Archive | February, 2014

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Foreign Money Transfers Just Got Safer

By Jason Alderman If you’re among the millions of U.S. residents who each year send tens of billions of dollars to family, friends or foreign businesses overseas, here’s good news: The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau recently instituted new rules governing international electronic money transfers to better protect consumers against hidden fees and improve dispute resolution […]

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Back on the Water

By Josh Gowan Finally, enough ice melted for Chippy and I to find a ramp open and get back out on Reelfoot for the first time this year. As is the case with the first trip of the year, it was not without challenges! I was amazed to see the amount of crazy’s at the […]

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First You Had Better Check Around

By Otis Griffin Believe it or not, at one time in our lives, things were fairly simple.  As you know, Southerners have been admired for working hard all their lives and not wasting time dragging out business transactions.   Basically this meant if you needed something and wished to buy, this item was worth so much […]

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Ten Tips on Teaching Your Kids to Drive

By David Peel Teaching your kids to drive safely may be one of the most important lessons you ever pass onto them. I do nothing but injury law, so I see injuries from car and truck accidents literally every single day. Driving is the most dangerous thing we do, much more so than flying, or […]

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St. Mark Church celebrates Black History Month, honors six local ‘Dream Keepers’

Star Staff Report St. Mark M.B. Church, with pastor Keith L. McGee in Drummonds, hosted it’s Eighth Annual African-American History Observance “Celebrate the Dream” Sunday morning at the church located at 3220 Wilkinsville Road. St. Mark recognized six award winners this year from the Greater Memphis area: Keepers of the Dream honorees Dr. Lai Brooks, […]

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Public Safety February 27

City Court Reports February 18 Session Fines Rocky G. Childress, 5105 Thompson Drive, Millington, underage drinking, $10 fine plus cost. Stacey R. Fraizer, 70 Tony St., Drummonds, no driver’s license, $50 fine plus cost; texting while driving, $10 fine plus cost. Glen Allen McCool, 37 Jane Drive, Munford, resisting official detention, $50 fine plus cost. […]

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Generous Griffin

On Feb. 18, Rosemark resident and local author Otis Griffin was honored at the Shrine School located at 4259 Forest View Drive in Memphis. Griffin was recognized for helping raise $25,000 and he hands the check over to Shrine Recorder “Big” Jim Norman during the event. The money was raised to help with Shrine hospital […]

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Resolution proposes City Charter changes to be sent to Tennessee General Assembly

By Bill Short The Millington Board of Mayor and Aldermen adopted a resolution last week proposing City Charter amendments that will be sent to the Tennessee General Assembly. Board members took the action during their Feb. 17 meeting on a motion offered by Alderman Chris Ford and seconded by Alderman Larry Dagen. The motion was […]

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Obituaries February 27

JAMES CECIL ‘JAKE’ CARTER JR. James Cecil “Jake” Carter, Jr., 79, passed away Feb. 16, 2014. Mr. Carter was born June 29, 1934 to the late, James Cecil Carter Sr. and Mattie Thompson Carter. He was a 1952 graduate of Millington Central High School, retired from South Central Bell (AT&T) after 27 years and was […]

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Playhouse 51 presents the comedic farce, Black Comedy by Peter Shaffer

Star Staff Reports Playhouse 51 presents the third show of its 10th season, the comedic farce Black Comedy by Peter Shaffer, directed by Michael Moore. Sponsored by Saint Frances Bartlett, the play revolves around London artist, Brindsley Miller’s doomed efforts to get his artwork noticed by a famous collector.  Brindsley hopes that this gains the […]

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