Archive | November 17, 2016

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You Missed It, Now Gone and Ain’t Returning

By Otis Griffin What, you say?  Why cotton chopping, that’s what, gone forever.  There are only a few that can tell you about one of the greatest Southern traditions, that is only found in history books.  Maybe some stories at the old country store around the pot-belly stove are relived, or possibly remembered on the […]

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Director’s Cut: Parker expanding entertainment business

By Thomas Sellers Jr. A Troubled Mind introduced Millington and the Memphis area to Robert Parker as a filmmaker in 2015. Since the release of that movie, with some scenes shot in Flag City, Parker has been busy behind the camera completing a pair of feature films. Now Parker is taking on a new challenge […]

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Public Safety November 17, 2016

City Court Reports November 8, 2016 Fines Cameron R Bell – 9338 Snoal Cove, Millington, driving while license suspended/cancelled/revoked $150 fine plus cost, speeding, $50 fine plus cost Aubrey B Blackwood – 1472 Meade Lake Road, Atoka, driving while license suspended/cancelled/revoked, $150 fine plus cost Karrie M Branum – 1645 Sunnyside Road, Brighton, leaving child/children […]

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County Road Crews Picked Up Almost 29 Tons of Trash in October

Star Staff Reports Shelby County trash crews removed almost 29 tons of garbage tossed along roads last month in the unincorporated areas and those bordering Shelby Farms. “Every dollar used for litter could have been spent on other pressing citizen needs. Still, we’re committed to improving the appearance of Shelby County,” said Shelby County Mayor […]

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Jones Re-Elected: Four aldermen win second terms, two school board members defeated

By Bill Short Mayor Terry Jones was re-elected, four aldermen won second terms, and two school board members were defeated in the Nov. 8 Millington city elections. Jones received 1,964 votes, or 53.4 percent of the 3,680 cast. Position 6 Alderman Chris Ford, who is also the city’s vice mayor, got 1,705 votes, or 46.3 […]

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Thanksgiving at the Grove

Star Staff Reports Holly Grove’s Thanksgiving Dinner and Service will focus on “Giving with a Grateful Heart” Holly Grove’s Annual Thanksgiving Dinner is scheduled Sunday, Nov. 20, at 5:30 p.m. The night will begin with a potluck meal and fellowship, followed by a program of music and testimony. In addition to our usual two dishes […]

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Exchange Club Public Service Awards

The Millington Exchange Club recently honored its Firefighter and Police Officer of the Year. Millington Firefighter Chris Wright and Millington Police Officer Chris Stokes were acknowledged this year. Pictured from left are Club President Marilyn Loeffel, Chris Wright, Public Safety Director Gary Graves, Chris Stokes and Inspector Reggie Fields.

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Self-Driving Trucks On Interstate 40

By David Peel Self-driving vehicle technology is already available in cars. Google has a self-driving car driven over 100,000 miles without accident, for example. Tesla has only had one fatality in thousands of miles driven. But this automation is now also present in 40-ton 18-wheelers. It is only a matter of time until unmanned behemoths […]

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Calendar of Events November 17, 2016

Month of November *The American Legion and Auxiliary holds monthly meetings at the Baker Center starting at 7 p.m. on the fourth Monday of the month. On the first Saturday of the summer months the Auxiliary have been at the Farmers Market informing the community about our projects/programs that help our Veterans. For more information, […]

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Time for Trojan Basketball to shine

By Thomas Sellers Jr. Jewell Gates wants to start writing some successful chapters in the Millington Basketball History Book. In his basketball coaching career, Gates has been affiliated with winning teams and championships. A man who loves the game, Gates enjoys reflecting on the legacy of his favorite college basketball team the Kentucky Wildcats. On […]

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