Archive | August 17, 2017

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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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The Renaissance Faire Is Coming to Millington

By Susan Macdonald You’ve seen the posters scattered around town. Maybe you picked up one of the discount postcards at the library. The third annual Mid-South Renaissance Faire is coming to Millington. The Mid-South Renaissance Faire has changed venue, and is moving from Shelby Farms Park in Aug. 20, 26, and 27. Hours are from […]

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Public Safety August 17, 2017

Arrests July 25- 40-year-old Brownsville male charged with failure to appear July 26- 29-year-old Memphis male charged with failure to appear; 27-year-old Millington male charged with violations, penalty, venue, providing records for prosecution and failure to appear; 37-year-old Memphis male charged with failure to appear and revocation of suspension of sentence; 19-year-old Arlington male charged […]

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Local Students Honored for Exceptional Academic Success

Tristan Barker and Samantha Taylor, eighth-grade students from Millington Middle, are among the students that were honored by the Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) for their exceptional scores on the ACT. They were recognized at a ceremony at Belmont University on May 8. Duke TIP’s Seventh Grade Talent Search identifies students across the […]

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Getting the Call: Former EMT remembers the Day Elvis Dead

By Thomas Sellers Jr. Millington Alderman Albert “Al” Bell has been a decorated public servant for many years from Memphis to Millington. He has seen many wonderful moments helping the public as a EMT, firefighter and police officer. And Bell has endured his share of moments of sorrow during his career. One day that will […]

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Eyewitnesses

By David Peel Eyewitnesses rarely seem to stay at crash scenes anymore. Police will take statements from witnesses at the scene, but often are very busy, and don’t seek them out too actively. So, if they do not stay, they may be lost. There are at least several reasons why: 1.    The feeling of community […]

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Board adopts resolution to apply for $1,032,000 grant from state

By Bill Short The Millington Board of Mayor and Aldermen unanimously adopted a resolution this week to apply for a Community Development Block Grant for wastewater treatment system improvements. Board members took the action Monday night during their regular monthly meeting on a motion offered by Alderman Mike Caruthers and seconded by Alderman Don Lowry. […]

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Calendar of Events August 17, 2017

Month of August *Millington Public Library located 4858 Navy Road is open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 872-1585 or visit www.millingtonpubliclibrary.org. Celebrating more than 50 years of library service, the MPL is available for businesses looking for a place […]

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Tradition of Service: Local business owner among volunteers in Arlington National Cemetery

Star Staff Reports “This is the largest, most important event of our industry,” said John Eggleston, chair of the Arlington National Cemetery Renewal and Remembrance (R&R) event, during opening ceremonies on July 17. Herbi-Systems’ owner Kenny Crenshaw echoed those sentiments. “All the big names in our industry are here: John Deere, Caterpillar, New Holland Construction […]

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Practice underneath the Friday Nigh Lights

By Thomas Sellers Jr. Millington was on center stage last Friday night welcoming residents from Fayette County, Collierville, Arlington, Germantown and Bartlett. The home of the Trojans hosted the 2017 Shelby County Football Jamboree for the first time. With coordination from the Millington Police Department, Shelby County Sheriff’s Department and Millington Central High School staff, […]

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