward L. Stanton III continues to pay dividends to the citizens of the 25th Judicial District. John McPeak, 34, of Drummonds, was sentenced to 77 months in federal prison by U.S. District Judge Samuel H. Mays following […]

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Public Safety February 6

Arrests January 24 – 25-year-old Memphis man charged with driving while license suspended/cancelled/revoked, violation of financial responsibility law and speeding. January 25 – 21-year-old Atoka man charged with driving while license cancelled, suspended, or revoked out of state drivers license and speeding. January 26 – 25-year-old Memphis man charged with failure to appear; 26-year-old Millington […]

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Obituaries February 6

THURSTON ALVIN ROWLAND Thurston Alvin Rowland, born in Tipton County on June 21, 1929, passed away January 29, 2014. Mr. Rowland was a Marine retired from MLG&W, a member of Shelby Forest Baptist Church, Millington Masonic Lodge for 50 years, the Scottish Rite, and Eastern Star. He leaves five daughters, Sandra (Ken) Joyner, Brenda Broom, […]

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Superintendent seeks school board’s approval of two enrollment policies

By Bill Short Millington’s school superintendent said this week that he will request the school board’s approval of two proposed policies regarding the enrollment and transfer of students. Dr. David Roper told the board members Monday night during their regular monthly meeting that he is seeking “clarity” from Board Attorney Steve Shields regarding the “final […]

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Books and Much More to be found at the Millington Public Library

By Linda Cooper Just a little more than six months into her tenure as the director and in-house librarian for the Millington Library, Arlene Griffin is finding new and innovative ways to bring the library to life through a wealth of activities and services designed to enlighten, inform and engage the community. “I am passionate […]

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