Archive | June, 2015

David Peel

ROBOT CARS: Who is Liable?

By David Peel Autonomous cars, sometimes called robot cars or driverless cars are here. They are not just coming–they already exist on roads in some places. They will soon have vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications systems that will allow cars to “talk” to each other so that they know where other vehicles are.  The Department of Transportation […]

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Good Eats Ledford

WHAT IS THIS STUFF?

By Thelma Ledford Look closely at the bread you eat. It is pretty and white. Or, colored and called “wheat.” Crush it into a ball! Bounce it on the floor! Well, maybe not, but get the idea? Can you imagine the horror your digestive system experiences when trying to use it? No wonder people experience […]

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T.B WHITE HOUSE

Calendar of Events June 25, 2015

Millington alum Terrance “T.B” Boyce is set to receive a honor from President Barack Obama for his support for the youth of America. Since Boyce ended his Sinner 2 A Saint 2 Tour, he been on a roll lately by becoming an MTV Artist, releasing the official Memphis Grizzlies Song during the recent playoff run, […]

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Public Safety CERT 6-25

CERT Graduation

By Lee Race Special to the Star It certainly was hot and humid at the training center recently but we were able to finish up CERT training and stage an interesting and educational disaster. Attached is a graduation photo. We have been posting photos on our Facebook page as well (facebook.com/CERTplus). I hope that the […]

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Public Safety

Public Safety June 25, 2015

Fire Reports Building fire June 17 – 3847 Crenshaw Road; 7993 Martha Street Mobile property (vehicle) fire June 17 – 3847 Crenshaw Road Passenger vehicle fire June 17 – 7697 Arapaho Street Lock- in June 16 – 8190 Densford Circle Fire other June 17 – 3847 Crenshaw Road Motor  vehicle accident with injuries June 13 […]

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90 Bill Younce

Salute to ‘Bill’s’ 90th

Millington resident William “Bill” Younce, a retired Navy Chief and World War Veteran, recently celebrated his 90th birthday with balloons and a big ‘Happy Birthday’ sign tied to the front porch of his home, when candles on the birthday cake were lighted the fire department dispatched a fire truck to put out the candles. Those […]

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Obituary June 25, 2015

JAMES FRANKLIN GLEAVES James Franklin Gleaves, age 57, of Millington, died suddenly near his home on Thursday, June 4, 2015. In his younger years he was a member of boy scouts, the Frayser Judo Club, The Bluff City Judo Club and was well known in the martial arts community both locally and nationally. He devoted […]

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BUS US Zinc facility

Customer Zeminar

U.S. Zinc President, Rodrigo Daud recently speaks with customers at the company’s Millington facility. U.S. Zinc recently opened its doors for customers to tour its newly expanded zinc oxide facility in Millington. The expansion, which increased zinc oxide production by 8,000 metric tons per year, has enabled the company to better serve customers and provide […]

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Decreased school system budget may require cuts in personnel, salary increases, programs

By Bill Short Millington’s school superintendent said recently that the decreased school system budget for the upcoming fiscal year may require cuts in personnel, salary increases and programs. By identical 4-3 votes, the Board of Mayor and Aldermen approved the first and final readings of the city’s 2016 Budget Ordinance on June 9 and 15 […]

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Members of one of the Millington Arts and Recreation Senior League team head to the dugout after an inning last week at Joyner Park. Lately, the field conditions became more of a topic around town than the outcome of the games.

Round Up

By Thomas Sellers Jr. Recently parents of children playing in the Millington Arts & Recreation baseball and softball leagues have taken to social media and mainstream media to voice their concerns. The focus was on the field conditions around the playing fields in Millington. Cell phone pictures were taken of grass growing around bases, green […]

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