Archive | August 28, 2014

Soccer Van Kampen on move

Working on teamwork

By Thomas Sellers Jr. The Brighton Lady Cardinals were nursing a 1-0 lead early in the second half against the Millington Lady Trojans. Brighton grabbed the early advantage last Thursday in Centennial Park courtesy of a goal from Avis Van Kampen. The energy picked up quickly for the host Lady Trojans when senior Julie Dickenson […]

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BUS Ritter Employee's national award 8-28

John Strode receives American Cable Association Award

Star Staff Reports JONESBORO, Ark —  John Strode, Ritter Communications’ Vice President of External Affairs was named recipient of the Lyn Simpson Grassroots Spirit Award at the American Cable Association 9th Independent Show recently in Kansas City, Missouri. “ACA honors with its highest awards those people who rank among the most dedicated and thoughtful professionals […]

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Identity Thieves Target Kids as Well as Adults

By Jason Alderman I’m sorry to report that child identity fraud is alive and well in 2014. If anything, the problem may be worsening as identity thieves devise new methods to steal – and use – children’s personal information. Most commonly, they’ll harvest kids’ dormant Social Security numbers (SSNs) and use them to illegally obtain […]

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Jon Hunter, Luke Hunter and Jimmy Ramsey of Semo Bowfishing doing their part to eliminate Asian carp, an invasive species.

Deer Prep and the Classic

By Josh Gowan We are collectively closing in on one of the busiest times of the year for avid outdoorsmen. While serious fishermen are no strangers to arduous preparations before a trip (I’ve certainly had my fair share,) serious hunters work twice as hard and then some. Re-stringing poles and cleaning out guns are comparable tasks, […]

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Otis Griffin pose

My Heroes Have Been

By Otis Griffin Looking back over the last few years, I guess there have been a lot of men and women that have been made to look bigger than life by the news media.  Politicians, military, movies stars, scientists, sports figures, medicine, religion, education, musicians, business people and doctors, just to name a few.  Many […]

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David Peel

Scam Alert

By David Peel As an injury attorney, I am very unlikely to be targeted in a scam. But this is not true for my grandmother. Here are some current scams that seem to target our seniors. Obituary mining.  In what must be a new low, scammers use all the information in the obituaries to assert […]

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Open Mike for web

Process Before You Post — Teens

By Mike T. Smith When your parents were your age they had to post their status updates by carving them into stone. Then they just threw the stone as far as they could so everyone else could know what was going on in their life. It was exhausting. The bright side of this is that […]

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Cal Daughters of Revolution Lunch 8-28

Calendar of Events August 28

The River City Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution met at Northside United Methodist Church in Jackson on Friday with 173 other DAR members to attend the fall workshop. After the opening session and the introduction of national and state officers all members attended breakout sessions.  Lunch was provided and the 2014 National […]

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Public Safety

Public Safety August 28

Arrests Aug. 13 – 23 year old Millington man charged with domestic assault; 29 year old Memphis man charged with failure to appear. Aug. 15 – 18 year old Millington man charged with burglary; 19 year old Memphis man charged with failure to appear; 35 year old Bartlett man charged with failure to appear; 28 […]

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Jerry E. Long

Obituaries August 28

CHARLES ALAN COOK Charles Alan Cook, U.S. Navy Master Chief, Ret.) died in Escondido, Calif., on Aug. 17, 2014 from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). He was born in Virginia in 1949. He graduated from high school in Millington. He enlisted the Navy in 1968 and retired after 30 years. He is survived by his wife […]

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