Archive | November 6, 2014

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Momma Knew and I Didn’t Have to Tell Her

By Otis Griffin Everyone had to try blackberry picking’ with their friends as it was just a way of life. Such as larrupin’ apple pie, snipe huntin’, skinny dippin’, corn cob fightin’ and grape vine puffin’!  In most cases there are consequences you don’t want to own up to, or admit since you would be […]

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Pictured is Josh Gowan with a couple of Lake Kinkaid, Ill., crappie.

Drop-shotting for Illini Slabs

By Josh Gowan Oh sweet fall, how I adore thee! The leaves are a turnin’ my friends, and if there was anything I could do to accelerate the process I’d be on it. The crappie are biting at every lake in the Midwest right now, so if you’re not in a tree waiting on a […]

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David Peel

Is It Really Outrageous?

By David Peel As an injury lawyer, I read legal cases involving all kinds of claims regularly.  Occasionally, I will see a case I have studied listed as “outrageous lawsuit” on some website that omits a lot of important facts.  This supposedly “outrageous” case is just one example: Teens win a 24.2 million dollar lawsuit […]

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Cal Rotary Speaker Render 11-6

Calendar of Events November 6

Shelby County Juvenile Court Judge Dan Michael was the guest speaker at this week’s Rotary Club luncheon. Judge Michael outlined the structure and responsibilities of the court, which handles 50-70,000 cases each year ranging from child support, child abuse/foster care, child custody and visitation, as well as delinquency cases. The mission of the court is […]

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MCHS ROTC suprise 10-9

Thanks Dad

The Millington Central High School Navy Junior ROTC cadet Nate Beckman was recently promoted to Cadet Petty Officer Second Class. This is not unusual as the department has promotions usually every week on Wednesday. Which is the normal uniform/inspection day.  However, Nate’s father, Petty Officer First Class Mark Beckman, was made aware of the upcoming […]

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Public Safety

Public Safety November 6

Arrests Oct. 18 – 24 year old Atoka female charged with public intoxication. Oct. 20 – 24 year old Millington man charged with failure to appear. Oct. 21 – 22 year old Memphis female charged with failure to appear. Oct. 23 – 18 year old Memphis female charged with theft of property $500 or less; […]

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Obituaries November 6, 2014

DANNY FLOYD Danny Floyd, 63, of Millington, passed away Oct. 12, 2014. He was the owner of Floyd Tree Service. He enjoyed raising goats, drinking coffee, gossiping, junking, and flirting, but above all he was a father, brother, and friend. He is survived by his daughters, Shianna Wallace of Drummonds, Heather Parker of Camden, Ark., […]

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School Board awards $1,170,900 bid to repair two roofs at MCHS

By Bill Short The Millington School Board voted unanimously this week to award a $1,170,900 bid to a Memphis company to repair two roofs at Millington Central High School. Board members took the action Monday night during their regular monthly meeting on a motion offered by Louise Kennon and seconded by Cody Childress. Dr. David […]

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Last week, Sigee packaged several items into bags to hand out later this month at the annual Soul Ministries Thanksgiving meal on Nov. 27.

Next Challenge: Bags of Blessings come to Millington in time for Thanksgiving Day

By Thomas Sellers Jr. Throughout the summer, the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness for ALS swept across America. Celebrities, athletes, politicians and everyday citizens took to the Internet to dump gallons of icy water on their heads raising donations at least $100 to the cause. And at the end of most videos, a challenged […]

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Seniors Halloween 5

Having a Ghoul Time

The Millington Senior Citizens’ Club held its annual Halloween Lunch last week during the weekly meeting at Baker Community Center. The lunch featuring all kinds of treats and desserts were prepared by Group 3. Before the meal, the members enjoyed tunes from the acoustic guitar of Howard Michaels of 3 Wise Men. Several members wore […]

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