Archive | September 4, 2014

Justin Berry and Joe Rendon pose with a monster blue catfish from the Ohio/Mississippi River confluence area.

Cool Front & More Tourney’s

By Josh Gowan I try to remind myself not to spend too much time talking about the weather in this column, as I am not a meteorologist (witch doctor) and some folks won’t see the printed version of this article for another week. The thing is though, as an outdoorsman, the only people that are […]

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David Peel

Why Millington?

By David Peel As an injury lawyer who practices in areas from Memphis to Covington and Ripley to Jackson, I get the question, “Why Millington?” quite a bit. Why is your office in Millington? Why not Memphis? After all, some point out, “successful” attorneys usually have impressive high-rise offices in downtown Memphis, with sweeping views […]

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Mike Brown

Ferguson is all too common in America

By Achrijoli Chanteuse The Brown/Wilson incident sounds all too familiar. Death at the hands of an officer using “deadly or excessive force.” On Aug. 9, Ferguson Police Department Officer Darren Wilson approached two African-American males, 18-year-old Michael Brown, Jr. and his friend Dorian Johnson in his police cruiser on the 2900 block of Canfield Drive. […]

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Otis Griffin pose

I’ll Bet You Had Them Too…

By Otis Griffin If you lay down your whittlin’ bladed Case and quit trying to make a toothpick out of a piece of kindling maybe you can recollect the sun rays pouring over the elm trees, breaking daylight.  There are many beautiful sights and experiences that only us redneck Southerners have had the chances and […]

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Goat Days Schedule

Calendar of Events September 4

Month of September The Millington Lions Club is holding its Pancake Breakfast during the 2014 International Goat Days Festival at the USA Stadium in Millington Sept. 13 from 6 to 11 a.m. The Club holds this event to raise money to provide the members of the community who are in need with the gift of […]

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Special Olypmics Golfer Cody Willis and his mom Terri

Local Special Olympians Compete, Golfing for the Love of the Game

By Linda Cooper More than 40 Special Olympics golfers, coaches and volunteers recently participated in a Regional Qualifying Tournament held at Forest Hill Golf Course in Drummonds, leading up to the State Championship Tournament slated for Sept. 25 in Smyrna. Special Olympics athletes must compete in two regional events to qualify for the state tournament. […]

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Public Safety

Public Safety September 4

Fire Reports Brush or brush-and-grass mix Aug. 22 – 6901 Southknoll Drive Overpressure rupture from air or gas, other Aug. 27 – 7603 Armour Cove Motor vehicle accident with injuries Aug. 21 – 7661 U. S. Highway 51 North Aug. 22 – 7863 U.S. Highway 51 North. Motor vehicle accident without injuries Aug. 22 – […]

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Teacher Gameday

Game Day Experience

Millington Central High School Principal Clint Durley introduced a new feature to Friday night football games in Millington with the MCHS Faculty Cookout. Several teachers and administrators came with their children and grandchildren including Dillon Fitzgerald, Caleb Ellis and Sean Heaston.

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Obituary September 4

MARY CATHERYNE PHIPPS MCCALLA Mary Catheryne Phipps McCalla died peacefully at home in Rosemark, on Aug. 23, 2014.  She was born in McComb, Miss. on Sept. 21, 1919, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Leeper Phipps.  Her family moved to Memphis, Tennessee in 1933.  Mary Catheryne graduated from Central High School in Memphis and the […]

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Airport Authority seeking to attract commercial airline service to Jetport

By Bill Short To provide better access to the nation’s air transportation system, the Millington Municipal Airport Authority wants a commercial airline to initiate service out of the Regional Jetport. During a presentation at the Aug. 11 meeting of the Millington Board of Mayor and Aldermen, Jetport Manager Roy Remington said that is one of […]

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