Archive | June, 2014

David Peel

GM Put Profits Over People

By David Peel General Motors, the behemoth of the U.S. auto industry, is recalling millions more cars to repair faulty ignition switches that they knew about and now admit have killed at least thirteen innocent people. At this point, they are recalling more cars than they are selling. This, you recall, is one of the […]

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Calendar of Events June 26

The Memphis and Shelby County Regents Council Daughters of the American Revolution met Saturday, June 14 at the Racquet Club of Memphis in celebration of Flag Day, which commemorates the adoption of the flag of the Unites States. Continental Congress passed the flag act on June 14, 1777.  Special guest speaker was Shelby County Mayor […]

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Part of Millington First Baptist’s Merge summer camp helps USA Stadium

By Thomas Sellers Jr. Last week Millington First Baptist Church hosted its annual Summer Camp Merge for hundreds of teens from across the country…sort of. The children from churches across the United States like Georgia, Texas, New Mexico and several Tennessee congregrations spent most of their time in places across the Memphis area on mission […]

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Spring’s Best May

Yard of the Month May 2014 Area 1 Bonnie Winningham 5154 School Street Area 2 Bea Pearson 7021 Saddlebrook Area 3 Eugene Grey 7269 Bennett Wood Drive

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MFD’s Kinney and Rose spring into action to help save people trapped in water

Star Staff Reports Instructors and students taking part in a Tennessee Association of Rescue Squads training event near the community of Reliance in Polk County, put their knowledge and skills to use by rendering potentially life-saving aid to a pair of victims trapped in a perilous situation. While taking part in the intensive Swiftwater Rescue […]

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Public Safety June 26

City Court Reports June 17 Session Fines Darrell D. Canada, 70 Vicki St., Atoka, theft of property under $500, $250 fine plus cost. Amanda J. Floyd, 7276 Juana Drive, Memphis, theft of property under $500, $250 fine plus cost. Gregory D. Fowler, 342 Boswell Road; Burlison, theft of property under $500, $250 fine plus cost. […]

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Obituaries June 26

AGNES CANTRELL ENGLISH Agnes Cantrell English, beloved mother, grandmother and friend passed away peacefully on May 30, 2014 at the age of 87. Born April 7, 1927 in Smithville on a self -sustaining corn and tobacco farm to Robert and Luna Cantrell, she was also preceded in death by brothers Luther Mason, James Buford, and […]

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Board OKs $1.9 million ‘bridge loan’ agreement for 2014-15 fiscal year

By Bill Short The Millington Board of Mayor and Aldermen and the Millington School Board each approved a $1.9 million “bridge loan” agreement last week for the school system’s initial operating costs. The city board took the action on June 16, when its “adjourned” June 9 regular monthly meeting was “reconvened.” A motion offered by […]

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A Blizzard in June – DQ opens in Millington

By Thomas Sellers Jr. The Millington Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a grand opening/ribbon cutting for DQ Grill and Chill located at 8569 Highway 51 North in Millington Monday morning. Paul Tibbetts and business partner Woody Ray were on hand to greet Chamber members and special guest for the event. Tibbetts and Ray have opened […]

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Atoka to take over fire protection duties

From Town of Atoka On June 24, 2014, the Board of Mayor and Aldermen adopted two resolutions aimed at addressing the ongoing need for enhanced fire protection for the people and places of Atoka.  The resolutions set in motion the launch of a whole new Department – and a new mission for the Town of […]

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